Sunshot by Drew Dotson — Eli Gomez, from left, Hart County Commissioner Ricky Carter, Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis, Royston police officer Rick Carter and Tony Capell pose for a photo with a chair donated by Gomez and Capell’s nonprofit, Saving a Hero’s Place.

Chair honors Hartwell's fallen police officer

Royston Police Officer Rick Carter recently discovered that law enforcement ran in his family after researching the name of a fallen officer from Hartwell with no known family. “I didn’t know about his death until I walked into the chief’s office…

City to lease, not buy vehicles


People will soon see new police cars and other government vehicles driving the streets of Hartwell over the next few years after the Hartwell City Council voted to enter into a new fleet program wi

Loeffler tapped over Collins as new Georgia Senator

   Gov. Brian Kemp went against President Trump’s recommendation Wednesday when he selected businesswoman Kelly Loeffler over U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by the retiring Johnny Isakson.    Loeffler will represent the state of...

The Hartwell Christmas tree lighting

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The Hart County Chamber of Commerce and the Hart County Board of Commissioners hosted their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 26.