• Clay County requests input to improve local internet service

    Clay County internet

    HAYESVILLE, NC – Clay County Manager Mark Pullium encourages area residents to participate in a survey to gauge and improve the quality of local internet service. “In view for the growing importance of this service, Clay County has formed a Broadband Committee made up of representatives from several community groups to access the availablity of […]

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  • UPDATED: Young Harris man arrested for methamphetamine distribution

    Michael Byers Young Harris

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Michael Dean Byers, 46, of Young Harris, was apprehended and arrested following a traffic stop on Friday, Sept. 7, after three felony warrants for trafficking methamphetamine were issued. Towns County Sheriff’s Office seized the BMW 325 that Byers was driving. According to law enforcement officials with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement […]

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  • Towns County Schools plan ahead for winter weather

    Towns County Schools

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Winter weather can be difficult to predict in the Georgia mountains, and travel can be dangerous in the event of  substantial snowfall or icy roadways. Towns County Schools plans to implement Online Learning Days should inclement weather force students to miss on-campus classes during the winter quarter. Due to a late start […]

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  • Towns County EMA stresses importance of disaster planning

    Towns Couty EMA

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) encourages citizens to take Disaster Preparedness Month seriously by planning ahead in the event that an unexpected scenario strikes. National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we should prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. “The government […]

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  • Heightened emotion at second Hiawassee tax increase hearing

    Hiawassee City council

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee City Council held the second of three mandatory public hearings on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 4, to alllow taxpayers to shed their thoughts on the rejection of the tax rate rollback. FYN reported the first hearing which took place on the morning of Sept. 4. Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales, and the […]

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  • UPDATED: Female subject injured in alleged break-in at local restaurant

    Michelle Renee Harper

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FetchYourNews (FYN) received information regarding an incident which occurred Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House. According to a credible source, a female subject, who was allegedly under the influence of intoxicants, attempted entry into the restaurant by breaking a window, setting off an alarm. Upon attempting entry […]

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  • Mayor Ordiales: Not a tax increase, an increase in city revenue

    Mayor Liz Ordiales

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee City Council held the first of three mandatory public hearings this morning in order to lawfully reject a property tax rollback rate of 2.170 mills. A second hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at City Hall. Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales, and Council members Anne Mitchell, Kris Berrong, Amy Barrett, and Nancy […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report

    Towns County Fire Rescue

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report Week of Aug. 27 –  Sept. 2 8/27/18 Medical assist (3)   8/28/18 Medical assist (2) Assist other agency (1) Landing zone (1) Fire alarm (1)   8/29/18 Medical assist (3) MVA (1) Landing zone (1)   8/30/18 Medical assist (5) MVA (1)   8/31/18 Medical assist (6) […]

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