Highlights from North Georgia

Community Spotlight: McCaysville, GA & Copperhill, TN

North Georgia’s Twin Towns Not many people can claim to have one foot in Georgia and one foot in Tennessee, but several places display the painted blue line that divides streets and the river of these two small towns. Toccoa Avenue that’s in Georgia, turns into Ocoee Street in Tennessee. Then under the old iron […]

Road Trip to Scenic Hwy 197

Travel off the beaten path and drive Scenic 197 where you will follow the Soque River through a winding road of beauty.  The 33 miles of road officially begins Old Hwy. 197 S. in Mt. Airy off Hwy. 13 and crosses Hwy. 441 as the major four lane where it has now become the official […]

The Calhoun Mine

The Calhoun Mine is perhaps the oldest and best known mine in Lumpkin County, Georgia. When gold was discovered in Lumpkin County in 1828, which lead to the Georgia Gold Rush in 1829, it was discovered on 239 acres owned by Robert Obar.  The land was purchased by Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, […]