Megan Broome/The Clayton Tribune. Marie Dunkle, board president for Georgia ForestWatch, left, and Ryan Foote, district ranger for the Chattooga River Ranger District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Lakemont, hold up a map of National Forest System Land in Georgia potentially for sale. Foote points to the location of Rabun County, where approximately 1,229 acres of the roughly 3,841 acres is located.

Proposed sale of forest lands draws public scrutiny at meeting

CLAYTON— The potential sale of roughly 3,841 acres—30 tracts—of National Forest System land in the state of Georgia has been a buzz of controversy with questions and concerns from community members about the impact it will have on the local…

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...

MOUNTAIN TRAVELER: All aboard a wine tour

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White County is in the heart of North Georgia wine country, and with plenty of vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms, many visitors are turning to wine tours for a leisurely way to experience the area. A ride with a tour guide provides a way to go between stops, so you can focus on the scenic...

MOUNTAIN TRAVELER: Puttin' on the Ritz

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Season 3 of the Night at the Ritz series will continue through May 2020, at Toccoa’s restored and historic Ritz Theatre. Described by theater general manager Tami Mayhugh as “Toccoa’s hottest event,” Night at the Ritz features a diverse selection of musical acts and performing arts...