Sunshot from file by Bill Powell — Wassie Vickery holds a newspaper fresh off the press at The Hartwell Sun in 2006.

Vickery kept Hartwell, family in her heart

A life dedicated to telling the stories of the people and communities of Hart County came to an end July 31 when long-time editor of The Hartwell Sun, Juanelle “Wassie” Vickery, died from complications with COVID-19. She was 91.  Vickery stumbled…

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Spans of the Past

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...