• Mountain Judicial Circuit hosts domestic violence vigil

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – On October 15 at 6 p.m., the Mountain Judicial Circuit Family Violence Task Force will be hosting a domestic violence vigil. Everyone is invited to attend the virtual event via the task force’s Facebook page. Speakers include The Honorable Chief Judge Chan Caudell, Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, and Point Church […]

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  • DPH Urges All Georgians to Get a Flu Shot

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more than ever, influenza vaccination is critical not only to […]

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  • District 50 recount confirms Hatchett win, Hall concedes

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    HIAWASSEE, Ga – The recount of the August 11 runoff confirmed the original results with Bo Hatchett winning the majority of the vote. He even picked up a few in some counties. Stacy Hall, who requested a recanvassing, announced that he had conceded the race just before 8 p.m. on social media. “With nearly 25,000 […]

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  • Secretary of State unveils new absentee ballot request portal

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    ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger unveils a new online portal to make it easier for Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the November elections. Georgia voters with a driver’s license or state ID card will now be able to request an absentee ballot entirely online. “Georgia is constantly searching for new and innovative […]

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  • State senate recount on Monday, Hall claims ballot mishandling

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    HIAWASSEE, Ga – Georgia State Senate District 50 recount will occur on Monday, August 31, across all eight counties. The recount will include all ballots from the August 11 runoff with counties beginning at 9 a.m. District 50 includes Franklin, Habersham, Towns, Rabun, Stephens, and Banks counties and parts of Hall and Jackson counties. Secretary […]

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  • Hall intends to ask for a recount in District 50

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    HIAWASSEE, Ga – On Monday, August 17, State Senate District 50 candidate Stacy Hall announced his intentions to ask for a recount in the runoff election held last week. The runoff election results put lawyer and District 50 candidate Bo Hatchett ahead by 34 votes. Since then, the Hall campaign has been canvassing local election […]

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  • Andrew Clyde declares victory in Georgia’s Ninth District

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    NORTH GEORGIA – Earlier tonight, Andrew Clyde said, “I’m declaring victory tonight” to a room full of supporters in Commerce, Ga. after he clinched the GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives Ninth District seat. The night ended fairly early for the gun shop owner and Navy Veteran with the race being called before […]

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  • Rabun County August 11 Runoff Election returns

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the August 11 runoff election. To review the unofficial election returns for your local, state, and federal races, check out the list below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. Precincts: 100% reporting STATE State Senate District 50 Republican […]

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  • Two arrested after narcotics investigation

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Rabun County Deputies arrested Clayton, Ga man and woman after conducting a narcotics investigation. Male suspect was booked on drug charges. On July 25, law enforcement executed a search warrant in Clayton and arrested  Michael Anthony Moriarty, 38, for Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana […]

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  • UPDATE: Rabun has 139 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths

    July 23 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 139 and three deaths. According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old, white female who had underlying conditions, 37-year-old, white female, with no underlying conditions, and an 82-year-old, white male with […]

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  • Rabun County Man arrested for the sexual exploitation of children

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    Rabun Gap, GA (June 18, 2020) – On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Rabun County resident Aaron Andrews, 37, was charged with three counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC). GBI was assisted with the arrest of Andrews and with the […]

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  • Rabun residents march in support of Black Lives Matter


    CLAYTON, Ga – On a Saturday afternoon in June, around 200 people took part in Black Lives Matter march from the Rabun’s Veteran Memorial Park to Main Street. The peace march and vigil, as the organizers called it, demonstrated how people in North Georgia were ready to see a change. Marchers walked mostly in silence […]

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  • COVID-19 testing site changes effective June 28


    GAINESVILLE, GA – District 2 Public Health announces updates to specimen collection site (testing site) schedules effective June 28. Due to the much warmer summer temperatures, all sites will now close by 1:00 pm. For convenience, an appointment is recommended at each of the Specimen Point of Collection sites. Please call your local health department […]

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  • Rabun County 2020 General Primary Election Returns

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the June 9 General Primary. To review the unofficial election returns for your local races, see below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. COUNTY Commissioner Post 1 Republican Presumptive Winner: Will Nichols (Incumbent) 2,094 Democrat Mary P. Smith […]

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  • See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

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    NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia. The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019. For a breakdown of the runoff […]

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  • FYN sends our condolences to the family of Bill Kokaly


    FYN’s saddened to report the passing of dear friend and longtime Field Representative for Congressman Doug Collins, Bill Kokaly. He moved on to a better world on Friday morning of June 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Kokaly loyally served Collins since the congressman’s first campaign and was instrumental in managing the military academy […]

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