• Flash Flood Watch in effect through Thursday

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    CLAYTON, Ga. – Rabun County is under a flash flood watch until Thursday, October at 8 p.m. Neighboring North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia counties are also under a flash flood watch until Thursday. The National Weather Service Office (NWS) cautioned residents to pay attention to later forecasts in case they need to take action. […]

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  • COVID-19 vaccine moving off-site at some health department locations

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    GAINESVILLE – In anticipation of the upcoming flu season and to prepare for the approval of the COVID-19 booster dose for the general population, District 2 Health Departments will be re-opening some of its off-site COVID-19 mass vaccination sites. Approval for the booster dose is still pending; however, starting Monday, September 20, Forsyth and Hall […]

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  • Senate releases proposed Congressional Map, moves Clyde out of Ninth?

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    ATLANTA – The proposed Senate Congressional Map, presented by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Senator John F. Kennedy, Chairman of the Senate Redistricting and Reapportionment Committee, makes significant changes to the Ninth District. The map places Jackson County in the Tenth District. Ninth Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-Ga) resides in Jackson County. If the proposed map […]

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  • Hall County Health Department providing vaccines on Labor Day

    Labor Day vaccines

    HALL COUNTY – Labor Day weekend will look a little different this year due to an increased need to be vaccinated due to the Delta surge.  Hall County Health Department will be working on Labor Day to vaccinate the community. On Friday, September 3, Governor Kemp is providing paid time off for state employees to […]

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  • Georgia sending more state-supported staff to help hospitals

    ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp announced the state will increase the total number of supported staff in hospitals to 2,800 from the original 1,300. Across the state, hospitals told the governor’s office that they needed more staff to treat the influx of COVID-19 patients as well as other patients. Through October 2021, Georgia had committed […]

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  • Ralston calls for GBI investigation into Fulton County elections

    Richard Barron election investigation

    ATLANTA, Ga – Elected officials are taking aim and Fulton County and its elections director Richard Barron, following new details regarding the 2020 election. Today, Speaker of the House David Ralston (R – Blue Ridge) released the letter he sent to Fulton Elections Director Richard Barron. In the letter, Ralston requests Barron ask the GBI […]

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  • Lake Rabun three-day Independence Day Celebration

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    CLAYTON, Ga – Lake Rabun plans to keep residents and visitors entertained the entire long Fourth of July weekend. Beginning on Saturday, July 3, the Rabun Ramble Road Race starts at 7:30 a.m. It’s the 15th year of the 5K/10K race. People wishing to enter the run can do so online and even participate virtually […]

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  • Suspect drowns in Tallulah River

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – A suspect who ran from law enforcement was confirmed deceased after Rabun County Search and Rescue located the body. On June 7, Rabun County Sheriff’s Office was requested to assist in a traffic stop in Tallulah Falls by the Georgia State Patrol. While en route, one of the suspects fled and […]

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  • Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black launches Senate campaign

    Gary Black

    JEKYLL ISLAND, GA – Gary Black, Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner who received more votes than any candidate for U.S. Senate or Governor in 2018 and 2014, today launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Raphael Warnock. “Warnock and Biden promised to ‘fundamentally change America,’” Black said. “They’re five months into it and […]

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  • Mountain City fire ruled arson by Fire Marshall

    Mountain City Arson

    ATLANTA – On May 24, a member of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigation Unit was requested to assist in a Rabun County fire on Electric Ave. The fire occurred just before 5:00 p.m. and caused minor damage to the 80-year-old, 1000-square-foot residence in Mountain City that was in the process […]

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  • Kemp and State Labor Commissioner to end federal unemployment programs

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    ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler outlined a plan to combat the labor shortage and jumpstart Georgia’s economic recovery. Federal pandemic unemployment programs will end on Saturday, June 26, 2021. State officials will provide resources for job search support, education and training opportunities, childcare and transportation services, and […]

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  • Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announces he won’t be running for reelection

    Geoff Duncan

    ATLANTA – Earlier today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan released a statement on his decision to not run for reelection. He plans to focus on forging a new version of the Republican Party. Duncan’s political energy will go toward the organization GOP 2.0. The group seeks to reform the Republican Party through policy, empathy, and tone, […]

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  • Ralston and leadership issue Israel statement of support

    ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones (R-Milton) and the leadership of the House Majority Caucus issue the following statement in support of Israel: “In the last two days, more than 1,000 rockets have been fired at innocent men, women and children in Israel. The Israeli people are being attacked […]

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  • Gooch asks Kemp to end federal unemployment relief

    federal unemployment relief

    ATLANTA – Majority Whip and State Senator Steve Gooch (R-51) has asked Governor Brian Kemp (R) to halt the federal unemployment relief in Georgia. In a letter sent to Kemp’s desk today, Gooch details how many small businesses are struggling to find people to work. Many restaurants can’t fully open because they don’t have the […]

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  • Doug Collins officially bows out of 2022 election cycle


    GAINESVILLE, Ga – Former Ninth District Congressman Doug Collins (R) announced his intentions to not run in 2022 for either the governor or U.S. Senate. Collins joined a law firm and started his own radio program following his loss in the 2020 primary for retiring Senator Johnny Isakson’s (R) seat. Raphael Warnock (D) went on […]

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  • Vernon Jones launches campaign for governor

    Vernon Jones Governor Campaign

    ATLANTA – Former State Representative Vernon Jones announced his intentions to run for Georgia Governor on Friday, April 16 at Liberty Park next to the Georgia State Capitol. “This is the beginning of a movement whose time has come,” Jones opened. “For those of you who feel the incumbent Governor didn’t fight for you, a […]

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