GOLF: UNG women break 54-hole record

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UNG Women's Golf

The University of North Georgia women’s golf team continued its record-breaking season by taking down the 54-hole scoring record Tuesday, March 10, at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational. UNG shot 47-over 911 for the best 54-hole tournament in program history, beating the record set earlier this season at the DBU Classic by two shots.

Golf: UNG women's Megan Sabol

Megan Sabol

Individually, Megan Sabol finished in eighth in the golf tournament with a 1-under 215, also breaking the individual scoring record and the first women’s golfer at UNG to shoot under par in a 54-hole tournament. The senior now holds the two best 54-hole scores in program history.

North Georgia finished just 11 shots outside of the top 10 and just four shots back of PBC foe Flagler, who tied for 11th place. No. 3 Dallas Baptist ran away with the win, besting the field by six strokes. No. 11 Saint Leo finished in second, while No. 9 Florida Southern, No. 1 Nova Southeastern and No. 5 Tampa rounded out the top five in the event.

The Nighthawks will be back in action in two weeks at the Louise Suggs Invitational, hosted by West Georgia.

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No. 19 UNG rifle team finishes in second place

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UNG Rifle Team

The No. 19 University of North Georgia rifle team shot the best air rifle score of the day, claiming the team championship in the discipline Sunday, March 8, as the Nighthawks finished runners-up for the second straight year in the Southern Conference Championships.

UNG Rifle Team Tobin Sanctuary

Tobin Sanctuary

The Nighthawks defeated the field by 10 points in the air rifle portion of the event, firing a 2296 to finish with an aggregate score of 4535. No. 20 UAB finished with an aggregate score of 4539 to claim their second straight conference crown.

UNG Rifle Team Kimberlee Nettles

Kimberlee Nettles

Individually, Tobin Sanctuary claimed third place, while Kimberlee Nettles finished right behind the senior in fourth in the finals. Both earned first team All-Conference honors.

The two Nighthawks earned first team honors in both disciplines, joining Wofford’s Dan Wesson and UAB’s Amy Kohan as the only shooters in the event to accomplish that feat.

North Georgia has now finished in the top two in each of the four SoCon Championships that have taken place since the league added the sport.

North Georgia baseball downs GSW at home

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North Georgia Baseball

Brady Eeles and Nik Levensteins both went yard as the No. 30 University of North Georgia baseball team finished off the Peach Belt Conference series with Georgia Southwestern with a 5-2 win Sunday, March 8, at Bob Stein Stadium at Cottrell Park.

North Georgia baseball

Brady Eeles

Eeles got things started in the fourth inning with a solo bomb to right center to give the Nighthawks the lead. Crews Taylor doubled the UNG lead in the fifth with a RBI single to right field that plated William Makes.

Levensteins earned his first RBI of the day in the sixth on a single up the middle that scored Eeles. GSW answered in the top of the eighth with a Tyler Skelton solo homer that cut the lead down to 3-1, but North Georgia came right back in the bottom of the frame to score twice. Bill LeRoy scored on a Hurricane error just before Levensteins hit his solo homer. GSW hit another home run in the ninth, but UNG was able to get the final out to earn the win.

Nik Levensteins

Nik Levensteins

Parker Morrison (3-1) earned the win, going 7.0+ with just one run given up off six hits. He fanned eight Hurricanes along the way. Beau Jones earned his first save of the season, finishing the final two innings of work.

– Levensteins went 3-for-4, while Eeles had a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

North Georgia will take on Southern Wesleyan in mid-week action Tuesday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in Dahlonega.

UNG softball wins pair at Captain D’s Classic

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UNG University of North Georgia softball

Cheyanne Mosteller had the game-winning homer in the opening game of the day and walked off the final game of the weekend as the No. 7 University of North Georgia (UNG) softball team swept the final day of the Captain D’s Surf ‘n Turf Classic on Sunday, March 8, in Dahlonega.

