Sunshots by Michael Hall Little Japan co-owner Tommy Vang walks through the dining room and past the sushi bar at the restaurant on Tuesday as insurance adjusters assess the damages from an Aug. 9 fire.

Little Japan catches fire, blaze guts building, damages salon

The owners of a popular Japanese restaurant in downtown Hartwell say they have no plans of letting a fire that gutted the establishment on Aug. 9 keep them from reopening as soon as possible. Treena Nguyen, co-owner of Little Japan, 113 Depot St.,…

Commission hears update from assessors


The Hart County Board of Assessors chairman and chief appraiser told Hart County commissioners Tuesday the only way to prevent future issues with property values not meeting the proper ratio in the

Board of education to roll back millage rate


Locals could see a drop in property taxes collected by the board of education again soon — but that might not  be a long term trend.

Watercross returns to Tugaloo State Park


They’ll be flying over the water and the water will be flying.

The Pro Watercross Tour will return to Tugaloo State Park near Lavonia July 27-28.

Boat Church


When taking the boat out on the lake, people typically spend their time relaxing, grilling or swimming in the water.

The dam that changed Hartwell forever


Fog used to settle in the bottomland in the 1940s and hang over the Savannah River as it meandered its way from Hart County to the Atlantic Ocean, blanketing the rolling foothills of Northeast Geor

Hart runners eye podium finish at state


Cross country season starts today (Thursday)  for the Hart County High School team, and the Bulldogs are looking to stand atop podiums this year after some intensive pre-season training.

Lady Diamond Dogs win first region contest


The Hart County High School softball team (5-2, 1-0) captured its first region win of the year in mercy-rule fashion last Thursday at home — and picked up three straight wins to follow.

Volleydogs start season on a tear


The Hart County High School volleyball team (5-1, 0-0) overcame East Hall 2-1 last Thursday to win its first match of the season — and has won every match since then except for one.