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District 8 Rep. Matt Gurtler, R-Tiger, is sworn in under the Gold Dome as Georgia’s General Assembly gets the 2017 session underway.
Kingwood Golf Country Club and Resort began experiencing water problems Dec. 31. Those problems have persisted, and leaks have begun impacting the surrounding area.

News Stories

CLAYTON — A Clayton father and his 19-year-old son are facing drug charges after their arrest last week by the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office.

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DILLARD — Dillard’s next police chief will have a new mission when the position is filled — a “war on drugs.”

Sports

Rabun County special teamers junior Andrew Barnes, left, and senior Noah Cannon, right,  were both named to the Georgia Sports Writers Association in December.

Clayton—The list of All-State players hailing from Rabun County grew from three to five, after the Georgia Sports Writers Association announced its teams Dec. 31. 

Tallulah Falls senior Josey Keene is the all time scoring leader at TFS and an integral piece of the revitalized program. Keene is averaging 17.1 points per game and has 1144 career points for the 14-0 Indians.

It’s noon on a Friday and while most students scurry to their buses to head home in hopes of avoiding impending winter weather, Josey Keene makes his way to the gym. 

Sophomore guard Brooke Henricks contests Franklin’s Heidi Shope shot in the Panther Christmas Classic championship game on Dec. 28. Henricks recorded a double-double snagging 11 rebounds and putting up 22 points.

FRANKLIN, North Carolina — Rabun County kept its winning streak alive by grinding out a 75-53 victory in the championship of the Panther Christmas Classic on Dec. 28. 

Obituaries

Clifford Donald Ramey, 83, of Clayton, passed away Jan. 8, 2017. Clifford was born in Rabun County, the son of late Burch Ramey and the late Essie Page Ramey.

Jessie Caroline Picklesimer Owens, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

Steven Anthony Crone, 38 of Fayetteville, died Jan. 8, 2017, at Southern Regional Medical Center, Clayton County.