• United Community wins $1 million county CD bid

    Cliff Bradshaw

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw held a special called meeting Friday, June 1, to announce the acceptance of a certificate of deposit (CD) bid from United Community Bank in Hiawassee. The county previously held a $750,000 CD with Park Sterling Bank, which was earning a 0.5 percent interest rate, and Towns County […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report

    Towns County Fire Deapartment

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Incident Report – 5/21/18 – 6/3/18   5/21 Medical Assist – 1 Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) – 1 5/22 Medical Assist – 3 Fire Alarm – 1 5/23 Medical Assist – 3 5/24 Medical Assist – 3 MVA – 2 5/25 Medical Assist – 2 Public Service – 1 5/26 […]

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  • Four charged in theft of ATV

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County deputies responded to Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris Sunday, May 27, in reference to the theft of a 2005 Toro All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Workman valued at $15,000. On Tuesday, May 29, Towns County deputies, assisted by investigators, recovered the stolen ATV in a wooded area off of Gumlog Road in […]

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  • Unrelated Hiawassee checkpoints result in arrests, increased child safety

    Hiawassee Police Department

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Police Department mobilized traffic checkpoints at two separate locations on the evening of Wednesday, May 23, charging motorists with driving under the influence and drug-related offenses. The initial checkpoint took place at approximately 8 p.m. in the vicinity of the Bell Creek Car Wash on state Route 75 north. According to […]

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  • Resort evacuated overnight, Highway 75 south suffers erosion

    Highway 75 South

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Heavy rainfall from subtropical storm Alberto resulted in the flooding of Enchanted Valley RV Resort, located off Highway 75 south, during the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Towns County first responders arrived on scene to assist in evacuation efforts. The mobile home park borders the Hiawassee River. Towns County […]

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  • Two arrested on unrelated drug charges

    Towns County arrests

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Following a May 9, 2018, incident, which occurred at at a residence off of Upper Bell Creek Road in Hiawassee,  Towns County Sheriff’s deputies charged Joshua Emmett Robertson, 30, Saturday, May 26, with one count of violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act, and possession of methamphetamine. In an unrelated incident, Wednesday, May […]

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  • Towns County honors fallen heroes at Memorial service

    Towns county Memorial Day

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Memorial Day is a time to honor military service members who paid the ultimate price for American freedom, and Towns County officials and citizens gathered at the Civic Center beside the county courthouse to pay due respect. Originally scheduled to take place at Veterans’ Park on Highway 76 east, the ceremony was […]

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