Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/27 – 8/3

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/13 – 7/20

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/21 – 7/27

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 7/6 – 7/12

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/30 – 7/5

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/15 – 6/21

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/22 – 6/29

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/8 – 6/14

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 6/1 – 6/8

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 5/25 – 6/1

Arrest Records, Police & Government

Arrest report and photos provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Rabun County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

North Georgia Chairmen urge Kemp to close State Parks

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Georgia, North Georgia, Governor, Brian Kemp, State Parks, Close, Shut Down, Letter, Chairmen, Habersham, Rabun, Franklin, Towns, White, Gilmer, Dade, Fannin, Union, Lumpkin, Stephens, Banks, Travis Turner, Tim Stamey, Greg James

Blue Ridge, Ga. – Twelve Commission Chairmen from North Georgia counties have joined together and signed a letter asking Governor Brian Kemp to shut down the State Parks.

“It appears that these nonresidents believe our area is a safe haven because of its rural nature. To the contrary, the influx of people into our communities has had a staggering detrimental effect on our resources,” the letter to Kemp read in part.

Georgia, North Georgia, Governor, Brian Kemp, State Parks, Close, Shut Down, Letter, Chairmen, Habersham, Rabun, Franklin, Towns, White, Gilmer, Dade, Fannin, Union, Lumpkin, Stephens, Banks, Travis Turner, Tim Stamey, Greg James

Habersham County Commissioner District 5 Tim Stamey

The letter goes on to outline the resources in our area that have been affected by the out-of-towners looking to seclude themselves, including in these resources are food, dry goods and fuel.

It goes on to inform Kemp that our area is not equipped medically: “Our communities simply do not have enough hospital beds or medical personnel to care for the inflated population.”

Though only serving as a commissioner for a little over three months, Habersham County Commissioner District 5 Tim Stamey felt he needed to be proactive in bringing a solution to this problem: “I am a retired special operator and we don’t sit around talking about things, we get it done.”

Stamey who sits on the County Health Board said, “I’m on the County Health Board and talk to Healthcare workers in my county on a daily basis. They are the heros/heroines in all this. This virus does not spread itself on the wind.”

Moccasin Creek State Park, situated just North of Unicoi State park has been “crazy, 4th of July crazy” for the past three weekends according to Stamey, who has witnessed the impact on his county first hand.

Stamey initially contacted Rabun County Chairman Greg James and White County Chairman Travis Turner.

“I started this by just trying to get border counties on board,” Stamey said and added, “Then Chairmen were like well, did you call such and such, I know they feel the same way. It just kept getting bigger and bigger.”

Stamey said that all Commission Chairmen were helpful, on board, and taking the matter seriously: “I talked to most of them several times and for up to an hour each time.”

Stamey, along with the 12 county chairmen and many residents, is hoping that this letter will get the attention of Kemp. The letter in closing states: “On behalf of the many citizens that live in North Georgia who entrust us as County Commissioners to represent their interests, we respectfully ask you to close all of the state parks located in our area immediately.”

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Georgia, North Georgia, Governor, Brian Kemp, State Parks, Close, Shut Down, Letter, Chairmen, Habersham, Rabun, Franklin, Towns, White, Gilmer, Dade, Fannin, Union, Lumpkin, Stephens, Banks, Travis Turner, Tim Stamey, Greg James

 

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Natalie Kissel

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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 Grill in Blairsville, Ga, more than 90 GOP women gathered, wearing their unique Trump hats in all shapes and sizes – almost as if the Kentucky Derby came to North Georgia.

Howard entertained the audience with stories about the President of the United States, including one about Trump offering Tic-Tacs to RNC committee members.

Ginger Howard

(LtoR) Towns GOP Chair Betsy Young, Union GOP Chair Dena Gooch, RNC Committeewoman Ginger Howard, and Rabun GOP Rep. Kim Gurtler

“I’m so excited to be with a bunch of women who love our President,” exclaimed Howard.

Howard, originally from Waycross, Ga, has served as RNC Committeewoman for the last three and half years but has worked in politics for the past 20 years. Her goal is to make everyone excited to be a conservative, a Republican, and to vote for President Trump. She even joked that she has an “uber ministry” to tell drivers about Jesus and Trump.

“President Trump has done so much for our country,” said Howard. “President Trump is a fighter and he fights for us every single day!”

 

Underscoring the fight between socialism and America, Howard encouraged everyone to get out and fight for Trump, and their values, because one person can make a difference.

