Rising the Roof at new UNG observatory

Raising the Roof at new UNG observatory

Construction worker Cameron Beaver guides from the ground as the dome for UNG's new Astronomical Observatory is lowered into position by a crane on Friday morning. The new $1.4 million building has been in the works since its approval in January…

Warm winter affects bees, parasites

   According to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, temperatures have not been as cool as climate averages since Dec. 1, 2019. With a warm winter this season, bee populations face the threat of starvation and also parasites.    Various experts on the matter...

Smith aims to ‘be the good’ at Food Bank kitchen

CLAYTON— Feeding people is something that Inger Smith has done for over 30 years, and as the new teaching kitchen manager for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia she hopes to “be the good” as a hub of good will for the people in Rabun County and the mountain region. Smith began her role as...

From honey to wine

A local agriculture operation is venturing into the wine and mead making business. Lloyd Allison, who owns Allison’s Honey, is working on opening Tesnatee River Winery and Meadery. The business will feature a farm winery and on-site tasting room. “With the tasting room, the best way to get...

Senior softball teams return to action


The Seniors of Swing, Lumpkin County’s two senior softball teams the Lumpkin County Miners and the Dahlonega Gold, played their first games since last year when the two squads got together at Field