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In the quiet waters of the Chestatee River, cancer survivors find peace with fly fishing

Georgia Women Fly Fishers has hosted Casting for Confidence, a free, annual, day-long retreat that teaches fly fishing basics to female cancer survivors, since 2002. “This is the time to release all other fears and concerns. I can attest you’ll let it all go once you see this beautiful space.”
Georgia Gold Rush

How Dahlonega earned its name from Georgia’s gold rush

On August 1, 1829, Gold had been discovered in Georgia. Several years later, the General Assembly changed the name of Licklog, the county seat of present-day Lumpkin County, the epicenter of the Georgia gold rush, to Dahlonega—similar to the Cherokee word for gold.
Peachtree Road Race

16 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in metro Atlanta

Fireworks, food, movies, live music, the Peachtree Road Race, and more—here are several reasons why Atlanta is one of the best places to be on July 4.

Ten Favorite Mountain Towns in the South

Some of our picks are celebrated locales; others may be new to you. All share these essential elements: natural splendor, a colorful history, and a slate of interesting places to drink, dine, and do a little shopping.
Kurt Thomas

Three things to know about Kurt Thomas

He’s opened for Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Darius Rucker. But with his latest album, Give It Hell Tryin’, the Dahlonega native is poised to make his own name.

Om My Goodness: Spotlight on Dahlonega Spa Resort

I feel indulgent. Ice-cream-for-breakfast indulgent. Make that ice-cream-and-Champagne-for-breakfast indulgent.

April in Atlanta: 15 great events for families

A month of family fun for kids of all ages, from Teddy Bear loving tots to teenage video game addicts.

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