Exhibiting one of the giant GMA checks are (from left) city manager Billy Morse, city human resources director  Jan Crawford, GMA representative Brenda Eckman and Toccoa Mayor Terry Carter.

City of Toccoa receives $20,000 in grants

    The City of Toccoa has received two grants from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) totaling $20,000.     The city received a grant check in the amount of $10,000 to be used toward the purchase of equipment to reduce exposures related to…

Smith aims to ‘be the good’ at Food Bank kitchen

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CLAYTON— Feeding people is something that Inger Smith has done for over 30 years, and as the new teaching kitchen manager for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia she hopes to “be the good” as a hub of good will for the people in Rabun County and the mountain region. Smith began her role as...

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...

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. By that time, Longstreet had fought and won a change to state law to allow women to be state...