• DAR to honor Justice O’Connor and civic mindedness


    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The Old Unicoi Trail  Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will hold an informational meeting Saturday, Nov. 9 on the civic mindedness of Georgians and how they interact with each other, their communities, and political life. According to DAR, Georgia generally falls behind national averages in measures of civic health. “Leading […]

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  • Towns County GOP warns “far left” targeting 9th District

    9th District

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Republican Chairwoman Betsy Young warned Sunday, Oct. 20, of Democratic plans to flip the 9th Congressional District from red to blue in the 2020 election. “Rural, mountain counties be aware of the ‘play book’ of the far left,” Young cautioned. “They know they have the city votes so they will […]

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  • Osborn releases platform as Towns County sheriff’s race begins

    Towns County Sheriff Election

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Daren “Bear” Osborn, a challenger in the Towns County sheriff’s race, took to social media Oct. 16, sharing his logic for seeking office in the 2020 election. Osborn listed multiple goals and objectives, including advanced training within the law enforcement agency, the importance of cooperation between the sheriff’s office and local emergency […]

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  • Seven charged as sheriff’s office continues to push drug arrests

    drug arrests

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Investigators and deputies with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office continue their strong push to arrest drug suspects throughout the jurisdiction. During the past week, seven additional drug suspects were arrested as the result of searches and traffic stops. On Sunday, Oct. 13, a Towns County deputy responded to a call at a […]

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  • Chimney fire sparks safety reminder for colder months

    Towns County Fire Rescue

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Fire and Rescue responded to a chimney fire Thursday, Oct. 17. on Cherokee Trail in Young Harris, and the incident should serve as a precaution when lighting the first indoor fires of the season. “The incident was a chimney collapse,” Towns County Fire Chief Harold Copeland told FYN. “It […]

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  • Downtown Development Authority brainstorms plan for Hiawassee’s future

    Hiawassee DDA

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) met Monday, Oct. 15, at Hiawassee City Hall to plan the revitalization stages of the city’s economic structure. Joint Economic Developer Denise McKay, along with DDA Chairman Herb Bruce, Tamela Cooper, Maggie Oliver, and Lindie Wright were in attendance. A beautification goal for murals to grace the sides […]

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  • Towns County citizens, first responders trained as NWS storm spotters

    SKYWARN spotter

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The National Weather Service (NWS), in cooperation with Towns County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), held a SKYWARN storm spotter class Oct. 18 at the Towns County Emergency Operations Center. Towns County citizens, along with first responders from Hiawassee Police Department, Towns County Fire and Rescue, and Towns County Emergency Medical Services, attended […]

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  • Gaines educates Towns Republicans on Israeli security training

    George Gaines - IMI

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Dr. W. George Gaines, Director of Open Enrollment at Israel Military Industries (IMI) Florida Academy for Advanced Homeland Security, was the featured speaker at the Oct. 17 meeting of the Towns County Republican Party. IMI Florida Academy is an affiliate of Israel’s IMI Systems Advanced Homeland Security Academy, recognized worldwide as the […]

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