• Stoney’s celebrates 50 years


    Pictured are Grace Ward and Treelis Stonecypher with a cake commemorating 50 years. With four generations present, landmark restaurant, Stoney’s celebrated 50 years of business in Habersham County on the corner of Historic 441 and 197. Opened in 1965 by Ottis Stonecypher, the restaurant started as a Tastee-Freeze. According to Treelis Stonecypher, his wife, Ottis’ […]

  • Cornelia ranks as Georgia’s 2nd best for new lawyers


    A website dedicated to helping folks find college scholarships is out with its rankings of the best small towns in the country for new lawyers to hang out their shingle. Cornelia ranks at #2 in Georgia and #56 nationwide. Paul Southerland of GoodCall.com says, “While many newly-minted law school graduates move to big cities, there are actually […]

  • Initials Inc. Co-Founder leaves company


    Initials, Inc. is a homegrown success story. Started by sisters Britney Vickery and Ivy Hall (nee  Copeland) in 2005, the business has grown to 2013 revenues of over $17.8 million and a 2014 ranking of 930 in Inc. magazine’s top 5000 companies in the US. The company is a direct selling enterprise that utilizes home […]

  • Goodwill to open locations in Cornelia and Clarkesville


    Goodwill is opening a retail store in Cornelia but it will offer a whole lot more than discounted donated merchandise. The old Walmart on Hwy. 441 is currently under renovation and will house both a Goodwill store and a career center. “Our mission statement is to put people to work,” explains Senior Director of Retail Development […]

  • Rabun brothers hope fireworks business will boom


    Chan and Ben Watts are in a unique position this week. They are the only locally-owned business in our area with a state license to start selling commercial fireworks on Wednesday. “We started thinking about it around February when we heard talk of it going up for a vote (in the legislature),” Chan explains. Once […]

  • New details on new Cornelia shopping center


    The new Cornelia shopping strip next door to Walmart is on schedule to open this fall. Construction on the shell of the building is almost complete. When it’s done, the location will offer  22- thousand square feet of brand new retail space in the city’s most active business area. The Sansone Group from St. Louis, […]

  • Cattle rustlers active in Northeast Georgia


    An organized group appears to have targeted a northeast Georgia farm in an attempt to steal a herd a cattle this week. Sgt. Daren Osborn of the Union County Sheriff’s department reported the attempted theft Wednesday, “I received a call this morning of an attempted theft of cattle that occurred in Towns County,” he explained. […]

  • A to Zinc to host grand opening


    Rufino Pato cuts the ribbon on his family’s new health food store in Clarkesville. He was joined by his wife Tracy, their children and members of the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce. The store’s Grand Opening is Friday, June 19, 2015. Rufino Pato and his wife Tracy are on a mission. ” We want to […]

  • Fire Damages Clarkesville Huddle House


    Image: The Huddle House sign: “TEMPORARILY CLOSED” Huddle House franchise owner Rance Reese stands in a shallow pool of dirty grey water as he surveys the fire damage to his business, “We got hit pretty hard as you can see over here.” Everything in the area surrounding the grill is singed, the metal of the venting hood […]


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