Franklin County Commissioners will pay more than $16,000 – and possibly near $30,000 – to monitor noise and air quality around a power plant near Carnesville.

County hires company, buys equipment to keep eye on emissions, noise

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County Commissioners will pay more than $16,000 – and possibly near $30,000 – to monitor noise and air quality around a power plant near Carnesville. Commissioners announced Tuesday that the county has contracted with…

Mead maker taps into brewery market

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While some would say Dahlonega is late to the local brewery party, which has exploded in Georgia over the past few years, when the city’s first brewery opens later this spring, it’ll be the first of its kind in the state. Etowah Meadery, which opened in 2017, will be opening up Dahlonega...

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...

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.