Sunshot by Michael Hall -- Darius Hunt, left, brings in carts from the parking lot at Quality Foods in Hartwell on Tuesday, March 31, as Kelsie Dean, right, cleans them to disinfect them as part of the store’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First cases hit Hart

Hart County joined the growing number of counties in Georgia infected by the novel coronavirus as the first four cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county over the past week, coming on the heels of President Donald Trump declaring Georgia as a…



April 1, 1955

Two deadly diseases topped the headlines this week in 1955, echoing the global pandemic worries of today.

Free pizza produces smiles


Lentravious Geer, right, hands a pepperoni pizza from Little Caesar’s Pizza in Hartwell to Mason Sanders on Tuesday, March 31.