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Woman Dies During Panther Creek Rescue

A 23-year-old woman died after she was found unresponsive on Panther Creek Trail.

Habersham 911 received the call at 9:41 p.m. Sunday night but efforts to save the woman were unsuccessful.

"When they made access to the patient, she was very...

Woman Dies During Panther Creek Rescue

A 23-year-old woman died after she was found unresponsive on Panther Creek Trail.

Habersham 911 received the call at 9:41 p.m. Sunday night but efforts to save the woman were unsuccessful.

"When they made access to the patient, she was very...

Missing Women on Chattahoochee Found Safe

Two women who went missing on the Chattahoochee River overnight Wednesday were found safe early this morning.

Officials say the two women were found shortly after 7 a.m. at a store in White County.

"Initial reports are they may have become...

Two Habersham Deputies Arrested

Two Habersham County Sheriff's deputies have been arrested after an off-duty fight.

Howard Chance Oxner, 51, and his son, Zachary Alexander Oxner, 29 were taken into custody on Monday after an altercation that took place on June 29.

Both...

Holiday Weekend Marred by Drownings

Two men died over the weekend in separate drowning incidents on Lake Lanier.

The first drowning happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday. 

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said a 59-year-old Clarke County...

North Georgia Tech Keeps on Truckin'

North Georgia Technical College recently received a donated electric lineman truck from Habersham Electric Membership Corporation.

"This donation is so meaningful to our students," said NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester, adding, "We certainly appreciate...

Two Missing North Georgia Teens Found

A missing 17-year-old girl has been found safe.

Julia Mann was reported missing in February and had been last seen at her grandparent's house in the area of the Rowan Oak Subdivision off Rocky Branch Road in Oconee County.

A...

Two Teens Die in Weekend Drownings

Two North Georgia teenagers died over the weekend in separate drowning accidents.

Stephen Daniel Bowman, 18, of Cornelia, drowned in Lake Hartwell on June 13 near the Camp Rotary Boy Scout Camp off of Rotary Boyscout Drive...

Gainesville Man Arrested in Rape Investigation

GAINESVILLE - An investigation by the Hall County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of a man in connection with a rape that allegedly occurred in late May off of West Ridge Road.

Jose Tomas Pedro, 21, of Gainesville, was...

Protest tonight at the Clarkesville square

In just under an hour, a rally is to begin at the Clarkesville square over the killing of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, it was business as usual around...

Hall Co. Sheriff's Office Holds Memorial Day Vigil

The Hall County Sheriff's Office observance of Memorial Day continued this year with a 24-hour vigil by the Honor Guard and remarks by Sheriff Gerald Couch.

"COVID-19 may have changed some things this year, but it will not stop our men and women...

Wreck knocks out power in Cornelia

Just as the sun was rising over Cornelia on Friday, a wreck involving a tractor-trailer left a portion of downtown in darkness.  Authorities say the driver of the rig hit a utility pole on North Main Street just after 7:30 a.m., causing most businesses...

Kemp to address state on COVID-19 today

Governor Brian Kemp and leaders from Georgia’s Coronavirus task force are scheduled to provide a coronavirus update today at 4:30 at the State Capitol.

The address will be available to view live on the governor's

Gun Rights Group Endorses Stacy Hall for Senate

Stacy Hall has received another endorsement in the race for Georgia's State Senator for District 50.

Georgiacarry.org, a gun rights lobbying group, sent a letter to Hall on May 18 informing him of the decision. The letter states, "We appreciate...

Kona Throwing 'Ice Parties' in Habersham

Easing coronavirus restrictions, businesses reopening and some lovely weather this weekend may present a great opportunity for people to get out and about. Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-to-high 80s today and for those in Habersham...

Three arrested on drug trafficking charges

The Habersham County Sheriff's Office arrested three individuals on trafficking charges after a traffic stop on May 13 led to the discovery of a large cache of drugs. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office assisted with the narcotics investigation...

Cornelia Walmart Offering Free COVID-19 Testing

Cornelia - Starting today, Wal-Mart is offering two new COVID-19 test sites for people in the community who meet the CDC, state and local guidelines on who should seek testing.

The two sites will be open every Monday, Wednesday,...

Speaker says Georgia lawmakers to return with precautions

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said in a memo sent to state House members and staff on Tuesday that the legislative session paused in March because of the coronavirus will resume on June 11 with some new policies and procedures...

TFS makes house calls to seniors

It was a morning to remember for members of the Tallulah Falls School Class of 2020. 

School administrators traveled across Northeast Georgia on May 6 to deliver a dose of cheer along with yard signs, yearbooks and senior...

Gov. Kemp To Make COVID-19 Briefing Today at 4 P.M.

Atlanta - Governor Brian Kemp is set to give an update on COVID-19 today, May 12, at 4 p.m.

Gov. Kemp along with the Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency...

TFS Pit Vipers Going to World BBQ Championship

Tallulah Falls - Tallulah Falls School’s very own Pit Vipers barbecue club will be heading to Kansas to compete in the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) World Championship later this year.

“I received an email and it was...

HMC Resumes Elective Surgeries

Habersham Co. - Habersham Medical Center (HMC) made the announcement Monday, May 11, that they would be resuming elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures.

“Habersham Medical Center is taking the appropriate steps...

Select Trails and Rec Sites Reopened

While a portion of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests will remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19, some trials are open once again.

As of Thursday, May 7, the following sites have been reopened:
  • FSR...

Gov. Brian Kemp COVID-19 Update, May 7

GA - Gov. Brian Kemp is urging all Georgians to get tested for COVID-19 during his latest press briefing on Thursday, May 7.

During his briefing, Gov. Kemp highlighted the following:
-...

Karen Handel Endorses Doug Collins’ Senate Bid

ROSWELL (PRESS RELEASE) – Former and future Representative Karen Handel today endorsed Doug Collins’ U.S. Senate bid, calling him “the best person to represent our Georgia values.”

In a statement, Handel said, “I...

Cornelia Reschedules Sawyer Brown Concert

CORNELIA (PRESS RELEASE) - The Cornelia Hospitality & Tourism Board announces the Sawyer Brown Concert is rescheduled to Friday, August 28, beginning at 5 p.m.

The concert will be held at 301 South Main Street in Cornelia,...

GEMA/HS, DPH Distribute Largest PPE Shipment to Date

Atlanta (PRESS RELEASE) - Governor Brian P. Kemp today, May 5, announced the largest shipment of personal protective equipment to date has been distributed by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) in cooperation...

