News

When you see news in the making, contact News Director Charles Robertson by email or phone (706) 782-4251.

Dirty Deeds in Clayton

October 1, 2014

Vandals strike again in Clayton over the weekend, this time the target was the Rock House, where obscene gestures and dirty language had been spray painted on the walls of the men’s restroom. This is the second incident of this nature in two weeks. The first took place at the Old Clayton Inn. Clayton Police…

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Drugs Don’t Play

October 1, 2014

The Clayton PD arrested Cain Tomlin, who plays for the Rabun County Wildcats, Friday night for DUI, Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce, and Weaving Over a Roadway. Coach Lee Shaw says that per the Wildcats standard Drug Protocol, Tomlin has been suspended for a minimum of two games with a possible indefinite suspension…

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One Week Left to Register

September 30, 2014

The Rabun County Elections Office is gearing up for this fall’s upcoming election, and with that, a couple of deadline are approaching… “Yes, registration will close on October, the 6th, at 5:00pm, so you still have plenty of time to get in here and register.”  Elections Supervisor Tammy Whitmire says you can register in the…

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SCSO, GBI Investigating Death in Stephens County

September 30, 2014

By Charlie Bauder The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a death Monday morning in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that authorities received a 911 call at around 11 a.m. in regards to a residence on Prather Bridge Road. “We received a 911 call that a shot…

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Fuel Prices Take a U-Turn

September 30, 2014

Gas prices remained relatively stagnant last week, falling a mere three hundredths of a cent nationwide.  Refinery outages in both Canada and Texas, topped with several companies in the Gulf region announcing unplanned maintenance, significantly reducing output from the area, has caused the steady decline in gasoline to come to a halt and even spike…

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Commissioner’s Meeting Riddled with Comments and Controversy

September 29, 2014

After the last two Monthly Commissioner Meetings, in which the public comment portion of the meetings got, what one could consider to be heated, Chairman Greg James laid down some ground rules in Tuesday night’s meeting for public comments moving forward… “We’re gonna set some ground rules, and things are going to change, and the…

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Georgia Power to Pay Up

September 29, 2014

A battle between the State of Georgia and the utility company Ga Power over taxes owed on properties at both Lake Burton and Lake Rabun came to an end last week. Sandy Smith, Rabun County Tax Commissioner has sent Ga Power the bill… “When I received notice of the court settlement from the Tax Assessor’s…

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Dominguez, Hunter, Both Plead Not Guilty

September 29, 2014

Alexis Dominguez, who was arrested in Dillard, on August 1st, and now faces charges of kidnapping, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated assault, and battery, saw another day in court last week… “We had arraignment today on Mr. Dominguez’s case, he plead not guilty. Where do we go from here, he has a motions day coming…

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Rabun Sees Small Change in Unemployment

September 29, 2014

Local unemployment numbers have now been reported by the Georgia Department of Labor. Rabun County saw the slightest of declines from July to August. July’s unemployment rate stood at 9.5% dropping .1 to 9.4% in August. Numbers do better this time last year, when unemployment was at 10%.  

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Bowen Fired From Clayton

September 29, 2014

The City of Clayton has taken action concerning one of their employees, Clark Bowen, being arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, says City Manager Cissy Henry… “Mr. Bowen was within his probationary period, and the City will terminate his employment.” Bowen, who was also a volunteer with Rabun County Fire and EMA services…

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  • October 1, 2014 8:30 amBackpacks for Appalachia
  • October 4, 2014 8:00 amSpecial Olympics Bake Sale
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmBlue Jean Ball
  • October 18, 2014 8:30 amFOOD DISTRIBUTION
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