• Rabun County Schools address extracurricular activities during Coronavirus

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Rabun County Schools plans to continue with planned field trips and extracurricular activities but will check with the health department prior to traveling with students. From the original press release: Rabun County Schools has been actively monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus. At this time, there are no changes to already approved student […]

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  • Kemp Authorizes Call of Georgia National Guard for COVID-19 Response

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    Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.14.20.02 authorizing Adjutant General Tom Carden – at the request of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson – to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to State Active Duty to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia. “Through extensive emergency […]

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  • Kemp issues call to action to all Georgians, schools, and local governments

    ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian Kemp announced schools, childcare providers, local governments in Georgia now have the option to close, at least, for the next two weeks, starting this afternoon, during his latest COVID-19 press conference. Mere hours after he confirmed, the first death in Georgia from COVID-19, Kemp gathered Speaker of the House David […]

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  • General Assembly suspends the 2020 legislative session

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Shortly after Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement concerning new protocols for Coronavirus, the Georgia General Assembly moved to suspend it’s legislative session, after tomorrow. From the press release: The Georgia General Assembly will suspend the 2020 legislative session indefinitely after Friday, March 13, the 29th Legislative Day. The suspension is out of an abundance […]

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  • New Visitor Procedures at Rabun County Schools

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    Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, Rabun County Schools will ask all visitors to present identification (driver’s license) to be scanned into our Raptor digital visitor management system. This is a District-wide program, so all schools will continue to follow the procedures outlined. Raptor Technologies has been selected for use by RCSS. This system will require […]

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  • Rabun County Schools issue statement on Coronavirus

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    The safety and well-being of all students and staff members is Rabun County Schools’ highest priority. Even though the immediate health risk of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) may be low, we want parents, students and staff to be assured that Rabun County Schools’ are planning for a range of scenarios and are working […]

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  • UPDATE: Candidates qualifying for Rabun County races

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – 2020 election qualifying began on Monday, March 2 at 9 a.m. and will end on Friday, March 6 at 12 p.m. 12 local races are on the ballot for Rabun County. The list below is an account of everyone who has qualified through Friday, March 6. Voter Registration for the General […]

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  • Devin Nunes Endorses Doug Collins for Georgia Senate

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    ATLANTA, GA  — Ranking member, and former Chairman, of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes today endorsed Congressman Doug Collins in his race to become Georgia’s next U.S. Senator. “I’m honored to endorse my good friend, Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, for the U.S. Senate,” said Nunes.  “A strong conservative, Doug was a bold leader in the battle against the […]

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  • RNC Representative Ginger Howard speaks with North Georgia GOP women

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – The ladies of Union, Towns, and Rabun Republican parties expressed their support for President Trump through creativity at the inventive Hats off for Trump event on Feb. 27. They also heard from Republican National Committee (RNC) Committeewoman for Georgia Ginger Howard, who brought the Trump 2020 campaign bus. Held at The View […]

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  • Snow and sleet falling in Rabun, drivers use precaution

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Reports of sleet and snow in Mountain City and Sky Valley started around 12:10 p.m. and Rabun County EMA urged caution for anyone on the road. The National Weather Service out of Greenville, S.C. issued this winter weather advisory at 2:44 p.m.: …ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THIS EVENING… […]

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  • More candidates consider entering District 50 race

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Habersham attorney, Thomas “Bo” Hatchett announced late Monday night that he’s considering entering the District 50 state senate seat race. He joins several Republicans who are deliberating their decisions. In a Facebook statement, Hatchett said: “To my friends, my family, and my community: Since Senator John K. Wilkinson’s announcement to run […]

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  • Flash Flood Watch Continues into tonight across Rabun

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – The flash flood watch continues until 12:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 with the flash flood warning in effect until 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. Showers and a possible thunderstorm are forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) with a high of 65 degrees and a southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, […]

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  • Fetching Features: a look at Will Beattie and Bear Creek Cattle Company

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    “A graduate of The Citadel, South Carolina’s well-known military college, Will Beattie is an avid outdoorsman and first-generation farmer. He founded Bear Creek Cattle Company with just a few head of cattle and a big dream to produce the finest beef while preserving the environment of his Cohutta mountain farmland for future generations.” Beattie’s introduction […]

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  • Rabun County becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Following the lead of several other North Georgia counties, Rabun County Board of Commissioners passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution during the Jan. 28, 2020 meeting. Several citizens spoke in favor of the resolution including elected officials and former members of the armed forces during public commentary. Sheriff Chad Nichols spoke […]

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  • Rabun County Fire Services Statistics for 2019

    Rabun County Fire Services

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Rabun County Fire Services (RCFS) released it’s 2019 statistics to the public, which included 1,847 responses. Over the course of the year, the department dealt with 36 structure fires, 19 multi-station fires – brush or vehicle fire close to a building, 171 motor vehicle collisions, and 148 false alarms. On the […]

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