• Mardi Gras in the Mountains 2017 crowns new King and Queen

    Residents from local counties in North Georgia were representing their community in the contest to be Mardi Gras in the Mountains King and Queen while raising some money for a good cause. Mardi Gras in the Mountains is an annual joint fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Jasper, The Knights of Columbus and Georgia Mountains […]

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  • Graduation Ceremony of Rescued~Saving Detainees & Dogs One Life at a Time

    The Graduation Ceremony of Rescued was held on January 26th at the Colwell Detention Center.  Rescued is a joint effort between Colwell Probation Detention Center, Mountain Shelter and Castoff Pet Rescue to rescue dogs who would otherwise be euthanized, while providing a positive impact on the offenders within the Colwell Detention Center. Each Program participant […]

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  • 10 Acre Rough Ridge Fire in the Cohutta Wilderness

    A small wildfire discovered in the Cohutta Wilderness on October 16 has grown to 10 acres and is highly visible across Fannin, Gilmer and surrounding counties.  The fire is not threatening any private lands or structures. The Rough Ridge wildfire is located approximately 1.5 miles north of Three Forks trailhead on the east side of […]

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  • Cartecay Vineyard receives highest award for Chimney Blush

    Cartecay Vineyards’ Chimney Blush recently received the highest award given for a Hybrid Grape Wine. The award was received at the Georgia Wine Trustees Wine Challenge:The Thomas McCall Award for Best Hybrid Grape Wine 2016.  This competition for Georgia wineries is Co-Directed by Jane Garvey and Douglas Mabry, with Parks Redwine presiding as Chief of […]

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  • Cornerstone to honor Veterans on Sunday November 13th 2016

    Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cherry Log will honor Veterans during the worship hour at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 13th, 2016. The congregation extends a special invitation to attend to Veterans in North GA and their families, whether full-timers without a church home, weekenders, sometimers,  or day visitors.    Visit the website for more information! […]

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  • Air Quality Summary Report – Rough Ridge Wildfire

    Chattahoochee National Forest November 12, 2016 Rough Ridge Fire Information: 470.208.2839 Weather Forecast An area of high pressure will build into the region from the north and bring east to northeast winds today and freezing temperatures tonight. Maximum Temperature is 62F. Minimum Relative Humidity will 30%. Winds are expected to be East 6 – 11 […]

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  • Eleventh Annual Rotary Blues Train Event was held Sept 16th in Blue Ridge

    The Rotary Club of Blue Ridge held its Eleventh Annual Rotary Train Event on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad Friday, September 16, 2016.  Once again,  its Founding Title Sponsors North Georgia Ford and Autotrader.com presented the Rotary Blues Train. Proceeds from the event will support both the Programs of Rotary and the Ferst Foundation Literacy Project […]

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  • The GBI Crime Lab Receives Synthetic Opioid Carfentanil

    Decatur, GA – Within the past week, the GBI Crime Lab’s drug identification unit received three cases from separate seizures of the synthetic opioid carfentanil. Carfentanil is a fentanyl analog used as a tranquilizer on large animals such as elephants. It is purported to be 100 times stronger than fentanyl and suspected of playing a […]

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