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High speed chase in Towns County results in fatality

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at approximately 10:39pm, the Georgia State Patrol initiated a high speed chase in Towns County. The chase

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Posted in GA-Towns County, Regional News

CORRECTED DATES: Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

NCDOT, TVA Working Together to Remove Bridge Over Chatuge Reservoir in Clay County

The N.C. Department of Transportation is working with the Tennessee Valley Authority to draw down the levels of the Chatuge Reservoir in Clay County during the final stages of a bridge replacement project. In early September, the TVA will begin to draw down reservoir

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

Beach Closed at Jackrabbit Recreation Area due to failed sewage pump

UPDATE:  Beach Reopened at Jackrabbit Recreation Area HAYESVILLE, NC, Aug. 7, 2014 - The U.S. Forest Service reopened the swimming beach and adjacent bathroom at Jackrabbit Recreation Area this afternoon. The area had been closed because of a broken sewage pump, which

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

Independence Day Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES AROUND THE AREA   ANDREWS July 4th summer celebration at Andrews recreation park beginning at 11:45, Fun and games all day, Fireworks at dark-thirty. Wagon Train parade at 10 am on Main Street. For more info call

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, Regional News, TN-Polk County

Chase suspect arrested

On Thursday June 19th Deputies with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melvin Linn Masters, age 36, of Hiawassee after a short chase. Deputies tried to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle on Bugscuffle when the driver fled leading

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Posted in GA-Towns County, Regional News

Child pulled from pond in Hiawassee

  Hiawassee, GA – On Sunday June 22nd, Towns County deputies responded to Chatuge Regional Hospital to a report of a 2 year old child that was found in a pond unresponsive.  The pond was located near a residence on

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Towns County deputies respond to burglary

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office. Towns County deputies responded to a burglary alarm at Young Harris City Hall during the early morning hours of June 12th. The first deputy arrived on the scene

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Posted in GA-Towns County, Regional News

Woman charged with Aggravated Assault, other charges, after shots allegedly fired

The following news release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. In the very early morning hours of May 20, 2014, at approximately 1:00 am, Towns

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

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