• Man arrested for drug distribution in Rabun County

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga. – A three month long drug investigation has led to the arrest of Pablo Montalvo, 33, for sale of methamphetamine. In October 2023, law enforcement developed information that Montalvo was distributing methamphetamine and fentanyl from a residence in Rabun County. On Thursday, December 21, 2023, deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s and […]

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  • House Republicans have now been Speaker-less for 20 days

    PRESS RELEASE – The following is a statement issued by Representative Andrew Clyde: In case you missed last week’s turn of events in the ongoing Speaker race, here’s a quick recap. As you likely know, I proudly endorsed House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) for Speaker of the House on October 6th. One week later, […]

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  • Rabun County Fire Ruled Arson

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga. – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a fire destroying a vehicle and damaging a metal shop building in Rabun County has been ruled as arson. The fire occurred just before 4:30 P.M. on the afternoon of September 1st. “The fire was intentionally set in a vehicle […]

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  • Man arrested after attempting to flee from officers in stolen vehicle

    PRESS RELEASE – On August 21st, 2023 a Deputy with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer with a Louisiana tag that was reported stolen. Upon the Deputy activating his emergency equipment, the driver of vehicle , identified as Charles Austin Lawrence initiated a vehicle pursuit, attempting […]

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  • Two Men Arrested in Rabun County Murder Investigation

    PRESS RELEASE – The GBI and the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a murder investigation.  Keegan Cleve Phillips, age 23, of Otto, North Carolina, has been charged with murder. Robert Lee Peppers, age 62, of Lula, Georgia has been charged with concealing a death and unlawful disposal of a body. On Sunday, August 6, […]

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  • GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Clayton, GA

    PRESS RELEASE – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Clayton, Rabun County, Georgia. The Clayton Police Department requested the GBI conduct an independent investigation. No one was injured in this incident. The preliminary information indicates that on August 5, 2023, at around 11:15 p.m., Clayton Police Department officers and Rabun County Sheriff’s […]

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  • Major Insurer Reverses Course After Commissioner King’s Involvement

    PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Farmers Insurance has rescinded tens of thousands of nonrenewal notices to Georgia consumers initially scheduled to go into effect in August. “It was brought to our attention this week that Farmers Insurance had alerted their customers that they would be non-renewing […]

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  • Storm across North Georgia leaves extensive damage and thousands without power

    GEORGIA – A severe thunderstorm, that traveled across north Georgia counties Sunday night, left extensive damage and thousands without power going into this week. Georgia Power stated that they are continuously working to restore power to their customers. “Our crews remain in the field working to address widespread damage from Sunday night’s storms, have already […]

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  • Four individuals wanted on drug charges

    PRESS RELEASE – On May 31, 2023, deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident on GA-15 and Betty’s Creek Road and found the vehicle unoccupied. Suspected narcotics were located in the vehicle prompting an investigation. During the course of the investigation, deputies discovered that the occupants of the wrecked […]

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  • Drug bust in Rabun recovers nearly $200k in drugs

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga. – On May 24, 2023 A Deputy with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on GA-15 / Hwy 441 after observing multiple traffic violations. After making contact with the driver, later identified as Kerry Stratton, deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle which revealed 6 kilos of […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Giveaway

    Enter to win our free Valentine’s Day Giveaway, featuring exciting gifts from our local business communities! Love is in the air and to show you how much we care and appreciate you, we want to do something special! Here’s How To Enter: See below for details!   *If you are not yet a subscriber* Subscribe […]

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  • Jon Burns Elected Georgia’s 75th Speaker of the House

    PRESS RELEASE – State Representative Jon Burns (R-Newington) was elected today as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Speaker Burns was elected by acclamation without opposition. “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision for the […]

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  • Georgia six-week abortion ban reinstated

    GEORGIA – Today, a week after Fulton County Superior Court overturned the Georgia six-week abortion ban, the Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the ban. The Georgia Supreme Court effectively overturned the ruling made by Judge Robert McBurney when they put the lower court’s ruling on hold while the appeal is reviewed. When Judge McBurney ruled […]

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  • Speaker David Ralston has passed away

    GEORGIA – David Ralston, Speaker of the House for the Georgia House of Representatives, has passed away. The Georgia House of Representatives has put out the following statement following his passing: “Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rdSpeaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, passed away today following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. […]

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  • Georgia abortion ban overturned by judge

    GEORGIA – A judge in Fulton County Superior Court has overturned the six week abortion ban in Georgia. Judge Robert McBurney made the decision today in a ruling to strike down the law that had been in place since July. McBurney ruled that the six week ban violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court […]

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