• Booster dose approval, mass vaccination centers in District 2 to reopen

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    GAINESVILLE – Booster vaccine doses for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have been approved for specific groups of fully vaccinated individuals.  Although the booster dose is not required, it will help fully vaccinated people maintain protection over the coming months. It is important to note, COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and […]

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  • TCSO make additional arrest in Enota Mountain Retreat case

    Enota Mountain Retreat

    On July 8 the Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident of stolen property out of Hall County at the Enota Mountain Retreat. Located was a piece of heavy equipment that was equipped with a tracking device, and as a result, Richard McAllister Jr. was arrested and charged with Theft by receiving stolen property. After […]

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  • FDA fully approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine


    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization […]

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  • Superintendent Woods seeks 2021-22 Student Advisory Council

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    State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking students in grades 10-12 to serve on his 2021-22 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools. Applicants […]

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  • Porch theft leads to drug-related arrest

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    Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a report on July 13, 2021, in reference to a theft of UPS packages from the porch of a residence off of Sunnyside Rd. in Hiawassee. The victim advised that a Ring doorbell video system showed a white male taking the packages from the front porch, once the video was […]

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  • Young Harris man charged with animal cruelty

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    HIAWASSEE, Ga – Following a tip concerning animal cruelty, Towns County Deputies arrested a Young Harris man for cruelty to animals. On  July 11, 2021, Towns County Sheriff’s Office received information in reference to a cruelty to animals complaint in  Young Harris, GA. Towns County deputies responded and on further investigation it was revealed there […]

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  • Major drug supplier busted in Towns County

    TOWNS COUNTY, Ga – Towns County law enforcement and Georgia State Patrol arrested an alleged drug supplier in the area. They arrested  Samuel Elton Moss on the following charges: • Trafficking methamphetamine • Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute • Possession of heroin • Possession of controlled substance • Possession of THC oil  . […]

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