Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 4/5 – 4/11

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/28 – 4/4

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/22 – 3/28

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Five inches of rain fell during Thursday’s storms

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HIAWASSEE, Ga – Towns County rainfall estimates for Thursday, March 25 are between four and five inches following storms that lasted well into the night.

According to the USGS station at the Hiwassee River at Riverside Drive, the rain gauge recorded 5.67 inches over a 24 hour period. Union County recorded 5.13 inches and Rabun recorded 8.36 inches.

Reports of creeks rising are coming in. The Hiwassee River changed its status to minor flooding.

Friday is expected to be clear, but rains will return on Saturday.

From the National Weather Service:

“Thunderstorms and heavy rain are likely over portions of north and central Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, with a few strong to severe storms possible each day. Localized flash flooding is also possible across far north Georgia where the heaviest rain occurs.

There is also a chance of thunderstorms across portions of north and central Georgia on Wednesday and Wednesday night.”

Feature image courtesy of Pat Hanbery.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/15 – 3/21

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/8 – 3/14

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/1 – 3/7

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/21 – 2/28

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

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HIAWASSEE, Ga – Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw and Sheriff Kenneth Henderson presented and signed a pro-Second Amendment (2A) resolution during the February commission meeting.

The Second Amendment Sanctuary movement patterned itself after the Sanctuary Cities for refugees. The first credited use of a gun sanctuary was in Effingham County, Illinois. The measures commonly reject the enforcement of federal or state gun laws and target regulations like red flag laws, universal gun background checks, and bans on assault-style weapons.

“I took an oath to uphold the Constitution, Bradshaw explained. He quoted President Ronald Reagan (R – CA) who also opposed gun control.

Once the sheriff’s race heated up, the commissioner wanted to wait on the resolution until he knew he had the sheriff’s support. Henderson approached Bradshaw about a Second Amendment Sanctuary measure first and reviewed what Bradshaw already wrote.

Copy of the Second Amendment Resolution

Copy of the Second Amendment Resolution

“I just can’t explain how honored and humbled I am to serve the people of Towns County as your sheriff. I’m going to work very hard every day to do the best job I possibly can,” Henderson stated. “I want to say thank you commissioner for this document. As he said, we took an oath to uphold the Constitution. I as your sheriff will never ever support anything that infringes on your right to bear arms.”

Several sheriffs in 2A counties have declared they would not enforce any gun law that they deemed unconstitutional.

The Second Amendment resolution states that its “under full assault and the threat to the framework for our basic freedoms and democracy constitutes a clear and present danger.”

SB 281 received special mention as a piece of legislation from the 2019-2020 General Assembly that infringed upon the right to keep and bear arms.

The resolution also affirms that Towns County citizens expect their “GOD given rights” to be protected and defended against tyranny, and the commissioner and sheriff will do their part to prohibit any unconstitutional law.

Many few the Second Amendment Sanctuary measures as a largely symbolic effort and not legally binding. Many state constitutions outline how local ordinances can’t conflict with federal or state law.

Pro-Second supporters believe having these resolutions on the books provides a chance for the issue to play out in court.

43 counties in Georgia have passed gun sanctuary resolutions.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/15 – 2/21

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

 

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/8 – 2/14

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/25 – 1/31

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/18 – 1/24

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/4 – 1/10

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report with photos provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Shooter suspect in custody, charged with aggravated assault

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HIAWASSEE, Ga – On Tuesday, January 26, suspect Charles Jason Matheson, 41 of Young Harris, Ga allegedly shot his estranged wife at her place of employment, Chatuge Outpatient Rehabilitation Client in Hiawassee on River Street, around 2:50 p.m.

The victim was shot multiple times by Matheson and was transported to a north Georgia area hospital for treatment. According to Hiawassee Police Department, as of January 27, she is currently recovering after surgery.

Matheson fled the scene of the shooting and traveled to the Matheson Cove Road area in Clay County, North Carolina. Clay County Sheriff’s deputies blocked off Matheson Cove Road and asked residents of Matheson Cove Community to remain indoors once they located the suspect. Matheson was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. on January 26. According to Sheriff Bobby Deese, the suspect’s car was found outside the residence.  He also relayed that Matheson turned himself in without incident. Clay County is holding Matheson until he can be extradited to Georgia.

Law enforcement arrested Matheson on aggravated assault charges. Hiawassee PD confirmed this will not be the only charge considered by the grand jury.

“District Attorney Jeff Langley responded to the scene yesterday with his staff, and will have the opportunity to bring all relevant charges for indictment,” said Hiawassee PD.

The GBI is also investigating the case in coordination with the Hiawassee PD.

Towns County Sheriff Kenneth Henderson told FYN he supported the police in their initial response and worked alongside them in the city. Henderson said, “We arrived on the scene and informed the Chief up there that we were there to assist in any way that we could to help him with the situation.”

Fetch Your News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Christmas kicks off in Towns County

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Towns County Christmas lights

HIAWASSEE, Ga – Christmas starts this weekend for Towns County with several of the area’s big events starting on Friday and Saturday.

Mountain County Christmas in Lights began November 26 and runs through December 26 at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Ga. It’s open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. The event is an immersive light show with Christmas music, arts and crafts vendors, food, hot chocolate, and pictures with Santa. Those under 12 are free and 12 and older must pay $6.

This year the event features an expanded outdoor craft show which opens from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Cowtown is a new activity for 2020 where children can learn how to make butter, ice cream, and soap.

Christmas Parade is on Saturday, November 28 at 6:00 p.m. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office sponsors the event and this year’s theme is “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.” The parade route begins in the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds parking lot and ends at South State Bank. Everyone’s encouraged to bring their candy buckets, chairs, and enjoy the twinkling lights and floats.

The Brasstown Holiday Show starts on Friday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m. and lasts until Sunday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m. It’s an indoor arts and crafts show.

Southeast Tourism Society recognizes Mountain Country Christmas in Lights and Brasstown Holiday Show as Top 20 events.  The society identifies the best tourist attractions in Alabama, Arkansas, The District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.

To wrap up the holiday season, Brasstown Resort is hosting a 2021 New Year’s Eve Gala. The party alone costs $299 per couple including taxes and gratuities. The guest room package is $659 with upgrade options available.

The open bar begins at 7:30 p.m. with a gourmet buffet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Music and dancing will take place throughout the evening and a ball drop at midnight. The event is formal attire and attendees must be 21 or older.

Check out the holiday events in Blairsville, here.

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