Residents along Indian Creek in northern Franklin County found stinking, black water in the creek Saturday and dead fish. It has been determined that the pollution came from runoff from fire suppressing efforts at the new energy plant on Highway 198.

Indian Creek polluted by runoff

CARNESVILLE – Stinking black water that killed fish in Indian Creek over the weekend has been linked to a new energy plant on Highway 198. Residents and county officials notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Saturday after…

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...

Lake House Tavern lost to fire


By Michael Hall

The Hartwell Sun

A second Hart County restaurant in less than a month was lost to a fire Saturday morning.

Lady Lions advance to Sweet 16


The Franklin County Lady Lions advanced to the state tournament’s Sweet 16 Thursday with an offensive display rarely – if ever – seen from the team.

Lions look for rebound against Morgan


Starting the Region 8AAA schedule with two games on the road is tough.

One of those games being against region favorite Jefferson makes it even tougher.