Ransomeware Attack Investigation Continues in Cornelia; Early Voting Ends for Special Election

The FBI investigation into a ransomware attack on the City of Cornelia continues into the New Years weekend. City manager Donald Anderson is deflecting questions until the investigation is complete. He did confirm to WCHM news that this attack is believed to be unrelated to the several attacks on the city in 2019. Cornelia currently has one full time IT member on staff.

Early advance voting ends today in Habersham for the January 5th runoff. Northsiders can vote through 7pm tonight at the aquatic center; southsiders at the First Baptist Church of Cornelia. Through Monday, almost a quarter of the county’s eligible voters had placed their ballot and about 70 percent of absentee ballots had been returned. And how many new voters registered since the general election in November? The election office puts the number at 512.

And the Voice of Habersham finishes up the year congratulating several young people in the community. The Habersham rotary club honored Hab central sophomore Juan Pasucal Tomas, junior Dieme Kabongo and senior Joey Terrell. The award is for excellence in academics and service. Sarabeth Gant, a senior at Habersham Central High School, has been named the school’s DAR Good Citizen. The award recognizes dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism at home, at school, and in the community.  And finally Habersham Central senior, Ege Keskin, has been appointed to the 2020-2021 Georgia State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. Congratulations to those future leaders.