• Early voting turnout records set in Towns County

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    HIAWASSEE, Ga – Four days into the early voting process for the 2020 General Election and Towns County elections officials report record turnout. As of 1 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 1,583 Towns registered voters had cast their ballots. This number does not include absentee ballots. Board of Elections Chairman Janet Oliva stated hundreds of […]

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  • Daughters of American Revolution recognize author Doris Durbin

    daughters of American Revolution

    The October 10th meeting of the Old Unicoi Trail Chapter fulfilled the three-fold DAR mission of Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. To kick off the program the Chapter recognized Doris Durbin, Author, of Blairsville, with a National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Women in the Arts Recognition Award. This is a […]

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  • Important election dates and sample ballot for Towns County

    Towns County election sample ballot

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – The 2020 General Election is on November 3, and early voting begins on October 12. For anyone interested, please review the official sample ballot below. Races include President, both United States Senate Seats, House of Representatives District Nine, Public Service Commissioner, State Senator District 50, General Assembly District Eight, Probate Court Judge, […]

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  • Pay close attention before responding to any absentee ballot mailers

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    HIAWASSEE, Ga – A group not associated with the Towns County Board of Elections, is actively mailing flyers and calling local voters regarding their absentee ballots’ status. According to the mailer, these citizens have sent back their absentee ballots, but the state hasn’t yet received it. However, once voters call the board of elections, the […]

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  • DPH Urges All Georgians to Get a Flu Shot

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more than ever, influenza vaccination is critical not only to […]

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  • Brinke named BRMEMC Interim General Manager

    Eric Brinke

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) names Erik C. Brinke as Interim General Manager. Brinke will succeed Outgoing General Manager Jeremy Nelms, who has accepted a position as CEO of Flint Energies in Warner Robbins, Ga. Nelms’ last day with BRMEMC is Friday, Sept. 25. […]

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  • District 50 recount confirms Hatchett win, Hall concedes

    recount Hatchett

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – The recount of the August 11 runoff confirmed the original results with Bo Hatchett winning the majority of the vote. He even picked up a few in some counties. Stacy Hall, who requested a recanvassing, announced that he had conceded the race just before 8 p.m. on social media. “With nearly 25,000 […]

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  • Board of Elections decide against a sheriff recount

    sheriff recount Towns County Board of Elections

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – In a called meeting on Saturday, August 29, the Towns County Board of Elections and Registration deemed not to move forward with a Towns Sheriff recount. At the time of Fetch Your News published article about the State Senate District 50 recount, the most recent confirmed information was that a sheriff recount […]

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  • Secretary of State unveils new absentee ballot request portal

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    ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger unveils a new online portal to make it easier for Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the November elections. Georgia voters with a driver’s license or state ID card will now be able to request an absentee ballot entirely online. “Georgia is constantly searching for new and innovative […]

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  • State senate recount on Monday, Hall claims ballot mishandling

    hall vote recount recount ballot mishandling

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – Georgia State Senate District 50 recount will occur on Monday, August 31, across all eight counties. The recount will include all ballots from the August 11 runoff with counties beginning at 9 a.m. District 50 includes Franklin, Habersham, Towns, Rabun, Stephens, and Banks counties and parts of Hall and Jackson counties. Secretary […]

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  • Towns County remains in good financial health

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    HIAWASSEE, Ga – Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw says the county is in good shape financially even in the middle of COVID-19. The spending freeze Bradshaw enacted at the beginning of the pandemic is still in place. “We knew that COVID would affect the county financially, so we just stopped spending any money in the county […]

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  • Towns Board of Elections to recount sheriff’s race

    sheriff recount Towns County Board of Elections

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – After the Osborn campaign filed a petition stating cause and the Board of Elections consulted with the county attorney, Towns County will hold a recount of the sheriff’s race. On August 12, sheriff candidate Daren “Bear” Osborn issued his initial request for a recount. The same day, the Secretary of State’s Office […]

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  • Hall intends to ask for a recount in District 50

    hall vote recount recount ballot mishandling

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – On Monday, August 17, State Senate District 50 candidate Stacy Hall announced his intentions to ask for a recount in the runoff election held last week. The runoff election results put lawyer and District 50 candidate Bo Hatchett ahead by 34 votes. Since then, the Hall campaign has been canvassing local election […]

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  • Water intake repairs to cost city over $200,000

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – Hiawassee City Council approved $239,274 to fix the water intake process after one of the floatation devices broke. The city of Hiawassee uses Lake Chatuge as its water source and processes it through the Rowe Canupp treatment plant. The floatation devices used to aid in the intake of lake water have broken. […]

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  • Kenneth “Ode” Henderson is the new sheriff in Town

    Henderson Sheriff

    HIAWASSEE, Ga – 40 votes that’s all that separated the two sheriff candidates and sealed a victory for Kenneth “Ode” Henderson in Tuesday night’s runoff election. Out of 3,720 votes cast, Henderson received 1,880, and his competition Daren “Bear” Osborn garnered 1,840.  He was officially declared the winner before 9:30 p.m. Henderson carried two of […]

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  • Andrew Clyde declares victory in Georgia’s Ninth District

    Clyde victory Ninth District

    NORTH GEORGIA – Earlier tonight, Andrew Clyde said, “I’m declaring victory tonight” to a room full of supporters in Commerce, Ga. after he clinched the GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives Ninth District seat. The night ended fairly early for gun shop owner and Navy Veteran with the race being called before 10 […]

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