State order loosens city virus restrictions

State order loosens city virus restrictions

While the Dahlonega City Council was passing a wide-reaching stay-at-home order in hopes of curbing the spread of COVID 19, Governor Brian Kemp was in the process of implementing his own executive order for residents of Georgia to stay at home. That…

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...

Make-A-Wish event goes online April 6-12

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The University of North Georgia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) fifth annual Nigel’s Walk/Run With Superheroes will take a new turn this year to allow for more participation within the