• Photos: Tractor trailer plunges into Western Carolina river

    Cullasaja Fire Department

    FRANKLIN, NC – A tractor trailer traveling on Highway NC-28 between Franklin and Highlands, NC, plummeted over a steep embankment Tuesday, Feb. 12, colliding with the frigid Cullasaja River – Buck Creek water below. FYN attempted to reach Cullasaja Gorge Fire Chief Paul Corbin for details surrounding the accident. Corbin was unavailable for immediate comment. […]

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  • “Memory Heart Tree” provides meals for homebound seniors

    Towns County Meals on Wheels

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Senior Center is hosting its second annual “Memory Heart Tree” program during the month of February. The community is encouraged to purchase a memory heart in remembrance of a loved one to be placed on the center’s tree of memories. The gesture will provide a hot meal for a homebound […]

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  • Legends behind Towns County’s unique location names

    Towns County map

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Historian Jerry Taylor shared an encore presentation on the mystery behind the unique names of area locations, entertaining a crowd of nearly a hundred at the historical society’s monthly meeting Feb. 11. “Woven into the folklore of Towns County are colorful names of communities, creeks, waterfalls, roads, and country lanes. […]

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  • State Clogging Convention set for October


    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds announced that the Georgia State Clogging Convention will take place Oct. 5 in Towns County, beckoning avid dancers and spectators from miles around. Hilda Thomason, general manager of the fairgrounds, told board members of the Towns County Convention of Visitors Bureau (CVB) this morning that approximately 100 dance teams […]

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  • Towns County Library offers scrapbooking workshop

    towns County LIbrary

    Towns County Library announced that a scrapbooking workshop with Creative Memories Consultant Vickie Murray will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Hiawassee branch. In this workshop, participants will create a two-page layout with a travel theme so bring your pictures. The cost is $10 for supplies and materials.

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  • Focus on Firewise Communities this Friday with Movers & Shakers

    Towns County FireWise

    NEWS FLASH: WE LIVE IN THE FOREST. Fully 70% of Towns County is Federal or State Forest. And when you live in the Forest, you must be aware of Forest Fires. That’s why we are glad to welcome back dear friend Mr. Frank Riley, he of all things Fire Safety related, as he introduces us to Towns County’s […]

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  • Mountain Marty Party Networking Event Scheduled

    Marty Party

    Marty Party Business Networking Event Feb. 28, 2019 — 5:30 – 7: 30 p.m. at Sundance Grill in Hiawassee… Enjoy two free hours of Business Networking, complete with FREE HorD’oeuvres…FREE Adult Beverage with 50 to 100 Other Like Minded Professionals &Business Owners Like Yourself…. Optional: Join for dinner, following the event at 7:30!    TALK ABOUT A […]

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  • Two arrested in prostitution sting

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators received information that illegal prostitution activity had been occurring in the area. Once the investigators received the information and confirmed that it was occurring, Towns County Sheriff’s Office launched an undercover investigation and sting operation. On Saturday, Feb. 9, Towns County investigators and deputies conducted the sting […]

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