• Celebrate September observances in many ways

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    Gold, saffron, scarlet begin to sprinkle their colors through out the rich laurel, pine and dark moss of the ridges and mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The Dog Days of Summer have given way to underlying crisp breezes. It’s no wonder September features some good mix of indoor and outdoor days. If baseball […]

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  • Food, furry buddies, and fashion mark the close of August

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    Food, furry buddies, fashion and freedom. So, put on your bow-tie, walk your furry pal to the local ice cream stand, and enjoy a banana split and enjoy the day because you can.This week has  something for everyone. August 25 National Banana Split Day Of course this family favorite has a day! Who can resist […]

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  • Pirates brought ghosts and gold to Georgia’s coast

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    Ahoy, mateys! August is Pirate Month and being one of the original colonies, Georgia is ripe with pirate history. There is even an island named for the infamous Black Beard! Black Beard Standing 6’4 and roughly 250 pounds and sporting long black hair and a black beard, often braided, Edward Thatch is better known as […]

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  • Ahoy, mateys! August Awareness is upon us!

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    Henry Rollins, an actor probably best known for his role as AJ Weston in Son’s of Anarchy, once said “August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” Ann Landers, the witty advice columnist said “Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” It is doubtful that Landers ever spent a summer in Georgia. […]

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  • Are you Aware: Mom says talking about the memories helps grief

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    Sunday morning, August 26, 2012, started like any other Sunday for the Raines family of Gordon County. After a weekend of softball games, the family of five planned to go to church at Covenant Life Worship Center in Chickamauga. Instead, the day became a parent’s worse nightmare. A typical day slowed to a near stop, […]

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  • Pickens plans back to school with a focus on flexibility and safety

    Despite ever-changing information, Rick Townsend, Superintendent of Pickens County Schools, is confident they have a good plan to resume school on August 3. Townsend said as a system, they had to consider what the ideal would be as well as what was practical and by putting teams in place to analyze both aspects, combined with […]

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  • There is no question about it, the dog days are here

    The heat is on in July, from the dog days of summer to baseball (usually, maybe not this year, but typically) . Read about some fun facts and fun days to celebrate, like French Fry day, celebrate your geekiness, and peach ice cream day. Pick a day and enjoy it! Dog Days of Summer July […]

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  • Are you Aware: Celebrations can continue after the Fourth in July

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    While the Fourth is the premiere day for Americans in July, the month is full of quite a few days and monthly observances. Whatever you are passionate about, it’s probably recognized in July. July 2020 Monthly Observances Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month: Does your family know what to do in case of a tornado? Do you […]

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  • Resaca monastery offers peace and tradition

    Along U.S. Highway 41, along a stretch where it’s easy to speed past, is a simple sign reading Monastery of the Glorious Ascension. The winding drive to the monastery is tranquil and natural as it’s nestled in a wooded grove. Along the drive is a small cemetery, headstones standing in quiet reverence. The Orthodox Christian […]

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  • Cook of the Week: Saving dinner and making memories

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    Once upon a time, my hubs and I had five kids in the house. Five. Five girls ranging in age from six-months to 15. Hubs was in school and I worked. It was crazy, to say the least. Even though we were not in a position to allow our kids to participate in every sport […]

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  • Roland Hayes, a trailblazer for African-American music

    Tucked away on U.S. Hwy. 41 in downtown Calhoun and splashed in different parts of the county, one can find the name “Roland Hayes.” Roland Hayes, in his time, was they highest paid black singer in the world and was born on the outskirts of Calhoun, in a little dent in the road called Curryville. […]

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  • Dahlonega resident loves cooking vintage recipes

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    For Dahlonega resident, Lisa Robin, cooking started out as a way to earn her cooking badge but then developed into a passion. Her love of rustic and antique items, her log cabin home is decorated with farming tools that take you back to the “good-ole” days.  It’s only natural that her love of nostalgic country […]

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  • Happy birthday, Army!

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    March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory We’re the Army and proud of our name We’re the Army and proudly proclaim First to fight for the right, And to build the Nation’s might, And The Army Goes Rolling Along Proud […]

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  • Flag Day is today, here are tips on how to treat Old Glory

    June 14 marks a couple of important events for many of us who served our nation. It’s Flag day, commemorating the 243rd years that Old Glory has flown over this great land. Perfect land? No, but great still the same. A resolution by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 gave us our flag. I […]

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  • Elections means quick and easy dinner for politicos

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    I’m tired. Not gonna lie. Elections are my absolute favorite thing to cover-but it can make for a long night, or in this case, long two days. Pickens County, bless their hearts, had counting machine issues and Wednesday morning, not long after midnight, they made the decision to stop counting and resume the next morning. […]

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