GAME ONE – UNG 2, TAMUK 1 (9 inn.)

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Cheyanne Mosteller

Kaylyn Anthony got North Georgia on the board in the second inning with a RBI single up the middle that scored Janie Henderson and gave the Nighthawks a 1-0 lead. Texas A&M – Kingsville finally got on the board in the seventh, scoring on a double to the gap in left center to tie the game and send it to extras.

Mosteller hit her first home run as a Nighthawk in the top of the ninth to give UNG the lead, and from there, Kylee Smith shut down the Javelinas to earn the win.

Smith finished the game with five strikeouts, giving up just one run off seven hits.

Wisconsin Parkside was the first on the scoreboard in the final game of the weekend, hitting a solo homer in the top of the first, but North Georgia answered with a Haylee Womack RBI double in the bottom of the inning to tie the game back up, 1-1. A RBI single by Shelby Hammontree in the fourth pushed UNG out in front, but this time it was the Rangers who answered, scoring off a Nighthawks error to tie the game at 2-2.

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Abbie Crawford

With one out in the bottom of the seventh, the Nighthawks got Madison Henry on base and, after pinch running with Mallory Parker, Mosteller brought her home on a double to the wall in left center to walk off the weekend.

Abbie Crawford (5-1) got the win in relief, pitching 1.1 innings of shutout softball, giving up just one hit.

– Mosteller finished the day 3-for-7 at the plate. Womack was 3-for-6 on the day.

– The Nighthawks finish the Captain D’s Classic 4-0, marking the second straight year UNG finish the tournament unbeaten.

North Georgia will open Peach Belt play Saturday, March 14, when they take on Francis Marion at home. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

UNG’s Tshimanga and Jenkins honored by Peach Belt

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University of North Georgia men’s basketball players Ephraim Tshimanga and KJ Jenkins won major awards at the Peach Belt Conference Awards Banquet, held at Lander on Friday, March 6, prior to the semifinals Saturday, March 7.

Ephraim Tshimanga UNG

Ephraim Tshimanga

In addition to being named third team All-Conference, Tshimanga was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while Jenkins was tabbed as the Freshman of the Year for UNG.

Tshimanga led the PBC in steals this season as UNG finished ranked among the PBC’s top five in scoring defense and steals. A senior guard from Acworth, Georgia, his 84 swipes this year is the 13th highest single-season total in PBC history. He also averaged 5.6 rebounds, 11.6 points and 5.5 assists per game. Tshimanga passed the 1,000-point plateau for his career and his 261 career steals is fourth all-time in PBC history. He becomes the first Nighthawk to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award.

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KJ Jenkins

Jenkins played the final 20 games of this season to begin his collegiate career and made a huge impact with 14.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. The redshirt guard from Canton, Georgia, scored 14.5 against league opponents, 12th in the PBC. He scored a career-best 23 in a win over Lander on February 15 and matched it three games later at Georgia College. He scored 20 or more three times during the season with a double-double at Columbus State. He led the PBC in free throw percentage and is 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio. Jenkins is the first UNG men’s basketball player to be named the PBC Freshman of the Year.

UNG’s Sutton named PBC Player of the Year

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Julianne Sutton was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year as the University of North Georgia women’s basketball team was honored as the league runners-up Friday night, March 6, during the Awards Banquet at Lander.

Julianne Sutton Player of the Year

Julianne Sutton

In addition, Kara Groover won the Elite 15 Award presented by EAB, while Sutton and Abbie Franklin were each named All-Conference.

A first team All-Conference honoree, Sutton led the Peach Belt Conference in scoring with 18.3 points per game this season, a number that rose to 19.4 against league opponents.

Kara Groover

Kara Groover

The junior forward from Flowery Branch, Georgia, has scored in double figures in every game so far this year and is third in the league in field goal percentage. A PBC Player of the Week on February 10, Sutton is also sixth in the league in blocks, had four double-doubles and passed 1,000 career points.

