Photo submitted Hartwell’s Taylor Freeman, left, acts in a scene of “Artistic,” a short film, with former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch

Local girl makes screen debut with NFL standout

Ayoca Freeman wasn’t sure what to expect when she answered a casting ad for her daughter, Hart County High School senior Taylor Freeman. Ayoca saw the plea on social media — the writer and director of a short film was looking for a girl with Down…

The Blotter


The Hart County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:
Oct. 21
• Charles Michael Davenport, 49, 21 Lucas Road, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault (HPD).

JV bulldogs rout Elbert


The Hart County High School junior varsity football team tromped Elbert County 39-14 at home last Thursday.

Fighter wins debut bout


Tyler Barber, from Chuck Cawthon’s Contemporary Martial Arts in Hartwell, made his amateur MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) debut Saturday, Oct.



The final score of Hart County’s first region loss of the season didn’t indicate how close the game actually was Friday night.