• 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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  • Hiker suffers rattlesnake bite

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A male hiker in his early 50s was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake on Friday, Aug. 31, off State Route 75 South toward Helen in Towns County. According to a paramedic who responded to the scene, the hiker was attempting to pick up the rattlesnake when it struck. The hiker […]

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  • Young Harris man arrested for physical assault on elderly

    Carnes Young Harris

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a physical assault on an elderly victim on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at a residence in Young Harris. Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to Murphy Medical Center in Peachtree, NC, to follow-up with the reported elderly victim. Upon completion of the investigation, Joshua […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office recovers $20,000 in stolen property

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators recovered approximately $20,000 in stolen property, following a reported burglary that occurred on Fodder Creek Road, Aug. 15. An estimated $10,000 in silver was retrieved, in addition to firearms. The majority of the stolen property was located on Friday, Aug. 24, in a wooded area within the […]

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