• Mayor overrides ethics ordinance, board member equates GOP with Nazi Party

    Hiawassee City Council

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee formally received recognition as a “City of Ethics” at a Georgia Municiple Association (GMA) conference in late June, attended by Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales and Hiawassee City Clerk Bonnie Kendrick. Shortly thereafter, FetchYourNews (FYN) reported on the city’s award, which stemmed from a 2016 ethics ordinance, and later adopted by current […]

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  • Planning Commission works toward sign ordinance revision

    Towns County Planning Commission

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Planning Commission met on Tuesday, July 31, to discuss revisions to the existing sign ordinance. A 90-day moratorium, which temporarily suspended the permit process, took effect on July 17, due to a recent upsurge of applications for off-site advertising signs and billboards. “Our worry is that we don’t want to […]

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  • Annual deadline to add to Veterans’ Memorial Wall approaches

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Veterans Monument Committee is currently accepting the names of local veterans who have passed on, to engrave onto the monument panel at Veterans Park in Hiawassee. The deadline for review is Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. To determine eligibility, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7807 requests an honorable discharge certificate, […]

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  • Climate Change Resolution set to appear before Hiawassee Council

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Local environmentalist Vernon Dixon propositioned Hiawassee City Council with a presentation intended to apply pressure on Congress to enact a carbon emission tax on producers – at the well, mine, or port – and potentially provide a dividend return for Hiawassee. The resolution is scheduled for Council approval at the Aug. 7 […]

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  • Councilwoman proposes citywide plastic bag ban, five-cent fee

    City of Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. –  With progressive, environmentally conscious Starbucks vowing to eliminate plastic straws from their 28,000 chains by 2020, a local leader strives to make progress of her own. Hiawassee City Council convened for their monthly work session on Monday, July 30, and an item listed on the agenda contained a council member’s concern for […]

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  • Hiawassee package store petition fails to pass inspection

    Hiawassee package store

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Local petitioners submitted a total of 304 signatures to the Towns County Board of Elections on Wednesday, Aug. 1, hoping to gain a referendum on the November ballot, allowing voters to decide whether a liquor store should set up shop within the city limits. FYN met with the election board on the […]

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