• Sand Bar Opens to Celebrate Eclipse

    Hiawassee, GA – Sand Bar, an open air, beach themed watering hole just west of Hiawassee on Highway 76, is open to celebrate the Great American Eclipse. Bartenders Allison, Subrina, and Halle Offering a stunning view of Lake Chatuge, a full bar, and bar menu, Sand Bar is a popular gathering spot in Towns County […]

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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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  • 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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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue Disaster Drill

    Towns County, GA – Towns County Fire and Rescue participated in an emergency preparedness drill on Monday, August 14. The drill was implemented and evaluated by local and state Emergency Management Agencies (EMA). This year’s mock scenario was a tornado disaster which touched down at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Under the supervision of their Pack […]

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  • Georgia Mountain Fair Parade

    Hiawassee, GA – In spite of the harsh morning heat, spectators gathered along Highway 76 on Saturday, July 22, for the Annual Georgia Mountain Fair Parade. Onlookers of all ages began arriving an hour in advance to stake coveted viewing spots in the shade. This year, 2017, marks the 67th Anniversary of the Georgia Mountain […]

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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

    BRASSTOWN BALD, Ga.- Brasstown Bald, elevation 4,783 feet, is the highest mountain peak in the state of Georgia, and fue 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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  • TCSO Citizen Law Enforcement Academy VII begins

    Hiawassee, GA – The seventh session of the Citizen Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA), sponsored by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, began on Tuesday, July 25, at McConnell Baptist Church on Main Street in Hiawassee. CLEA is a ten week course designed to familiarize the community with the operations of the Sheriff’s Office. The meeting began […]

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