Georgia Power Recognizes April as “Linemen Appreciation Month”

Georgia Power joined dozens of linemen, as well as representatives from the state’s electric membership corporations (EMCs), municipal electric providers and elected officials for a special event at the Georgia Capitol last week. During the event, attendees marked April as Lineman Appreciation Month in Georgia and recognized the importance of thousands of line workers who work day and night, rain […]

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New Cell Tower Coming to Clayton

Are you a frequent traveler of Highway 76 east? If so, your ride could be less stressful thanks to a permit that was passed by the Rabun County Commission earlier this week. The Commission approved a request for a permit from Sky Towers, LLC, to construct a Verizon Wireless cell tower near Kingwood Country Club. While providing cell service to […]

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GMRC Career Coach Visiting Clayton

Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Workforce Development Career Coach is visiting the Rabun County Library today until 2:00PM. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission will be helping local residents search & apply for jobs, write resumes & cover letters, and discern their career interests. We will also be providing information about tuition assistance & on-the-job training programs. Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Workforce […]

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Movie Being Filmed in Toccoa is Looking for Extras

From WNEG Radio, Toccoa The movie filming over the next several days in Stephens County is putting out a casting call. Filming started last week and is expected to continue through early May in Toccoa and Stephens County that will air nationwide later this year, titled “Heritage Falls”, and has put out a casting call. “Heritage Falls” is accepting submissions […]

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Saturday Cleanup Was a Success

Last weekend, a group known unofficially as “Keep Rabun Beautiful” hosted a trash cleanup that began in Downtown Clayton. A member of the group, Cheryl Major, stated that she wanted to do something about the amount of clutter that filled the streets of Rabun County. Major says that she was impressed with the turnout, as 35-40 people showed up. Major […]

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State’s Highest Court Upholds Governor Deal’s Decision

Former District Attorney for the Mountain Judicial Circuit, Brian Rickman, is safe on the state court of appeals. Brian Rickman, along Nels Peterson and Amanda Mercier were appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals in December, as part of an expansion from 12-15. A citizen challenged Governor Deal’s decision, stating that the appointments were unconstitutional, stating that these positions should […]

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Collins Still Not Satisfied with Windstream

Today, Congressman Doug Collins sent a letter to Windstream CEO Tony Thomas to follow up on previous concerns and emphasize the growing number of complaints from Windstream customers in Northeast Georgia. Congressman Collins has been actively working to hold Windstream accountable since coming to Congress, and has repeatedly requested answers and demanded better service on behalf of his constituents. This […]

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Ordinance Could Be Changed in Clayton

During the Clayton City Council Work Session held two weeks ago, city marshal Scott Crane discussed receiving interest in a type of alcohol establishment, a growler, that would like to set up shop in Clayton. A growler shop is a type of establishment where bottles or jars are brought in, filled with craft beer, and the consumer leaves the premises […]

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Rabun County Commission meets Tonight

It’s the fourth Tuesday of the month, which means that the Rabun County Board of Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting in Clayton. Two residents are up for consideration for being re-appointed to various boards, permit requests from Verizon, and rezoning requests are some of the items that were approved for tonight’s agenda. There will also be a public comment […]

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NGTC to host Paint Your Own Canvas Class

North Georgia Technical College’s Continuing Education Department will be offering a Paint Your Own Canvas class at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in room 236 in Visual Tech Building on the Clarkesville Campus. Designed for the beginner to the advanced student, anyone who likes to paint is invited to attend this class as instructor Kristin Ellis illustrates a step-by-step painting […]

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