Tourism Director Sam McDuffie said the Lighting of the Square was “definitely bigger than Gold Rush,” and from the looks of this photo he took from the Chamber’s balcony, he could well be right.

Christmas crowds fill downtown during holiday celebration

The holidays arrived in full force at Dahlonega’s 2019 Lighting of the Square last Friday with a sizable crowd that was “definitely bigger than Gold Rush,” according to Tourism Director Sam McDuffie. “I’d make a conservative estimate of 7,500 to 9,…

Woman’s Club expands Christmas Market


The Dahlonega Woman’s Club’s (DWC) Christmas Market expanded to two weekends this year to provide Christmas shoppers with one-of-a-kind, perfect gifts for just about everyone on their list.

UNWIND: Finding a happily ever after among the vines

Our local wineries go out of their way to prevent Bridezilla meltdowns. They start with picture-perfect views of rolling hills crosshatched with vines that lend a spirit of symmetrical harmony to the scene, along with a liberal pouring policy with their homegrown libations. “I was worried...

UNWIND: Brew Gurus. Business is hopping at Tantrum

Ross Crumpton just couldn’t bring himself to sign on the dotted line. It was 2016 and the White County native was about to start a life in Oklahoma with a longterm career in natural gas power generation.  There was only one problem. “I absolutely hated it,” he said. Still, the...