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Legend of The Smith House Mine’ wins Telly award

A video chronicling the gold mine underneath Dahlonega’s historic Smith House has captured two awards for video production.

"Legend of The Smith House Mine" was awarded two bronze Telly Awards in both the TV Documentary and Low Budget categories.

The annual awards honor the best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions and work created for the Web.

The winning video was produced by Scott Gray, producer and partner at Video Craft Productions in Cumming. "The Legend of The Smith House Mine" documentary DVD features the legend and reality of the gold mine beneath The Smith House Inn.

Dahlonega was the site of the 1828 Gold Rush that brought 15,000 miners to the area.



Wimberly buys, remodels Greenlee’s Funeral Home

Greenlee’s Funeral Home is nearing the completion of a major face-lift of its facility on Summit Street.

The Rev. Christopher Wimberly, a Winder native who purchased the business in November, said he is updating the interior, which includes a visitation parlor, a chapel, a casket showroom and family conference room.

Wimberly, 30, has worked for former owner Margaret Greenlee for the past 10 years. The business was founded by the Greenlee family in 1938.

"Our goal is to give comfort to families during their time of bereavement," Wimberly said. "We want to make it easier for them during this difficult time."

Wimberly is pastor of the Hunter Hill Baptist Church in Atlanta. He has preached numerous revivals in the Gainesville area.


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