• “Drive-In” movie added to Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In

    Hiawassee Moonshine Festival

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – As the official start of summer approaches, a new event has been added to the 9th annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In:  A “drive-in” movie on Hiawassee Square. The 1978 movie “Grease” will begin at dusk on Wednesday, July 11, the night prior to the grand opening of the hot-rod festivities at the […]

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  • Four charged in theft of ATV

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County deputies responded to Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris Sunday, May 27, in reference to the theft of a 2005 Toro All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Workman valued at $15,000. On Tuesday, May 29, Towns County deputies, assisted by investigators, recovered the stolen ATV in a wooded area off of Gumlog Road in […]

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  • Movie premier on Hiawassee Square a success

    Hiawassee movie

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – “Flicks on the Square” premiered in the heart of Hiawassee on the evening of May 25, 2018. Although storm clouds loomed above, the weather cooperated with what Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales called an historic event. The first movie presented was Ferdinand, an animated film about a young bull who flees from a […]

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  • State House Debate recap: Matt Gurtler vs Mickey Cummings

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Less than a week remains until the final ballots are cast for contested State House District 8 – a region which encompasses Rabun, Towns, Union, and a portion of White County in northeast Georgia – with the two Republican candidates vying for the state seat meeting to debate at FetchYourNews (FYN) headquarters […]

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  • New fire station to be built in Young Harris

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – A new fire station is in the future for Towns County Fire and Rescue in Young Harris, with a bid package offered on the project as of today. “We’re going to build a firehouse in Young Harris,” Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw stated. “Originally, I wanted to use detainee labor to […]

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  • Two patrol vehicles damaged after high-speed pursuit

    Hiawassee Police Department

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Hiawassee Police Department Detective Brandon Barrett observed a subject known to have an active arrest warrant, driving eastbound on South Main Street. Detective Barrett was on patrol at the time the subject was spotted. Detective Barrett and the Towns County Sheriff’s Office initiated […]

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  • Juveniles arrested at Bell Mountain Park

    Bell Mountain

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. –  Two juvenile females, 16, were arrested and charged with one-count criminal trespass Tuesday, May 1, at Bell Mountain Park. The charges stemmed from a report called in by a witness, stating that an act of vandalism had occurred. Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies quickly responded to the park, arriving within minutes of […]

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  • Secretary of State candidate David Belle Isle offers plan to defeat voter fraud

    Towns County GOP

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Republican Party invited Georgia Secretary of State candidate, David Belle Isle, to share his campaign platform at their monthly meeting on April 19, 2018. If elected, Isle says he is focused on two main interests: Defeating voter fraud and championing Georgia jobs. “I’m committed to cyber-secured, paper-verified elections and empowering […]

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  • CASA race leads to Everyday Heroes awards

    Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Early morning rain did not discourage runners from showing up at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds to race for a good cause, awareness of a non-profit organization, which recruits, trains, and supervises citizen volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the area. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) sponsored the event. In […]

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  • Towns County Schools Make-Up Schedule

    Towns County Schools

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Schools has listed the following make-up dates to the 2018 schedule. They will replace days missed due to inclement weather earlier in the school year. Friday, Feb. 16; Monday, Feb. 19; and Friday, March 16.  

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  • Arson suspect charged with additional burglaries

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s deputies rearrested Austin James Shook on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, charging him with an additional count of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools.  The charges stemmed from two reported burglaries within Bald Mountain Park. Shook was released on bond at […]

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  • Towns County Board of Education Awards Teachers of the Year

    Towns County Teacher of the Year

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Board of Education met for their regular session on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Three educators were presented with Teacher of the Year awards by Superintendent Dr. Darren Berrong for their contributions. Recommendations of recognition were submitted by their peers. Debi Williams, Chris Vardo, and Brooke Whitt were accorded with awards […]

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