• Trump to text Towns this Thursday

    Trump Towns County

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Many Towns County citizens are aware of the existence of the CodeRed alert system, designed to warn citizens in the event of a local emergency, but others may be unaware that a national notification program is in place. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that a text alert will be sent to […]

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  • Love for the Lord and the Law of the Land

    Sheriff Chris Clinton

    Hiawassee, GA – Which words come to mind when asked to describe law enforcement? Narration of the enforcement of law? The preservation of peace? A balance of both? In this day and age, the odds are stacked against “God” and “Love” making it to the top of the majority’s vocabulary list, yet that was the […]

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  • Barry Keith Dearing Announces Candidacy for Hiawasee Mayor

    Barry Dearing

    Hiawassee, GA – Barry Keith Dearing, a local business owner, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Hiawassee. As the Founder and CEO of VanKeith Insurance Agency, Dearing tells Fetch Your News he intends to put his skills, perspective, years of self-employment experience, and community activism to use by unifying citizens toward […]

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  • Burglarly Suspect Arrested after Pursuit through Lake Chatuge

    Lake Chatuge Burglary Suspect

    On​ ​August​ ​17,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​6:04​ ​pm,​ ​two​ ​Hiawassee​ ​Police​ ​Department​ ​officers​ ​responded​ ​to​ ​the area​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Hiawassee​ ​Antique​ ​Mall​ ​in​ ​reference​ ​to​ ​a​ ​burglary​ ​in​ ​progress.​ ​Upon​ ​their​ ​arrival,​ ​the officers​ ​were​ ​told​ ​by​ ​witnesses​ ​that​ ​the​ ​suspect​ ​fled​ ​on​ ​foot​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wooded​ ​area​ ​behind​ ​Fred’s. With​ ​the​ ​assistance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Towns​ […]

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  • Lake Chatuge Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Burglary Suspect

    Lake Chatuge Burglary Suspect

    On​ ​August​ ​17,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​6:04​ ​pm,​ ​two​ ​Hiawassee​ ​Police​ ​Department​ ​officers​ ​responded​ ​to​ ​the area​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Hiawassee​ ​Antique​ ​Mall​ ​in​ ​reference​ ​to​ ​a​ ​burglary​ ​in​ ​progress.​ ​Upon​ ​their​ ​arrival,​ ​the officers​ ​were​ ​told​ ​by​ ​witnesses​ ​that​ ​the​ ​suspect​ ​fled​ ​on​ ​foot​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wooded​ ​area​ ​behind​ ​Fred’s. With​ ​the​ ​assistance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Towns​ […]

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  • Great American Eclipse Draws Near

    Eclipse

    Towns County, GA – The weather forecast is favorable for Monday’s solar show and visitors from around the world are making their way to northern Georgia to experience the rare celestial event. As the highly anticipated Great American Eclipse approaches, Towns County officials confirm preparations are in place. Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw assures the community […]

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  • Hiawassee Police Chief Sworn Into Office

    Hiawassee Police Department’s acting Chief, Paul Smith, was officially sworn in at a City Hall ceremony on Tuesday, August 1. District Attorney Jeff Langley administered the Oath of Office to Smith during the City Council’s regular monthly meeting. Chief Smith is a graduate of Towns County Comprehensive, Young Harris College, Kennesaw State University, and Cobb […]

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

      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 […]

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