• Kris Berrong named Hiawassee Mayor Pro Tem

    Hiawassee City Council met on Tuesday, August 1, for their regular monthly meeting. Council members unanimously approved the purchase of a Kubota Excavator Track Hoe from Nelson Tractor Company in Blairsville for $58,455.00, the lowest bid. Mayor Pro Tem Liz Ordiales announced she will be stepping down from the Council on August 4 per regulation […]

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  • TCSO provides Naloxone and Training for local Law Enforcement

    Press Release from the Towns County Sheriff’s Office: The Towns County Sheriff’s Office equipped deputies and local police officers with potentially life-saving Naloxone kits, as well as training in the use of Naloxone in stopping a potentially fatal narcotics overdose. . The Sheriff’s Office applied for and received a grant through the Project DAN (Death […]

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  • Brasstown Bald Tickets for August 21 Eclipse: Sold Out

    Towns County, GA – Brasstown Bald, elevation 4,783 feet, is the highest mountain peak in the state of Georgia. Due to great interest in viewing the August 21 eclipse from this prime location, a limited amount of tickets were offered online for $30.00 per person by the Park. Admission is typically $5.00. The 450 available […]

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  • Hiawassee City Council Work Session, 7/24

    Hiawassee City Council convened on Monday, July 24, to discuss numerous issues of interest. The work session began with old business, followed by new. Old Business: Meter Readings – There is currently a 99.4% accuracy rate. Website  – The City of Hiawassee site has been updated. Council meeting minutes as well as other topics of […]

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  • 2017 Towns County Fire Corps Fundraiser

    HIAWASSEE, GA – Towns County Fire Corps is requesting donations from the community to purchase much needed equipment. As recent wildfires raged in northern Georgia and throughout several southern states, Towns County Fire and Rescue recognized a need for standard wildland gear. The Fire Corps hopes to purchase a Polaris 6×6 Utility Vehicle in order […]

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  • Georgia Mountain Fair Parade

    Hiawassee, GA – In spite of the harsh morning heat, spectators gathered along Highway 76 on Saturday, July 22, for the Annual Georgia Mountain Fair Parade. Onlookers of all ages began arriving an hour in advance to stake coveted viewing spots in the shade. This year, 2017, marks the 67th Anniversary of the Georgia Mountain […]

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  • TCSO Citizen Law Enforcement Academy VII begins

    Hiawassee, GA – The seventh session of the Citizen Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA), sponsored by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, began on Tuesday, July 25, at McConnell Baptist Church on Main Street in Hiawassee. CLEA is a ten week course designed to familiarize the community with the operations of the Sheriff’s Office. The meeting began […]

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  • Overnight Fire Destroys Hiawassee Home

    Hiawassee, GA – Towns County 911 dispatched Fire and Rescue to 1383 Konahetah Drive in Hiawassee at approximately 11:28 pm on Monday night, July 24, in response to a fully involved structure fire. The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene. There were no human injuries although the family’s dog sadly perished. The […]

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