2 Injured in Structure Fire, 3 Escape Uninjured

Habersham Co. - Two individuals were injured in a house fire Wednesday morning, May 6. 

Emergency personnel was called at approximately 12:20 a.m. for a reported structure fire at 1483 Yonah Post Rd. 

“Initial...

Cornelia PD Seeking Public Help To ID Man

Cornelia - The Cornelia Police Department is seeking the help of the public to identify an individual regarding an active investigation.

According to the release, Cornelia PD’s Criminal Investigation Division “wishes...

Updated Parks & Rec Departmental Closings

Habersham - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Habersham County Parks and Recreation suspended all programs beginning March 14th . 

Please see the list below for more information regarding each program’s tentative restart...

HEMC Disconnects Will Resume May 6

Habersham - Due to COVID-19, Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC) has been suspending disconnects and late fees for members. Disconnects for non-payments will resume on Wednesday, May 6.

Anyone who has an outstanding balance is asked...

Inside the

Cornelia - Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order is expired for the majority of Georgians and businesses are starting to open their doors once again. Among those businesses are salons and barbers. 

Shear Perfection...

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Sees Record Testing Day

Atlanta - Tuesday, April 28, nearly 13,000 new tests were reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health's website, recording the largest single day in new tests reported since the coronavirus pandemic began.

View the...

FREE COVID TESTING AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCED

GAINESVILLE (PRESS RELEASE) – On Friday, May 1, District 2 Public Health will join the Georgia Mountain Food Bank to offer free food distribution to residents.

The event will be held at the lower field at Allen Creek Soccer...

Updated County Closings

Administration Building: The Elections and Voter Registration office is open for voter registration; all other departments have limited public access to lobby areas only (unless there is an appointment) with...

Family Hit By Drunk Driver in Weekend Wreck

Demorest - A family was hit by a drunk driver over the weekend in a head-on collision in Demorest.

At approximately 12:27 p.m. Sunday, April 26, on GA 105 and Robin Lane according to Assistant Post Commander Georgia State...

Driver Escapes Rollover Wreck Uninjured

Demorest - A Clarkesville woman managed to escape a rollover wreck without injuries after striking a utility pole.

At approximately 2:55 p.m. Friday, April 24, Donna James, 53, of Clarkesville was traveling north in a...

$17,000 Awarded to Chick-fil-A Team Members

Cornelia - PRESS RELEASE - Chris Wright, owner/ operator at Chick-fil-A Cornelia, announced the Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarships live from Downtown Cornelia’s Train Depot on Friday, April 17th.

Acknowledgments were made...

2 Detained In Drug Search; Facing Multiple Charges

Habersham Co. - On Wednesday, April 22, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) executed a Search Warrant at 215 Cornwall Place, Alto, GA.

The Alto Police Department...

Weekend Wreck Sends 8-Year-Old to Hospital

Habersham - An 8-year-old girl was transported to the hospital following a head-on collision over the weekend. 

On Sunday, April 19, at 11:43 a.m., emergency personnel received a call about a two-car crash that occurred...

July 31 Is New Graduation Date for HCHS

Habersham Co. - Below is an update from Habersham Central High School Principal Jonathan H. Stribling regarding graduation.
 
"The Habersham Central High School commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2020 will...

Unemployment Claims Reach Record High in March

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today (April 14) that the number of initial unemployment claims has reached an all-time high.

March 2020 labor statistics also revealed that the over-the-month increase...

NGTC Announces Application Fees Waived

Clarkesville — North Georgia Technical College is currently accepting applications for summer and fall semesters, and students who apply during the month of April will have application fees waived.
 
Students may apply...

Overnight Storms Wreak Havoc on County and State

Habersham Co. - Overnight storms wreak havoc on not only the county but also the state; leaving down power lines, broken trees, and many without power overnight and well into Monday.

Well into Monday afternoon, April 13,...

Gov. Kemp Issues State of Emergency After Storms

Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency following last night’s heavy storms that led to severe weather damage.

"We are praying for those who lost loved ones overnight and the families dealing with severe storm...

TFS senior commits to play baseball at Brevard College

Tallulah Falls - Tallulah Falls School senior Davis Jennings of Clarkesville on April 2 signed a letter of intent to compete in baseball for the Brevard College Tornados (NCAA Division III – USA South Athletic Conference) in Brevard, NC. 

"We...

Kemp Plans to Extend Public Health State of Emergency

Atlanta – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston announced plans to extend Georgia’s public health state of emergency through May 13, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Under state...

Kemp Names New Coronavirus Task Force Committee

Atlanta – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the members of the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force Community Outreach Committee.

"To continue to serve the needs of all Georgians during this challenging time, we have...

For Sale Jeep Torched; Reward Being Offered

Habersham Co. - Investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have determined that a vehicle fire in Habersham County was intentionally set.

The fire occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Thursday,...

Updated County Closings

Habersham Co. - With the recent press conference given by Governor Brian Kemp, Habersham County and county organizations are taking another look at their COVID-19 guidelines.

Below are the most recent updates.

Habersham County Approves Emergency Order

Habersham Co. - In the 7 p.m. daily report by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Habersham County was removed from the list of confirmed cases for unknown reasons.  This did not stop the Habersham Board of County Commissioners from...

NGTC Extends Online Instruction to End of Semester

Clarkesville - North Georgia Technical College announces that exclusive online instruction will be extended until the end of Spring Semester 2020, in accordance to the Executive Order announced by Governor Brian Kemp yesterday.

The...

Local Meetings Amid COVID-19

Habersham - With Habersham County having its first confirmed COVID-19 case, the county and its cities are taking preventative measures when it comes to their monthly meetings.

NGTC Extends Online Instruction; Graduation Postponed

Clarkesville - PRESS RELEASE - North Georgia Technical College announces that exclusive online instruction will be extended until April 13 and that the college’s originally scheduled graduation will be postponed to a later date to be determined.

All...

How to Volunteer for COVID-19 Response

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 response.

An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed...

COVID-19 Message From City of Clarkesville

Clarkesville - The City will not be doing cutoffs of water this month, but we are reminding individuals they must keep their accounts up-to-date to keep water service from being interrupted in the future.

City Hall is closed...

Updated County Closings

Administration Building: The Elections and Voter Registration office is open for voter registration; all other departments have limited public access to lobby areas only (unless there is an appointment) with...

Stephens County Has 1st Confirmed Case

Stephens County has first confirmed COVID-19 case according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia has 1026 confirmed cases and 32 deaths.

