Pictured is Clarkesville resident Brenda Sims standing on the road holding one of many paintings inspired by the Lord. Sims stands on the side of the road every other day to inspire people as they pass by. (ETHAN JORDAN/Staff)

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Authorities have released new details in the arrest of an Alto man, accused of setting fire to his home early Saturday while his family was still inside.

Summer cicadas are now singing, while periodical cicadas are gone.

Obituaries

Funeral services for Lynn Jiles Ward, 64, of Clayton, will be held at noon today, July 21, in the chapel of the Beck Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Taylor’s Chapel Baptist Church.

No funeral services are planned for James E. McCoy, 75. A memorial celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date. 

Mr. McCoy died July 19, 2017.

Funeral services for Lumeril “Merle” Morris, 63, of Demorest, were held Tuesday, July 18, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with the Rev. Jeff Lovell and the Rev.

Op/Ed for Subscribers

There’s something a little fishy going on in Habersham County, but in this particular case that’s a good thing.

We hear it more and more frequently. America’s workforce is in dire straits. Companies are seeking new employees to fill the gaps being left as current workers retire or are promoted.

Several headlines in the Midweek edition of The Northeast Georgian prompted an almost instant spontaneous reaction – a thumbs up or thumbs down.

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