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Chairman: County wants to 'destroy' TDA

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CLAYTON—When plans for a new organization called Forward Rabun were announced last year, it seemed like a match made in heaven.

Mediator is named for SDS

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CLAYTON—Special Rabun County Superior Court Judge Albert B.

Forest lands for sale in Rabun?

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Local residents have expressed questions and concerns about the National Forest Service’s (USFS) proposition to sale National Forest System land located in Rabun County and the surrounding Chattaho

Qualifying for local races will begin next week

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CLAYTON— The Rabun County Board of Elections is gearing up for the fall election cycle, with qualifying beginning next week for the 21 seats up for grabs.

Mountain City focuses on economy at planning session

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MOUNTAIN CITY— Economic viability and tourism in Mountain City were the major themes of a meeting of the Rabun County Joint Comprehensive Plan at Mountain City’s City Hall following their regular c

Brenda Hooper appointed to Mountain City council seat

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MOUNTAIN CITY— The city of Mountain City council members voted to appoint Brenda Hooper as the fourth city council member to fill the vacant Post 2 at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

Clayton ponders short-term rental ordinance

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CLAYTON—Regulation of short-term rentals, such as the popular Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) services, within the city limits was the topic of much of a work session by the city council

Dillard talks beautification at Comprehensive Plan meeting

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DILLARD— The city of Dillard talked about the need to beautify the entrance to the city and the potential consequences of widening Highway 441 at the Rabun County Joint Comprehensive Plan meeting h

Rabun rallies past Stephens after loss vs. Lumpkin

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TIGER — Destiny Deetz and Gracie Deetz were on the attack in the Rabun County volleyball team’s final match Tuesday night. The duo helped lift the Wildcats past Stephens County 2-1 (20-25, 25-21, 15-12), following an opening match 2-0 (18-25, 25-21) loss against Lumpkin County at Ken Byrd Court. Destiny Deetz had five kills, four blocks and an ace in Rabun’s win against Stephens, and Gracie Deetz finished with five kills, four blocks and an assist. Lexi crump added two aces and two assists, while teammate Ali Ramey dished out four assists with two kills.