The Hartwell City Council suspended the licenses of two convenience stores Monday night for selling beer to minors last summer. In a hearing that was held near the end of the regular council meeting, council members heard testimony from former... more
Hartwell can say goodbye to Best Western and hello to a more upscale Hampton Inn. Owner Paul Patel built Best Western Lake Hartwell Inn and Suites in 2004, but he is currently in the process of gutting the interior and exterior of the hotel as well... more
TORCH ran into a wall of resistance from Hart County Commissioner Joey Dorsey when it requested an increase of in-kind contribution from the county for the Railroad Street Project. TORCH’s request was for the county to increase its  contribution... more
Senior David Rice has been named the 2016 PAGE STAR Student for Hart County High School. The announcement was made Wednesday, Jan. 20 on the Hart County High School’s website. According to HCHS principal Kevin Gaines, Rice was selected as the STAR... more
The 12 spillway gates at Hartwell Dam opened last Friday, reducing the amount of water in the reservoir, which has been well above full pool for nearly a month. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, they were opened in response to a large... more
Hart County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shooting Wednesday night after a man confronted them with a machete at 488 Old Reed Creek Road. Joseph Ray Morrison, age 50, of that same address, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated... more

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The Hartwell City Council suspended the licenses of two convenience stores Monday night for selling beer to minors last summer.

Hartwell can say goodbye to Best Western and hello to a more upscale Hampton Inn.

Sports

Hart County senior wide receiver  Zach Maldonado, defensive tackle Trey Teasley, and running back Trae Stowers  signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play football at Reinhardt Universi

Hart County wide receiver Anthony Turner signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play football at Iowa Western Community College.

The Hart County Mat Dogs traveled to Stephens County High School on Tuesday for a quad match with Habersham, Riverside Military Academy, and Stephens County.

Obituaries

Ruth Thomas, 81, of Martin, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Funeral services were Feb. 3. Strickland Funeral Home - Lavonia Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Ted Sheridan, 80, of Commerce, died Jan. 30, 2016. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 4, at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Virginia Dixon, 81, of Lavonia, died Jan. 29, 2016. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Lavonia.

The Hartwell Sun

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 700, 8 Benson St.
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-8025
Fax: 706-376-3016