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Rabun’s Shaw hopes for competitive scrimmage vs. Franklin

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TIGER — For first-year head coach Jaybo Shaw, the Rabun County football team’s scrimmage with Franklin (N.C.) has been a part of the program’s preseason since he was hired as an assistant in 2015. The tradition continues. The Wildcats host Franklin for their annual preseason game at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with the biggest question on Shaw’s mind being: How will the team compete against another opponent in a live setting?

Rabun cross country starts season at Tallulah Falls

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TIGER — With 10 runners returning, the Rabun County cross country team starts its season Thursday. The Wildcats visit Tallulah Falls for their first meet, beginning at 4 p.m. “We are excited to see where this team will go for the girls and boys,” fifth-year coach April Adcock said. “It will be a competitive year from top to bottom on who the top seven will be.”

Fair tosses 7-inning no-hitter, Cats top Tigers

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Alyssa Fair pitched a no-hitter through 7 innings and the Rabun County softball team defeated the Dawson County Tigers 8-1 in its home opener in Tiger on Thursday night. Fair recorded 13 strikeouts in the circle, while offering a hit and two RBIs at the plate. Rabun’s Caylin Dickerson finished with an RBI and scored a run. Birdie Jordan had two hits, an RBI and scored a run. Krissa Cannon had two hits with an RBI and a run scored, Isabella Green added an RBI and scored a run and Courtney Stewart had two hits and scored a run.

Forest Service proposed change comes under fire

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Local residents are concerned about a proposed change to U.S. Forest Service rules that some say would eliminate public input on decisions about timber and land management.

TDA says 'no thanks' to Forward Rabun

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RABUN GAP— The Rabun County Tourism Development Authority has informed county development director Rick Story they don’t want to be part of a new organization called Forward Rabun announced by the

New teachers, staff ready for start of school year

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TIGER— The 2019-2020 school year has officially begun for students in Rabun County and the new school year welcomed new educators ready to share their wildcat pride.