• Towns County Sheriff’s Office Hurricane Advisory

    Hurricane Irma

    Towns County, GA – The Towns County Sheriff’s Office is bracing for remnants of Hurricane Irma as the storm tracks toward the Florida-Georgia coast. Hurricane Irma is expected to bring excessive wind and rain to the North Georgia area. Tropical storm force winds are predicted to arrive in southeast Georgia on Sunday. As the remnants […]

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  • Hurricane Irma Evacuees Seek Higher Ground

    Hurricane Irma

    Hiawassee, GA – Towns County is beginning to feel the impact of Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in recorded history, as residents in the projected path head toward higher ground. Southern Florida expects to begin experiencing the hurricane’s wrath as early as Saturday morning. Where the storm will make landfall isn’t […]

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  • Hiawassee Police Department Activity Report – August, 2017

    Hiawassee Police Department

    Hiawassee, GA – Hiawassee Police Department has released their monthly activity report for August, 2017. Name of subject, date of arrest, and charged offense(s) can be found in the weekly reports provided by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.   Hiawassee Police Department August Activity Report:    Total Calls for Service:   348 Dispatched – 157 Self-Initiated – 191 […]

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  • GBI Bomb Disposal Unit Visits Hiawassee

    Hiawassee, GA – Citizen Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA) alumni and current participants in the 8-week CLEA VII course gathered at Towns County Beach on Tuesday afternoon, September 5, for a special presentation featuring Bomb Disposal Unit #601, courtesy of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and Towns County Sheriff’s Office. After enjoying conversation and a […]

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  • From the Sheriff’s Desk: Sex Offenders

    Towns County Sheriff's Office

    From the Desk of Sheriff Chris Clinton: I often receive calls and questions about sex offenders. These tend to occur when someone realizes that a neighbor is on the sex offender registry. Understandably, they are concerned about their family’s safety. The following information is provided in conjunction with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association in the hope […]

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  • Suspect Arrested in Financial Transaction Card Fraud

    Barbara Parker

    Hiawassee, GA – After an extensive investigation by Towns County Sheriff’s Office, Barbara Parker, 44, of Hiawassee, Georgia, a former employee of Legacy Link, Inc., was arrested on Friday, September 1, 2017 and charged with seven (7) counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud. A report was made to the Towns County Sheriff’s Office in June […]

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  • Hiawassee City Council Candidates Disqualified

    Hiawassee Mayor

    Hiawassee, GA – The City of Hiawassee election abruptly ended for two candidates who hoped to fill Council seats on November 7. Rodney Terry, candidate for Post 1, and Myron Ketter, candidate for Post 5, have both been disqualified from the race. A credible source tells Fetch Your News the disqualifications occurred because one candidate […]

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  • Barry Keith Dearing Announces Candidacy for Hiawasee Mayor

    Barry Dearing

    Hiawassee, GA – Barry Keith Dearing, a local business owner, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Hiawassee. As the Founder and CEO of VanKeith Insurance Agency, Dearing tells Fetch Your News he intends to put his skills, perspective, years of self-employment experience, and community activism to use by unifying citizens toward […]

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