• Freeze Warning issued for Northeast Georgia

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A freeze warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Towns County, with overnight temperatures expected to drop into the low 30s. The advisory includes the counties of Fannin, Gilmer, Union, and Clay County, NC. The freeze warning will remain in effect from midnight, Sunday, Oct. 21, until Sunday morning, […]

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  • Grand Jury indicts suspects involved in Hiawassee manhunt

    Hiawassee manhunt

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The four suspects involved in an August traffic stop, which led to a multi-agency manhunt on Bell Creek Road in Hiawassee, were indicted by a Grand Jury, and will soon face trial. The indictments read as follows: Shaun Keith Ewing – Burglary in the first degree, 16 counts theft by receiving stolen […]

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  • Towns County to upgrade ambulance module

    Towns County EMS

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County opened enveloped bids on the purchase of a modernized ambulance module for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, receiving two proposals from out-of-state companies. Towns County Paramedic Jim Shirley spoke on the issue Tuesday, Oct. 16, stating that the purchase will ultimately save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over time. […]

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  • Towns County holds First Reading of Sign and Cell Tower Ordinance

    Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County’s billboard permit moratorium has been in effect for three months, and Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw stated on Tuesday, Oct. 16, that the mandate revision had reached the first reading. Bradshaw extended polls to area businesses, residents, and students during the course of the past month, seeking citizen input on the matter. […]

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  • Vehicle plunges into local store

    Ellers Electronics

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, Oct. 16, an older male driving a Hummer vehicle plowed through the storefront of Eller Electronics at 563 North Main St. in Hiawassee. According to the driver’s account to responding law enforcement, the driver’s foot became caught on the accelerator pedal, causing the vehicle to collide with the […]

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  • North Enotah Drug Court Explained

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – North Enotah Drug Court Coordinator Barbara Honaker shared the details of the judically supervised program, extended to felony drug offenders as an alternative to imprisonment, with the Mountain Movers and Shakers on the morning of Friday, Oct. 12. North Enotah Drug Court encompasses the counties of Towns and Union, and works closely […]

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  • Drug Arrests continue in Young Harris

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – In recent weeks, Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies have continued the execution of search warrants in search of illegal drugs and stolen property. In the past week, investigators and deputies executed two search warrants in the Young Harris area. The search warrants were in reference to separate information developed […]

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