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Firefighters rescue lost hikers

Firefighters used GPS to locate and rescue two lost hikers in the mountains of White County Sunday evening. Rescuers found the hikers around 7 p.m....

Hall County to name new elementary school in honor of former First Lady Sandra...

The Hall County Board of Education voted unanimously this evening to name its future elementary school on Ramsey Road, Sandra Dunagan Deal Elementary School.  Superintendent...

Hall County Farm Bureau donates $50,000 to expand school agribusiness center

The Hall County School District received a generous donation of $50,000 recently from the Hall County Farm Bureau. The funds will be utilized to...

Baldwin combines with Habersham South voting precinct

The city of Baldwin voting precinct is moving. Instead of going to city hall to cast ballots in this year's general election, Baldwin residents...

No evidence of suicide, kidnapping in death of missing Athens woman, sheriff’s office says

Two weeks after her partially nude and burned body was found in the woods of northern Habersham County, the investigation into the death of...

Driver dies after pickup crashes into yard on Highway 17

A White County woman whose pickup truck crashed head-on into a tree in a yard on Highway 17 has died. 58-year-old Kelly Renee Wymore...

WWII veteran and ‘Toccoa Original’ dies at age 101

Funeral services were held this week for a World War II veteran well known throughout Northeast Georgia. James "Pee Wee" Martin died Sept. 11. He was...

Habersham’s first-ever Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Saturday at BRAF

Visitors to this weekend's Big Red Apple Festival in Cornelia can enjoy a first-of-its-kind event. The Habersham County Historical Society in conjunction with the...

Piedmont University faculty vote no confidence in board of trustees executive committee

Piedmont University faculty are taking their dissatisfaction with the school's administration to the next level. They're seeking to oust the executive committee of Piedmont's...

Pay study says Habersham behind some of its neighbors; county looks to raise pay

After spending months blaming poor job retention and recruitment rates on low salaries, the Habersham County Commission now has some data to back up...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office promotes new chief deputy

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office has promoted a second chief deputy. Sheriff John Williams on Thursday announced the promotion of Major Frank Woods to the...

Cornelia announces road closures ahead of Big Red Apple Festival

On Saturday, thousands of people are expected to gather in downtown Cornelia for the annual Big Red Apple Festival. The festival runs from 10...