Elizabeth, left, Grady, Niall Rebecca and Joey Elger rode out Hurricane Irma at their St. Thomas home, in the American Virgin Islands. Elizabeth and Joey graduated from Habersham Central High School, then returned to teach there before moving to other teaching opportunities in Saipan and Tbilisi, and the Republic of Georgia. (Photo/Submitted)

News for Subscribers

Having your daughter’s band inducted into Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame can make a mother proud.
The title of our pastor’s message this past Sunday morning was only one word. Blessed! K.C. and I say amen to that.
Georgia Power Co. and Habersham Electric Membership Corp., electricity providers in the extreme portion of Northeast Georgia, have reported most customers now have electric power.

Obituaries

Joyce Frances McKay Wilbanks, 89, of Lakemont, died Sept. 17, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 21, at Lakemont Baptist Church. Beck Funeral Home, Clayton.
No formal services are planned for Ella Mae Stamey, 77, of Demorest.
Mrs. Stamey died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
A memorial service for Carolyn Diehl Tomlin Newlon, 73, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Kenneth Barrett officiating.

Op/Ed for Subscribers

Finding bright side to Irma
To the editor:
As I walked my property Tuesday morning, I was shocked to see the extent of storm damage.
Fifty years. Reflect on that time span for a few minutes. Habersham County’s Tommy Irvin served Georgia residents as a public servant for over 50 years.
HEMC members don’t want to hear ‘no harm, no foul’ concerning funds
To the editor:

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