File photo Revelers take part in last year’s Mardi Gras event at the Welcome Center.

Mardi Gras event returns this weekend

CLAYTON—Laissez les bons temps rouler. Let the good times roll. Mardi Gras comes to Rabun County Saturday just in time for residents, visitors and merchants weary of bleary winter weather to shake off the doldrums and celebrate like it’s New…

Wilkinson to run for Collins' Congressional seat

   Political dominoes are falling all over Northeast Georgia.    With U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) throwing his hat in the ring for the U.S. Senate, his seat in the House of Representatives will be up for grabs with no incumbent running for the first time since 2012....

Fatal wreck shuts down part of Highway 365

   A one-car wreck on Georgia Highway 365 on Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of an Athens woman as the car she was riding in crashed through a guardrail and into the trees below.    Gemma Musngi, 74, of Athens was killed after the Toyota 4 Runner driven by her husband...

Owens wins state 152 class; Eagles fourth


Senior Cole Owens captured Rabun Gap-Nacoochee’s first wrestling state championship at 152 pounds last weekend at the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association tourney in Charlotte.

Douglass roars back in fourth, trips Ladycats


A chance to advance and knock off the defending state champion slipped late from Rabun County’s grasp last Friday night, the Ladycats ousted by Douglass’ fourth-quarter rally, 44-42 in Atlanta.