• 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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  • Towns County 4-H hopes to send additional students to Camp Wahsega

    Towns County 4H

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – As warmer months inch closer, Towns County 4-H is hoping to send 35 students to Camp Wahsega in Dahlonega from June 4 to 8, 2018. The camp offers numerous activities for students, such as zip-lining, archery, a high rope challenge course, river tubing, pond swimming, and waterfall sliding. Towns County students will […]

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  • Towns County Clean Sweep week begins on April 16

    Clean Sweep Week

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County’s annual “Clean Sweep” week is just around the corner and caring citizens are being called upon in an effort to beautify the area. This year’s event will take place from April 16 to 21, 2018. Volunteers will collect outdoor litter along roadways, within subdivisions, and around businesses throughout the county. […]

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  • Hiawassee franchise ordinance scheduled for adoption

    Hiawassee City Council

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee City Council met for their monthly work session on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. All council members were in attendance with the exception of Anne Mitchell, who participated via teleconference. The second reading of the franchise ordinance advanced without opposition and the final adoption is anticipated to take place during Tuesday’s regular […]

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  • Sheriff Clinton and Superintendent Berrong discuss school security

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County officials gathered nine days after the Parkland, Florida, massacre to discuss school safety concerns with the community. Sundance Grill was filled to near-capacity during Friday’s Movers and Shakers morning meeting as residents congregated to hear School Superintendent Dr. Darren Berrong and Sheriff Clinton share their thoughts in the aftermath of […]

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