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Counting toes at Maggie’s House
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Counting toes at Maggie’s House

As the story goes, Ernest Hemingway, a passionate cat lover, was gifted with a special cat by a ship’s captain in 1933. Snowball was a unique feline in that he possessed extra toes - he was a polydac… Read more...

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Another Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship event: Come to the Turquoise Table picnic June 3 for food, fun, friendship.

The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship invites all women to a picnic.  And not just any picnic. This event, “Come to the Turquoise Table” picnic, inspired by … Read more

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Big Canoe Travel Club announces May meeting

The May 26 meeting featuring Celebrity Cruises’ new ship Apex with trips to the Greek Islands will be a double session, with the first meeting at 4 p.m. and th… Read more

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In Memoriam - Louis Montez Chester

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Meet, greet and eat at Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship New Member Breakfast June 12

The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship invites all new members and ladies interested in learning more about the Women’s Fellowship to the New Member Breakfast… Read more

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60+ vendors at Jasper Farmers Market offered wide range of fresh produce, meat, baked goods

Last Saturday, May 8, we had over 60 vendors at the Jasper Farmers Market. We bought garlic, lettuce, micro greens, kale, collards, eggs, broccoli, asparagus, … Read more

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Joy House honors the late Garry Barber, celebrates the strength of families at annual banquet

Executive Director and Pickens native Steve Lowe shared the Joy House story with 250+ guests at Young Life’s Sharp Top Cove during the April 27 annual banquet.… Read more

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Rangers lead the way: Training exercise deemed successful despite weather delay

Friends, families and curious onlookers gathered at War Hill Park, Dawsonville to experience the annual U.S. Army training exercise on May 5. The event was del… Read more

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Dawsonville’s Zappendorf and team place second in Citadel’s business competition

While classmates relaxed, socialized, and visited with family, Dawsonville resident Jack Zappendorf spent his semester break working feverishly on a new busine… Read more

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Memorial to lost crew of Flying Tiger Flight 739 to be unveiled May 15

Very little is known about what happened to Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, a military mission plane that went missing on March 16, 1962, with 93 U.S. Army Soldi… Read more

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Piedmont to study Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in organ transplant recipients

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is the first enrolled site in the United States for the COVE Transplant clinical trial, which will study Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine o… Read more

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‘Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker’ at Fernbank

  Join Fernbank on an expedition to the land Down Under in “Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker,” now showing in the museum’s four-story Giant Screen Theater. Dive in… Read more