• Towns County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate drug activity

    On September 28, 2022, a search of a residence in the county resulted in the arrest of Joseph Lee English, age 59, of Hiawassee. Investigators confiscated a substance that field tested as Methamphetamine laced with Fentanyl. English was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Related Objects. A separate drug investigation […]

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  • Congratulations Tyler Strickland of Towns County

    Tyler Strickland walked across the stage Friday morning as part of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s 100th session of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. Tyler who served his country from 2014 to 2019 as a United States Marine will bring his dedication to serve to the citizens of Towns County as he did […]

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  • Congratulations to Towns County FFA Members

    Saturday September 10, Hailee Gibson and Nathan Garrett took their heifer and steer to the Chattahoochee fair in Toccoa. Haliee placed 2nd in her commercial heifer weight class and Nathan placed 1st in his steer weight class. Congratulations to both of these FFA members for their showmanship and hard work. We would also like to […]

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  • Charles Jason Matheson, Guilty

    Charles Jason Matheson was charged with three (3) felonies: One count of criminal attempt to commit murder, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of aggravated stalking. Matheson was found guilty on all three counts and sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.

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  • Towns County and Clay County in Joint Highway Safety Check

    Towns County Sheriff’s Office and Clay County Sheriff’s Office initiated a joint highway safety check on State Highway 66 at the Georgia/North Carolina state line Wednesday evening. Sheriff Ken Henderson is pleased to join with our neighboring agency to work and ensure our roads are safe for our residents. Sheriff Henderson said working together and […]

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  • Man Attacked at T.V.A Campground

    On August 18, 2022, at approximately 6:00 PM, the Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a person cut at T.V.A. Campground on Highway 75 in Hiawassee. The victim, Lonnie Matheson of Warne NC, was being treated by EMS and transported to a local hospital. Mr. Matheson stated he was attacked by suspect Travis […]

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  • Bald Mountain Park Drug Raid

    Bald Mountain Park Drug Raid Towns County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators, K-9 Unit, and deputies raided a drug house in Bald Mountain Park. After a 24-hour around the clock investigation a search warrant was issued and executed where the following drugs were confiscated: • Suspected LSD strips • Field tested Methamphetamine laced Fentanyl, packed for […]

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  • Towns County Summer Heat Music Festival was a huge success

    The Summer Heat Music Festival Saturday was a huge success. Despite the rain and storms, a fun time was had by all. The day was filled with great music from some amazing local talent. SRO Cpl. Donnie Jarrard and Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw each took a dive in the dunk tank. The Sheriff’s Auxiliary worked tirelessly […]

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  • Towns County Drug Bust

    Towns County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigators, K-9 unit, and Sheriff’s Deputies raided a drug location at Mountain Country Inn, 1434 State Hwy. 66, Young Harris. Citizen complaints of drug activity led to a two-week long investigation resulting in the arrest of four individuals on August 2. Arrest warrants were issued for: Candie Sue Merritt, age […]

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  • Operation Sting Continues to Get Towns County Clean

    Since the initiation of “Operation Sting” on January 1st, 2022, 40 individuals have been arrested for felony trafficking, dealing, possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and other dangerous drugs. In the first 6 months of 2022, the Towns County Sheriff’s Office had the largest number of arrests for drugs in county history. There was a grand total […]

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  • Fully Equipped Ford Explorer is presented to Sheriff Ken Henderson by The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

    The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Liaison, Ed Weaver and Coordinator, Chief Michael Earley presented to Sheriff Ken Henderson of the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, a fully equipped Ford Explorer for their dedicated commitment to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety at no expense to the taxpayers. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, […]

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