• House Rep. Matt Gurtler continues fight for concealed gun rights

    Rep. Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – District 8 House Representative Matt Gurtler returned to Atlanta last week to serve his second-term as a state legislator, continuing to push for House Bill 2, also known as Constitutional Carry, an edict which would make the Georgia Weapons License (GWL) optional for law-abiding Georgia residents. Gurtler believes that with the help […]

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  • Historian sheds light on Cherokee location names

    Towns County Cherokee Indians

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County historian and newly-elected vice president of the historical society, Jerry Taylor, dispensed a presentation on the correlation between the names of local areas and their Cherokee origins on Monday, Jan. 14.  “They are gone like the buffalo and the elk which once roamed the mountain valleys…,” Taylor began. Hiawassee, derived […]

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  • “#MeToo” inspired artist to be featured at Young Harris College

    Young Harris College Art Gallery

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The works of Karen Schwartz, a practicing clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, are scheduled for display at the Campus Gate Art Gallery (CGAG) at Young Harris College. The exhibit opens Thursday, Jan. 24, with a reception at 6 p.m. Schwartz’s art will be on display through Friday, March 1, Monday through Friday, […]

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  • NCDOT to widen Hwy 69; dozens of parcels face impact

    HAYESVILLE, NC – Approximately 55 privately-owned properties are expected to be impacted as the result of plans to widen Highway 69 from the Georgia state line to Highway 64 in Hayesville, N.C. The project, scheduled to begin in 2019, is expected to cost roughly $43,700.000. According to a North Carolina legal firm which specializes in […]

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  • Towns County adopts GEMA-FEMA approved hazard mitigation plan

    Towns County EMA

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Earlier this week, Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw adopted a multi-jurisdiction hazard mitigation plan as approved by state and federal emergency management agencies. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), hazard mitigation is any action taken to reduce or eliminate long term risk to people and property from natural disasters.  Hazard […]

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  • Towns County’s litter control initiative increases

    Towns County litter

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Liza Strub, a concerned citizen of Towns County, petitioned Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw to re-address the issue of roadway litter during last year’s July county meeting. In the months that followed, Bradshaw met with Stroub on several occassions to form a heightened approach, with the commissioner following through by adding Strub to the […]

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