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Cherokee heritage strong in Rabun County, Duncan says

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TIGER— Stekoa Creek, Chechero Street and Betty’s Creek are all names familiar to Rabun County residents, and the history behind these names can be found in the Cherokee culture that inhabited the a

Council votes 3-1 to accept TSW's Master Plan

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CLAYTON— In a 3-1 vote, Clayton City Council members passed a motion at Tuesday’s council meeting to accept the city’s Master Plan as presented by Savannah-based consulting company TSW.

Clayton Crawl this weekend

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CLAYTON— Let the good times crawl in the fall for the 11th annual Clayton Crawl this Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In last action, TDA board restructures director's final pay

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CLAYTON—The Rabun County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) voted unanimously to change the terms of executive director Teka Earnhardt’s final compensation package in an unusual Sunday afternoon m

TFS has top-five finishes at home meet

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Evan Prince finished second in the boys’ 5K and Sophie Alexander placed fifth in the girls’ 5K for the Tallulah Falls cross country team among 12 scoring schools at the 15th annual Cookies ‘n Quotes Cross Country Festival at TFS last Tuesday. Rabun County and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee were among competing schools at the event. Prince ran the 5K’s hilly course in 17:26.73, finishing 41 seconds behind course record-setter and state champion Graham Blanks of Athens Academy.

PREP ROUNDUP: Cats capitalize on base-running, clip Canes

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SOFTBALL Rabun County: Ayahna Jenkins had four RBIs and scored two runs, Isabella Green added three RBIs and scored two runs and the Rabun County softball team capitalized on base-running chances in an 11-2 win against the Monticello Hurricanes last Thursday. Jenkins and Green each blasted triples and Mary Lovell added a double with two RBIs. Sarah Sprinkle, Birdie Jordan and Danielle Loggins scored two runs apiece for the Wildcats (6-5, 3-3 Region 8-AA). Rabun picked up its third straight win and second straight against region opponents.

Wildcats pounce on Indians’ mistakes in big win

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TOCCOA — Gunner Stockton threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns, as the Rabun County football team capitalized on Stephens County’s mistakes and endured a 1-hour lightning delay to cruise to a 44-7 win last Friday night. “We fought through some adversity and I’m just really, really proud of them,” Wildcats coach Jaybo Shaw said. “It wasn’t the prettiest game, but winning against good opponents is too hard, especially in Georgia. I’m really proud of our football team for continuing to fight.” Playing in their final non-region game of the season, the Wildcats remained undefeated and improved to 3-0.

Rabun hosts ‘much improved’ Putnam in region opener

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TIGER — From what Rabun County coach Jaybo Shaw has seen, this year’s Putnam County team is different from the ones that missed the postseason for the past 3 years. “This is a very much improved team from the past couple of years we have played them,” said Shaw, as the Wildcats host the War Eagles in a Region 8-AA opener for both teams at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Putnam’s 1-2 record can be misleading. The War Eagles played two strong opponents to open the season in North Oconee and Temple.