• Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Jeffrey Plott

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Saturday, Dec. 30,  2017, Towns County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jeffery Dale Plott,  46, of Young Harris, Georgia, charging him with one count of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, for possession of methamphetamine. The arrest was made on Byers Creek Road in Young Harris following a traffic stop involving […]

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  • Hiawassee Police Department 2017 year-in-review

    Chief Paul Smith

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The Hiawassee Police Department (HPD) had an eventful and busy 2017. Chief Arvel Walls retired in May after dutifully serving the citizens of Towns County for 33 years. Paul Smith was named acting police chief until he was sworn in as police chief on Aug. 1, 2017. In May, a fifth full-time […]

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  • Ordiales sworn as Hiawassee mayor, Barrett sworn to council

    Hiawassee mayor Liz Ordiales

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – In spite of the bone-chilling weather, the atmosphere at the Jan. 2, 2018, Hiawassee City Council meeting was best described as celebratory as citizens gathered to witness the swearing in of newly elected Mayor Liz Ordiales and newcomer Councilwoman Amy Barrett at City Hall. An additional row of seating was added to […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue Incident Report

    Towns County Fire Rescue

    Towns County Fire Rescue Weekly Report December 18 – December 31, 2017 12/18/17   Medical assist (2) MVA (1) Landing zone (2) Smoke investigation (1) 12/19/17    Medical assist (5) 12/20/17       Medical assist (1) Assist other agency (1) 12/21/17     Medical assist (6) 12/22/17           Medical assist (4) MVA (1) 12/23/17      Medical assist (4) No incident found on arrival […]

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  • How low can it go? Towns County braces for single digit temperatures

    Robin H. Webb

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The new year is off to a frigid start throughout most of the nation, and Towns County hasn’t escaped winter’s wrath.  As overnight temperatures plummeted, area creeks awoke to frosty conditions, while local ponds slumbered beneath glazes of ice, on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. The worst of the weather […]

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  • Hiawassee City Council agenda for January 2018

    HIAWASSEE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA January 2, 2018   The January 2, 2018 City Council Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Invocation, Kris Berrong Mayor’s Introductions of Guests and Announcements Motion to Adopt Final Agenda as Distributed. Elected Officials Swear In Mayor-Elect Report 1984 Bond Payment […]

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  • Towns County rings in 2018 under budget with $3.4 million reserve

    Towns County Courthouse

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – As 2017 nears an end, the Towns County financial report has been released, and a tentative 2018 budget has been calculated. Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw alluded to the positive news during a monthly meeting held in mid-November, confirming the substantial under-budget reserve on Tuesday, Dec. 19, while addressing the citizens at his […]

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  • Towns County Transfer Station now offers recycling for electronics

    Towns County Recycling

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw informed FetchYourNews that the Transfer Station located on Sunnyside Drive in Hiawassee now offers four recycling bins for electronic waste, such as computers, televisions and cellular phones. Recycling is encouraged and free of charge. Hours of operation are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. […]

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