• Hiawassee Police Chief Paul Smith marks first year as city’s top cop

    Hiawassee Police Paul Smith

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Today, August 1, marks the one-year anniversary of the appointment of Hiawassee Police Chief Paul Smith, and FYN sat down with the law enforcement official to discuss his year-long journey. Chief Smith began his law enforcement career in Cobb County, Georgia, serving as an officer for three years prior to transferring to […]

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  • Board of Education proposes annual millage rate

    Towns county Board of Education

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Board of Education proposed a rollback millage rate of 7.671 percent during a special-called meeting on the morning of Tuesday, July 31. An additional meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, for Board’s final approval. The session will take place at 7:30 a.m. at the Board of Education office at […]

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  • March for Jesus event planned for August

    March for Jesus

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – March for Jesus, a 2.7 mile spirited trek from the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds to Cedar Cliff Road, is planned for Aug. 25. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Anderson Music Hall, with music and fellowship following the 10 a.m. march. Organizer Terry Rathmann says that the event was […]

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  • DOT approves traffic turn signal at Main Street and Bell Creek

    Bell Creek RD Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw received notification from the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) confirming that the state agency plans to install a turn signal at the intersection of Highway 76 and Highway 75 North. The three-way intersection is situated adjacent to McDonalds in Hiawassee. Traffic traveling east on Main Street, attempting […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report

    Towns County Fire Department

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report July 16 – 22, 2018   7/16/18 Medical assist (5) MVA (1) No incident found (1) 7/17/18 Medical assist (5) MVA (1) 7/18/18 Medical assist (3) Electrical fire (1) Assist other agency (1) 7/19/18 Medical assist (3) Structure fire (1) 7/20/18 Medical assist (2) MVA (2) 7/21/18 Medical […]

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  • Law enforcement lost while searching for alleged human remains

    Towns County human remains

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FetchYourNews (FYN) received information from a source regarding an incident which took place on Saturday, July 21, in the vicinity of Brasstown Bald. Following a criminal investigation, law enforcement officers, a representative of the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office, a medical responder, and a subject who was in custody were in the […]

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  • Georgia Mountain Fair parade draws crowd

    Georgia Mountain Pickleball

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The 68th annual Georgia Mountain Fair has begun, and Saturday, July 21, marked the tradition of the ever-popular fair parade. This year’s parade theme was “Hometown Pride” and floats in the procession were decorated accordingly. The participants gathered at South State Bank to line up for the event, which was set into […]

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