“Our economy has never been better. Our unemployment rate has never been better. The black unemployment rate, the Asian unemployment rate, the women unemployment rate [have never been better]. God help the man who doesn’t see what President Trump has done for this county and women,” Howard asserted.

Best Overall Hat winner

In the latest jobs report from the Department of Labor, the overall unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, an uptick from 3.5 percent in December 2019.

“Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.3 percent), adult women (3.2 percent), teenagers (12.2 percent), Whites (3.1 percent), Blacks (6.0 percent), Asians (3.0 percent), and Hispanics (4.3 percent) showed little or no change over the month.” – Bureau of Labor Statistics Report

Approximately 183,000 reentered the job force in the January 2020 report, and long-time unemployed made up 19.9 percent of the unemployment numbers at 1.2 million. The labor force participation rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 63.4 percent. The Department of Labor listed 4.2 million as part-time for economic reasons. These individuals would have preferred full-time positions but couldn’t find a job or experienced a reduction of hours. 1.3 million were marginally attached to the labor force. They weren’t counted in the unemployed because it had been more than four weeks since their last job search. However, they do want to work. Discouraged workers came in around 337,000.

Howard also expressed how the Trump message has resonated with the people. She’s raised over $100,000 for the reelection campaign.

Additionally, the stir the Trump bus created in the local community served as evidence of that fact. Union County Sheriff’s Deputies (UCSO) turned up to take pictures with Keep America Great bus, along with several passersby.

Ginger Howard

UCSO deputies admiring the Keep America Great bus.

After Howard finished speaking, the GOP women gave three awards for best overall, most creative, and GRITS hats. Howard loved the hats and thought this event should go nationwide.

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One House of Representatives in the Ninth District candidate was in attendance, Maria Stickland. Currently, she’s the lone woman in the crowded field.

A room full of summer hats and Trump supporters.

Fetch Your News asked her if she believed it was time for a woman to represent the Ninth.

“I think so. I’m strong. I’m a hard worker. I’m 26 years in law enforcement, I’m retired,” said Stickland. “I know I can work hard and represent the Ninth District.”

Strickland added she doesn’t come from politics and is a true conservative Republican. It’s time for a strong woman from Georgia to help President Trump accomplish his goals for the country.

“If we keep sending the same career establishment politicians, we’re going to get the same outcome. We need someone new. We need an outsider, like myself. We need me to go up there and get these things done,” affirmed Strickland.

Most Creative Hat Winner

Georgia House District 8 candidate Stan Gunter’s wife also attended the event. Currently, Gunter is running unopposed on the Republican ticket but does have a Democrat opponent. However, this could change since qualifying begins on March 2nd.

Ginger Howard

GRITS hat winner

Jane Ramey Pysher: Obituary

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Jane Ramey Pysher, 82, of Tiger, Georgia passed away at her daughters’ home February 25, 2020.

 

Jane was born in Tiger, Georgia the daughter of the late Clyde Cannon Ramey and Effie Dawkins Ramey. Jane graduated from Rabun County High School and then attended Georgia State College for Women. She married the love of her life Dale Pysher.  Jane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Jane enjoyed traveling with her husband all over the world. But she could not wait to get back to Rabun County her true home. She also enjoyed watching the birds on her bird feeder they had a special meaning to her.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Ramey, and two as infant brothers, Clyde Ramey Jr. and Bobby Ramey.

 

She is survived by her loving husband Dale Pysher, two daughters Jill Pysher Underwood (Jim) of Cornelia, Ga, Angie Pysher Moylan (Scott) of Hampton, Ga; one sister-in-law Marvenia Ramey of Clayton, GA; Six Grandchildren; ten Great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

The family will receive friends Saturday February 29, 2020 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM with a funeral service to follow in the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home at 2:00 PM with Rev. Madison McCrackin officiating.

 

The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Rabun Paws4 Life 261 E. Boen Creek Rd, Tiger, GA 30576 in memory of Jane Ramey Pysher.

To send flowers to Jane’s family, please visit our floral section.

Larry Dean Mason: Obituary

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Larry Dean Mason, 73, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on February 25, 2020.

 

Born January 1, 1947 in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina to the late Thurman Stover Mason and Ruby Miller Mason.  He attended Rabun Gap Nacoochee School and served in the Army.  He was retired from the Toccoa Post Office and was a carpenter for many  years, as well as working in his younger years in the airline and Airforce maintenance industry in South Carolina.

 

Preceded in death by his brothers Chester Mason, Carlton Mason, Lewis Mason, Kenneth Mason, Jerry Mason and Ricky Mason and one sister, Christine Mason.

