Regional

Spans of the Past

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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

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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)

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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...

Warm winter affects bees, parasites

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   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

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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

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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...

A woman ahead of her time

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Helen Dortch Longstreet was no stranger to controversy or fighting for the causes she believed in by the time the Georgia Railway and Power Company began work to dam Tallulah Falls in the 1910s. By that time, Longstreet had fought and won a change to state law to allow women to be state...

UNWIND: Living in the Lavender

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“It’s about giving back to the community.” For Tina and David Duffey, operating the Red Oak Lavender Farm is a way to interact with the community and to stay active postretirement. Originally from Atlanta, Tina has always preferred the outdoors and living in the country. Ten years ago, she...