• City of Hiawassee approves copy machine purchases

    Hiawassee City Council

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee Council held a special-called meeting on the evening of Monday, Dec. 17, to approve the purchase of two needed copier machines for City Hall. Council members Anne Mitchell, Amy Barrett, Nancy Noblet, and Pasty Owens were in attendance. Hiawassee City Clerk Bonnie Kendrick explained that the copy machines that are currently […]

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  • Highway Safety Grant awarded to Towns County High School

    SADD Towns County

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County High School was awarded a grant by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in the amount of $6,181 for the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club. Towns County Schools received the GOHS grant for the fourth consecutive year.  In 2016, Towns County was awarded a grant in excess […]

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  • Search warrant leads to drug arrests

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies executed a search warrant at a residence located on Hill Crest Spur in Hiawassee. During the course of executing the search warrant, investigators seized a quantity of marijuana with a street value of $2,500. In addition, a quantity of prescription pills, […]

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  • CDC reveals deadliest drug in America

    According to the latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in overdoses.  The new report says that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid increased by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016. What is […]

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  • Hiawassee traffic stop takes more methamphetamine off streets

    Amanda Wheeler Hiawassee

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A traffic stop conducted by Hiawassee Police Department led to yet another drug arrest during the afternoon hours of Saturday, Dec. 8, near the intersection of Main Street and Bell Creek Road. Amanda Aveline Wheeler, 39, of Hiawassee, was arrested and charged with the following offenses: 16-13-30 DRUGS- METHAMPHETAMINE POSSESSION OF 16-13-30 […]

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  • Smokies GT donates $5000 to Shop with a Hero

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Disadvantaged children will have a reason to smile this holiday season, thanks to the generousity of Smokies GT, a non-profit club of Porsche owners that raises funds for worthy charities. The organization hosts a local event each spring to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and graciously extended $5000 of their good-will to […]

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  • UPDATED: Bomb Threat Precautions Taken in Towns County

    Towns County bomb threat

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Due to a rash of bomb threats delivered across the state of Georgia and nationwide, Towns County emergency officials have responded to the warning as a safeguard measure. FYN learned that an explosive-detecting canine unit has been deployed through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) to a local facility. While there […]

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  • Ralph Nichols Band entertains Towns County Historical Society

    Ralph Nichols Band

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Ralph Nichols and the Hiawassee Opry Band entertained the Towns County Historical Society on Monday, Dec. 10, with a mixture of gospel and classic Christmas songs, delighting a crowd of 72 attendees. Nichols formed his band nearly two decades ago, and continues to perform at reunions, revivals, and homecoming celebrations on a […]

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