• House fire in Towns County

    PRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a call to a house fire at Lakeview Drive and Red Bank Road. The residence was fully involved and according to deputies, fueled by heavy winds. No one at the residence was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation by […]

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  • Drug Complaint Leads to Arrest

    PRESS RELEASE – On January 13, 2024, during concentrated patrols in the Gumlog community, Sheriff’s deputies, a traffic stop was conducted. Investigators received information regarding a residence on Highway 66 where information led to a search warrant. A search was executed at the location and Methamphetamine was confiscated, which field tested positive. During the search […]

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  • GBI Investigates Skeletal Remains Found in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – At the request of the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI is conducting a death investigation regarding human skeletal remains found in the 8000 block of Gumlog Road in Towns County, Georgia, on January 1, 2024. The skeletal remains have not been identified. An autopsy will be performed on the remains […]

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  • Blairsville woman arrested for possession of drugs

    PRESS RELEASE – On December 23rd, Towns County Sheriff’s Office drug investigators received a tip of a suspicious vehicle containing drugs in the Marathon gas station parking lot on Highway 75 North. The vehicle was located along with a suspect. Probable cause was developed, and a search of the vehicle resulted in the confiscation of […]

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  • Drug arrests in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – Towns County Drug Investigators received a tip regarding drug activity on Saturday October 7th at 39 Happy Valley Road, Hiawassee. During the investigation, probable cause was developed to search the residence. As a result, cocaine that field tested positive was confiscated. Jason Cole Lampert, age 41 and Samantha Jolee Dye, age […]

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  • K-9 Xena assists in drug arrest

    PRESS RELEASE – In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 24th, during our continuing concentrated patrols, Towns County Deputies, K-9 and Drug Investigators conducted a traffic stop which was initiated by Deputy Darringer Barrett and K-9 Xena at 474 South Main Street, Hiawassee. A free air search was conducted by Xena, and she alerted […]

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  • Suspected drug deal interrupted in church parking lot

    PRESS RELEASE – In the early morning of Thursday, September 14th, Towns County Sheriff’s Sergeant, Bryan Forsyth was working concentrated patrols of our businesses and churches. In the parking lot of Cornerstone Baptist Church, located on Crane Creek Road, Sgt. Forsyth observed a suspicious vehicle and activity in the parking lot. Deputy Darringer Barrett and […]

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  • Woman charged with drug possession

    PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday morning August 24, 2023, Deputy Christine Moody was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was pulled off the roadway with headlights on and running. Upon further investigation it was discovered that the driver was highly intoxicated whereby a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and an amount of […]

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  • Man arrested after crashing vehicle and attempting to flee from police

    PRESS RELEASE – Georgia State Patrol, and Union County Sheriff’s Office were in pursuit of a reckless driver coming into Towns County on Hwy 76 East. The vehicle wrecked on Byers Creek Road at Red Farm Road. The suspect ran from the scene on foot. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Union County’s […]

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  • Detention center employee charged for violation of oath

    PRESS RELEASE – On August 7th, 2023, Towns County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Lt. Ryan Forsyth and Sgt. Mike Franklin received a tip that a cell phone had been smuggled into the Towns County Detention Center. The Towns County Detention Center Major James Baldwin ordered an immediate lockdown of the inmates, and a search was conducted, […]

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  • DDA RAISES $117,000 FOR PARIS BUSINESS CENTER

    PRESS RELEASE – The Hiawassee Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced that it has recently raised $117,000 to benefit the Paris Business Center (PBC).   On July 15, at the Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge, the DDA hosted more than 700 people for a night of music and a silent auction that included baskets, gift certificates and […]

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  • Major Insurer Reverses Course After Commissioner King’s Involvement

    PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Farmers Insurance has rescinded tens of thousands of nonrenewal notices to Georgia consumers initially scheduled to go into effect in August. “It was brought to our attention this week that Farmers Insurance had alerted their customers that they would be non-renewing […]

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  • Towns County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

    PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit arrested and charged Dawson Denmark, age 21, of Towns County, Georgia, with nine counts of Sexual Expolotaion of Children. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Denmark’s online activity after receiving a Cyber Tipline Report […]

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  • Storm across North Georgia leaves extensive damage and thousands without power

    GEORGIA – A severe thunderstorm, that traveled across north Georgia counties Sunday night, left extensive damage and thousands without power going into this week. Georgia Power stated that they are continuously working to restore power to their customers. “Our crews remain in the field working to address widespread damage from Sunday night’s storms, have already […]

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  • Homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrive

    PRESS RELEASE – On May 20, 2023, Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a call to a residence on Gumlog Road regarding someone rummaging through vehicles.Deputies arrived and two suspects were quickly identified as Hunter Adams and Travis Foskey. Investigators at the scene found other vehicles in the area had been entered. A short time later, […]

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