• Blairsville man arrested for Hiawassee auto theft

    Towns county sheriffs Office

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Aaron Dale Patterson, 29, of Blairsville, Georgia, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Patterson was charged on the following warrants: Two Counts of Theft by Taking (Motor Vehicle) Two Counts of Entering Auto One Count of Criminal Damage to Property, Second Degree Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators […]

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  • Sheriff Clinton shares summer safety tips

    Sheriff Chris Clinton

    From the Desk of Towns County Sheriff Chris Clinton: Summer is a time for outdoor play, renewing friendships, reliving memories, and trying new activities. So you and your family will also have a safe season, the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association offers the following summer safety guidelines: • Never allow a child to swim unsupervised. If your […]

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  • Commissioner Bradshaw set to rollback millage rate

    Commssioner cliff bradshaw

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw announced an upcoming special-called meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 pm, at the Towns County Courthouse, to set the annual millage rate. The rate will rollback from 5.375 to 5.197 mills, amounting to $3,919,757 in county revenue. “My goal is to keep property taxes […]

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  • United Community Bank ranked Best-in-State by Forbes

    United community Bank Hiawassee

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – United Community Bank, whose corporate office is located in Blairsville, has been named by J.D. Power as the highest-ranking bank in customer service in the southeast for the fifth year in a row. United Community Bank is the third largest bank in Georgia, with 65 branches statewide. Forbes, in conjunction with market […]

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  • 8th annual Cherokee Heritage Festival set for September

    cherokee heritage festival

    HAYESVILLE, NC – The Cherokee Heritage Festival, set in historic Hayesville, is an event  that many residents and area visitors look forward to each year . This year’s popular event is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. The festival will include a variety of […]

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  • Weather favorable for Perseid Meteor showers to light up weekend sky

    Brasstown Bald

    BRASSTOWN BALD, Ga. – The anticipated Perseid Meteor showers will appear in this weekend’s sky, with 60-70 meteors per hour, and up to 100 per hour at its peak, sparking a spectacular solar show. Towns County is an ideal location to marvel at the annual space event. Echo Ministries is hosting a gathering on Brasstown Bald, […]

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  • Northern Georgia, Western Carolina continues to battle opioid crisis

    HAYESVILLE, NC. – Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased more than tenfold in Georgia over the past eight years, and on average, four residents of North Carolina die each day as a result of the epidemic. Nationwide statistics show that deaths from opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. With many physicians dispensing pain medications, […]

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  • Oaks Lakeside Kitchen featured in “Georgia Eats” as a plate locals love

    Oaks restaurant Hiawassee

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Oaks Lakeside Kitchen is receiving recognition from the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division (GDEcD) list of “100 Plates Locals Love,” which will be featured in Georgia Eats culinary guide. The magazine is distributed to Visitor information Centers statewide. The publication is in it’s fourth year, and provides restaurant recommendations […]

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