• Towns County Fire and Rescue Incident Report: 7/31 – 8/6

    Towns County Fire Deapartment

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Incident Report: 7/31/17 — Medical assist (5) 8/1/17 — Medical assist (2) Controlled burn (1) 8/2/17 — Medical assist (1) Assist other agency (1) 8/3/17 — Medical assist (4) MVA (2) Smoke investigation (1) Assist other agency (1) Public service (2) 8/4/17 — Medical assist (4) MVA (1) Landing zone […]

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  • BOE: Towns County Schools Closed for Eclipse

    Towns County Board of Education

    Hiawassee, GA – At Monday’s Board of Education work session, Superintendent Dr.Darren Berrong announced Towns County schools will close on Monday, August 21, due to the highly anticipated Great American Eclipse. There was prior discussion to release students at noon, but the Board agreed a full day is in the best interest of students and […]

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  • From the Desk of Sheriff Chris Clinton

    Sheriff Chris Clinton Towns County GA

    From the Desk of Sheriff Christopher M. Clinton – Towns County Schools were back in session as of Thursday, August 3rd. Please be aware that in the mornings from approximately 7:30 AM until approximately 8:00 AM there will be increased traffic in front of the school. Traffic will again increase around 3:00 PM. The Sheriff’s […]

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  • Hiawassee Police Chief Sworn In

    Hiawassee Police Department’s acting Chief, Paul Smith, was officially sworn in at a City Hall ceremony on Tuesday, August 1. District Attorney Jeff Langley administered the Oath of Office to Smith during the City Council’s regular monthly meeting. Chief Smith is a graduate of Towns County Comprehensive, Young Harris College, Kennesaw State University, and Cobb […]

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  • Kris Berrong named Hiawassee Mayor Pro Tem

    Hiawassee City Council met on Tuesday, August 1, for their regular monthly meeting. Council members unanimously approved the purchase of a Kubota Excavator Track Hoe from Nelson Tractor Company in Blairsville for $58,455.00, the lowest bid. Mayor Pro Tem Liz Ordiales announced she will be stepping down from the Council on August 4 per regulation […]

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  • TCSO provides Naloxone and Training for local Law Enforcement

    Press Release from the Towns County Sheriff’s Office: The Towns County Sheriff’s Office equipped deputies and local police officers with potentially life-saving Naloxone kits, as well as training in the use of Naloxone in stopping a potentially fatal narcotics overdose. . The Sheriff’s Office applied for and received a grant through the Project DAN (Death […]

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  • Brasstown Bald Tickets for August 21 Eclipse: Sold Out

    Towns County, GA – Brasstown Bald, elevation 4,783 feet, is the highest mountain peak in the state of Georgia. Due to great interest in viewing the August 21 eclipse from this prime location, a limited amount of tickets were offered online for $30.00 per person by the Park. Admission is typically $5.00. The 450 available […]

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  • Hiawassee City Council Work Session, 7/24

    Hiawassee City Council convened on Monday, July 24, to discuss numerous issues of interest. The work session began with old business, followed by new. Old Business: Meter Readings – There is currently a 99.4% accuracy rate. Website  – The City of Hiawassee site has been updated. Council meeting minutes as well as other topics of […]

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