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Rabun County splits volleyball season opener

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TIGER — In the final set of Match 1, Rabun County’s first-year volleyball coach Reggie Rider called a timeout and asked his team for seven straight points. The Wildcats obliged, defeating the Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines 2-1 (25-21, 19-25, 15-11), before forcing a third set against the East Hall Vikings in a 2-1 (18-25, 25-23, 15-7) loss at Ken Byrd Court on Tuesday night. “We have to learn to finish,’” Rider said during the timeout against the Wolverines. “We’ve learned to play, now we have to learn to finish.”

Rabun Gap volleyball, baseball get new head coaches

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The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee varsity volleyball and baseball programs will have new head coaches this season. Courtney Ledford will coach the volleyball team and Clark Wright will coach the baseball team. Ledford is a 2008 Rabun Gap graduate, playing 7 years of volleyball at Rabun Gap and was a team captain. She played setter and libero.

Judge: It's time for a new courthouse

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CLAYTON— Chief Judge Russell Smith of the Ninth District Mountain Judicial Circuit gave a presentation addressing the need for a new courthouse at the Rabun County Board of Commissioners meeting on

Library leader leaving a legacy

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CLAYTON— There’s no place like home and after serving almost eight years as the Rabun County Library Manager, Stephanie Howard is moving back to her hometown of Pickens County, S.C.

Dillard festival may be Rabun's best-kept secret

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DILLARD—For 23 years, the Dillard Bluegrass and Barbecue Benefit Festival has been playing to packed houses.

Yet it may be one of the community’s best-kept secrets.

Crawford is nationally recognized wildlife artist

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CLAYTON—Broderick Crawford can often be found at his painting easel in the front window of the art gallery he operates on Main Street with his wife Michele, working on his latest wildlife painting.