Fifth grade being added to RGNS

In fall 2013, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will offer 5th grade in its new middle school complex. Head of School Dr. Anthony Sgro is excited about the opportunities the new Rabun Gap Middle School complex will offer. “For years, families have expressed interest in Rabun Gap offering a fifth grade, but our current facilities limited our…

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Pipe bomb scare proves false at Macon Middle School

An incident occurred at Macon Middle School this morning and Sheriff Holland states: “At no” time was any student or any other person in any danger.”   A student told another student that he/she had found what he/she believed to be a “pipe bomb” and this was subsequently reported to school personnel. The Sheriff’s Office…

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More details on Fouts shooting

Just four months following a father-son shooting death on Coweeta Lab Road that stunned Macon County residents, another father is in jail accused of murder his son. Authorities are investigating Tuesday night’s incident on Hazel Fouts Road that left 30-year old Levi Fouts dead, and his father in jail facing a second degree murder charge.…

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County expanding dental clinic

The county board of commissioners has approved a lease that will expand the adult dental health clinic. The county will lease the 2,000 square foot building which is the former Nantahala Physical Therapy Location. The new facility will provide space for four chairs initially, but it may expand to six chairs over time. Commissioners also…

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Smoky Mt. Chevy’s Cruise-In a success for Toys for Tots

Local children in need will have a brighter Christmas thanks to community efforts that support the Toys for Tots organization. Smoky Mountain Chevy held their annual Cruise-In event Saturday to benefit Toys for Tots it was a big success. During the Cruise-In nearly 900 toys and $1,800 in cash was collected. Toys for Tots still…

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LTLT Honors Award Recipients at Annual Fall Celebration

LTLT Honors Award Recipients at Annual Fall Celebration

The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee recently recognized those making vast contributions to conservation here in the Mountains. Tom Hatley, a member of Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute’s Leadership Team, received the 2012 Robert and Virginia Ramsey Brunner Land Conservationist of the Year Award during LTLT’s annual Fall Celebration on November 3. The award recognizes…

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  • April 16, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
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