UNG Abbie Franklin

Abbie Franklin

She becomes the fourth Nighthawk to be named the PBC Player of the Year, the first since Stephanie Huffman in 2015.

A second team All-Conference winner, Franklin led the Peach Belt Conference in three point shooting at over 41 percent. A junior from Homer, Georgia, she is second on UNG’s squad in scoring at 11.6 points per outing and is second in the league in minutes per game at over 33.5.

Groover is the second Elite 15 Award winner from North Georgia this academic year, joining women’s soccer’s Taylor Malasek.

The junior from Newnan, Georgia, has a 3.91 GPA while majoring in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). Modeled after the NCAA Elite 90, the Elite 15 Award is given at each of the 15 PBC championships to the student-athlete competing in the championship with the highest over cumulative GPA. The honor is the first for the women’s basketball program.

North Georgia will now turn their attention to Clayton State in the semifinals of the conference tournament with tip time set for 7:30 p.m.

No. 16 UNG women’s basketball coasts to quarterfinal win

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Five juniors led the way for the University of North Georgia women’s basketball team Wednesday, March 4, as the No. 16 Nighthawks defeated Augusta, 82-47, in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference tournament at Convocation Center in Dahlonega.

UNG Abbie Franklin

UNG junior Abbie Franklin

Abbie Franklin led the way with 19 points for North Georgia (25-4), which dominated from the opening tip to take a 14-2 lead through the opening four minutes of the game and never looked back.

Franklin continued her great shooting in the month of March, going 4-for-6 from beyond the arc in the game.

Imani Arnold and Julianne Sutton each scored 13 points for the Nighthawks, who never let the lead slip below double digits after going up 12-2.

The Nighthawks shot 60 percent from the floor, their best of the season.

Abby Hubert scored 11 points and Kyra Davis contributed 10 off the best for North Georgia, which led by as many as 39 late to advance in the tournament.

North Georgia will take on Clayton State (20-9) in the semifinals beginning at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Sanctuary earns SoCon Air Rifle Athlete of the Month honor

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University of North Georgia rifle student-athlete Tobin Sanctuary was named the Southern Conference Air Rifle Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of February, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon, March 4.

UNG Tobin Sanctuary

UNG’s Tobin Sanctuary

Sanctuary fired two of his best matches of the season in the Nighthawks’ three contests during the month of February.

The senior from Alstead, New Hampshire, finished second in air rifle out of 16 participants Feb. 1 with a 581, leading his team to a win over The Citadel.

Sanctuary then fired a 576 on Feb. 8 at Georgia Southern to finish fourth and lead the Nighthawks to their seventh-straight Georgia State Championship.

He saved his best performance for last at the NCAA Qualifier, where Sanctuary fired a 582 to finish 10th out of 30 shooters.

Sanctuary also won the honor for the month of November 2019 and has won three SoCon Athlete of the Month honors in his career, the first two being Smallbore Athlete of the Month honors.

The No. 19 Nighthawks will be back in action this weekend at the SoCon Championships in Statesboro, Georgia.

UNG’s Lindsay Reeves named Athletic Director of the Year

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The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the 28 winners of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year (ADOY) Award Tuesday, March 3,

UNG Lindsay Reeves

University of North Georgia Athletic Director Lindsay Reeves

with University of North Georgia’s Lindsay Reeves named among the four NCAA Division II winners. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will be recognized Tuesday, June 9, prior to the Featured Session during NACDA’s 55th Annual Convention at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The ADOY is the second in the past four years for Reeves as she becomes only the second two-time recipient from Georgia. She is joined on this year’s list by Jim Johnson (Pittsburg State), Laura Liesman (Georgian Court) and Tim MacMurray (Texas A&M-Commerce).

Reeves is in her 20th year at the University of North Georgia and the 2019-20 season marks her tenth year as the Director of Athletics for the 13-sport intercollegiate program after investing five years as Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator. She is only the third athletic director in the history of UNG athletics and oversees 13 NCAA Division II sports, 50+ athletic department employees, nine facilities and over 225 student-athletes.

