• Car crash injures two on Old Habersham Mill Road


    Two people escaped serious injury this afternoon in a single car crash on Old Habersham Mill Road. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Deputy Jourdan McRay of the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year old Jordan Ramirez was driving his BMW south on Old Habersham Mill Road when he ran off the shoulder of the road. The […]

  • Grand Jury finds no basis for charges in drug-bust gone wrong


    Although a U.S. Attorney’s office criminal investigation into a May 28 drug bust that resulted in severe injury to 19-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesevahn is still ongoing, a Habersham County Grand Jury has determined that there was “no evidence of criminal intent or criminal negligence on the part of any law enforcement officer involved,” in […]

  • Fall clean-up along the Soque


    Local volunteers braved the early morning October chill Saturday to lend a helping hand to Mother Nature. Now Habersham photojournalist, Johnny Bailey, captured these images from the 2014 Rivers Alive Clean-up campaign. In the above photo, Rivers Alive clean-up volunteers survey beaver dams in Rocky Branch behind Mary Street Park. In addition to picking up […]

  • Oversight committee to monitor SPLOST VI


    Election day is less than five weeks away and SPLOST VI supporters are making their final push to get the word out about Habersham County’s proposed one-percent special local options sales tax. A small crowd gathered at the Clegg Center on the North Georgia Technical College campus in Clarkesville Thursday night for a public forum […]

  • Review board investigates trooper-involved crash in Cornelia


    Linda Mather of Clarkesville was working on September 29, traveling to visit a student at Foundations Academy in Cornelia,  when her day came to a screeching halt. She says she was stopped on Cannon Bridge Road signaling and waiting to turn left onto Old Athens Highway when she looked into her rear-view mirror and realized, […]

  • Cantrell named interim CEO of HEMC


    The Habersham Electric Membership Corporation board of directors has selected an interim CEO for the Co-Op, following the sudden resignation of Todd Pealock on Monday. Board Chair Hugh Rucker announced Wednesday that Jonathan Cantrell has been selected to serve as Interim CEO. In making the announcement Rucker said, “Jonathan will lead HEMC while the Board […]

  • Temporary spike in Demorest water bills


    Demorest water customers can expect higher than normal water bills this month due to a change in the Water Department’s billing system. City Manager, Juanita Crumley, says Demorest has switched to a “two cycle meter reading” to allow the Water Department to bill closer to when the water meters are read. As a result, Crumley […]

  • Former HABCO coach dies


    Funeral services are scheduled this weekend for a well-known, former Habersham County coach. Walter Davis of Cornelia passed away Wednesday. He was 89. Davis taught and coached football and basketball at South Habersham High School in Cornelia from 1957-1962. He served as Athletic Director and coach at the Georgia Industrial Institute for juvenile offenders in […]

  • Fatal crash on 365


    A fatal wreck involving a tractor trailer and car completely shut down Highway 365 in Alto for two hours Tuesday. Corporal Auston Allen with the Georgia State Patrol says 78-year old Nola Johnson of Gainesville died from injuries she suffered in the crash. It happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of 365 and Jaemor […]


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