Arrest Made In Death Investigation

On January 7, 2017 at approximately 4 P.M., deputies with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Knights Inn in Dillard, Ga. in reference to a death.  Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim, Mark William Dotson, age 58 of Clayton, Ga. deceased.  Deputies on scene detained a person of interest in this incident.  The Georgia Bureau […]

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Collins Statement on U.N. Vote Against Israeli Settlements

The United Nations passed a resolution today condemning the construction of Israeli settlements, while the United States abstained from the Security Council vote. Congressman Doug Collins issued the following statement in response: “The U.N. Security Council’s vote today continues the body’s pattern of undermining Israel as a sovereign, democratic nation. The United States’ failure to veto the measure, however, marks […]

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RECORD BREAKING TRAVEL EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND IN GEORGIA.

More than 103 million Americans will travel for the year-end holidays, according to AAA’s Year-End Holiday Travel Forecast. This represents a 1.5 percent increase, or 1.5 million more travelers than last year, and the highest total volume since AAA began tracking holiday travel data in 2001 say Spokesperson for the company, Mark Jenkins… “the reason we’re forecasting more travelers than […]

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Rabun students receive Piedmont College degrees

Among 221 students receiving degrees from Piedmont College at the recent December commencement ceremonies were four Rabun County residents.   The graduates listed by hometown include, from Clayton: Brett Cohee, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration with honors; Brooke Kowalsky, Master of Business Administration (MBA); Amanda D. Wolfrey, BA in Business Administration; and from Tiger: Jennifer Stack Moore, Master […]

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FORMER POSTAL SERVICE LETTER CARRIER CHARGED WITH DISCARDING MAIL

Thomas O. Beaurem, 25, of McDonough, Ga., a former postal service employee, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of unlawfully delaying and destroying mail.  He was arraigned today and pleaded not guilty before federal Magistrate Judge Justin Anand.   “People rely on postal service employees to safely deliver their important letters and packages,” said U. […]

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Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate declines to 4.3 percent in November

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in November was 4.3 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 4.7 percent in October. The rate in November 2015 was 4.4 percent. The rate declined as the number of employed residents increased and employers had fewer new layoffs. The number of […]

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Senators Perdue, Peters Introduce No Heroes Left Untreated Act

U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) last week introduced the No Heroes Left Untreated Act, legislation that would create a pilot program for innovative medical care for veterans. “Our veterans sacrificed everything to defend our freedoms and it is our responsibility to make sure they get the care they were promised,” said Senator Perdue. “ The No […]

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Deal: Georgia’s Pre-K students make ‘significant gains’ across all areas of learning

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that recent research confirms that students in Georgia’s Pre-K Program continue to exhibit positive outcomes across all areas of learning through the end of kindergarten. Building upon the successes of the 2015 study, research results showed that children made significant gains during their Pre-K year in all areas of learning, including language and literacy skills, math […]

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