Reeves is the first female director of athletics at the University of North Georgia. She has led the development and implementation of a diversity action plan to ensure and promote diversity among the university’s student-athletes, staff and community. She is heralded as an advocate for all areas of athletic excellence, including team and student-athlete academic success and community engagement.

Under her leadership, UNG athletic programs have enjoyed prosperity on and off the playing fields and courts, highlighted by the UNG softball team being crowned 2015 NCAA Division II National Champions. She has mentored teams to championships on the conference, regional and national levels while emphasizing the total student-athlete development, culminating with the school’s first-ever PBC Commissioner’s Cup in 2017.

In addition to successes on the field of competition, the sports programs at UNG have championed the department’s mission of total student-athlete development by teaching them the core principles of competition, integrity, fair play, personal character, and good sportsmanship.

Reeves’ leadership reflects UNG’s strong commitment to the overall experience of our student-athletes and to the important roles of service, leadership and respect, and how these attributes contribute to their total experiences at North Georgia.

The ADOY Award highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities.

“The future of our industry continues to look bright with athletics leaders like these at the helm of departments across the country,” said Bob Vecchione, NACDA Chief Executive Officer. “Out of our 28 ADOY winners, 22 are receiving this honor for the first time in their careers. It is exciting and inspiring to see the new faces coming up through the ranks and earning well-deserved recognition for their efforts on their campuses.”

Under Armour is now in its 12th year of sponsoring the award and over 276 different athletics directors have been honored with the award during that time.

“The Athletics Director of the Year Award acknowledges the leadership and positive influence top athletics directors have had at their respective institutions across all levels,” said Brian Cummings, Under Armour’s vice president of North America sports marketing. “Under Armour is proud to partner with NACDA to honor those individuals who set the standard in guiding their student-athletes through the on-going journey to be better.”

All NACDA-member directors of athletics in the United States, Canada and Mexico who met the criteria were eligible for the award. Among the criteria were service as an AD for a minimum of five consecutive years; demonstration of commitment to higher education and student-athletes; continuous teamwork, loyalty and excellence; and the ability to inspire individuals or groups to high levels of accomplishments. Additionally, each AD’s institution must have passed a compliance check through its appropriate governing body (i.e., NCAA, NAIA, etc.), in which the institution could not have been on probation or cited for a lack of institutional control during the tenure of the current athletics director.

Nominators were NACDA-member directors of athletics, institutional presidents and conference commissioners, as well as other respected intercollegiate athletics administrators. Special Divisional Selection Committees composed of current and former directors of athletics, current and former commissioners and other key athletics administrators voted on nominees for the award.

Davis’ 15 points leads UNG women to road win

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Kyra Davis

AMERICUS, Ga. – Kyra Davis scored 15 points off the bench as the No. 10 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team defeated Georgia Southwestern, 61-51, Wednesday night.

After a sluggish start for both teams, the Nighthawks finally got things going in the second quarter, scoring 17 of the 29 points in the period to hold a seven point lead going into halftime.

GSW did not go away in the second half, taking a 32-31 lead midway through the third quarter and then a 40-39 lead early in the fourth quarter before UNG went on an 11-2 run to pull away for the win.

– Abbie Franklin and Julianne Sutton also finished with double figures, scoring 13 and 12, respectively. Sutton finished with a double-double, pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds.

– North Georgia has won 27 straight games when scoring 60 or more points.

The Nighthawks will return home to take on Georgia College Saturday at 1:30 p.m.


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UNG men blow past Hurricanes, 72-65 in OT

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Ephraim Tshimanga

AMERICUS, Ga. – Ephraim Tshimanga became just the third University of North Georgia men’s basketball player to hit 400 field goals in a career as the Nighthawks defeated Georgia Southwestern in overtime Wednesday night, 72-65.

