Rawlin Maxwell, 3, pays Santa Clause a visit while his grandfather Darren Dickerson snaps a picture during Christmas in Downtown Clayton

Shoppers flock to Clayton for annual Christmas event

The streets of Downtown Clayton flooded with the holiday spirit the Friday after Thanksgiving. More than just a typical Black Friday full of shopping, Clayton Downtown Christmas was a true small-town holiday evening filled with family fun and a…

Business Park sale set to close soon


 RABUN GAP— The $8.1 million sale of the 1-million-square-foot Rabun Business Park building to ELK Group International is still on track to close on or before December 31, 2019, according to Develo

County amends alcohol ordinance


CLAYTON— The first reading of the amended county Alcohol Ordinance was approved by the Rabun County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday, November 26.

UNWIND: Finding a happily ever after among the vines

Our local wineries go out of their way to prevent Bridezilla meltdowns. They start with picture-perfect views of rolling hills crosshatched with vines that lend a spirit of symmetrical harmony to the scene, along with a liberal pouring policy with their homegrown libations. “I was worried...

Cities refute 'speed trap' report data

   As local drivers took to the roads this week for the official beginning to the holiday season, they had to watch their speedometer closely as they headed to grandmother’s house.    Two cities in Habersham County and three in Rabun County were listed in a report by Fox 5...

UNWIND: Brew Gurus. Business is hopping at Tantrum

Ross Crumpton just couldn’t bring himself to sign on the dotted line. It was 2016 and the White County native was about to start a life in Oklahoma with a longterm career in natural gas power generation.  There was only one problem. “I absolutely hated it,” he said. Still, the...

Wildcats fall 38-24 to Thomasville


THOMASVILLE – It was loud. It was electric. Bulldog fans filled their side of the stadium and were lining perimeter of the stadium. Wildcat Nation was loud and in full force as well.