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  • Lake Burton Fireworks 2017

    February 17, 2017
    July 4th fireworks on Lake Burton this year will be held at 9:30pm on Saturday July 1, 2017. Enjoy! Read More »
  • Lake Rabun Fireworks 2017

    July 4th fireworks on Lake Rabun this year will be held at dusk around 9:15pm on Sunday July 2, 2017. Enjoy! Read More »
  • Total Solar Eclipse in Rabun County August 21, 2017

    February 7, 2017
    Northeast Georgia is in for a rare treat on August 21st!  Two minutes and thirty-five seconds of darkness in Rabun County starting at 2:34pm. Find out the details in this link about the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Read More »
  • Late Season Leaf Looking Drives

    November 19, 2016
    Normally, the peak times for leaf looking in Rabun County are the last week of October and the first week of November.  The drought of 2016 resulted in a mixed bag of great fall colors, leaves hanging on late season, but wildfires and response cutting off some of the usual... Read More »
  • 2016 Rabun County Wildfires

    November 14, 2016
    Scroll down for updated information Winds are picking up and temperatures cooling as a front passes through this weekend, November 19th.  Tate City has a firebreak and back-burns surrounding, so some of the tension has eased in that part of Rabun County experiencing the Rock Mountain Fire.  As southwest winds... Read More »
  • Sky Valley Fall Color 2016

    October 31, 2016
    I was out showing homes around Rabun County today, and fall color is gorgeous all over!  Sky Valley on the north end with high elevation is definitely at peak color and worth a drive up there. Here are a couple pictures from today taken up at Sky Valley, Georgia! Read More »
  • Floating Lake Hazards

    March 31, 2016
    Keep an eye out and be careful if you are on the water around Lake Burton and Lake Rabun.  Recent heavy rains have washed a few trees in from the Tallulah River that often float at or even just below the surface.  They are really hard to see and could... Read More »
  • March 2016 Construction on Lake Burton

    March 29, 2016
    Took a quick spin around Lake Burton yesterday afternoon, and once again I was amazed at how many construction projects are active.  There are some interior finishes in progress that I probably missed, but overall there were 32 waterfront jobs hammering away.   Cherokee Cove   Billy Goat Island  ... Read More »
  • Georgia Power Offers Seedlings to Lake Property Owners

    February 15, 2016
    Georgia Power Company is doing it’s part to protect the shores of Rabun County lakes by offering property owners some tree seedlings to plant this year.  Dogwood, Honey Locust, Hickory, and Maple, just to name a few of the trees offered.  They’re going fast! Picked up a few trees from... Read More »
  • Filmed in Rabun County: “Killing Season” Movie Trailer

    September 3, 2013
    Look for movie scenes shot at Black Rock Mountain State Park and Tallulah Gorge State Park in Rabun County. John Travolta stayed at the Beechwood Inn, and Robert De Niro was seen at Kingwood Resort. Read More »
  • Labor Day Weekend 2013 At Lake Rabun

    August 28, 2013
    Since 4th of July events were washed away by the 2013 Summer Monsoon, those weekend activities were rescheduled to Labor Day weekend August 31st – September 2nd. The annual fireworks show, shot from the dike on the Lower Basin of Lake Rabun, will start at dusk on Saturday, August 31st... Read More »
  • July 2013 Aerial Photos Of Flooding

    July 9, 2013
    Great aerial photos of flooding and water over the dams at Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Seed Lake, Tallulah Gorge, and Lake Yonah taken July 7th by Scott Poss. Read More »
  • Nick Saban’s $10.95M Lake Burton Home Sold

    June 28, 2013
    112 Whipporwill Lane, Clayton, GA 30525   After 1,100 days on the market, looks like it’s time for Nick Saban’s and Jim Suddes’ spec home at Lake Burton to sell.  It will be auctioned without reserve on June 27, 2013 (postponed from June 6th) to a cash buyer with closing... Read More »
  • Coon Dogs Stuck In Tallulah Gorge

    January 22, 2013
    Raccoon hunting is pretty high-tech these days.  Used to be you would stumble around in the dark with a headlamp listening for dogs off in the distance and pushing through thick brush and briers to catch up.  Now, dogs are often outfitted with radio transmitting collars that make tracking much easier… sometimes.... Read More »
  • Snow Tubing at Scaly Mountain NC

    January 21, 2013
    We used to have two options for snow skiing in the area. Sky Valley was Georgia’s only ski resort, and it had four slopes, bunny slope, ski lifts, and a cozy lodge. Ski Scaly had a single, wide slope with ski lift and a restaurant to warm up in. Both... Read More »
  • Chattooga River Water Gauge

    January 17, 2013
    We have had one heck of a soaking rain for the past several days in Rabun County.  This will hopefully put an end to any drought remnants and get the water table back up to normal.  Chattooga River was running up around 4 feet today, which is about 2 feet... Read More »
  • Highlight: Popcorn Scenic Overlook

    October 31, 2012
      One of the best places in Rabun County GA to check out fall color is at Popcorn Overlook on U.S. Highway 76 headed west from Clayton toward Hiawassee.  The mountains get higher and higher in the view from Georgia into North Carolina, and the result is layer after layer... Read More »
  • 2012 Lake Burton Fun Run & Duck Tape Regatta

    July 4, 2012
    Something about the 4th of July makes people want to run! Most people in the south are familiar with the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, but we have a couple races in the Rabun County area that have grown to be quite popular…  last weekend’s Rabun Ramble and the upcoming... Read More »
  • Highlight: Chattooga River Festival

    June 15, 2012
    Jon Barnwell and nephews take a trip over Bull Sluice on the Chattooga River There are many ways to while away the summer days in Rabun County, and they often involve the Chattooga River. From amazing whitewater rafting to solitary fly fishing, family picnics and hikes, to simply holding down... Read More »
  • Highlight: Tallulah Gorge State Park

    June 5, 2012
    Tallulah Falls, Georgia is an extraordinary place. The gorge is the deepest canyon in the United States east of the Mississippi River, and from the edge of the gorge to the rushing water 1,000 feet below, there is certainly something for everyone here. Only 100 gorge floor permits are issued... Read More »
  • Trout Season opening soon in Rabun County Ga

    March 5, 2012
    It is that time of year again, flowers are starting to show up in the woods and the afternoons are warming up.  Every March I look forward to the opening of seasonal trout streams in north Georgia.  If you really think about it, there is not a better way to... Read More »
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