• Legacy of the Law: Memories of Towns County Sheriff Jay Chastain Sr.

    Sheriff Jay Chastain

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Forty-three years ago, during the early morning hours of Dec. 8, 1974, Towns County suffered the traumatic loss of one of its finest. Sheriff Jay Vernon Chastain Sr. was slain in the line of duty during a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 288 in Hiawassee, Georgia. Sheriff […]

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  • Hamilton Gardens announces Holocaust daffodil project

    Hamilton Gardens

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hamilton Gardens invites the community to participate in the dedication of the Children’s Memorial Daffodil Garden at Hamilton Gardens Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. This special garden is part of an international initiative which aspires to plant 1.5 million daffodil bulbs in memory of the children who died in the Holocaust. […]

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  • Hiawassee Council repeals BRMEMC Franchise Ordinance 3-1

    Hiawassee City Council

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – What began as a decree unanimously adopted in early August ended on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 5, during a regularly scheduled session of Hiawassee City Council. A 3-1 vote in favor of the eradication of the controversial Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) Franchise Ordinance, adopted by the Board during […]

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  • Hiawassee Police Department: November Incident Report

    Hiawassee Police Department

    Calls For Service Dispatched 138 Self-Initiated 185 Total 323 Reports Incident 23 Miscellaneous 1 Accident 11 Citations 140 Total 175 Arrests Felony 0 Misdemeanor 10 Felony Drug 1 Misdemeanor Drug 4 Total 15 Citation Report BRAKE LIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS REQUIREMENTS 5 NO PROOF OF INSURANCE 8 DRIVING WITHOUT LICENSE ON PERSON 3 NO TAIL […]

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  • Sheriff Clinton shares Christmas shopping safety tips

    Sheriff Chris Clinton

    From the Desk of Towns County Sheriff Chris Clinton: During the holiday season, busy people intent on trying to complete their Christmas shopping often become the target of criminals who seek to steal packages from vehicles parked in mall and shopping center parking lots. The following information is provided in conjunction with your Georgia Sheriffs’ […]

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  • Suspects arrested on burglary charges, warrants issued for third

    Towns County Sheriffs Office

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – During the course of investigating recently reported thefts and burglaries in the areas of Woodlake Circle in Young Harris and Bugscuffle Road in Hiawassee, Towns County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested two suspects. Jonathon Caleb Hart, 24, of Young Harris, has been charged with one count of second degree burglary, one count […]

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  • Suspect arrested for arson and burglary

    Austin James Shook

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – During the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, a structure fire was reported at a residence located on Glassy Mountain Road in Bald Mountain Park.  The residence was not occupied at the time of the fire.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the residence was burglarized prior to the […]

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