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4 arrested in Northeast Georgia drug bust

Law enforcement officials seized about a .5 kilogram of methamphetamine and $7,300.00 cash and made four arrests on Nov. 18. The estimated street value of...

Habersham County Commission extends interim manager’s contract

The Habersham County Commission voted unanimously at their Nov. 18 meeting to extend Interim County Manager Alicia Vaughn's contract until the search for a...

Holden named Habersham County Interim Human Resources Director

Habersham County Accounting Manager Kiani Holden has been named interim human resources director. Holden has been with Habersham County since 2013 and has worked in...

Traffic guard hit near East Hall High School

A traffic guard was struck by a vehicle this morning near East Hall High School. The guard was hit at the intersection of East Hall...

Nov. 19 is last day to request an absentee ballot for runoff election

Friday, Nov. 19 is the last day to request an absentee ballot for the Habersham County District 5 commissioner runoff election. Georgia’s new voting laws...

Fire leaves Rabun County family homeless: ‘All we’ve got left is the clothes on...

As Carrie Watts stood with her husband and children watching their house burn, she shared her anguish online. "At my lowest point of my entire...

Infant critically injured in fatal wreck recovering, leaves ICU

The infant boy critically injured in the Oct. 29 wreck at Mt. Zion Road and GA-365 that claimed the lives of two is on...

Baldwin’s “Shop With a Hero” provides clothes, toys for area children

The City of Baldwin's annual "Shop With a Hero" provided 20 children in need with toys and clothing in time for the holiday season...

Cleveland police chief urges drivers to ‘drive defensively’ following multiple accidents

Following three separate auto accidents in Cleveland within a quarter-mile of each other, in less than 24-hours, with two of those at the same...

Wood stove may be to blame for house fire in Demorest

A wood stove may be to blame for a house fire that broke out Tuesday night in Demorest. The residents told firefighters the stove...

Early voting in county commission runoff election begins

Early voting starts today at 8 a.m. for the Habersham County Commission runoff election. Ty Akins and Jason Hogan are facing off at the...

Runoff commission candidates discuss platforms, goals for Habersham

The runoff election between Habersham County Commissioner hopefuls Ty Akins and Jason Hogan begins today, and both candidates sat down with Now Habersham to...