Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. Over 150 people turned out for a public forum on proposed changes in management and policy that would affect thousands of acres of National Forest Service land in Rabun County.

Forest proposals spark lively discussion

 CLAYTON— What do Forest Service Lands mean to the people of Rabun County?  This was the overarching question as over 150 people flocked to a public forum that was standing room only to discuss both the United States Forest Service’s (USFS)…

RCWSA moves into new office/shop building


RABUN GAP— After five years of saving and many months of construction, the Rabun County Water and Sewer Authority has moved into its new office-shop building and held its first meeting of 2020 on T

Death row inmate granted clemency

   Jimmy Fletcher Meders, who was condemned to death after being convicted of a murder in Glynn County in 1987, had his sentence commuted Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.    The State Board of Pardons and Paroles made the ruling after considering...

A woman ahead of her time

Helen Dortch Longstreet was no stranger to controversy or fighting for the causes she believed in by the time the Georgia Railway and Power Company began work to dam Tallulah Falls in the 1910s. By that time, Longstreet had fought and won a change to state law to allow women to be state...

High flu activity runs throughout state

Flu activity remains high throughout Georgia, and state public health officials are encouraging those who haven’t gotten a flu vaccine to avoid putting it off any longer. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed more than 200 hospitalizations and two flu-related deaths...

Eagle wrestlers win big at tourney


The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee varsity wrestling team placed fifth out of 15 teams last Saturday at the highly competitive Johnson Stamey Mill Town Invitational at Pisgah High School in Canton, N.C.