OUR OPINION: Together, we can get through this


   In times like these, Habersham County must be stronger than ever. Your local newspaper is here for you.

   We have been here long before the COVID-19 coronavirus, and we will be here long after. The virus has struck the United States and Georgia with a vengeance, but a lot of things have come and gone in 128 years.

   Since 1892, generations of Habersham Countians have trusted these pages for news and advertising. We want to thank you for your loyalty and support, especially during this global crisis.

   Events like Pearl Harbor’s bombing on Dec. 7, 1941, President Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, and the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, caught America by surprise. So has this coronavirus outbreak.

   At this time, our lives are not normal, but the operation of your newspaper goes on. Your hometown newspaper will continue to cover the coronavirus and its impact here until there are no more concerns in Habersham County.

   During the battle against COVID-19, we have been and will be publishing all virus-related articles on our web site free of charge. Our goal is to keep Habersham County up to date with the most reliable information. 

   We believe strong newspapers build strong communities. We need to show compassion for our neighbors and do whatever we can to help our local businesses while obeying the safety guidelines recommended by our health officials. It is imperative we keep our local economy healthy to protect our quality of life.

   Habersham County is resilient, as is America. We will get through this by using ample amounts of prayer, ingenuity, flexibility, cooperation, compassion and determination. Thank you for your loyal readership and advertising support.

   The day will come when we can look back and say, “We survived this by working together.”