So far, 5,484 people throughout the state have now been tested for the...

Baldwin Municipal Court Cancels April Sessions

Baldwin - All court sessions for April in the Baldwin Municipal Court has been canceled due to the state and national public health emergency declarations. 

Anyone with citations in April court will be reset to the May...

COVID-19 Numbers Now Updating Twice Daily

Atlanta - The number of test results being reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing as more labs are able to test for Covid-19.

Additionally, test results are coming in at various times throughout...

Walmart Scaling Back Hours Once Again

Walmart is once again scaling back its operational hours to help ensure associates can clean and stock products.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walmart U.S. Dacona Smith made the announcement online. 

“Our...

NGTC Signs Articulation Agreement with Emmanuel College

Clarkesville - North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) recently signed an articulation agreement with Emmanuel College to allow additional courses to transfer beginning fall 2020 semester.

NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester and Emmanuel President...

Updated Parks and Recreation Hours

UPDATED MARCH 18 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Habersham County Parks and Recreation will be suspending current programs beginning March 14th.

Please see the list below for more information regarding each program tentative...

New GDOL Information for Filing for Unemployment

In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily suspending in-person requirements for services provided by the agency. In accordance with Governor Kemp’s recommendation, the GDOL is providing...

Investigation Continues For Armed Robbery

Mt. Airy - Authorities are asking the public for help in tracking down a suspect who is believed to be involved in a recent armed robbery.

On Tuesday, March 17, at approximately 10:58 p.m., the Mount Airy Police Department...

NGTC Foundation Raises $10,000 for Culinary Program

Clarkesville - North Georgia Technical College recently hosted a community fundraiser “Green, Jeans & Irish Cuisine” and raised more than $10,000 for the North Georgia Technical College Foundation, benefiting the college’s culinary arts...

NGTC Student Named 2020 EAGLE Winner

Clarkesville - North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) recently named Vincent Sandlin of Cleveland, Ga., the 2020 Exceptional Adult Education in Literacy Education (EAGLE) winner. The EAGLE award is designed to create greater awareness of educational...

Gun Licensing Temporarily Suspended

Habersham Co. - Probate Courts across Georgia will temporarily suspend acceptance of applications for Weapons Carry Licenses and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses in response of the Judicial Emergency.

“This does not affect...

Habersham County Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Habersham Co. - PRESS RELEASE - Habersham County Government is continuing to take steps to respond to the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) situation to help stop the spread of the virus while ensuring essential government functions.

As...

March 24 Presidential Primary Postponed

PRESS RELEASE - In light of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, in-person voting presents increased risk to voters and poll workers.

Governor Kemp has declared a public health...

NGTC Moves to Online Classes Week of March 23

Clarkesville - North Georgia Technical College will move all instruction online for all three campuses beginning March 23 due to COVID-19 precautions. All face-to-face classes continue to be suspended and activities for students and guests are postponed.

Students...

UPDATE: Cause of Barn Fire Still Unknown

Batesville - Habersham County 911 received a call around 8:13 p.m., Monday, March 16, after a passerby noticed what appeared to be a barn on fire. 

Habersham County Emergency Services, along with White and Rabun...

Emergency Personnel Respond To Barn Fire

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Emergency Services, along with White and Rabun Counties, responded to a commercial fire on Hwy 255 and Sunburst Ln. near Batesville. 

Habersham County 911 received a call around 8:13 p.m. where passerby noticed...

HEMC to Close Office Lobbies to Walk-in Traffic

PRESS RELEASE - Habersham Co. - Habersham EMC continues to monitor developments regarding the COVID-19 virus and CDC guidelines. Currently, the CDC is recommending that all events of 50 or more people be cancelled for the next 8 weeks.

As...

Local Closings Update

Habersham Co. - Below is the latest update on local closings. If you know of any closings not mentioned, email them to our news department at office@wchmradio.com.

Local educational institutions...

Northeast Georgia Has 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GAINESVILLE - PRESS RELEASE – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed two positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in District 2. District Public Health epidemiology is working to identify and notify any close contacts...

UPDATE: NGMC Confirms 2 COVID-19 Cases

UPDATE - Northeast Georgia has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Braselton location confirmed their first case early Sunday. Now they are two confirmed cases.

No further information...

Voting Amid Coronavirus Threat

(ATLANTA) PRESS RELEASE – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reminds Georgians that early voting and absentee ballots are ways to avoid crowds and minimize possible exposure to the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.

“Georgia...

GA General Assembly Suspended Indefinitely

The Georgia General Assembly announced yesterday, March 12, that the legislative session will be suspended indefinitely after today, March 13.

The suspension is out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of the health...

UPDATE: Coronavirus Local Closings

UPDATED 3/13/2020 - 3 P.M. - Habersham Co. - Numerous local schools are closing their doors for a week or two after Governor Brian Kemp’s “call to action” amid Coronavirus talk.

During a press conference Wednesday night,...

Kemp, DPH: First Death from COVID-19 in Georgia

PRESS RELEASE - Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) are confirming the first death from COVID-19 in Georgia. The individual, a sixty-seven year old male, was hospitalized at WellStar Kennestone since testing positive for...

Job Fair March 12

Habersham Co. - The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Habersham County, Habersham Chamber of Commerce, Habersham Partnership in Growth, and North Georgia Technical College to host a job fair today, March 12, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m....

Investigation Continues For Saturday House Fire

Alto - The investigation continues for an early morning house fire that left one dead and one arrested over the weekend.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the 600 block of Yonah Post Rd. in Alto Saturday, March 7, around 6:45 a.m.,...

Kemp, Carr: Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams

PRESS RELEASE - Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr are warning Georgia residents to watch out for scams related to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). These include websites selling bogus products, as well as fake...

Man Arrested After Tuesday 'Crime Spree'

Habersham Co. - One man was arrested after Baldwin Police responded to two separate incidents off 441 Bypass earlier this week.

On Tuesday, March 3, police responded to one incident which involved a vehicle fire and a...

Piedmont responds to Coronavirus

PRESS RELEASE - Piedmont College has canceled study away trips to Italy, Spain, Ireland, Germany, and the Czech Republic that were scheduled for May due to concerns about the Coronavirus.

The decision impacts approximately...

Collins Honored at CPAC for Conservative Record

PRESS RELEASE - NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) was one of only five (out of 535) members of Congress honored with the 2020 Award for Lifetime Achievement by the American Conservative Union (ACU). Rep. Collins was presented with...