Both teams went back-and-forth throughout the entirety of regulation with neither team leading by more than eight points at any point in the first 40 minutes. With 44 seconds left in regulation, the Hurricanes led 56-51 before UNG scored the final five points to send the game to overtime.

The Nighthawks scored first in the extra period with a Carrod Watson three pointer, giving North Georgia the lead for good. The Nighthawks started the overtime period on an 8-2 run and kept a sizable margin throughout the rest of the period.

– Tshimanga hit his 400th career field goal with a layup early in overtime. He sits third in the career records in the stat, continuing his rewriting of the UNG career records. The senior has the career record for steals and assists while sitting in third in rebounds. He also became a member of the 1,000 point club earlier this season, the third to do so in the NCAA era.

– Tshimanga flirted with a triple-double in the game, scoring a team-high 17 points with nine boards and six assists. He also had five steals in the win.

– Three other Nighthawks finished in double figures with Zez Steeple and KJ Jenkins each scoring 16 points. Watson finished with 10.

– The win marked the first Peach Belt win in the career of head coach Dan Evans.

The Nighthawks will look to continue on the winning track with a Saturday matchup against Georgia College. Tipoff in Dahlonega is set for 3:30 p.m.

Five UNG women’s soccer players named to All-Region Team

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Payton Bisso

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Five University of North Georgia women’s soccer players were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region Team as announced by the association’s office Monday afternoon.

Taylor Malasek and Olivia Dumphy were each named to the First Team, while Payton Bisso, Rosie Embley and Dani Shartouny were named Third Team Scholar All-Region.

To be eligible for Scholar All-Region recognition, student-athletes must meet the following criteria: has a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout his/her career, has started more than 50 percent of all games and significantly contribute to his/her team, be nominated by his/her head coach of the current College Services member institution and be a junior or above in academic standing or, if a transfer student, in the second year at the school.

Malasek and Dumphy are each eligible for Scholar All-American status. That team will be announced Wednesday afternoon.



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10 UNG softballers named All-American Scholar Athletes

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DAHLONEGA – The University of North Georgia softball team had 10 players named 2018-19 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office Friday.

Kristen Adkins, Bria Bush, Laken Chambers, Katie Collins, Abbie Crawford, Jordan Deep, Kelly Kahlert, Marley Stowers. Brooke Wakenigg and Harlee Williams were the Nighthawks that earned the recognition.

65 players from across the Peach Belt Conference earned the award with Young Harris having 15 on the list. Georgia College had 12, while Augusta, UNG and Francis Marion each had 10.

The 10 Nighthawks named to the team joined a total of 1,306 Division II softball players across the nation to be honored with the award. Players had to have a 3.5 GPA or higher for the 2018-19 season to be eligible for the award.


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LCHS announces upcoming REACH Adult Field Day event

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Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2019 and Lumpkin County High School will host the second annual REACH Adult Field Day event on March 28, 2020.

Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2019, partnered with Lumpkin County Schools, hosts the event and according to LLC’s social media page, “The mission of the Leadership Lumpkin County Class of 2019 is to have an indelible and positive impact on the Lumpkin County community by advancing the post-secondary educational opportunities for these local students…We believe that by seeking collaboration with local businesses, community members, and sponsors, we will have a progressive impact on the future of our children. held each year to raise money in order to help underprivileged Lumpkin County students excel academically and reach their future goals.”

Last year, over 53% of  LC students received free or reduced lunches, 150 students were homeless, and Lumpkin County had approximately 25% of their students receive a college or technical college post-secondary education. LCHS assistant principal, Jason Lemley, told FYN, “We have a goal to raise $20,000 this year!  We raised over $15,000 last year, and we are confident we can get to 20K.  We already have our first sponsor, and we will be reaching out to many others soon.  Last year was a great first year, and we want this to grow year after year.  Even if you don’t participate on a team, come out and enjoy the hilarious “talent” and join us for a day of fun!”

