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:

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...

Mountain Traveler: Be Impressed by Rabun Bald

According to Native American legend, Rabun Bald is inhabited by fire-breathing demon people, and some campers still report hearing strange sounds at night. But the spectacular views from the summit stretching more than 100 miles on a clear day are no myth. Rabun Bald, with an elevation.

A floating orb of light at a haunted theater

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Cameras at the Hart County Community Theatre on Depot Street in downtown Hartwell caught this mysterious happening recently. Folks involved with theater say it is likely haunted.