Trent Davis Joins District 4 County Commissioner Race

Habersham Co. - Trent Davis is joining the District 4 County Commissioner race against Natalie Crawford and Bruce Harkness.

In his announcement, Davis says “I would like to publicly announce my candidacy for Habersham County Commissioner...

Benny Pate Running For District 1 County Commission Seat

Habersham Co. - When the spot of District 1 County Commissioner became available, members of the community flocked to Benny Pate to plant the seed that he should run. With qualifying coming up, that’s exactly what he is intending on doing.

“I...

DPH Preparations for Potential Spread of COVID-19

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 and take...

Suspect Crawls Out Window To Avoid Arrest

Baldwin - The City of Baldwin posted on its social media page about a recent arrest surrounding thefts in the area.

According to the post, the thefts occurred inside the city last week and over the weekend. Nicholas Lance...

Chad Keener Promoted To Assistant Fire Chief

Baldwin - The City of Baldwin has a new Assistant Fire Chief and his name is Chad Keener.

During Monday’s City of Baldwin meeting, Fire Chief Joe Roy made the official announcement, promoting Keener as his right-hand man.

Roy...

TFS Bans International Travel Due To Coronavirus

Tallulah Falls - Tallulah Falls School is on their Winter Break until March 1 but some students will not be going home for the break.

According to the school’s President Larry Peevy, TFS has over 100 international students from 20...

Deadline to Register to Vote

Habersham Co. - Today is the last day to register to vote for Georgia’s March 24 presidential primary. 

Early voting for this election will begin March 2 and will go through March 20.

There...

Driver Strikes Sign, Sustains No Injuries

Clarkesville - If you drive by the Habersham County Administration Building right now, chances are you will find the sign at the entrance in a pile of rubble.

According to Assistant Post Commander for Georgia State Patrol Post 7 Toccoa,...

Running Traffic Light Leads To Drug Related Arrest

Baldwin - Baldwin Police Officer Ryan Thomas pulled over Johnny Ray Jordan of Mt. Airy after he allegedly ran a stoplight.

During a traffic stop Monday, Feb. 17 , Thomas notes in the report that he was “sitting sationary...

Shots Fired In Baldwin Apartment

Baldwin - Baldwin Police Department were dispatched to an apartment complex early Monday morning after accidental gunfire.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, officers with the Baldwin Police Department, assisted...

NGTC Awards Welding SkillsUSA Winners

Clarkesville - PRESS RELEASE — North Georgia Technical College’s welding program recently awarded the three area high school student SkillsUSA region winners with numerous welding supplies that were generously donated by local companies.

The...

INSURING VALENTINE’S DAY JEWELRY

ATLANTA - (PRESS RELEASE) - With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King would like to remind Georgians to check their homeowner’s insurance policies to see if they include coverage for expensive jewelry.

“Diamonds,...

Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m. Tuesday

Demorest - The City of Demorest is warning of a Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.

"HEAVY RAINFALL AND POTENTIAL FLASH FLOODING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY," the alert reads.

A slow-moving frontal boundary will continue...

Tacky Prom Coming To Cornelia Soon

CORNELIA - (PRESS RELEASE) - The City of Cornelia and the Cornelia Hospitality & Tourism Board will host the Tacky Prom on Friday, February 21, 8-11 PM at Common Ground Cornelia, 643 Irvin St., Cornelia.

The theme for...

Clarkesville Residents Awakened By Fallen Tree

Habersham Co. - Earlier this morning, Clarkesville residents were awakened by a tree falling on their home.

At 5:37 a.m. Friday morning, Feb. 7, Habersham 911 received a call for a tree down on a residence at 220 Park Place Drive in Clarkesville...

2 HR Delay For Habersham Schools Friday

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Schools will be on a two-hour delay Friday, Feb. 7.

The delay is for both students and staff.

The delay is said to allow road officials to be able to access the road conditions in the morning.  Superintendent...

Remembering Sam Tolbert

Habersham Co. - Samuel Linton Tolbert, 72, of Clarkesville passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 5 following a battle with cancer.

Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on March 28, 1947, Tolbert was the youngest son of Boyd...

Habersham Sheriff Joey Terrell Seeking 4th Term

Habersham Co. - Earlier this week, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell made the announcement that he will be seeking re-election as sheriff.

“I thank the Lord every day that I’ve been blessed to serve as the sheriff...

Demorest Man Arrested After Car Chase

Habersham Co. - What was called in as a reported drunk driver let officers on a car chase to catch the suspect.

This past Sunday, Habersham County issued a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for a silver 2005 Ford Explorer with a potentially intoxicated...

3 Injured in Sunday Night Wreck

Three people were injured during a wreck on Toccoa Hwy in Clarkesville Sunday night.

The accident is reported to have occurred at 7:45 p.m. on Toccoa Hwy at the intersection with Ellison St.

Vehicle...

Ferguson Resigns from HEMC Board of Directors

Habersham Co. - Jeff Ferguson, Chairman, Habersham EMC Board of Directors, announced his resignation at the close of today’s monthly board meeting.

Ferguson cited his growing business and time demands in his resignation.

"After...

Red Slips Going Out Feb. 1st For Property Taxes

Habersham Co. - Anyone who has not paid their property taxes will likely find a red slip coming their way Saturday, Feb. 1.

Habersham County Tax Commissioner June Black-Warren talks about how the past tax collection went.

“It...

Cornelia Train Depot is a Super Museum

Cornelia - PRESS RELEASE - The Historic Cornelia Train Depot Museum will take part in the Georgia Historical Society’s Super Museum Sunday for a second year.

Over 100 sites across Georgia will participate including the...

Deitra Gray Named NGTC’s 2020 GOAL Winner

Clarkesville PRESS RELEASE — Deitra “Didi” Gray from Toccoa, Ga., was named North Georgia Technical College’s 2020 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) student at today’s Habersham Rotary meeting. Nominated by her instructor...

Habersham Commissioner Announces Bid State Senate

Habersham Co. - Days after his announcement of not seeking re-election as Habersham County Commission Chairman, Dr. Stacy Hall announced that he will place his hat in for the State Senate race.

"Our North Georgia way of life is under attack,"...

TFS Announces 2019 STAR Student and Teacher

Tallulah Falls - PRESS RELEASE - One of the most anticipated highlights of the Tallulah Falls School academic year is the announcement of the STAR Student and Teacher. 

Senior Jihee Han of South Korea earned the highest...

