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Hiawassee traffic stop takes more methamphetamine off streets
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A traffic stop conducted by Hiawassee Police Department led to yet another drug arrest during the afternoon hours of Saturday, Dec. 8, near the intersection of Main Street and Bell Creek Road.
Smokies GT donates $5000 to Shop with a Hero
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Disadvantaged children will have a reason to smile this holiday season, thanks to the generousity of Smokies GT, a non-profit club of Porsche owners that raises funds for worthy charities. The organization hosts a local event each spring to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an
$20K of illegal narcotics seized in Habersham County drug bust
HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. - A Habersham County man was arrested during a major drug bust on Wednesday following a 6-month investigation. John Mark Sims, 52, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana. He was arrested at hi
Five-Year Strategic Plan for Hiawassee’s Future Revealed
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – After many months of indepth research, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government revealed a five-year strategic plan for Hiawassee’s potential future on Tuesday, Dec. 4, during a Town Hall forum at City Hall. The procedure of envisioned development was the result of numerous studies c
McKinney murder, what happened that night? FYN Exclusive interview with survivor Anna Franklin
Blue Ridge, Ga. – Shortly after midnight, in the early morning hours of Dec. 4 gunshots rang out at a home on Elrod Lane in Morganton, Ga. The shots resulted in the murder of 33 year old Justin McKinney and a critically wounded second victim, Anna Franklin.
Authorities find $20,000 in meth, marijuana in Habersham home
A North Georgia drug task force found roughly $20,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana at a Baldwin home Wednesday, Dec. 12. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant at a Hubert Harris Road home following six months of investigation.
Georgia bank robber indicted in Murphy BB&T heist
Murphy – An indictment was handed down by the grand jury last week in the 2016 robbery of the ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Georgia man fatally shot with own gun after struggle with state trooper
A traffic stop about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta turned deadly Wednesday when a passenger in the vehicle was shot with his own gun, authorities said. The GBI is investigating after the man, identified as 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams, was killed during a struggle with a Georgia St
Santa Claus was back in town for second annual “Light Up Hiawassee”
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Jolly old Saint Nick took time out of his busy holiday schedule to make an appearance at “Light Up Hiawassee” on Thursday, Dec. 6, arriving by fire engine on the town square in style, escorted by Towns County Fire and Rescue, and Hiawassee Police Department.
BREAKING: Officer and K9 Shot In Georgia
A police officer and K9 have been shot in DeKalb County. DeKalb County, GA - A DeKalb county officer and a police K9 were shot Thursday evening. The incident started as a traffic stop on Candler Rd, according to WSB-TV.
Young man’s death under investigation
The death of a Scaly Mountain man found on the side of the road in Bryson City is under investigation. Jeremy ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Hiawassee extends sign moratorium; 3-2 split on ethics board designation
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee City Council conducted their monthly regular session on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 4, approving several items discussed during the workshop meeting, held the previous week. Several motions were unequivocally favored by the five council members, with the exception of an e
Law enforcement in three counties search for man who fled when deputies tried to serve warrants
CLEVELAND, Ga. – Law enforcement agencies are still searching this afternoon for a fugitive wanted in Lumpkin, Dawson and Baldwin counties. White County Sheriff Neal Walden said when his deputies attempted to serve felony and misdemeanor warrants on Jeremiah Wayne Wendt, 39, at his residence on Wauk
Franklin man investigates cousin's murder from 55 years ago in new book
Some 55 years ago, the Citizen Times reported on a murder in Franklin. The victim was Frances S. Bullock, a 40-year-old widow, who was brutally stabbed to death in her home July 26, 1963. Her killer was never found, although the local sheriff and the state SBI questioned at least a dozen "persons of
Fire destroys home in Otto
Fire tore through a home on Addington Bridge Road in Otto on Thursday afternoon and left little more than debris ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Anonymous citizen donates $5000 to Town County charities
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A Towns County resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated a $5000 check to benefit local charities. Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw equally divided the generous gift between three organizations: Enotah CASA, Almost There, and the Towns County Food Pantry.
Winter storm cuts power to thousands
The first winter storm of the year blanketed Macon County with ice and snow Saturday night and Sunday morning. The ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 12/03 to 12/09
Arrest report and photos provided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com f
Trump escalates shutdown threat over border wall in heated White House meeting
WASHINGTON — Arguing heatedly in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn't provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border.
Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 12/03 to 12/09
Arrest report provided by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Union County GA. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for viewing p