• High winds damage Young Harris residence

    Towns County weather

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – High winds caused substantial damage to a residence in the Morgan Court subdivision of Young Harris this morning as severe weather approaches the Towns County area. Manny Carrion, owner of Carrion Tree Service, submitted a photo of the damage to FYN, warning area residents to remain vigilant of the dangers associated […]

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  • Community responds to sheriff candidate’s ‘trash’ talk

    Towns County Sheriff Election

    UPDATED HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Response from the local community grew heated in the days following the publication of an interview with Towns County sheriff’s candidate Linda Curtis, a retired Florida law enforcement officer who relocated to the region nearly a decade ago. Many Towns County residents reacted on social media, expressing contempt for the contender’s verbiage […]

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  • Towns County Fire & Rescue Incident Report

    Towns County fire department

    Towns County Fire & Rescue Weekly Report 1/1/20 – 1/7/20   1/1/20 2 Medical Calls 1 Cancelled En Route 1/2/20 2 Medical Calls 1 Cancelled En Route 1 Assist Other 1/3/20 4 Medical Calls 1 Cancelled En Route 1/4/20 3 Medical Calls 2 Cancelled En Route 1 False Alarm  1/5/20 4 Medical Calls 1 Landing […]

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  • Cooper to challenge Copeland in coroner’s race

    Tamela Cooper - Deputy Coroner - Towns County

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Deputy Coroner Tamela Cooper announced Friday, Jan. 10, that she will seek office as Towns County coroner in November’s election. Cooper will challenge first-term incumbent Harold Copeland, who serves a dual role as coroner and fire chief, for Towns County. Cooper has served as a deputy coroner for the past 7 […]

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  • Study shows Georgia drops in rank for flu outbreak

    Towns County flu

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FYN, along with several Atlanta-based media outlets, recently reported that Towns County ranked #1 in the state of Georgia for influenza symptoms, with 8.68% of the population experiencing sickness. As of Jan. 9, Kensa Health reported Connecticut – rather than Georgia – as the sickest state, with 5.17% of the population experiencing symptoms […]

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  • Capt. Jim Couch announces bid for Towns County Sheriff

    Jim Couch - Towns County

    PRESS RELEASE HIAWASSEE, Ga.— Building upon an entire career of public service as a law enforcement leader, Jim Couch is pleased to announce his candidacy for Office of Sheriff of Towns County. Currently a captain with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, Couch brings 41 years of wide-ranging law enforcement experience, including in large metro departments […]

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  • Victim advocate warns of dangers related to obsessive stalking

    stalking awareness

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – January is National Stalking Awareness Month and the North Enotah Domestic Violence Task Force hopes to educate the public on how obsession begins and how it can turn deadly as a result. Betsy Ramsey of S.A.F.E. – and acronym for Support in Abusive Family Emergencies – explained that obsession begins when one […]

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  • Sheriff’s candidate hopes to ‘move agency into tomorrow’

    Linda Curtis - Towns County sheriffs election

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – FYN sat down with Linda J. Curtis, candidate for Towns County sheriff, Jan. 7, to disseminate the retired law enforcement officer’s plans if elected to office in November. Curtis served a total of 17 years as a police officer in Florida prior to relocating to Towns County. Curtis intends to run on […]

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