• Young Harris teen charged with multiple sex crimes

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators served arrest warrants Friday, Jan. 15 on Dalton Travis Denmark, 18, of Young Harris. Denmark was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Investigators secured warrants on Denmark upon completing an investigation into alleged incidents of sexual misconduct with a victim reported to be 13 years […]

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  • Towns County to require fee from non-residential pickleball players

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FetchYourNews (FYN) was notified by a citizen that Towns County soon intends to begin collecting a fee from out-of-county pickleball players for use of the newly refurbished “old” recreation center’s indoor court. FYN met with Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw Feb. 15 to learn the details. Although the fee has yet to […]

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  • Towns County Democratic Party discusses by-laws and scholarships

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Democratic Party met Feb. 14 to discuss the political by-laws and brainstorm ideas to raise college scholarship funds for graduating Towns County students. Last year, the group awarded two graduating seniors $500 each to apply toward tuition at Young Harris College. The group plans to add North Georgia Technical College […]

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  • 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

    Clogging

    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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