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Family Fun Tubing In Helen, Georgia

If you are looking for family fun in Helen, Georgia, look no further than tubing on the Chattahoochee River. We have been to a couple of spots in Georgia and South Carolina. Helen is the best so far! The humidity isn’t too bad in the summer and my wife enjoys the shopping.
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Wayne Wachacha

Wayne Wachacha, 78 of Robbinsville, N.C., passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on the night of Wednesday, June 15, 2022. He went to his heavenly home, where he was greeted by his beloved wife of 54 years, Evelyn Taylor Wachacha. His parents, John Wayne Wachacha and Martha Wachacha; sisters, Stacy Rattler, Edna Chekelelee, Lula Rattler and Susie Reed; and brothers Dewitt, Jerome and Mike Wachacha also precede him in death.
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Joseph Leo Price II

Joseph Leo Price II, 38, of Hayesville, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at his residence. Born July 30, 1983 in Statesboro, Ga. to Carolyn Sue Price, of Hayesville, and the late Joseph Leo Price…
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‘An Appalachian Evening’

The “An Appalachian Evening” series will return to the Stecoah Valley Center in Robbinsville. The annual summer concert series offers an ever-changing schedule of bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists — quality entertainment for the entire family. Rich in cultural heritage, the series continues to be a favorite with locals and visitors alike. All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium.
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Linda Faye Ledford

Linda Faye Ledford, 81, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at her residence. She was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. She most recently worked as a teacher’s aide with special needs children at Southwestern Child Development. She was a devoted member of Pleasant Hill...

Your Blue Ridge Summer Picnic Guide

Horseshoe Bend Park - We try not to play favorites, but if we had to pick the best spot for a picnic, Horseshoe Bend is tops. Spread your blanket along the banks of the Toccoa or grab a spot at one of the myriad of tables in the park. The...

Kids Outdoor Learning: Summer in Georgia's Blue Ridge

Want the kids to keep on learning while having fun this summer? Combine vacation with field trips in the North Georgia Mountains, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate 575 and an hour and a half from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Exploring Blue Ridge, Georgia, and surrounding Fannin County is like an extended summer field trip, combining geography, biology and nature “classes” into outdoor adventure and discovery. There’s so much fun to be had that … (the kids will never know it’s all about education).

7 Blue Ridge Water Adventures To Try This Summer

The Toccoa is a great tubing river, whether you bring your own or rent a tube from one of the tubing companies dotting the area. If you’re staying in a river cabin, chances are you’ll be launching along the Upper Toccoa thru the Chattahoochee National Forest and above Lake Blue Ridge. This is a longer float, usually about 3 hours, based on the location of your cabin and the water level.
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Mary Clark

Mary (Kazarian) Clark, 85, passed away at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing, Murphy, in the early morning hours of Monday, June 20, 2022, after a period of declining health. She was born May 10, 1937, and raised in the Dearborn, Mich., area by her father, Avedis Kazarian and mother Rose (Teddy Rosie Chambers) Kazarian.

Carolyn Debra Horton

Mrs. Carolyn Debra Horton, 66, of Copperhill, Tenn., died Friday, June 10, 2022. She was born in Summerville, April 6, 1956, to the late Robert Hudgins and Frankie Jean “Pierce” Hudgins. She loved flowers and shopping in thrift stores. She was employed by the North Georgia Mental Health where she was a medical caregiver.
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Melvin Flynn

Melvin Carl Flynn, 84, of Marble, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022. Melvin was born in Purgitsville, W.Va., to the late Melvin Carl and Bertha Mildred Rinker Flynn. He was employed as an IT Technician. Melvin loved to travel, gardening, cruises, stamp collecting and loved his wife. He also loved...
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Glenda Shields

Glenda Curtis Shields, 75, of Murphy, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 18, 2022. She was born in Murphy on Nov. 24, 1946, to the late Paul Curtis and Dorothy Curtis Moss. Glenda was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Murphy. Her...
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Myrna Marble

Myrna Lou Sheedy Marble, 85, of Murphy, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022. Myrna was born in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Lionel and Hazel Health Sheedy. She had previously worked at Sarasota County Health as a medical registered nurse. Myrna was also involved with Loving Hands. She was a...