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UNWIND: Man and the moonrise

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A small, family-operated craft distillery in Rabun County is poised to make a big splash in the world of artisanal whiskey. Moonrise Distillery is not just another company seeking to cash in on the growing craft distillery business in Georgia. It’s a family affair that takes whiskey-making...

Be wary of TB in deer

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Earlier this month and in the thick of deer season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that deer “can transmit certain strains of tuberculosis to hunters.”  The danger comes during the field-dressing process. Hunters can come into contact with the pathogen when...

Early detection is vital, cancer survivor says

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Just because you can’t see or feel something, doesn’t mean it’s not there and Elizabeth Harper learned this first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last December at age 59. “When they found my cancer, it was very small and in the beginning stages,” Harper said. Harper...

Mountain Traveler: Be Impressed by Rabun Bald

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According to Native American legend, Rabun Bald is inhabited by fire-breathing demon people, and some campers still report hearing strange sounds at night. But the spectacular views from the summit stretching more than 100 miles on a clear day are no myth. Rabun Bald, with an elevation.

Murder suspect shot by police in Toccoa

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A 49-year-old Toccoa man charged with murder was caught Tuesday after he was shot by a Toccoa Police officer. The suspect, Kenton Deshawn Hall, was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment, according Toccoa police chief Jimmy Mize.

New industry breaks ground in Carnesville

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CARNESVILLE – A Mexican businessman looking to expand his business in the United States was lured to Franklin County by I-85 and the poultry business. Pedro Galvin and local officials broke ground Friday on the future location of Kool Farm LLC in the Central Franklin Industrial Park. “I’m really happy to be able to announce this first project in the industrial park,” Industrial Building Authority Chairman Harris Little said. “It should make it easier for the next one to get done.”

Boat Church

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When taking the boat out on the lake, people typically spend their time relaxing, grilling or swimming in the water.

The dam that changed Hartwell forever

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Fog used to settle in the bottomland in the 1940s and hang over the Savannah River as it meandered its way from Hart County to the Atlantic Ocean, blanketing the rolling foothills of Northeast Geor