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Tourism board votes to cease operations

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CLAYTON—The Rabun County Tourism Development Authority board of directors voted 8-4 last Wednesday to cease functioning as of Sept. 15 and turn all assets and programs over to the county.

Fire incident under investigation

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RABUN GAP— The exact cause and nature of a Rabun Gap fire is under investigation after two people were airlifted following severe burns on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Tallulah Falls reviews town zoning map

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TALLULAH FALLS— An update to the 1999 zoning map of Tallulah Falls was the hot topic of discussion at a meeting at Tallulah Falls City Hall last Thursday.

Tallulah Falls Indians of the Month

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Tallulah Falls School coaches have selected their Indian Athletes of the Month for August. 

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TFS kicks off cross country season with annual quadrathlon

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Tallulah Falls School Middle School and varsity cross country runners gathered at Terrora Beach at Tallulah Gorge State Park to compete in the school’s annual quadrathlon last month. The strenuous, multi-discipline race included kayaking, swimming, biking and running. The middle school runners competed first, and were followed by the varsity squad. From the middle school, top female finishers included seventh-grader Haygen James of Demorest (58:23), eighth-grader Jenna Chesser of Cleveland (1:09:37), eighth-grader Daniel Prince of Demorest (1:09:53), seventh-grader Maggie Shelton of Cornelia (1:09:54) and Carsyn Griffis of Tallulah Falls (1:13:23).

PREP ROUNDUP: Rabun softball cruises past Clarke Central

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SOFTBALL Rabun County: The Rabun County softball team cruised past Clarke Central 11-3 in a non-region contest last Friday. The victory rebounded the Wildcats from a 15-7 loss against Oglethorpe County last Thursday. Rabun had 11 hits, led by Cailyn Dickerson’s three. Sarah Sprinkle added two hits, two RBIs and scored a run. Alyssa Fair and Birdie Jordan each recorded two RBIs.

Rabun focuses on health, basics during bye week

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TIGER — After getting off to a healthy 2-0 start to the football season, Rabun County used its first bye week to focus on the health of its players, while keeping fundamentals sharp. “It is a chance for guys to get their bodies back healthy. Also, a great chance for us to start our preparation for Stephens County,” coach Jaybo Shaw said. The Wildcats visit Stephens County at 7:30 p.m. Friday after a week of rest, recovery and added preparation.

Cats aim to extend Indians’ losing skid

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TIGER — The Stephens County football team took a second straight loss last week. Rabun County would like to see the Indians take a third straight loss Friday night. In their return to action, the Wildcats visit Stephens at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “(The bye week) came at a great time for us, so that we could get back to some things that we haven't had time to get to, with playing North Murray on the short week after Bremen,” Rabun coach Jaybo Shaw said. “We had a tough week of practice and kept pushing our guys, because we still have a long way to go to get to where we want or need to be.”