Local Artist Opens Door To Creativity

Tallulah Falls - PRESS RELEASE - Upper school art students at Tallulah Falls School learned more about the art world through the lens of a working artist on Jan. 24. 

Tam Tilley of Tallulah Falls is a painter who works...

Traffic In Clarkesville Beginning Wednesday At 8 A.M.

Clarkesville - The City of Clarkesville issued a traffic alert for Wednesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 8 a.m.

The alert reads "Swain Drive from Bartley Wilbanks Road to Leyland Hills will be closed due to construction. The road should reopen around...

Mt. Airy Wreck Suspected To Be Result Of Road Rage

Habersham Co. - An accident in Mt. Airy is suspected to be the result of road rage between two vehicles.

On Saturday, Jan. 25, emergency personnel was called out to GA 365 South near Cody Road in response to an overturned...

Community Help Needed To ID Theft Suspect

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help in identifying an individual involved in a theft investigation.

On Dec. 7, 2019, deputies were advised of an entering auto that occurred at the Habersham Aquatic...

UPDATE: Arrest Made In Overnight Apartment Fire

UPDATE - Demorest - 22-year-old Logan Joel Michael has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson in response to the late-night apartment fire.

The fire occurred at the residence of 2299 Double Bridge Rd. in Demorest...

1 Arrested In Overnight Demorest Fire

Demorest - An overnight structure fire in Demorest is being ruled arson.

The fire occurred at the residence of 2299 Double Bridge Rd. in Demorest Tuesday night.

Habersham County 911 dispatched emergency...

Tuesday Afternoon Wreck Leaves 1 Dead

Habersham Co. - A Tuesday afternoon wreck claimed the life of one Athens woman.

Emergency personnel was dispatched to Ga 365 in Demorest, south of Double Bridge Road, at approximately 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. 

When...

Helen Sailor Serving Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

A Helen sailor is sailing on the Atlantic Ocean while serving aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.

Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Anthony Thompson, from Helen, is assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) aircraft intermediate maintenance...

Attention Ga Lottery Players: Be Aware of Scams

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Sheriff took to Facebook once again to warn the community of another scam.

The post reads, "Beware of scams that claim to be affiliated with the Georgia Lottery Corporation."

"If...

TFS Celebrates Loan Pay-Off

Tallulah Falls - PRESS RELEASE - With a dramatic flourish, school leadership celebrated the pay-off of outstanding debt incurred in 2002 for dorm renovations at Tallulah Falls School. The school retired the $3 million loan for Westmoreland Hall and...

Cornelia Drinking Water Safe

Cornelia, Ga – The City of Cornelia announced today that the drinking water is safe.

In an email statement, City Manager Dee Anderson writes "In December we announced that our annual lead and copper tests yielded a high...

Search Continues For Suspect Who Fled On Foot

Habersham Co. - The search continues for the suspect who fled on foot after the Wednesday morning wreck.

Habersham deputies resorted to a K9 search after the incident the occurred Wednesday, Jan. 8, around 5:30 a.m. on “GA 115 West of Habersham...

NGTC Open House Scheduled for March 2020

Clarkesville - High school students and family members interested in learning about potentially enrolling at North Georgia Technical College are invited to the Spring 2020 Open House in March on all three campuses.

The Blairsville open...

Richard Navarro Wins Spelling Bee

Habersham Co. - South Habersham Middle School's Richard Navarro was recently titled the Habersham County 2020 Scripps Spelling Bee winner. 

The System Spelling Bee is an annual event and was held in the Habersham Central Performing...

NGTC and UNG Sign Agreement Allowing Students To Transfer

Habersham Co. - North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and the University of North Georgia (UNG) recently signed a new articulation agreement that allows students to transfer additional credit courses between the institutions. Under this new Complete...

Morning Wreck Causes Suspect To Flee Scene

Habersham Co. - Habersham deputies resorted to a K9 search after an early morning wreck led to one suspect fleeing on foot.

The incident occurred Wednesday, Jan. 8, around 5:30 a.m. on “GA 115 West of Habersham Mills Road,”...

NGHS Reaches Agreement with Anthem

PRESS RELEASE - Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have announced an agreement on a new contract that covers the care NGHS provides to Anthem commercial (employer-sponsored) health plan members.

“I’m...

HEMC CONTRACTORS WORKING ON SYSTEM INVENTORY

Habersham Co. - An HEMC contractor, Davey Resources Group (DRG), will begin an electric system inventory in the Baldwin area this week. Affected areas at this time include Duncan Bridge Road, Hwy. 365, BC Grant Road, Charlie Davis Road, Wilbanks Road,...

Pre-Legislative Breakfast Coming Up

Habersham Co. - Today is the last day to RSVP for the Pre-Legislative Breakfast being held next Tuesday.

Senator John Wilkinson along with Representatives Terry Rogers and Chris Erwin will be on hand Tuesday morning, January 7, at 7:30 a.m.,...

Georgia Launches 2020 Census Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the official launch of Georgia's 2020 Census campaign - Every. One. Counts. - led by the state's Complete Count Committee. Every. One. Counts. is a marketing campaign to secure strong participation...

What To Do For "Non-Emergency" 911 Calls

Habersham Co. - If you've ever thought of what you should do if you have an emergency that is not big enough to call 911, you're not alone. 

Habersham County 911 receives on average 120,000 “non-emergency” calls...

HEMC News

Habersham Co. - Habersham Electric  Membership Corporation is asking the public to "Please disregard any collection notices received from third parties."

In a release, HEMC says "These notices are coming from information...

Ongoing Investigation For Car Pellet Gun Shootings

Habersham Co. - The Habersham County Sheriff’s office is investigating reports of three vehicles that have had windows shot out.

According to Habersham County Sheriff's Office Facebook, "One incident occurred near Burger King in Cornelia,...

Early Morning Fire Destroys Clarkesville Home

Clarkesville - Fire investigators are working to find the cause of an early morning fire in Clarkesville.

According to Habersham County Emergency Services Director Chad Black, "Habersham County 911 received a call at 01:54 this morning reporting...

TFS senior awarded Georgia College Trustee scholarship

Tallulah Falls - A surprise visitor delivered welcome news to Sarah Edwards, a Tallulah Falls School (TFS) senior from Sautee Nacoochee. Jillian Bolak, regional admissions counselor for Georgia College was on campus Dec. 13, to present Edwards with...

Holiday Hours For Habersham County

Habersham Co. - Holiday-Trash Pickup Schedule for the City of Demorest:
Next week, there will only be ONE garbage pick up - on Monday, December 23.
If your garbage is normally collected on Tuesday, please have your garbage out...

