TIGER — AJ Wheeler is doing everything he can to squeeze every ounce of fun out of his final offseason with his teammates. At the Rabun County football team’s pool day June 27, the senior linebacker was an underdog in a belly flop contest. Pitted against offensive lineman Nolan Crane in the finals, Wheeler splashed his way to the championship.

Former Braves negotiating to join celebrity golf event

CLAYTON — Some former Atlanta Braves players are among those in negotiations to join the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Celebrity Golf Tournament next month. Sheriff Chad Nichols said he’s not yet releasing the names of the former players who have expressed interest in coming to the event benefiting Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, because he’s still awaiting confirmation.

County passes budget with no tax increase


CLAYTON— The Rabun County Board of Commissioners adopted the county’s Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget at their regular meeting on Tuesday with only a couple members of the public present.