• Rabun County Sheriff’s Office reveals 2019 statistics

    RABUN COUNTY, GA – Rabun County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) released it’s 2019 statistics and activities, which included 7,603 calls in the patrol division, 1,339 incident reports, 325 accident reports, 580 citations, and 870 warnings issued by deputies. Sheriff’s deputies also unlocked 396 vehicles, performed 1,149 business checks, and responded to 352 business/residential alarms. Overall, they […]

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  • Doug Collins announces decision to run for U.S. Senate

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    ATLANTA — Doug Collins appeared this morning on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends to announce his decision to run for U.S. Senate in the November special election to fill former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat. As a lifelong Georgian, Doug has lived a life of faith, public service and conservative values. Since 2013, he has proudly represented […]

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  • State Senator John Wilkinson announces for Congress

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    GEORGIA NINTH DISTRICT – State Senator John Wilkinson announced today that he plans to run for the Ninth District Congressional seat. This election will be to replace Congressman Doug Collins, who has announced that he will be running for a seat in the United States Senate. Senator Wilkinson, who was elected to the State Senate in […]

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  • Rabun County Sheriff’s Office offers citizens’ academy

    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Sheriff Chad Nichols of Rabun County Sheriff’s Office invites everyone to attend the 2020 Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA), which begins on March 10, 2020 at the Rabun County 4-H Conference Center. The eight-week course is held every Tuesday night and ends on April 28 with a dinner ceremony. CLEA costs […]

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  • Gurtler responds to no vote on Trump Resolution


    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia District 8 State Rep. Matt Gurtler appeared to be the only House Republican to vote against HR 882, and he asked the public to read the entire resolution before making any conclusions. “I support [President] Trump and our Armed Forces,” Gurtler told FYN over the phone. “He’s really been trying […]

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  • Two arrested on trafficking methamphetamine charges

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    RABUN COUNTY, GA – Rabun County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) conducted a traffic strop for a defective windshield on Ga. 15/US 441 and Tiger Connector Road, which led to the discovery of one pound of methamphetamine. RCSO Deputy Brandon Hyer initiated the traffic stop for a busted windshield in a black 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck. […]

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  • Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Releases Smartphone App


    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Sheriff Chad Nichols announced the release of the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office smartphone app for citizens to use in order to stay safe, offer tips, and lookup information. Users can receive push notifications from the app about alerts and updates in the area as well as access current inmates and sex […]

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  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program Graduates Sixth Class

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    RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Prime for Life Drug Treatment, a substance abuse rehabilitation course, graduated its sixth class of 10 Rabun County Detention Center (RCDC) inmates at the courthouse on Nov. 18, 2019. Prime for Life is directed by local resident Howard Dowdle, who runs a 20-hour program. based on the Lifestyle Risk Reduction Model, […]

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  • Sheriff and GBI Arrest 13 on Drug and Racketeering Charges


    RABUN COUNTY, GA – The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI – Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) have successfully conducted a lengthy, joint investigation which included violations of Prohibited Activities under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO), Burglary 1st Degree, Forgery 1st Degree, and Drug Trafficking. During the course of the investigation, […]

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  • Operation Watchful Eye Reveals Whereabouts of Sex Offenders

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    RABUN COUNTY, GA -The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office participated in Operation Watchful Eye checking all 28 of our registered sex offenders residing in Rabun County. Of the 28 offenders, all of them were accounted for and in compliance with their probation terms. “This operation was successful not only in our county but across the entire […]

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  • High Speed Chase Leads to Drug Bust and Stolen Vehicle

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    RABUN CO, GA – On October 30, Rabun County Law Enforcement chased down a stolen vehicle and discovered methamphetamine in possession of the suspect. Rabun County Sheriff’s Office received a BOLO on a possibly impaired driver, reporter to be “driving all over the roadway.   A deputy initiated a traffic stop in the Wiley area. The […]

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  • Rabun Sheriff’s Office Raising Funds with No Shave November

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    RABUN COUNTY, GA – Rabun County Sheriff’s Office is participating in No Shave November to support their own Sgt. Watts and his wife, Cass. The organization is taking donations, accepting partnerships, and support. Anyone who is interested should contact the sheriff’s office for more information. All participating staff will donate at least $30 or $1 […]

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  • Clayton man arrested for alleged sexual exploitation of a child

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    CLAYTON, GA –  On Oct. 3, Georgia Bureau Investigation (GBI) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Jake Guffie, 33, on two counts under the Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007. Guffie allegedly tried to meet a 14-year old girl at the Walmart off of Hwy 441. He began conversing […]

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  • Two Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

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    MOUNTAIN CITY, GA – On August 8, Mountain City Officer Jeremy Welch stopped Colby Foreman and Madeline Ford for a traffic violation. He soon called Rabun County Sheriff’s Deputies and K-9 unit to the scene where the dog discovered cocaine, and deputies charged the two occupants in the car with drug trafficking. Seargent Kenneth Watts […]

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  • Shield616 Equips 33 Rabun County Deputies


    Rabun Co., Ga – Shield616 and local resident Tom Madison raise over $90,000 to outfit 33 sheriff’s deputies with new equipment. Rabun County Sheriff Chad Nichols has sought since 2017 to improve his deputies’ safety through relevant training and adequate equipment especially given the recent rise of officer violence. Additionally, officers have faced more and […]

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  • Rabun man arrested for arson and false imprisonment


    CLAYTON,GA – On Wednesday, September 11, Al L. Lococo Jr, 35, of Clayton, Georgia, was arrested and charged with 1 Count of Probation Violation, 1 Count of Arson First Degree, 1 Count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, 1 Count of Aggravated Battery, and 1 Count of False Imprisonment. The charges stem from his alleged […]

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