The Hart County Board of Commissioners said an emphatic, “No,” to the TORCH (Tranformation Opportunities in Revitalizing Communities of Hart) Railroad Street Community Park project. In a previous meeting, TORCH president Mary Gidley had asked the... more
The Hartwell City Council suspended the licenses of two convenience stores Monday night for selling beer to minors last summer. In a hearing that was held near the end of the regular council meeting, council members heard testimony from former... more
Hartwell can say goodbye to Best Western and hello to a more upscale Hampton Inn. Owner Paul Patel built Best Western Lake Hartwell Inn and Suites in 2004, but he is currently in the process of gutting the interior and exterior of the hotel as well... more
TORCH ran into a wall of resistance from Hart County Commissioner Joey Dorsey when it requested an increase of in-kind contribution from the county for the Railroad Street Project. TORCH’s request was for the county to increase its  contribution... more
Senior David Rice has been named the 2016 PAGE STAR Student for Hart County High School. The announcement was made Wednesday, Jan. 20 on the Hart County High School’s website. According to HCHS principal Kevin Gaines, Rice was selected as the STAR... more
The 12 spillway gates at Hartwell Dam opened last Friday, reducing the amount of water in the reservoir, which has been well above full pool for nearly a month. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, they were opened in response to a large... more

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The Hart County Health Department conducts restaurant inspections each month. Each food service establishment in the county must be inspected twice a year.

The Hart County Sheriff’s Department reported the following incidents:

Hart County recently reached a settlement agreement in the lawsuit Andy W. Adams, Andy Adams Properties, Inc. vs. Hart County Board of Assessors.


The Hart County Lady Bulldogs defeated the Elbert County Lady Blue Devils 64-30 last Friday at the Inferno in Elberton.
Hart held Elbert County to just 10 points in the first half.

The Hart County Bulldogs’ 2015-16 season came to a conclusion Tuesday night in the first round of the Region 8-AAA tournament when the East Jackon Eagles defeated Hart 76-42 in Commerce.

Hart County senior wide receiver  Zach Maldonado, defensive tackle Trey Teasley, and running back Trae Stowers  signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play football at Reinhardt Universi


Willie Boyd Brown

Allie Childs

Allie Childs, 91, of Bowersville, died Feb. 7, 2016. Funeral services were Feb. 10. Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Goolsby

Johnny Goolsby, 67, of Elberton, died Feb. 3, 2016. Berry Funeral Home & Crematory in Elberton is in charge of arrangements.

The Hartwell Sun

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 700, 8 Benson St.
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-8025
Fax: 706-376-3016