• Strickland joins 9th Congressional race, addresses Towns GOP

    Maria Strickland - Congressional candidate

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Maria Strickland, a contender in the 9th Congressional District race, spoke with the Towns County Republican Party, Feb. 27, introducing herself as a candidate. Strickland, a retired law enforcement officer of 26 years, resides in Fannin County. “I am a conservative Republican and I am a pro-Trump supporter,” Strickland said. “I am […]

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  • Rep. Gurtler on decision to seek U.S. Congressional seat

    FYNTV - Matt Gurtler

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – State House Representative Matt Gurtler spoke with FYN CEO Brian Pritchard in a live FYNTV interview, Feb.13, on the state budget cuts, related HB 4, and his announcement to run for the 9th Congressional District seat vacated by U.S. Senate-seeking Representative Doug Collins. Gurtler, who is running on a platform of limited government, […]

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  • Mountain Regional Library System appoints new director

    Mountain Regional Library

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Feb. 18, Towns County Public Library Chair Barbara Hale announced that a new director of the Mountain Regional Library Board would be formally appointed the following day at a meeting in Fannin County. “The Mountain Regional Library Board will be having a meeting to officially select, or appoint, the new director,” […]

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  • Fannin, Towns, Union students named good citizens by DAR

    Hannah Cruse

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Thomas Jefferson taught, “If a nation expects to be free and ignorant at the same time, it expects what never was and never will be. Where the press is free and every man is able to read, there, and there alone, democracy is safe.” The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Old Unicoi […]

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  • National Stalking Awareness Month: Tips for Victims

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – January is National Stalking Awareness month, a serious issue which effects countless men and women at any given time. In the days of digital technology and social media, stalking has become more prevalent in recent decades. “It is difficult, but the best reaction is not to react, but collect evidence,” North Enotah […]

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  • Rain expected to produce possible flooding through New Years

    Towns County weather

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. –  The National Weather Service issued an Flash Flood Watch which will take effect this evening, Thursday, Dec. 27, and a current Wind Advisory for north Georgia counties across FYN’s area of coverage. Between Thursday evening through Saturday morning, light rain will move into the state Thursday, becoming moderate to heavy across most […]

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  • Wanted Blue Ridge man faces additional charges in Towns County

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Sims Road in Hiawassee, Monday, Jan. 28, in reference to a unwanted subject. Upon arrival, deputies located a male subject believed to be the unwanted suspect. Upon completing an initial investigation into the dispatched call, deputies arrested: Derek Mitchell Mashburn, 25, of […]

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  • CDC reveals deadliest drug in America

    According to the latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in overdoses.  The new report says that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid increased by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016. What is […]

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  • 12 Great Reasons to Shop Small this Saturday

    Towns county shopping

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to buy local goods from small businesses this Saturday, Nov. 24, and provided 12 great reasons to keep cash close to home. Keep Money Local: Sales taxes fund our communities, providing vital services such as police and fire protection, street repairs, and trash collection. […]

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