• City of Hiawassee receives $600,000 grant for WasteWater Improvement

    Mayor Liz Ordiales

    Press Release HIAWASSEE, Ga.  –  The City of Hiawassee has received an Appalachian Regional Commission Grant in the amount of $600,000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the Appalachian Regional Commission, a partnership of 13 states. “Strong and prosperous communities help attract businesses and jobs,” said […]

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  • Nine Provisional Votes Fail to Count in Towns County

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Election day has come and gone, and the deadline for provisional voters to prove eligibility in the general midterm arrived today. Towns County Board of Elections reported that of the nine provisional ballots cast in Towns County, all were submitted out-of-precinct, meaning that nine local votes will not increase the state sum. […]

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  • Four Young Harris Suspects Arrested for Burglary and Theft

    Towns County Sheriff's Office

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested and charged four suspects in reference to burglaries and theft on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Two burglaries were reported in the month of September, one occurring at a residence on Timberland Drive, the second at a residence on Laurel Hill Road. The theft was reported […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue October Report

    Towns County Fire and Rescue

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Activity Report October, 2018   Fire in ductwork (1) Vehicle fire (1) Medical assist (93) MVA (15) Search for missing person (1) Elevator rescue (2) Power line down (1) Landing zone (10) Assist other agency (2) Public service (13) Unauthorized burning (1) Controlled burn (1) Wrong location/no incident found (3) […]

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  • Towns County holds First Reading of Sign and Cell Tower Ordinance

    Commissioner Bradshaw

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County’s billboard permit moratorium has been in effect for three months, and Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw stated on Tuesday, Oct. 16, that the mandate revision had reached the first reading. Bradshaw extended polls to area businesses, residents, and students during the course of the past month, seeking citizen input on the matter. […]

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  • Towns County Board of Elections tests accuracy of voting machines

    Towns County voting

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Board of Elections spent Tuesday, Oct. 2, testing the accuracy of local electronic voting machines ahead of the 2018 General Election. “In the simplest terms, the process involves making sure that what is pressed on the machine is what’s recorded,” Towns County Elections Director Tonya Nichols explained to FYN, “It’s […]

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  • BOE approves multiple Towns County Schools’ staff additions

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Board of Education (BOE) approved multiple staff additions for Towns County Schools at their regular work session on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The individuals were accepted as follows: Middle School Basketball Cheerleading Coach – Sara Ewing *** Middle School Baseball Assistant Community Coach – Zeke Gribble  *** Afterschool Program: Hannah […]

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