• Towns County Fire and Rescue October Report

    Towns County Fire and Rescue

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report October, 2018   Fire in ductwork (1) Vehicle fire (1) Medical assist (93) MVA (15) Search for missing person (1) Elevator rescue (2) Power line down (1) Landing zone (10) Assist other agency (2) Public service (13) Unauthorized burning (1) Controlled burn (1) Wrong location/no incident found (3) […]

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  • Haunted Jail a huge hit at Hiawassee Halloween

    Hiawassee Haunted Jail

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hundreds of trick-or-treaters arrived at the Towns County Courthouse on Halloween evening to join in the fun-filled celebration. Candy booths sponsored by local businesses and government agencies lined the courthouse porch as children of all ages wrapped their way around the building, collecting sweets. This year’s event featured a “haunted jail” attraction […]

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  • Towns County leaders weigh-in on massive early voter turnout

    Towns County election

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Early voting in the 2018 midterm election came to a close on Friday, and Towns County Board of Elections saw a massive turnout at the Hiawassee polling precinct. Of the 9,386 registered voters in Towns County, 4,030 residents chose to cast their ballots ahead of Tuesday’s general election. A total of 257 […]

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  • UPDATED: Missing Female in Clay County, search teams activated

    Missing Clay County

    HAYESVILLE, NC – Clay County Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person alert for a 30 year old female, last seen in the Pounding Mill area, east of Hayesville. Miranda Whidden is reported as having dark-colored hair, and wearing a camo shirt and jeans. First responders from multiple agencies are actively searching a remote area. […]

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  • Volunteers and Vendors Wanted for “Light Up Hiawassee”

    Light Up Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Light Up Hiawassee, an annual luminary celebration on town square which sets the Christmas season into motion, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, and Event Coordinator Nancy Noblet hopes to see vendors and volunteers join in the merry-making event. “Anybody and everybody, please come out and help,” Noblet asked. The holiday light […]

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  • City of Hiawassee 2018-2019 Budget Approved

    Hiawassee budget

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The 2018-2019 Hiawassee budget was unanimously approved by city council members during the Oct. 29 monthly work session. The motion was raised by Councilwoman Anne Mitchell, and seconded by Councilwoman Patsy Owens. Councilwoman Nancy Noblest asked for the names of staff employed within the city’s sewer, water, and water treatment departments, in quest […]

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  • Towns County Billboard Amendment Finalized

    Towns County Sign Ordinance

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw held a special-called meeting on the morning of Monday, Oct.29, to finalize the adoption on the sign ordinance amendment. The billboard mandate has been in the process of revision since July, with a 90-day moratorium enacted on the issuance of sign permits, following a steep influx of requests […]

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