Residents and business owners in downtown Highlands may not get their mail delivered to their doorstep anytime soon, but some options were uncovered at the most recent meeting of the Town of Highla

Attendees listen as a bluegreass band playes the Truckin' event at the 2016 Highalnds Food and Wine festival

The Town Board of Commissioners voted to approve plans for the Nov. 9-12 Highlands Food and Wine festival, which will gravitate further downtown this year.

Jim Tate speaks at a BizWeek event held at The Ugly Dog Public House on April 18.

More than three dozen business owners and entrepreneurs filled the community room at the Ugly Dog Public House in Highlands on April 18 to swap stories and share ideas about the future of business


Macon County BizWeek, now in its seventh year, highlights the positive impact that business owners and entrepreneurs have on the local community.

I frequently reflect on my performance as mayor, especially how I could work to improve town initiatives, or make operations smoother.

Some say, “Earth Day is every day,” and many people and organizations in Highlands take this to heart. 


Trinity Dendy races for the ball in last week’s game against Swain County.

Highlands had another winning week after beating Hayesville Monday and Murphy Tuesday.

Madison Lloyd takes a shot in Thursday’s game against Hayesville.

At the March 30 varsity girls’ soccer game, the Lady Highlanders defeated Hayesville 10-1. From the start, the Highlanders held a steady offense.

Chela Green passes through a defender in the Highlands School girls’ soccer game against Cherokee on Monday.

The Highlands School girls’ soccer team trounced Cherokee High School in a conference game at home on Monday, 4-1.


Clark Nathaniel Picklesimer, 85, of Highlands passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Lyman and Pearl Talley Picklesimer.

William Hunter Kirkpatrick, 79, of Monticello died Friday, April 14, 2017 in Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House in Tallahassee.  He was born in Orlando, FL and grew up in St.

Margaret (Peggy) Constantine George, 89, of Highlands died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Eckerd Living Center in Highlands. She was born at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater Florida on January 8 1928.

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