Construction is moving along quickly on the new downtown hotel that’s set to open some time this summer.

Downtown hotel construction progressing

Final franchise details surrounding the fast rising hotel in the center of downtown Dahlonega remain murky. But construction is still moving along as planned, said Mayor Sam Norton. “The yet unnamed hotel is still on track to be completed this…

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...

Lumpkin tennis teams begin season


After a season opening win over West Hall, the LCHS varsity tennis team has had to battle the weather and some tough opponents to start the 2020 high school tennis season.