PSA: Cornelia Drinking Water

Cornelia - The City of Cornelia released a public service announcement today regarding lead in the city’s drinking water.

“Why should everyone want to know the facts about lead and drinking water,” the announcement...

Georgia posts record-breaking November

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia’s unemployment rate hit a historic low in November even as the state set records for employment, jobs, and workforce.

The series of records in November add up...

Georgia Businesses To Get Tax Break

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that nearly 250,000 Georgia businesses will get a tax break in 2020.

The $45 million cut in unemployment insurance taxes is due to the state’s booming economy.

“I’m...

NGTC Announces Distinguished Award Winners

North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) announced the college’s distinguished award winners for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction and the Employee of the Year at the college’s recent annual awards holiday gathering.

Allyson...

NGTC Received 3 Top Awards

North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) received three top awards honoring board members and volunteers at the annual Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Leadership Conference in Savannah recently.

TFS Names All In Students Of The Month

Tallulah Falls - Tallulah Falls School faculty and staff members have named the All In Students of the Month for November for exhibiting patriotism, the highlighted theme for the month. 

Honored students are freshman Aarington...

Demorest Councilman John Popham Retirement

Demorest - The City of Demorest took to social media to invite the public to attend Councilman John Popham's retirement.

The post says, "Join us in celebration of 44 years of service to the City of Demorest Tuesday evening, December 17, 6:00-7:00...

NGTC Machine Tools Program Receives Donation from Haas

Habersham Co. - (PRESS RELEASE) - North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a $12,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to support student scholarships and student competition teams. The scholarships will be awarded to students...

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For AirLife Georgia

Habersham Co. - The Habersham Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new AirLife Georgia base to the neighborhood with a celebratory ribbon-cutting Wednesday morning.

Back in July of this year, the Habersham County Board of Commissioners...

Johnston & Stamey Responses To Election Results

Habersham Co. - Tim Stamey won the race for the vacant District 5 County Commissioner seat according to the runoff election results.

Runner up, Darrin Johnston took to social media to congratulate Stamey on his win. He writes, "Today was a great...

Gov. Brian Kemp Remarks On Loeffler

Governor Brian Kemp recently announced his pick to replace Senator Johnny Isakson at the end of the year.

Kemp's remarks are below:

From the farm to the New York Stock Exchange, Kelly Loeffler has...

ARDEO Makes Gang-Related Arrests

A several month-long illegal drug and criminal street gang investigations conducted by the ARDEO ended with two search warrants being executed at two residences in Habersham County, GA. Multiple arrests was made from Tennessee and Georgia for various...

Remembering Rep. Jay Powell

With the recent passing of State Rep. Jay Powell, Georgia officials are expressing their feelings regarding the loss.

Representatives Terry Roger, Doug Collins, along with Governor Brian Kemp are among those mourning...

Burglary Suspect Wanted

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell took to Facebook to ask the public for help regarding an alleged burglary.

Terrell writes that "On 11/24/19 at approximately 100 hrs. (1 a.m.), a silver in color hatchback passenger car drove...

Community Thanksgiving To Be Held Thursday

Habersham Co. - For those who need some Thanksgiving Day company, you can find it at the Cornelia Community House this Thursday.

Phillip Kimbrell and his wife Paula will be hosting another Thanksgiving dinner for those who...

Car Explosion Leaves 1 Injured

Habersham Co. - An explosion call reported earlier this morning near Living Faith Lane. 
 
At 10:12 this morning, Habersham 911 received a call reporting some “type of explosion,” at Faith Lane off Hwy 105, Director...

Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

Habersham Co. - If you are planning to vote in the upcoming runoff election, here is what you need to know.

The runoff election is set to be held on Dec. 3. 

Early voting is set to end tomorrow,...

Thanksgiving Travel Forecasts

If your Thanksgiving Day travels involve driving through Atlanta, here’s what you need to know.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) has released

Chicken House Fire In Mt. Airy

UPDATED: Mt. Airy - Emergency personnel was called out to a chicken house fire in Mt. Airy earlier this morning.

According to a report sent out by Emergency Services Director Chad Black, the fire was reported at 313 Morris...

Habersham First Responders Get Recognized

Habersham Co. - Habersham County E911 recently stated in an online post, that “Cornelia United Methodist Church presented an appreciation plaque and a letter from Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Representative Terry Rogers to Cornelia Police Dept.,...

NGTC Announces Top Four GOAL Student Nominees

Clarkesville - North Georgia Technical College recently announced the top four students nominated to become the college’s 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) recipient.

GOAL candidates are nominated by...

Rabun County Fire Ruled Arson

Rabun Co. – Fire Investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office are currently searching or information regarding a November 18 house fire that occurred around 4:05 P.M. in Clayton, Georgia.

“The...

Multiple Injured In Morning Wreck

Habersham Co. - A morning wreck on Camp Creek Road in Cornelia left four individuals injured.

The wreck happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, Nov. 20. 

According to emergency personnel, two individuals are suffering from minor...

Investigation Involving School Sexting

Habersham Co. - After an explicit video making its way through Habersham County Schools, there is an investigation to see where the video started.

“Last week, some of our high schools dealt with a situation where a pornographic...

Early Voting Happening Now

Habersham Co. - Early voting for Habersham County began Monday, Nov. 18 and is still underway.

There will be a runoff election on Dec. 3 for the Habersham County Commissioner District 5 seat that was left vacant after the...

Sheriff Warns Of Electric Bill Scam

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell is warning the public of an electric bill scam. 

In an online post, Terrell says “People are posing as electric company employees calling and asking you to pay...

Clarkesville Man Dies In White County Wreck

White Co. - A Monday afternoon crash in White County left one dead.

70-year-old Edgar H. Jones, of Clarkesville, was driving a 1990 Toyota pickup truck on Lynch Mountain Road. 

Authorities state...

Baldwin P.D. Needs Help Identifying Woman

Baldwin - The Baldwin Police Department took to social media to ask the public for help in identifying a woman they believe mistakenly took someone else’s car keys.

The Saturday post states, “Okay Baldwin we need your...

Terry Rogers Reappointed To Georgia Film Commission

On Wednesday, November 13, Governor Brian Kemp conducted swearing-in ceremonies for 18 appointees to serve on the Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Commission.
Among those 18 was Georgia Representative Terry Rogers.

Rogers...

