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FCA brings Florida baseball players to Rabun

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SKY VALLEY — Fellowship of Christian Athletes leaders Jason Schack and Jason Arnold wanted to give their group of Florida high school baseball players a chance to get away, while getting closer to their faith. Twenty-five student-athletes from Brevard County, Fla., took in a little bit of everything Rabun County and the surrounding area had to offer during their five-day retreat last week. “This is at the end of a summer where they’ve been investing spiritually. We’ve been praying with these kids, teaching them the word and we wanted to get them to a place where they could retreat,” Schack said.

Pupils become teachers at Rabun’s Future Wildcats Camp

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TIGER — The students became the teachers at Rabun County’s annual Future Wildcats Football Camp this week. The players who were once in the shoes of elementary-age student-athletes helped varsity coaches teach football fundamentals and played two-hand touch at the two-day camp at the team’s practice field Monday and Tuesday night.

Dockside in DAHLONEGA

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Dahlonega is known more for its gold mines and mountain getaways than lakeside attractions. But that doesn’t mean the city is anywhere near high and dry, because on the outskirts of town sits Lake Zwerner at Yahoola Creek Reservoir. A little more than a decade ago this...

AFTER THE SPAWN: summer fishing heats up

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Summer is upon us, which means it’s not only time to be out on the water, enjoying North Georgia’s pristine lakes, but for many folks it’s also the time to cast those lines and see what’s biting just below the shimmering surface. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of all things fishing, or...

Cool water, HOT BOAT

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On the lake The only thing better than spending an afternoon or weekend at the lake may be enjoying your lake-time in a hot new boat. Several marina managers shared what trends – and what boats – are popular this year. One thing they all agree on is that tritoons, or pontoon boats with three...

Splish splash!

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When summer days are hot, the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville is a go-to place to cool off. The center is available to Hall County residents and visitors alike. The state-of-the-art facility features a 10-lane indoor competitive pool, a four-lane instructional pool, a fitness center...

Racing in the dirt

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Sixty-four years old and still sporting the fastest 1,650 feet of dirt in Georgia. That is an up-to-date description of Toccoa Raceway, which hosts stock car racing every Saturday night from early April through Labor Day weekend. The 5/16ths-of-a-mile track sports a variety of racing classifications...

Gold in the hills

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Three separate gold-related sites should be on your itinerary for your trip to Dahlonega. Each attraction offers its own unique experience and perspective on the gold history of the area. Crisson Gold Mine If you want to see how rock is crushed and mined for gold, look no further than the oldest...

Grandaddy Mimm's secret recipe still has plenty of kick

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Jack “Mimm” McClure might be surprised to stumble across a jar full of his secret recipe, out in the open at a bar, looking somewhat “artisanal” for “tastings,” with his name boldly emblazoned on the label.