"Hawk” Smessaert, pictured above as a young man, was preparing for an October vacation at Copper Mountain near Shoshoni, Wyoming, when this photograph was taken. His goal? To bring down a record antelope. (Photo/Submitted)

News Stories

Only two months into Fiscal Year 2017, Habersham Medical Center (HMC) has seen increased volumes of patients and services, but lower revenue.
Pictured in a photo used in Times Square in New York City, New York, to kick off the National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Sept. 17 are Ella Chambers, 8, with her siblings, Audrey Chambers, 6, and Grant Chambers, 4. The children live with their parents Renee and Chad Chambers in Habersham County. This is the third year a photograph of the Chambers children was chosen to be displayed in Times Square. (JANA ANSLEI PHOTOGRAPHY/Special)
Ella Chambers is only 8 years old, but she’s already received a unique honor three years in a row.
A heated dispute initially reported as a home invasion led to the arrest of a Cornelia man, accused of discharging a firearm during the confrontation, authorities say.

Obituaries

A Celebration of Life service for Lois Helen Johnson Shortt, 90, of Cornelia, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cornelia United Methodist Church with Pastor Johnny Ray and Dr.
Graveside services for John Phillip Sims, 79, of Cornelia, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Yonah Memorial Gardens with Gary York officiating. 
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Marlow Lopez, 82, of Cleveland, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, with the Rev.

Op/Ed

Election Day will be here before we know it, and while most are concerned about which presidential candidate to select Nov.
Think before you disrespect this country
To the editor:
There are many reasons why we’re proud to call Habersham County home. One of the most important reasons, if not the most important, is its people.

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