Two Arrested In White County Traffic Stop

White Co. - On Friday, September, 13, at approximately 02:04 a.m., White County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 129 in the area of Poppy Dr.

The traffic stop resulted in the seizure of approximately...

UPDATE: Baldwin Home Invasion Suspects Arrested

Baldwin - The second suspect in the Oct. 13 home invasion has been arrested and is being held at the Habersham County Detention Center.

Warrants were been issued for Kevin Knox, 44, of Union, South Carolina for his involvement with the home invasion....

Georgia Sets Records in October

PRESS RELEASE - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie the state’s all-time low, matching a record set nearly 20 years ago.

That record wasn’t the only...

Banks County Fire Ruled Arson

Banks Co. -  Fire Investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have determined a fire that occurred just after 8:20 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at a Banks County storage building was intentionally set.

The...

Subfreezing Temps Expected for Tonight

Habersham Co. - Subfreezing temperatures are expected tonight with lows forecasted to be in the low 20's.

The public is asked to "Please protect your outside faucets and allow indoor faucets to drip. This will aid in preventing...

Home Heating Safety Tips

PRESS RELEASE - With below-freezing temperatures expected in parts of Georgia this week, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King has several important home heating safety tips for Georgia consumers to ensure they are protecting their...

13 Arrested in Rabun County Investigation

Rabun Co. - The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI - Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) has successfully conducted a lengthy, joint investigation which included violations of Prohibited Activities under the Racketeering...

Family Loses Everything Due to Late Night Fire

Habersham Co. - A pregnant woman of 32 weeks is among the two residents who lost their home late last night due to a fire.

“Last night at roughly 10:36 p.m. we received a call for a report of a structure fire in the 100...

Cleveland Restaurant Catches Fire

Cleveland - A Cleveland restaurant caught fire this morning, just before 11 a.m.  

Authorities were dispatched to J.W. Reed’s Tavern, located at the corner of North Main Street (U.S. 129) and Ga. 75, to find it...

Man Arrested In Rabun Co. Faces 17 Charges

Rabun Co. - On Oct. 30, dispatch provided a BOLO to all law enforcement officers in the county for a possible impaired driver. 

The 911 caller stated that the vehicle was driving all over the roadway. Our deputy was...

Habersham Under Flood Watch

Habersham Co. - Habersham County is under a flood watch until Thursday, Oct. 31.

According to the alert sent out by City of Cornelia:

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY....Widespread...

TFS Yearbook Ranked ‘Superior’ In State

Tallulah Falls (PRESS RELEASE) - Tallulah Falls’ yearbook staff, Legend, received grand recognition from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association for their 2018-19 book, “All Who Wander.”

The book received the ranking...

Piedmont College To Host Concert, Open House Oct. 29

Demorest - The Piedmont College a cappella group, Cantabile, will present a free concert featuring works associated with the letter “B” at 5 p.m., October 29 in the Conservatory of Music recital hall. Afterward, the college will host a community...

UPDATE: Shooting Investigation For Hall County

Hall Co. - The Hall County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a shooting that injured a man on Sunday evening, October 27.

Sheriff’s Deputies along with Gainesville Police, Hall County...

City of Demorest Hosting Candidate Forum Next Week

Demorest - The City of Demorest recently announced that it will host a Candidate’s Forum on Tuesday night, October 29, prior to the City Council Work Session.

The three candidates for Demorest City Council (Nathan Davis, Jerry Mobley,...

House of Rep. Passes CASE Act

Washington (Press Release) - The House of Representatives today passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act (H.R. 2426), introduced by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Hakeem...

Political Forum 2019

Habersham Co. - Those running for the District 5 County Commission seat will be answering questions from Habersham County voters tonight at the political forum.

The forum is hosted by the Habersham County Farm Bureau and...

Georgia Lottery Helps Aid Education

Habersham Co. - “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.” This is what Superintendent Matthew Cooper says after seeing how much money from the Georgia Lottery has aided in educational efforts across the state.

During the...

Homer Man Arrested For Local Park Assault

Homer (PRESS RELEASE) - Hall County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit Deputies recently arrested a Homer man who was wanted in connection with a Friday, October 18, assault at a local park.

Deputies took Kyle Eddward McCormick,...

First Frost Advisory of the Season

Habersham Co. - Frost advisory until 09:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

According to the alert the City of Cornelia sent out, "Temperatures in the mid-30s, combined with light winds and clear skies, will result in frost formation. From midnight...

Tallulah Falls School Inducts New Members to NHS

Tallulah Falls (PRESS RELEASE) - Tallulah Falls School recently inducted new members to the school’s National Honor Society chapter.

Shown, front row, from left, are McKinlee Chatman, Kaylee Taylor, Emily Wolfe, Maggie...

Political Forum 2019

Clarkesville (PRESS RELEASE) - All are invited to participate in Political Forum 2019 hosted by Habersham County Farm Bureau and co-sponsored by Habersham County Chamber of Commerce.  The forum’s agenda will highlight the District 5 Commissioner...

Alto Fire Ruled Arson

Alto - A recent house fire in Alto has been ruled as arson according to Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King.

A fire investigator with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office has determined a fire that occurred...

Georgia Receives $180 Million for Literacy

(PRESS RELEASE) - The Georgia Department of Education has been awarded nearly $180 million to support literacy efforts in the state’s K-12 public schools through the federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant, Governor Brian P. Kemp...

Hwy 365 Shut Down Due To Chicken Waste Truck Overturn

Baldwin - Hwy 365 is completely shut down on the southbound side at level grove due to a serious crash/spilled chicken parts 365/Duncan bridge clean up will take several hours.

Baldwin Police Departement notes that "Crews are on the scene...

Video On Detention Center

Habersham Co. - A recent video has been produced by Larry Snyder to show the citizens the current and deteriorating state of the Detention Center.

This comes amidst the Town Hall meetings where Habersham County Commissioner Stacy Hall, County...

OCTOBER 2019 WHOLESALE POWER COST ADJUSTMENT

Habersham Co. - Effective October 1, most Habersham EMC members will see a decrease on their October 2019 bills due to the Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (WPCA) factor.

The WPCA Factor reflects the fluctuations in HEMC’s cost of...

Clarkesville Woman Arrested For Murder

Cornelia - 22-year-old Anslee Danielle Foster of Habersham County has been charged with Murder of Christopher Elderth, age 36 of 856 Straight Street. 

Foster was arrested in Myrtle Beach, SC at a Homeless Shelter by...

