Library Board members and Friends of the Library (FOL) toured the nearly completed building that will house Lumpkin County’s new library in the spring. From left are construction superintendent Robby Robinson; Library Board member Kaye Campagnoli; Regional Library Director Leslie Clark and her daughter, Kristen James; board member Laura LaTourette; and FOL members Arienne Wallace and Elsa Ann Gaines. Not pictured are FOL’s Ken Rice and Chairman Ken Smoke.

Library project progresses toward March opening

From the outside, Lumpkin County’s new library on Morrison Moore Parkway looks complete. But there’s still plenty of work to be done before the expected grand opening in March of 2020. And the building is much bigger than it looks, said Chestatee…

Be wary of TB in deer

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Earlier this month and in the thick of deer season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that deer “can transmit certain strains of tuberculosis to hunters.”  The danger comes during the field-dressing process. Hunters can come into contact with the pathogen when...

MOUNTAIN TRAVELER: All aboard a wine tour

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White County is in the heart of North Georgia wine country, and with plenty of vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms, many visitors are turning to wine tours for a leisurely way to experience the area. A ride with a tour guide provides a way to go between stops, so you can focus on the scenic...

MOUNTAIN TRAVELER: Puttin' on the Ritz

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Season 3 of the Night at the Ritz series will continue through May 2020, at Toccoa’s restored and historic Ritz Theatre. Described by theater general manager Tami Mayhugh as “Toccoa’s hottest event,” Night at the Ritz features a diverse selection of musical acts and performing arts...