• Gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams visits Towns County GOP

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County GOP welcomed state senator and gubernatorial candidate, Michael Williams, to their monthly meeting on the evening of Thursday, March, 15, 2018. Senator Williams took office in 2014 after winning the election with 66 percent of the vote against a long-time incumbent. Williams opened his address by recounting a number of […]

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  • Water line break in Young Harris

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has alerted that residents in Young Harris may be experiencing loss of county water due to a water line break. Crews are working to restore services.

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  • Towns County Emergency Management Agency offers CPR training

    Towns County CPR

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is offering a three-hour CPR and First Aid certification course to the public Friday, March 16, 2018, beginning at 3 p.m. The class will take place at the Towns County Library, located next to the Towns County Courthouse. EMA Director Brandon Walls, a paramedic and class […]

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  • Sheriff warns of circulating telephone scams

    From the Desk of Sheriff Chris Clinton Towns County, Georgia The Towns County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports recently in reference to telephone scams. In some of these scams the callers have identified themselves as being representatives of the Sheriff’s Office. These callers have told victims that they had outstanding warrants against them. The […]

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  • City of Hiawassee audited, multiple ordinances adopted

    City of Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee City Council convened with an unlisted agenda visit from Ed Burton, an auditor with Strickland and Associates, during their regular monthly meeting March 6, 2018. Citizen turnout was sparse in comparison to recently held sessions. The audit examined the previous year’s finances, concluding June 30, 2017. Current Mayor Liz Ordiales, Anne […]

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  • Towns County pursuit ends in Clay County arrest

    Ryan Turbyfill

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – An officer with the Hiawassee Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle with an inoperable taillight near the Valero gas station on state Route 76, shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. The vehicle fled, emergency dispatch was notified, and law enforcement followed in pursuit from Towns County, Georgia, into Clay County, […]

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  • Meals of Hope to package 50,000 meals

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Lake Chatuge – Hiawassee Rotary has announced an initiative to provide 50,000 meals for those in need in Towns County. Meals of Hope is an outreach program created to bring communities together to end hunger. Volunteers are requested on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Towns County […]

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  • Five candidates qualify for Towns County Board of Education

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The qualification period for three seats on the  Towns County Board of Education came to a close at noon Friday, March 9, 2018.   Post 1 – Macedonia Robert C. Williams  (incumbent) Steve Green   Post 2 – Young Harris Brandi Rutan Tamie Bradley   Post 3 – Hiawassee Stan Chastain  (incumbent) […]

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