• Cooler weather expected to arrive next weekend

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – It would be difficult to realize autumn officially begins tomorrow simply by taking a walk outside, as temperatures continue to soar into the mid-80s. According to meteorologists, however, fall-like weather is slowly making its way to the Georgia mountains, expected to arrive next weekend. Cloud coverage is forecasted to lower temperatures gradually […]

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  • Local Republicans concerned apathy may turn Georgia blue in November

    Kemp Abrams Towns County

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – An echoing theme from Towns County GOP Chair Betsy Young, along with Party members in recent months, has been dire concern that voter apathy could shock local Republicans this coming November. “If this is all we’ve got, we’re in trouble,” Young said on Thursday night, referencing the slight attendance at the monthly […]

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  • Male and female charged in two Clay County stabbings

    Clay County NC stabbing

    HAYESVILLE, NC – Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight near the intersection of Tusquittee Road and Cold Branch Road in the Tusquittee Community on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 19. Responding deputies located two subjects that had possibly been assaulted with a knife. As deputies investigated the assault, two subjects reported […]

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  • Audit reveals Towns County in good financial shape

    Towns County audit

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County received the findings of the 2017 financial audit, and all is going according to plan. “As far as the financials of the county, we’re doing really well. I’m very excited things are going really good. Knock on wood that we don’t have any catastrophes,” Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw said, […]

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  • Routine Traffic Stop leads to Heroin Arrest

    Hiawassee Police Department

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15, upon witnessing a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu improperly traveling east on Main Street, unlawfully occupying the center turning lane. State law prohibits the use of a central turn lane in excess of 300 feet of travel. The driver […]

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  • Autumn Activities at Towns County Library

    Towns County Library

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Public Library has announced several upcoming Autumn events at the Hiawassee Branch. Library staff asks for participants to register by calling 706-896-6169 in order to ensure enough materials are available. The activities are free unless otherwise noted. October 11 at 4 p.m. – Children are invited in bring pumpkins to […]

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  • Billboard ban in place until mandate revision finalized

    towns county courthouse

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Discussion of the sign ordinance revision continued at the monthly county meeting, held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at the Towns County Courthouse. A 90-day moratorium was enacted in July, temporarily freezing permits to authorize off-premise billboards in Towns County. The decision was reached after an influx of requests reached the Towns […]

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  • Developing: Reported Domestic with Shots Fired

    Towns County sheriff's Office

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Towns County Sheriff Office deputies and emergency medical crews responded to a report of a domestic violence incident, with gunshots fired, in the vicinity of Upper Hightower Road, east of Hiawassee. FYN is closely following developments and will provide an update as soon as […]

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