• 16 arrested on drug charges in past month

    Towns County drug arrests

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – During the past month, 16 suspects were arrested on drug charges in Towns County. “The Towns County Sheriff’s Office continues to make good on its promise to pursue the arrests of suspects on drug-related charges in the community, with more traffic stops and searches producing drug arrests in recent weeks,” Towns […]

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  • Guide to Towns County’s 2020 elections

    Towns County Election Guide

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Six Towns County seats are open for election in 2020, including Office of the Sole Commissioner, Office of the Sheriff, County Coroner, County Tax Commissioner, Judge of Probate Court, and Superior Clerk of Court. The primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020. In the event of a run-off, a deciding vote […]

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  • Young Harris shooting leaves community baffled

    Dawn Thurman shooting

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Limited details released by authorities surrounding the recent shooting of Dawn Thurman Wright have puzzled a community concerned with Wright’s well-being and their own sense of security. As previously reported, Wright – the ex-wife of late Hiawassee Police Chief Jimmy Wright – suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound at a residence on Chicken […]

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  • Mayor Ordiales named ‘Elected Official of the Year’ by GMRC

    Liz Ordiales

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales received recognition from the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission (GMRC) as the organization’s ‘Elected Official of the Year’ on Friday, Dec. 6. Mayor Ordiales was initially elected to serve on Hiawassee City Council, Post 5, in 2015, and was selected by fellow council members to serve as mayor pro […]

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  • Light Up Hiawassee ushers season of holiday cheer

    Towns County Historical Society

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Light Up Hiawassee transformed the town’s square into a winter wonderland Saturday, Dec. 7,  setting the heart of town aglow with magical illuminations for the holiday season. Children of young and old gathered to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, taking part in various activities such as cookie decorating, rock […]

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  • TCSO issues official statement on Young Harris shooting

    Young Harris shooting

    PRESS RELEASE – Dec. 6. 2019: The Towns County 911 Center received a call at 05:35 hours Tuesday morning of a shooting at a residence on Chicken Pit Road in Young Harris. The victim was identified as Dawn Thurman Wright of Young Harris. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital. The injury was non-life […]

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  • Towns County Fire & Rescue Incident Report

    Towns County fire department

    Towns County Fire & Rescue Weekly Report 11/27/19 – 12/4/19 11/27/19 4 Medical Calls 1 Cancelled En Route 11/28/19 6 Medical Calls 3 Landing Zones 1 Illegal Burn 11/29/19 4 Medical Calls 2 Landing Zones 11/30/19 5 Medical Calls 2 Cancelled En Route 1 Public Assist 12/1/19 3 Cancelled En Route 2 Medical Calls 1 […]

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  • Flu reports rise to widespread level

    Towns County flu

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Georgia is experiencing a notable spike in influenza cases this season, and Towns County is not immune from the dreaded virus as confirmed reports continue to rise throughout the region. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) rated the current level of statewide contagion as “widespread,” urging citizens to take precautions. During […]

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