• March for Jesus event planned for August

    March for Jesus

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – March for Jesus, a 2.7 mile spirited trek from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds to Cedar Cliff Road, is planned for Aug. 25. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Anderson Music Hall, with music and fellowship following the 10 a.m. march. Organizer Terry Rathmann says that the event was […]

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  • DOT approves traffic turn signal at Main Street and Bell Creek

    Bell Creek RD Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw received notification from the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) confirming that the state agency plans to install a turn signal at the intersection of Highway 76 and Highway 75 North. The three-way intersection is situated adjacent to McDonalds in Hiawassee. Traffic traveling east on Main Street, attempting […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report

    Towns County Fire Department

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report July 16 – 22, 2018   7/16/18 Medical assist (5) MVA (1) No incident found (1) 7/17/18 Medical assist (5) MVA (1) 7/18/18 Medical assist (3) Electrical fire (1) Assist other agency (1) 7/19/18 Medical assist (3) Structure fire (1) 7/20/18 Medical assist (2) MVA (2) 7/21/18 Medical […]

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  • Law enforcement lost while searching for alleged human remains

    Towns County human remains

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FetchYourNews (FYN) received information from a source regarding an incident which took place on Saturday, July 21, in the vicinity of Brasstown Bald. Following a criminal investigation, law enforcement officers, a representative of the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office, a medical responder, and a subject who was in custody were in the […]

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  • Georgia Mountain Fair parade draws crowd

    Georgia Mountain Pickleball

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The 68th annual Georgia Mountain Fair has begun, and Saturday, July 21, marked the tradition of the ever-popular fair parade. This year’s parade theme was “Hometown Pride” and floats in the procession were decorated accordingly. The participants gathered at South State Bank to line up for the event, which was set into […]

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  • 90-day sign permit moratorium takes effect

    Towns County Courthouse

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – At a regularly scheduled July meeting, Towns County Planning Committee unanimously recommended review of the current sign ordinance. According to county officials, applications and the issuance of permits for off-site advertising signage and billboards has increased multi-fold in the past several months. The Planning Commission presented the recommendation to Towns County Sole […]

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  • State Rep. Matt Gurtler: District election gained National attention

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Local State House Representative Matt Gurtler plans to reintroduce his departmental budget bill at the Capitol, pressing for an accountable budget process to curb what he considers imprudent spending by stipulating that each of the 49 government agencies involved should function on their own respective merits. “With so much at stake, we […]

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