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Blue Ridge, Georgia

Blue Ridge is a small city situated in Fannin County in the northern portion of the US State of Georgia. The city is located approximately 1 hour from the state capital, Atlanta, and sits between the Tennessee and Alabama Rivers. Blue Ridge covers a total area of 6.2 sq. km, all of which is occupied by land. Blue Ridge experiences an annual average high temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and an average low of 6 degrees Celsius.
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NC gun shop buys ‘4 Horsemen’ billboard insulting congresswomen

MURPHY, N.C. (AP) — A new billboard in North Carolina shows four minority congresswomen smiling down on the small town of Murphy, their faces at odds with the apocalyptic phrase slapped above them: The 4 Horsemen Cometh. The billboard funded by a local gun shop then shows a red...
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Black Bear Project: Learn How to Coexist With the Black Bears

Do you want to learn more about Black Bears? The Black Bear Project can help you with that. A fun, free educational event is on Aug. 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Mountains View room at the Big Canoe Clubhouse. The purpose of this event is to enjoy learning about how all of us can successfully coexist with the bears in our growing community. The featured guest speaker is Gerald Hodge, founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization called the Appalachia Georgia Friends of the Bears.

Visiting the Dahlonega Gold Museum in Dahlonega GA

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. All hosted affiliate links follow our editorial & privacy policies. Located in the mountain town of Dahlonega, the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site chronicles the discovery of gold in Georgia and the pivotal role it played in the history of Georgia. Gold...

Donald McIntosh drives to Iron Man LMS win at Boyd’s

RINGGOLD, Ga. - Donald McIntosh kicked off the Independence Day race weekend with a home state victory in Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series action at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday night. The Dawsonville, Georgia speedster took the lead on a lap 15 restart in the 40-lap feature,...

Reflections at 50: the Big Canoe Chapel Cemetery

Just north of Big Canoe’s Main Gate within the Jimmy R. Allen Meditation Park is a sacred, solemn spot that many are unaware of. Not far from the Terraces venue is the Big Canoe Chapel Cemetery, a 20-acre area with benches, a gazebo and gravesites of some of Big Canoe’s most notable past residents. There’s also a memorial wall with dozens of cast-iron nameplates for those who have passed but are not buried here.

2022 Fall Bocce Season Kickoff is on Aug. 1

The Racquet Club has a great fall planned for our Big Canoe bocce players and our Bocce Social Group is leading charge. Linda Malgeri, Cathy Wentworth, Bill Rawson, and Diana Spearman have volunteered to keep the excitement going all season. If you are interested in helping with our Bocce Social Group, contact Linda Malgeri at

Who to contact about your amenity membership: Teri Sawyer

You might think that contacting Carrie Scott, the POA’s Director of Amenities, is the best way to secure or update your amenity membership, but the most effective way to make any changes to your amenities is to connect with Teri Sawyer, our Membership Director. Teri not only handles all...
Overton County News

Copper mining caused Tennessee’s “Badlands”

The Ducktown Basin used to be known as “Tennessee’s Badlands.” But unlike the Badlands of South Dakota, Tennessee’s version was man-made. After the Civil War, companies began mining copper in Polk County. Since copper doesn’t come out of the ground ready to be used, they heated the ore (a process known as smelting).

Mic'd Up: Heath Webb and the Indians are the first to grab the mic

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Mic'd Up is back and in the Gold City. Friday Game Night caught up with new Lumpkin County coach Heath Webb and the Indians last week. Webb took over the program and has hit the ground running. The numbers and enthusiasm are up in Dahlonega, and Webb already has the Indians thinking playoffs in 2022.
Kingsport Times-News

Copper mining caused Tennessee’s Badlands

The Ducktown Basin used to be known as Tennessee’s Badlands. But unlike the Badlands of South Dakota, Tennessee’s version was man-made. After the Civil War, companies began mining copper in Polk County. Since copper doesn’t come out of the ground ready to be used, workers had to heat the ore (a process known as smelting).

Summer Honors focuses on academics, leadership

The University of North Georgia (UNG) Summer Honors program continues to be the only camp in the region that offers high school rising seniors research-focused, collegiate academics along with intense leadership training. Summer Honors allows participants to identify their primary leadership styles and practice the art of leadership in an adventure-learning leadership curriculum. This year it was held from June 12-24.

Tennis players named All-Americans

Three University of North Georgia (UNG) tennis players earned All-American honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in 2022. Men's tennis player Joaquin Benoit was an All-American in singles, while the women's duo of Vaishali Jorge and Johanna Lippert received All-American recognition in doubles. Student-athletes who finish in the top...

Teachers gain skills in cybersecurity

For the second year in a row, the University of North Georgia (UNG) welcomed middle and high school educators for a five-day academy training them how to teach cybersecurity. The Advancing GenCyber Education for North Georgia Teachers (AGENTs) of Change event was held June 27-July 1 on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Distinctive, meat-allergy causing tick has made Pickens home

Over Memorial Day weekend 2021 Robin Dunn was at his family lake home in Florida when he found something odd attached to his leg. It was slightly larger than a pinhead. That something was a tick. Dunn pulled it off without much thought and returned home to Jasper. Then, in...