Good Samaritan Injured Helping Truck Driver in HartwellNow HabershamNewsBreak Contributor
UGA Community Mourns as Investigation into Student's Death UnfoldsNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
Woman Found Dead on UGA Campus Identified as Augusta University Nursing StudentP world news networkNewsBreak Contributor
Police: NC Man Steals $2.7K from 9 GA Stores Using Stolen Account NumbersNow HabershamNewsBreak Contributor
Royston Grocery Store Destroyed in Massive FireNow HabershamNewsBreak Contributor
The Mystery Behind The Georgia Guidestones Solved…in Iowa!
Discover the surprising Iowa connection to the mysterious Georgia Guidestones and unravel the secrets behind America’s Stonehenge. #MysteryUnraveled #GeorgiaGuidestones #Iowa. Fort Dodge, Iowa – In the small town of Elberton, Georgia, a mysterious monument called the Georgia Guidestones once stood, drawing curious visitors for over four decades. These stones,...
Georgia man falls into quarry, dies, coroner confirms
A man has died after officials say he fell into a quarry.
Meth trafficker with child in car arrested in Oglethorpe County
A woman was arrested for drug trafficking and child endangerment in connection after she was stopped for a traffic violation methamphetamine was found in her car in which her juvenile children were passengers, according to the Oglethorpe County Georgia Sheriff’s Office. The agency said on its Facebook page that...
Sheriff’s Office reports largest drug bust in Oglethorpe County history
The Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office announced that a traffic stop resulted in the largest bust of hard drugs in the county’s history. On Friday, a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Steven’s Grove Church Road, and a drug-sniffing dog with the K-9 unit alerted deputies to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.
Church’s Black history celebration lasts entire month
New Bethlehem Church in Carlton is celebrating Black History Month each Sunday in February. The final celebration will be Sunday, Feb. 25 with an old-fashioned dinner, classic car showcase and winner for the essay, "What Does Black History Mean to Me." Listen to parts of last Sunday’s service on The Echo’s YouTube, Instagram and website.
Bunker Hill Road development opens to buyers
The Pines at Grove Creek, a 29-lot development off of Bunker Hill Road in Crawford, has homes ready for purchase. Construction has started on the first of three stages, with 10 homes expected to be completed by early summer, said Alexander Purcell, the listing agent for the development. McKenzie Spooner,...
Deputies find 111 pounds of meth in car
Deputies with the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office document boxes of crystal meth seized in a traffic stop on Stevens Grove Church Road last Friday. The contents of the boxes were part of 111 pounds of meth confiscated during the stop, leading to one arrest.
Camp Critter welcomes baby wild pigs into fold
Camp Critter Wildlife Rescue, the only licensed wildlife rehabilitation center in Oglethorpe County, recently took in two baby wild pigs. The piglets were found next to their deceased…
Familiar faces return as coaches
Alex Orlowsky, Taylor Doherty and Armando Padilla had similar paths as Oglethorpe County soccer players. Now, they use their free time to help coach at the high school where they once played. …
Hunting Dog's Harrowing Cliff Fall Sparks Heroic Rescue
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Seniors build bonds during annual Valentine’s Day dance
Watch the dancing and fun from this year’s Oglethorpe County Senior Center Red and White Ball at oglethropeecho.com or on our Facebook and Instagram. The Oglethorpe County Senior Center provides a community for seniors, especially during days like Valentine’s Day. For some, it’s an opportunity to not be alone during a time of celebration. …
Prep Roundup: Wrestlers finish seventh at state
Tanner Mask and Paris Crowder finished third in their weight classes to lead Oglethorpe County to a seventh place finish at the Class A Traditional state championship last weekend in Macon. Miles…
Second Chance BBQ, Nature's Harvest team for grand re-opening
From the farm to the butcher to the barbeque, it takes a collaboration of local farmers and business owners to bring custom-processed meat to Oglethorpe County. “In life, we’re all teams, whether it be your kids or your grandparents or your customers; we’re all a team, and we all try to do our best,” said Todd Smith, the owner of Nature’s Harvest Meat Company.
Oglethorpe County sheriff boasts record year for drug seizures
Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel recently went on Facebook to publicize how his office has seized large amounts of methamphetamine and other narcotics to break a county record for drug seizures. Gabriel on Monday posted on the social media platform that "deputies have seized pounds and pounds of drugs and...
Today the gas price is close to $3.07 in Dewy Rose as of 2024-02-22. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Cats Of Danielsville, GA Need You!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around danielsville..
Increased Fire Danger
The National Weather Service has issued an increased fire danger in effect from noon on Monday, February 19, 2024, through this afternoon for Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, and Elbert counties in Northeast Georgia. Very dry air in place across the region again today will permit afternoon relative humidity values to fall to between 23 and 25 percent for several hours across northeast Georgia. Winds will remain light, however, drying fuels and brush will combine with the dry air to increase fire danger this afternoon. Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether you can burn today. If you do burn, use caution since fires can quickly get out of hand under these conditions.
UGA Professor from Madison County Shapes Future Health Professionals and Studies Rural Farmer Stress
Christina Proctor, a clinical assistant professor at the UGA College of Public Health, is a dedicated educator. She teaches undergraduate research methods and public health elective courses on drug use, abuse, and sexuality education. Her goal is to prepare her students, future health educators, clinicians, and community health professionals, to discuss challenging health topics.
Winterville Feb 17 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Winterville reported six crime incidents in total. The crimes were categorized into three types: 'Other', 'Trespass', and 'Assault'. The most common crime type was 'Other', with three reported cases. These included an animal complaint, a noise complaint from a house, and a missing person report. Two incidents of trespassing were reported at different times on February 15, 2024. There was one assault case reported on February 12, 2024, in the morning. The data indicates a relatively low crime rate in the place, with no severe crimes like murder or robbery reported. However, the presence of an assault case calls for increased vigilance among the residents. The information is subject to change as it is based on the Athens-Clarke County police department's calls for service log.
Fatal House Fire in Elberton Ruled Accidental
In Elbert County, a malfunctioning older model space heater is being listed as the cause of a fatal house fire in Elberton. According to Bryce Rawson, Special Assistant to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King, it happened about 8:24a Monday morning at a home on Campbell Street. “When firefighters...