The event will be at the Lumpkin County High School. For more information, contact Mr. Lemley at LCHS. attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit

McDaniel accepts plea deal in child molestation case

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Erica McDaniel, 34, was sentenced to 15 years —  three to serve and 12 on probation — after pleading guilty to one count of child molestation during her court trial on Friday, Sept. 13.

McDaniel was arrested in September of 2018 for sexual misconduct with a minor that took place over a one-year span for included one count of child molestation and two counts of statutory rape. According to court records, McDaniel and her lawyer, Andrew Richman, entered a plea deal for one count of child molestation. According to the terms laid out in the plea deal, she will serve three years of her sentence in confinement, and the remainder will be served on probation.

In addition to the sentencing, court records reveal that McDaniel is also barred from Lumpkin County, “or the Enotah Judicial Circuit during the period of probation for any reason whatsoever.” Contact with the victim and/or his family is also prohibited.

McDaniel is also required by law to register as a sex offender, that will prohibit her from having contact with minors, residing with a minor, having images of minors, or entering relationships with anyone who is a parent or guardian of minors, with the exception being her own children.

The other two counts of statutory rape were dropped under Nolle Prosequi (NOL PROS), meaning “we shall no longer prosecute.” NOL PROS is used as a legal statement of dropped charges from the prosecutor in a criminal case. attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit



Many downtown businesses will close on 9.14 due to rally

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The list of local businesses on the historic Dahlonega square that will be closed on September 14 has steadily increased as the impending rally approaches.

Some of the first businesses to announce closing on the 14th are, Spirits Tavern, Gustavo’s, and Knuckles Sandwich Shop. Spirits posted on their reason for closing on their Facebook page, which was later shared by Knuckles  “Spirits Tavern will be closed on this day (Saturday, September 14). The safety of our employees and guests are our highest priority. The revenue lost is not worth acknowledging hate of any kind.”

Since then, several other businesses have taken to social media to announce their closing on 9.14, including Mayor Sam Norton’s business, the Picnic Cafe and Dessertery. According to Picnic Cafe’s Facebook page, “It’s not always about the dollar. Family values and a sense of community are what most businesses on the Square are about here in Dahlonega. We will close Saturday, September 14th and encourage others to be home with their family. We will reopen the day after these disruptive protests and counter-protests. We look forward to seeing you on Make-Up Monday (9/16/19).”

Crimson Moon told FYN that they will be closed during the day and open only to host the concert scheduled for Saturday night. Capers on the Square, Brad Walker Pottery, Paul Thomas Chocolates, The Dahlonega General Store, Jolie Day Spa, Walking Ghost Tours, and Studio Jewelers are amongst the businesses that will also be closed. The Dahlonega Farmer’s Market is also canceled for 9.14.

While many downtown businesses will be closed, there are some who will remain open, or open later Saturday evening. This includes The Fudge Factory and Outlaw Jerky will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, 19 Degrees North, Pueblos, Grapevines, Johnny B’s, Naturally Georgia, Giggle Monkey Toys, Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, and Bourbon Street Grille, (downstairs dining only) will all remain open.

Deb Rowe, owner of Shenanigan’s and Bourbon Street Grille, explained that they will remain open, but the upstairs dining area and balcony area of Bourbon Street will be closed. Patrons will still have the option to dine downstairs at Bourbon Street. Both businesses expressed support and appreciation not for the rally, but for the many law enforcement officers and emergency personnel who will be diligently working to keep everyone safe during the rally,

“Shenanigans and Bourbon Street will be open on Saturday 9/14, offering our employee discount of 30% to all emergency personnel. We are aware that many businesses are taking a different approach, and that’s just as understandable. We will stand in the confidence of our law enforcement to monitor and protect, as well as being steadfast with safety and security ourselves. In addition to our local emergency personnel, there are several hundreds of additional officers coming to serve our community and it is our hope that after a contained and uneventful demonstration, we will be able to serve them in appreciation of their service to us all.” attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit

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