Shunshot by Grayson Williams — Hart County Commissioner R.C. Oglesby enters a bond hearing on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Hart County jail in shackles.

R.C. Oglesby and family members implicated in organized crime scheme

By Michael Hall and Grayson Williams Hart County Commissioner R.C. Oglesby is out of jail on $50,000 bond after being arrested along with several family members last Thursday for his alleged role in a racketeering scheme that involved food stamp…

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The Hartwell Police Department reported the following incidents and citations:

McGee creates comfortable futures


Imagine: It’s near the end of September with the fall season just under way. The leaves are changing, college football is in full swing and the temperatures are nice and crisp.

UNWIND: Man and the moonrise

A small, family-operated craft distillery in Rabun County is poised to make a big splash in the world of artisanal whiskey. Moonrise Distillery is not just another company seeking to cash in on the growing craft distillery business in Georgia. It’s a family affair that takes whiskey-making...

Be wary of TB in deer

Earlier this month and in the thick of deer season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that deer “can transmit certain strains of tuberculosis to hunters.”  The danger comes during the field-dressing process. Hunters can come into contact with the pathogen when...

Early detection is vital, cancer survivor says

Just because you can’t see or feel something, doesn’t mean it’s not there and Elizabeth Harper learned this first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last December at age 59. “When they found my cancer, it was very small and in the beginning stages,” Harper said. Harper...