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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...

Early detection is vital, cancer survivor says

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Just because you can’t see or feel something, doesn’t mean it’s not there and Elizabeth Harper learned this first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last December at age 59. “When they found my cancer, it was very small and in the beginning stages,” Harper said. Harper...

MOUNTAIN TRAVELER: Pieces of the past

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Pottery can tell a story, and the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is home to many tales. Located on the campus of the Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC), the museum was built in 2006, and was a gift to the community from Kay and Dean Swanson, said Patrick Brennan, SNC executive director. ...

Mountain Traveler: Be Impressed by Rabun Bald

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According to Native American legend, Rabun Bald is inhabited by fire-breathing demon people, and some campers still report hearing strange sounds at night. But the spectacular views from the summit stretching more than 100 miles on a clear day are no myth. Rabun Bald, with an elevation...

Boat Church

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When taking the boat out on the lake, people typically spend their time relaxing, grilling or swimming in the water. At Clayton First United Methodist Church, people drive their boats to boat church. Christ’s ministry in the mountains found its way to Lake Rabun in the early 1970s by the Rev. Hal...

The dam that changed Hartwell forever

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Fog used to settle in the bottomland in the 1940s and hang over the Savannah River as it meandered its way from Hart County to the Atlantic Ocean, blanketing the rolling foothills of Northeast Georgia and the farms that dotted the landscape. Dirt roads crisscrossed the hills, connecting farms and...