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Early voting in Nov. 5 election begins next week

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Habersham Countians will have the opportunity to vote early in the upcoming Nov. 5 election starting Tuesday. County offices are closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

Anthem, NGHS willing to continue its negotiations

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Although Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is no longer in the Anthem network, it appears both parties are still willing to negotiate a new contract.

HCHS 2019 HOMECOMING KING, QUEEN CROWNED

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Habersham Central High School (HCHS) crowned Friday, Oct. 4, its 2019 homecoming king and queen. Congratulations to Micah Ward, left, and Sydney Brookshire.

Thomas planning nationwide tour

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When his grandfather was playing on the front porch on Saturday nights, Alto native Danny Thomas was thinking about life as a musician.

Whit Hollowell tabbed HEMC’s acting CEO

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The Habersham Electric Membership Corp. (HEMC) Board of Directors confirmed for The Northeast Georgian Tuesday Whit Hollowell has joined the cooperative as acting CEO.

Mt. Airy pushes back utility bill due date

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The town of Mt. Airy will be pushing back its utility bill due date from the 10th of the month to the 20th. The action was approved Monday at the Mt.

County holds 1st town hall for jail bond referendum

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The Habersham County Commission, with the help of the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), held its first town hall meeting to discuss the jail bond referendum on the upcoming Nov. 5 ballot.

Demorest mayor speaks against citizens’ concerns

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The latest Demorest City Council meeting ended Tuesday with Demorest Mayor Rick Austin addressing a recent personal legal settlement, a former city manager, Piedmont College and more.