Clarkesville Meeting Tomorrow

Clarkesville - The Mayor and Council of the City of Clarkesville have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at Clarkesville City Hall.

There will be a quorum in attendance.

The...

Remembering Tim Lee

Habersham Co. - Habersham County Commissioner Stacy Hall and County Manager Phil Sutton remember former Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee who passed away yesterday, Sunday, Sept. 29 after losing his battle with cancer.

TheOffice of County...

Habersham County Canning Plant Season Ending Date

Demorest - After a busy summer, the Habersham County Canning Plant season will soon be coming to an end.

The canning plant will be closed on Mondays starting Oct. 14th.  We are still open Tuesdays from 4:00 pm-8:00...

GBI Investigating Fatal Situation on Straight Street

Cornelia - Cornelia Chief of Police Chad Smith spoke on the call his department received yesterday, Sunday, Sept. 29, regarding an incident on Straight Street.

Smith said that on Sept. 29, 2019, around 10 a.m., officers responded...

Driver Killed In Clarkesville Wreck

Clarkesville - A driver was killed in an afternoon wreck on Rockford Road off of GA 15/US 441.

The wreck occurred around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Public Safety Personnel were still working on the scene around 2 p.m.

An adult was confirmed...

80-Year-Old Man Found Dead In Camper Fire

ATLANTA (PRESS RELEASE) – Shortly after 2:30 A.M. on the morning of September 17, Big Smith Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential fire located at 3494 Oak Valley Road, Lot # 28, in Toccoa, Georgia.

When emergency...

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CLARKESVILLE

Clarkesville - There is a boil water advisory for Clarkesville water customers. 
Alert! The City is working on a major water leak on Gabrels Drive. Please avoid the area if possible. Updates will be posted when available. Thank you...

Alert! Water Leak On Gabrels Drive

Clarkesville - Alert! The City is working on a major water leak on Gabrels Drive. Please avoid the area if possible. Updates will be posted when available....

RABUN COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON

ATLANTA – On Wednesday, September 11, Al L. Lococo Jr, 35, of Clayton, Georgia, was arrested and charged with 1 Count of Probation Violation, 1 Count of Arson First Degree, 1 Count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, 1 Count of Aggravated Battery,...

Update On Morning Wreck That Killed 1

(UPDATE) Habersham Co. -  Habersham County Emergency Services Director Chad Black said in an email statement that Habersham County 911 received a call at 08:37 a.m. reporting a two-vehicle accident at Ga. 15 and Old 441 near the Rabun County line.

"Engine...

Bradley Hicks Departs From HEMC

Habersham Co. - Habersham Electric Membership Corp. is in search of someone to fill their vacant CEO position.

According to Nicole Dover, HEMC’s spokeswoman, a statement was published on their site “to inform personnel”...

Victim Identified From Overnight Stabbing

UPDATE: September 10, 2019 
The victim has been identified as Jesus Gilberto Arizaga 20-year-old male who resided in Habersham County, Ga. 

Original Story - On September 8, 2019, at 5:11 a.m., the Forsyth...

Rabun County Camper Fire Under Investigation

Rabun Co. - Fire Investigators with the Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office are currently searching for information regarding a September 4 camper fire in Rabun County. The fire occurred around 8:10 P.M. that Wednesday night.

“This...

TFS Coaches Name Indians of the Month


Tallulah Falls (PRESS RELEASE) - Tallulah Falls School coaches have selected their Indian Athletes of the Month for August. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRL

Eighth-grader Julianne Shirley of...

Clarkesville Man Sentenced To 20 Years

Habersham Co. - 46-year-old Christopher Hugh Kinney of Clarkesville has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

In a press release from District Attorney George Christian, “On August 27, 2019 Christopher Hugh Kinney...

Cornelia Approves "Brunch Bill" Referendum

Cornelia - A new item will be on the Nov. 5 municipal election ballot for the City of Cornelia.

Voters will be able to decide if they want the city’s restaurants to be able to serve alcoholic beverages an hour and a half...

BBB Warns Of Hurricane Dorian Scams

Arlington, VA (PRESS RELEASE) – As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Florida coast, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB’s Give.org) and Better Business Bureau encourage donors to support experienced disaster relief organizations. It’s also important...

Ray Holcomb Withdraws From Election

Habersham Co. - The City of Baldwin will not be holding elections in November.

This decision comes after Ray Holcomb removed his name from the ballot for Baldwin City Council Post 3. He was running against Stephanie Almagno.

Holcomb...

(UPDATE): Cornelia Wreck Injures Three

Cornelia (UPDATE) - A three vehicle accident left three individuals injured.

The accident happened around noon, Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the intersection of J. Warren Road and US 441 in Cornelia. The wreckage was cleared for traffic...

Update On Subdivision Thefts

CLARKESVILLE - (UPDATE) Sheriff Joey Terrell took to Facebook to give Habersham residents an update on the vehicle break ins that happened Thursday, August 29. Below is his statement:

"The images above are from a security...

Kemp Family On Isakson's Resignation

Atlanta (PRESS RELEASE) – Following Senator Johnny Isakson's statement regarding his resignation from the U.S. Senate, effective December 31, 2019, Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp issue the following statements:

“No...

One Qualifies For Alto Seat

Alto - The town of Alto reopened their qualifying period yesterday to give anyone a chance to be on this years ballot.

Only one person qualified.

The extended qualifying period ended yesterday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. and James M. Turner...

Road Work For Clarkesville

Clarkesville - There will be road work at Washington and Llewellyn St. in Clarkesville. Expect delays and congestion in the area. 

Instructions:
Use alternate routes if possible to avoid area.

Updated Qualifiers List

An updated list on who has qualified for the November 5th elections has been sent out. Laurel Ellison released the new list via email, stating "A name was left off the list on Friday. The City of Cornelia had Mark Reed to qualify for City Commission,...

Two Arrested After Traffic Stop

Rabun Co. - Rabun County authorities made two arrests after conducting a traffic stop.

On August 3, a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Ga. 15 at Terrora Circle for a traffic violation. 

Upon...

Cornelia Splash Pad Temporarily Closed

Cornelia (PRESS RELEASE) - The City of Cornelia sent out the following press release yesterday evening.

Splash Closed for general maintenance until 12 p.m. on Thursday, August, 8. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but we want to make sure...

ARDEO Arrests 3 In Franklin County

Franklin Co. (PRESS RELEASE) - On Friday, July 19, 2019 the Franklin County Deputies, the Department of Community Supervision and the Appalachian Drug Enforcement Office were working together checking addresses where reports...