• Historical Society presents 1929 tax digest to city of Hiawassee

    Hiawassee tax

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The Towns County Historical Society presented the city of Hiawassee with an artifact Monday, March 26, at the council’s monthly work session: the original 1929 tax digest for the city. “This is very appropriate since you were just talking about your budget,” Towns County Historian Sandra Green told Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales. […]

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  • Young Harris College holds memorial service for Zell Miller

    Zell Miller memorial

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – A large crowd gathered in the Glenn-McGinnis Hall at Young Harris College to pay their respects to Zell Miller on the campus where he once taught history.  The public memorial service was held March 26, 2018, in Miller’s beloved hometown.  Miller passed away peacefully March 23, surrounded by family, at the […]

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  • Questions surface after school lock-down drill

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On the morning of Wednesday, March 14, 2018, a lock-down training exercise took place at Towns County School at 10 a.m. While there was a call for a nationwide walk-out in remembrance of the 17 lives lost Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many schools across […]

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  • Tax decal mandate to be enforced

    Towns County Tax Office

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County will begin actively enforcing a state mandate, O.C.G.A. 48-5-492, which requires the placement of up-to-date tax decal stickers on mobile and manufactured homes. The decals provide proof for field assessors that taxes have been paid. Noncompliance will result in a citation issued by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, leading to […]

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  • Hiawassee, an Appalachian Trail Community

    Hiawassee appalachian trail

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee unveiled an Appalachian Trail kiosk on the towns’s square Sunday, March 18, 2018. The new addition was constructed to educate visitors of the close proximity of the internationally famed trail, and to welcome hikers to the area. The city of Hiawassee received a $1,200 grant to erect the kiosk. “The purpose […]

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  • Towns County gears up for Get Outdoors! expo

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Towns County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of a new expo, “Get Outdoors!” set to take place at the Towns County Recreation and Conference Center next month. “Get Outdoors!” will include over 100 vendors specializing in hunting, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, RVs, trucks, golf carts, and […]

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  • Young Harris College to hold memorial service for Zell Miller

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – A public memorial service will be held at Young Harris College on Monday, March 26, at 10 a.m. in the Glenn-McGinnis Hall for Towns County native Zell Miller. Miller was born in 1932 in Young Harris, later to attend and become a professor of history and political science at the college. […]

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