• Towns County Hosts Gratitude Luncheon for Veterans

    Bud Johnson

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Local veterans from each military branch, ranging in service from World War II to Desert Storm, attended an annual luncheon sponsored by Towns County at the Foster Park Recreation and Conference Center on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. A Towns County Fire and Rescue engine greeted guests as they arrived, the American […]

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  • Hiawassee City Council Campaign Ethics Raised

    Liz Ordiales

    HIAWASSEE, GA – In a live interview conducted by Fetch Your News (FYN) CEO Brian Pritchard with Hiawassee Mayoral candidate Liz Ordiales on the morning of Nov. 3, 2017, Mr. Pritchard questioned Ms. Ordiales’s decision to place her campaign sign on a Towns County Fire and Rescue truck during the City’s annual Halloween on the Square […]

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  • Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Two on Drug Charges

    Towns County Sheriff's Office

    YOUNG HARRIS, GA – On October 24, 2017, deputies with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects on separate incidents charging them with drug offenses. Deputies arrested Denny Mark Silvers, age 52, of Hiawassee, Georgia. He was taken into custody in the vicinity the 1400 block of Highway 66 in Young Harris, Georgia. Denny […]

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  • 7th annual Lake Chatuge Watershed Coalition Cleanup Announced

    Lake Chatuge

    Hiawassee, GA – The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition has announced its seventh annual Lake Chatuge Cleanup, scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Towns County Swim Beach Pavilion. Breakfast will be served before the cleanup begins and t-shirts will be offered to […]

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  • Hiawassee Police Share Halloween Safety Tips with Preschoolers

    Hiawassee Police Department

    Hiawassee, GA – Preschoolers at McConnell Baptist Church received a visit from three local law enforcement officers on Friday, October 13. The Hiawassee Police Department offered Halloween tips to ensure the children’s safety. Officer Jordan Guffey and Sergeant Tracy James sat down with the 4-year-old class while Detective Brandon Barrett spent time with the 3-year-olds. […]

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  • UPDATED: 911 Outage in Towns and Surrounding Counties

    **CURRENT UPDATE: 911 communications have been restored. Towns County, GA – Fetch Your News has received word from the Emergency Management Agency that 911 in Towns and surrounding counties are experiencing technical difficulties. County and utility service providers are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If an attempt to call 911 from […]

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  • Interview with Hiawassee Mayoral Candidate, Liz Ordiales

    Liz Ordiales Mayor

    Hiawassee, GA – Former Mayor Pro-Tem, Liz Ordiales, a mayoral candidate who stepped down from Hiawassee City Council in August to run in November’s election, sat down with Fetch Your News on Wednesday, September 6, to share some of her plans for the City’s future. “I believe Hiawassee is the greatest place to live,” Liz […]

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  • September: National Preparedness Month

    Towns County, GA – September is National Preparedness Month and Towns County government, along with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and Homeland Security, encourage residents to prepare for unexpected situations in advance. Towns County, along with a nationwide coalition of thousands of private, public, and nonprofit organizations, will host local events and initiatives designed […]

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  • Anne Mitchell to Serve as Hiawassee Mayor Pro Tem

    Anne Mitchell

    Hiawassee, GA – Hiawassee City Council unanimously selected Councilwoman Anne Mitchell to serve as Mayor Pro Tem during a Special Called segment of Monday’s Work Session. Councilman Kris Berrong, owner of Berrong’s Barbershop, stepped down from the position, citing incapacity to devote a full time presence at City Hall. According to Berrong, the citizens of […]

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  • Mountain Marty Party: Business Networking Event

    marty party

    You are invited to the Mountain Marty Party on August 31st! Come and Meet with 50-100 Other Business Owners and Representatives from our GA/NC mountain area, and more! The Mountain M+arty Party A Monthly Networking Party “Doing business, making friends!” FUN, EFFECTIVE, FREE!   NOTHING TO JOIN! Bringing Businesses together from Clay, Cherokee NC, Union, Towns and more! The Mountain Marty Party […]

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  • Towns County Fire and Rescue: 8/14-8/20

    Towns County Fire Rescue

    Towns County Fire and Rescue Weekly Incident Report 8/14/17-8/20/17 8/14/17 Medical assist (2) 8/15/17 Medical assist (5) Fire alarm (1) Search for missing person (1) 8/16/17 Medical assist (4) MVA (1) Fire alarm (2) 8/17/17 Medical assist (3) Propane leak (1) Assist other agency (3) 8/18/17 Medical assist (3) Landing zone (1) Assist other agency […]

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  • Brasstown Bald Tickets for August 21 Eclipse: Sold Out

    BRASSTOWN BALD, Ga.- Brasstown Bald, elevation 4,783 feet, is the highest mountain peak in the state of Georgia, and fue to great interest in viewing the August 21 eclipse from this prime location, a limited amount of tickets were offered online for $30.00 per person by the Park. Admission is typically $5.00. The 450 available […]

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  • TCSO Citizen Law Enforcement Academy VII begins

    Hiawassee, GA – The seventh session of the Citizen Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA), sponsored by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, began on Tuesday, July 25, at McConnell Baptist Church on Main Street in Hiawassee. CLEA is a ten week course designed to familiarize the community with the operations of the Sheriff’s Office. The meeting began […]

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  • Hiawassee City Council: Special Called Meeting, 7/18/17

    Hiawassee City Hall

    Hiawassee, GA –  Council members assembled at City Hall on Tuesday evening, July 18, to announce the millage rate for 2018, review the budget, and provide an update on moratorium work. Liz Ordiales, Hiawassee Mayor Pro-Tem, reported the millage rate will remain at 2.258% which will amount to $165,157.00 if everyone within the city’s limits […]

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