Few dry eyes could be seen as Habersham County said its last goodbyes to Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Falco. The Thursday memorial service was held almost a week to the day when Falco, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, died tragically in a Jan... more
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its own. Falco, a Belgian Malinois handled by Cpl. Johnathan Thomas with the HCSO K-9 Unit, was killed in a barn fire Friday night, confirmed Capt. Floyd Canup, patrol commander... more
For about 25 years, Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia (HHNG) volunteer builders have followed the patient, calm, knowledgeable instructions of Lead Carpenter Tom Gagnon. But the current build, House No. 67 in Clarkesville, will be the last... more
Northeast Georgia’s annual Top Chef & Wine Tasting Competition, benefitting Prevent Child Abuse Habersham, was a great success Monday, Jan. 25, at Yonah Mountain Vineyards in White County. Guests were able to mix and mingle, sampling offerings... more
It’s not over for a Clarkesville man accused, and now convicted, of the 2012 murder of a Cornelia man. A week and a half after trial began, Habersham County Chief Superior Court Judge Russell “Rusty” Smith delivered Wednesday a verdict of guilty in... more
In a time of world turbulence, about 300 people from all over Northeast Georgia came to Clarkesville Sunday to celebrate the dream of peace and unity, during the 30th Annual Northeast Georgia Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Celebration. “If... more

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An off-duty Clarkesville Police officer was arrested Wednesday night, allegedly after drinking and driving.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Norcross man in connection with the December 2015 armed robbery of a Cornelia bank.

Few dry eyes could be seen as Habersham County said its last goodbyes to Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Falco.

Obituaries

A memorial service for Virgil Ronald “Ron” Trotman, 76, was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at First Baptist Church of Montgomery, with the Rev. Jay Wolf officiating.
Minnie Ruth Burton Trotter Turner, 86, of Lula, died Feb. 3, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb.
Memorial services for Keith Elrod Sr., 60, of Cleveland, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Cleveland, with the Rev. Danny Kastner and the Rev.

Op/Ed

Fear of ‘what if’ took over
To the editor:
After a detailed and thorough information campaign by the Habersham County Chamber of Commerce, voters in Habersham County approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI in November 2014.
Barrie Aycock, who was serving her first term on the Clarkesville City Council, has now assumed the mantle of mayor following a call for a special election.

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