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Bus drivers prepare for opening day of school

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TIGER— Rabun County Schools took a hands-on approach to student safety at a training day for bus drivers at the Rabun County Board of Education on Thursday, July 25.

Sky Valley taking part in National Night Out event

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SKY VALLEY— Sky Valley is joining cities across the country on Tuesday, August 6 by hosting its first National Night Out (NNO) event from 4-6 p.m. at the City Pavilion.

Group wants to replace 'Scout Hut' with new facility

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CLAYTON—A local non-profit group launched a capital campaign last week to raise funds for a new home for Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts and other youth organizations in Rabun County.

TFS adds new head coaches to athletic programs

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New leadership is in place at Tallulah Falls School for varsity boys basketball, varsity girls soccer and middle school/varsity swim programs.  Varsity boys basketball:  Cody Coleman, upper school history teacher, will lead the TFS varsity boys basketball team.  “Coach Coleman is invested in this group of young men with his work in the classroom and by serving last season as an assistant coach and as the interim coach this spring and summer,” said President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy. “His strong enthusiasm for building leaders through sports is evident.”

Old represents Rabun in All-Star baseball game

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Kasin Old represented Rabun County in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Georgia-South Carolina Baseball Classic for high school seniors in June.

Rabun cheerleaders earn top cheer team honor

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The Rabun County varsity cheerleaders were recognized as the best cheer team at a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp in Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., last week. Rabun had five cheerleaders be named All-Americans, earned after individual tryouts. Willow Fisher, Jaycee Weber, Maci Varnadoe, Miya Stewart and Kasten Weems were invited to cheer at the New Year’s Day parade in London.

FCA brings Florida baseball players to Rabun

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SKY VALLEY — Fellowship of Christian Athletes leaders Jason Schack and Jason Arnold wanted to give their group of Florida high school baseball players a chance to get away, while getting closer to their faith. Twenty-five student-athletes from Brevard County, Fla., took in a little bit of everything Rabun County and the surrounding area had to offer during their five-day retreat last week. “This is at the end of a summer where they’ve been investing spiritually. We’ve been praying with these kids, teaching them the word and we wanted to get them to a place where they could retreat,” Schack said.