Sunshots by Bill Powell — The sun sets over Lake Hartwell and paints the sky hues of orange on Saturday, June 26, as a massive plume of dust from the Saharan Desert passes over the Southeastern U.S.

Saharan sunset: Desert dust paints sunsets, sunny skies in store for holiday

Don’t be fooled by last weekend’s orange-hued sunsets, Hartwell was not suddenly transplanted to the Saharan desert, but the enhanced colors were caused by Saharan dust.  Massive dust storms occur annually in the Saharan Dessert that carry…

Spans of the Past

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A Toccoa landmark is about to receive new life, as the Broken Bridges area in Toccoa is set to become a focal point of a 10-mile waterway trek. Broken Bridges over the Tugaloo River arm of Lake Hartwell has been a landmark along the Georgia/South Carolina border for well over 140 years. The...