• CodeRed notification sign-up leads to gratitude for air transport

    Air methods Towns County

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The Towns County Commissioner’s Office held a public sign-up to assist citizens with enrollment in CodeRed, an emergency-alert system that notifies residents of inclement weather and other pertinent information effecting the area, on the afternoons of Tuesday, May 1, and Tuesday, May 8. Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw deemed the project a success, […]

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  • Undercover investigation leads to Hiawassee drug bust

    Hiawassee drugs

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators executed a search warrant at a residence off Sims Circle in Hiawassee Thursday, May 10, 2018, following an extensive joint investigation conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. During the course of an undercover investigation, numerous drug […]

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  • Renovation to begin at Towns County School

    Towns County Schools

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Renovation to Towns County School is scheduled to begin after graduation May 18, says Towns County Superintendent Darren Berrong. The 40-year-old school buildings are in desperate need of roof replacement, upgraded wiring, and HVAC systems. The Towns County Board of Education applied for a $3.3 million modernization grant in 2017, based on […]

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  • Two patrol vehicles damaged after high-speed pursuit

    Hiawassee Police Department

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Hiawassee Police Department Detective Brandon Barrett observed a subject known to have an active arrest warrant, driving eastbound on South Main Street. Detective Barrett was on patrol at the time the subject was spotted. Detective Barrett and the Towns County Sheriff’s Office initiated […]

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  • Wildfire preparedness tips from Towns County Firewise Coalition

    Towns County wildfire

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – It has been a mere 18 months since wildfires threatened Tate City – a small community situated in the northeast portion of Towns County – and the local Firewise Coalition hopes to prepare residents in case wildfires approach again. Saturday, May 5, was proclaimed Wildfire Preparedness Day by Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw, […]

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  • State House Debate recap: Matt Gurtler vs Mickey Cummings

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Less than a week remains until the final ballots are cast for contested State House District 8 – a region which encompasses Rabun, Towns, Union, and a portion of White County in northeast Georgia – with the two Republican candidates vying for the state seat meeting to debate at FetchYourNews (FYN) headquarters […]

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