• Decision to arm school faculty moves forth

    Towns county Schools

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Schools Facility Director Roy Perren spoke with Mountain Movers & Shakers on the morning of Friday, Aug. 24, on several subjects – one of which was the process taking place within the school system to ensure students and staff remain safe on campus. Towns County Schools Superintendent Dr. Darren Berrong […]

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  • Town Square swings to Big Band tunes

    SEntimental Journey Swing Band

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Town Square was in full swing on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 25, as Southern Journey Big Band performed for the crowd. The 20-piece ensemble, directed by Richard Petty of Gainesville, GA, entertained music lovers during an Enchanted Music on the Square presentation. The band was previously known as Sentimental Journey […]

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  • Hiawassee manhunt leads to four arrests, recovery of stolen firearms

    HIawassee Police Department

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Wednesday, Aug. 22, Towns County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Hiawassee Police Department following a traffic stop at Chatuge Lodge, after two suspects exited a vehicle they were occupying, and fled on foot. Law enforcement officers established a perimeter in the area, and a sheriff’s bloodhound was deployed on scene in […]

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  • Rep. Matt Gurtler: First out of trench, last to step off battlefield

    Matt Gurtler

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – State House Representative Matt Gurtler is intent on bringing principles back to politics, and the District 8 leader appears reinvigorated after attending the recent National Liberty Coalition Annual Summit, Young Americans for Liberty National Convention, and the Georgia House of Representatives Republican Summer Caucus. Gurtler, a staunch proponent of local control, fiscal […]

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  • City of Hiawassee reschedules property tax hike hearings

    Hiawassee Tax

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FetchYourNews (FYN) has learned that the previously selected dates of three mandatory public hearings, necessary in order for Hiawassee City Council to lawfully reject the millage rollback rate, have changed. Hiawassee City Council held a called-meeting Aug. 16, in which that matter was discussed, and the dates were selected. FYN has since […]

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  • Local Seniors visit Old Rock Jail Museum

    Old Rock Jail Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Senior Center took a tour of the county’s Old Rock Jail Museum on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Historian Jerry Taylor led the group through the recently renovated site, sharing stories from days gone by. Once the group had viewed the downstairs portion, which once served as the […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report

    Towns County Fire Department

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report:   8/6/18 Medical assist (3) MVA (1) Controlled burn (1)   8/7/18 Medical assist (1) MVA (1) Landing zone (1)   8/8/18 Medical assist (1) Heavy equipment fire (1)   8/9/18 Medical assist (2) Electrical fire (1)   8/10/18 Medical assist (3) Fire alarm (1)   8/11/18 Medical […]

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