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Cornelia searching for new Ward One commissioner following Dodd’s passing

Two weeks after the passing of City of Cornelia Commissioner Wesley Dodd, the Ward One Commissioner position is now open for applications. Following Dodd's sudden...

Enotah Judicial Circuit suspends jury trials, grand jury proceedings due to COVID

Judges this week temporarily suspended jury trials and grand jury proceedings in Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White counties due to COVID-19. Enotah Judicial Circuit Court...

BOE awards student and staff attendance trophies to Habersham principals

For the first time in over a year, the Habersham County Board of Education awarded attendance trophies to the elementary and secondary schools with...

Baldwin rolls back millage, plans to find new revenue streams

After much deliberation between members of the Baldwin City Council, the council unanimously voted to roll back the millage rate to 6.793 mils in...

Justice Department opens investigation into Georgia prison conditions

Months after the Southern Center for Human Rights accused Arrendale State Prison of inhumane treatment, the United States Department of Justice has announced that...

Alto stolen vehicle fire ruled arson

Investigators are asking for the public's help to find an arsonist who set a stolen vehicle on fire in Alto. Someone stole the work truck...

Hall County Schools COVID-19 cases decrease by nearly half

Since Hall County instated their temporary mask mandate, which has now been lifted for all but one school, COVID-19 cases have decreased by nearly...

Habersham BOE pays tribute to teacher and parapro who died of COVID-19

After the Habersham County School System reported lowering COVID-19 cases throughout the system on Friday, the Board of Education extended sympathies to the friends,...

Cornelia UMC free food distribution Sept. 18th

Cornelia United Methodist Church is again offering free food to families in need. The church will distribute free groceries and kids' lunch bags from 4-5...

Habersham remembers and reflects on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that claimed 2,977 lives, members of the Habersham community came together to remember those...

Habersham KIA memorial shines bright in Clarkesville after cleaning

A year after Habersham citizens began pointing out the condition of the Habersham County Killed in Action War Memorial to local media and elected...

Habersham’s vaccination rate slowly rising

Fifty-two percent of Georgia's residents are now partially vaccinated and 45% are fully vaccinated, according to the latest figures from the Georgia Department of...