Sarah Samsel (right) teaches children in India how to make corn husk dolls during her mission trip in January.

Clarkesville woman helps ministry in India

   A local ministry opened Sarah Samsel’s eyes to a world she never knew.    Samsel, who has spent nearly all her life in Clarkesville, went on a mission trip last month to India with a group from Rahab’s Rope, a Northeast Georgia ministry that…

Smith aims to ‘be the good’ at Food Bank kitchen

CLAYTON— Feeding people is something that Inger Smith has done for over 30 years, and as the new teaching kitchen manager for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia she hopes to “be the good” as a hub of good will for the people in Rabun County and the mountain region. Smith began her role as...

Mead maker taps into brewery market

While some would say Dahlonega is late to the local brewery party, which has exploded in Georgia over the past few years, when the city’s first brewery opens later this spring, it’ll be the first of its kind in the state. Etowah Meadery, which opened in 2017, will be opening up Dahlonega...

Forest proposals spark lively discussion

 CLAYTON— What do Forest Service Lands mean to the people of Rabun County?  This was the overarching question as over 150 people flocked to a public forum that was standing room only to discuss both the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Chattahoochee-Oconee National Land...

Raiders blank Madison


The Habersham Central High School Diamond Raiders combined the “little things” with outstanding pitching to capture their 4-0 victory over the visiting Madison County High School Red Raiders Wednes

Lady Raiders lasso Lanier Longhorns


Habersham Central High School freshman soccer player Ryalie Acker picked a great game to score her first career varsity goal as her free-kick strike proved to be the difference for the Lady Raiders

St. Francis takes down Lady Indians


Sometimes, bigger and faster does win out, and that’s exactly what happened in the Tallulah Falls School Lady Indians’ 76-44 loss to St.