• Drug arrest in Towns County

    PRESS RELEASE – On May 16, 2023, Towns County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy Darringer Barrett conducted a traffic stop on Highway 76 near The Ridges Resort. K-9 Xena was deployed on a free air sniff of the vehicle and positively alerting on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the confiscation of an […]

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  • Young Harris woman arrested with help of K-9 officer

    PRESS RELEASE – A Young Harris woman was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine after a K-9 officer alerted to her vehicle. The arrested took place on Friday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m., when Lt. Tommy Shook and K-9 Dakota conducted a traffic stop on Highway 339 and Crooked Creek Connector. K-9 Dakota conducted a free […]

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  • Serial drug supplier identified in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga – Towns County Sheriff’s Office has identified and arrested a serial drug supplier for the Towns, Clay, and Cherokee County NC area. According to the Sheriffs Office, they have been investigating the known drug supplier for awhile and were able to arrest Alphonso Terrell Cloud, 39, on Monday, May 1st. Cloud’s vehicle […]

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  • Two arrested on drug related charges

    PRESS RELEASE – Towns County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release after they arrested two individuals on drug related charges. Tuesday afternoon, April 25th, a traffic stop was conducted on Hwy. 76 in Young Harris. K-9 Dakota alerted on the vehicle and a search was conducted. An amount of Methamphetamine and drug related objects […]

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  • Man arrested after traffic stop in Towns County

    PRESS RELEASE – Towns County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release. On April 1, 2023, a Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputy executed a traffic stop on State Highway 339, in front of the Towns County Detention Center. Prior to the stop, drugs were thrown out of the vehicle’s window. A probable cause search of […]

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  • Drugs confiscated in Towns County brought from neighboring state

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – On Feb. 14, 2023, Towns County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators and Georgia State Patrol conducted a traffic stop in the area of Hiawassee Fruit Stand. Probable cause was then used to conduct a search of the vehicle that was stopped. While the search was being performed, drug and drug paraphernalia was […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Giveaway

    Enter to win our free Valentine’s Day Giveaway, featuring exciting gifts from our local business communities! Love is in the air and to show you how much we care and appreciate you, we want to do something special! Here’s How To Enter: See below for details!   *If you are not yet a subscriber* Subscribe […]

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  • Jon Burns Elected Georgia’s 75th Speaker of the House

    PRESS RELEASE – State Representative Jon Burns (R-Newington) was elected today as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Speaker Burns was elected by acclamation without opposition. “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision for the […]

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  • Undercover sting operation led to car chase involving four individuals

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – An undercover sting operation led to the chase, and ultimate arrest, of four individuals in Towns County. The sting operation came about when a ‘Towns County resident reported that he was purchasing a Kubota Excavator from an individual valued at $23,000 but  became concerned the equipment might be stolen.’ The Sheriff’s […]

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  • Methamphetamine related arrest in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – A traffic stop in Towns County led to the arrest of Nicholas Sean Swisher on charges of possession of Methamphetamines among others. According to a statement from the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, they arrested Swisher Early Sunday morning, December 4th. “Towns County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigator and K-9 Deputies conducted a […]

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  • Georgia six-week abortion ban reinstated

    GEORGIA – Today, a week after Fulton County Superior Court overturned the Georgia six-week abortion ban, the Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the ban. The Georgia Supreme Court effectively overturned the ruling made by Judge Robert McBurney when they put the lower court’s ruling on hold while the appeal is reviewed. When Judge McBurney ruled […]

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  • Speaker David Ralston has passed away

    GEORGIA – David Ralston, Speaker of the House for the Georgia House of Representatives, has passed away. The Georgia House of Representatives has put out the following statement following his passing: “Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rdSpeaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, passed away today following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. […]

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  • Georgia abortion ban overturned by judge

    GEORGIA – A judge in Fulton County Superior Court has overturned the six week abortion ban in Georgia. Judge Robert McBurney made the decision today in a ruling to strike down the law that had been in place since July. McBurney ruled that the six week ban violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court […]

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  • Fentanyl drug seizure in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga. – Fentanyl has been recovered during a vehicle search as the result of drug activities being reported, according to the Towns County Sheriff’s Office. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were told of ongoing drug activity in an area of Towns County which prompted Deputies and K-9 units to set up more […]

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  • Governor has been called in Georgia

    Election results

    GEORGIA – The race for Georgia Governor has been called. Incumbent Brian Kemp has been named the winner with it currently standing at 53.9 percent over Abrams. The fight for U.S. Senate is very close with the results currently tied. Hershel Walker is running against Raphael Warnock. In Georgia, the winner must have over 50 […]

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