Lumpkin County school busses

Back-to-school plan raises alarm

When Craig Poore heard the plan for reopening Lumpkin County Schools for the first time, one question stood out: “What are you providing for the teachers?” He had several others, but Poore, like many parents, had more questions than time. Moments…

Lost hiker leads to sweeping search


A day hiker at DeSoto Falls took an unexpected detour that led to an overnight multi-agency search of the surrounding Chattahoochee National Forest on Saturday.

Spans of the Past

A Toccoa landmark is about to receive new life, as the Broken Bridges area in Toccoa is set to become a focal point of a 10-mile waterway trek. Broken Bridges over the Tugaloo River arm of Lake Hartwell has been a landmark along the Georgia/South Carolina border for well over 140 years. The...

Lake Living Spring 2020: Events Calendar

FRANKLIN    Friday, June 12, 7-9 p.m., Main Street Music featuring Second Time Around in downtown Lavonia at the Gazebo.    Friday, June 26, 8:30-10 p.m., Movies Under the Stars, “Up,” at Lavonia Memorial Park.    Saturday, June 27,...

Color the Sky (Lake Living Spring 2020)

Imagine looking up into the sky and watching a parade of hot air balloons.  It’s a spectacle that draws thousands of people to northeast Georgia. The Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race & Festival, launched in 1974, takes place...