 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jennifer McKinney Mason of  Clayton, Georgia;  son, Marvin Mason (Susan) of Hoschton, Georgia;  daughter,  Suzanne Mason Davis (Jon) of Clayton, Georgia;  three grandchildren,  Scott Mason (Andrea) of Winder, Georgia; Kayla Davis Sawyer (Will) of Clayton, Georgia; and Cara Mason of Hoschton, Georgia.  He was also Papaw to three very loved great-grandchildren,  Peyton and Kinley Sawyer and Lily Mason.

 

Larry is also survived by sisters Janice Matheson of Piedmont, South Carolina; Jewell Holt (Donnie) of Mountain City, Georgia; Darlene Robinson of Rabun Gap, Georgia; and Linda Barwick (Mike) of Piedmont, South Carolina.

 

The family will receive friends Friday, February 28, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Beck Funeral Home.

 

A graveside service will be held Friday, February 28,2020 following the visitation at Scaly Mountain Church of God Cemetery with Rev. Ray Conner.

 

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.

To send flowers to Larry’s family, please visit our floral section.

Lena Hunnicutt Gragg: Obituary

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Lena Hunnicutt Gragg, age 96, of Clayton, GA passed away on February 25, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional.

She was born on April 18, 1923 to Jable and Carrie Eller Hunnicutt in Rabun County, GA. She was a homemaker and a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernest Lee Gragg, two daughters, Barbara Southards Tyler and infant Betsy Gragg, three sons, Bobby Southards, Bobby Gragg, and infant Lawrence Southards, three brothers, Russell, Ted, and Lewis Hunnicutt, and two sisters, Lorane Myers and Joy Singleterry.

She is survived by one son Tony Gragg(Janice) of Clayton, GA, three daughters Linette Alley(Lamar Jr.) of Lakemont, GA, Jetty Sue Hamilton(Leroy) of Clarkesville, GA., and Martha Strub of Clarkesville, GA., two brothers, Ed Hunnicutt of Tullulah Falls, GA., and Buster Hunnicutt of Otto, NC., and one sister Laura Peland of Mt. City, GA. Fifteen grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren also survive.

The body is at Hunter Funeral Home and visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM (the funeral hour) on Friday February 28, 2020 at Flat Creek Baptist Church with a Funeral service following at 1:00 PM conducted by the Rev. Mike Wilson. The burial will follow at Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the residence on Ms Lamar Hill and Louisiana Lane in Lakemont, GA.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

An on-line obituary and guest register is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com

Ouida Kay Ramey: Obituary

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Ouida Kay Ramey was born January 23, 1950 to Garnett Underwood and Nettie Lovell Underwood.

She was her Mothers pride and joy. On July 3, 1965, she married the love of her life Clifton Ramey.

They have been married 54 years. With proud and giving hearts they raised Rhonda, Jeff and Donna.

Each of which gave them their greatest joys, grand children Daniel, Vanessa, Makala, Isaac, Phyllip, Paul and great grandchildren Matthew, Emma Grace, Emery Lily and Beau. Mama loved her sons and daughter in laws with the same love she showed her own children.

Mama taught us to love Jesus and that we must accept him as our Savior to make it to Heaven. She taught us right from wrong. Praised us when we deserved it and told us when our lifestyle was contrary to God’s word. Her bible is worn and well-marked for she and Daddy read it almost daily.

Mama was forgiving and loved everyone. If she didn’t prefer your company, it was your fault not hers, and If you didn’t want the truth from her it was better not to ask her opinion.

She had said many times, “If I was a rich woman, I would have a home for every child that had no one to love it, and a place for elderly persons to live where they would be taken care of properly.

Mama was rich! She had accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She had friends and family who loved her and sought her counsel. Her children, grandchildren and their spouses loved her. Her husband Clifton and best friend loved, cherished and cared for her. She has been tough, strong and sassy.

Our Ouida Kay, our proverbs 31 woman has gone to wait for us in the presence of Jesus where she is now healed for all eternity.

Her children arise up and call her blessed: Her husband also and her praiseth her. Proverbs 31;28

Funeral services will be Thursday February 27, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with
Rev. Joe McCrackin officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Cemetery Clayton, GA.

The body is at Hunter Funeral Home where family will receive friends Thursday February 27, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. (The Service Hour). The family is at the home on Jeff Ramey Road Clayton, GA.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

An on-line obituary and guest register is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com

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