• Heating Assistance available for Elderly and Homebound

    Towns County heating assistance

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Winter heating assistance will be made available for eligible elderly and homebound residents beginning Nov. 1, 2018. The program is sponsored by Ninth District Opportunity, Inc., in cooperation with Georgia Department of Human Services, and aims to provide a one-time gas or electric heating payment for qualified citizens residing in the counties […]

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  • TVA-BRMEMC rate increase soon to appear on bills


    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) announced the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) wholesale rate increase will appear on customers’ October bills, resulting in a 1.53 percent spike for residential consumers and a 1.64 percent raise for the smallest commercial (GSA1) customers. Demand and energy load characteristics will determine the impact […]

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  • Chatuge Gun Club offers handgun course

    gun class Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Chatuge Gun Club, in conjunction with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a 12-hour course entitled “Basic Pistol” which will demonstrate the fundamental handling of handguns, and the legal ownership, storage, and information regarding a citizen’s right to self defense. The two-day course will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 20, and […]

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  • Local couple charged with cruelty to children

    Hiawassee child abuse

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Thursday, Sept. 13, a criminal investigator with the Hiawassee Police Department responded to a residence on Rolling Acres Road to meet with Towns County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) concerning an alleged child abuse case. According to Hiawassee Police Department records, DFCS stated to the investigator that a report had […]

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  • City of Hiawassee budget vote delayed until late October

    Hiawassee City Council

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A delayed council vote on the potential adoption of the proposed City of Hiawassee 2018-2019 budget was announced at the regular session held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at City Hall. Mayor Liz Ordiales recognized that the final reading is required to be publicly advertised prior to adoption, a measure that was overlooked. The […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue conducts training exercise

    Towns County Fire Rescue

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Fire and Rescue conducted an exercise at the former Recreation Center in Hiawassee on Monday, Oct. 1. The drill included a high-rise rescue training, fire suppression techniques with attack lines, and a “Mayday” scenario simulating a downed firefighter. Ladder 6, Engine 1 and 2, and Tanker 1 and 2 were […]

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