• Paris approves city annexation, announces multiple proclamations

    BLAIRSVILLLE, Ga. – Union County Sole Commissioner Lamar Paris approved city annexation from the city of Blairsville for a tract off of Pat Haralson Memorial Drive and approved several proclamations in his monthly meeting Thursday, April 19. Paris explained a senior-living apartment development and a Fellowship of the Hills building project will be the main […]

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  • Union Board of Education discusses strategic planning, hears audit report

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Superintendent Dr. John Hill presented a proposal for strategic planning and the Union County Board of Education heard the results of a communication audit at the board’s Tuesday, April 17, meeting. Last month, the board voted to accept the Georgia Vision Project as a guideline of recommendations and suggestions for school boards […]

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  • Former Union General administrators arraigned in federal court

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. – According to a release from the Northern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Office, three former administrators of Union General Hospital were arraigned Monday, April 9, in federal court in Gainesville, Georgia. John Michael Gowder, Dr. David Gowder, and Dr. James Heaton, all of Blairsville, Georgia, were all indicted on federal charges for illegally […]

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  • Gubernatorial candidate Williams addresses Presidents Team

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – The Towns/Union County Presidents Team heard from two candidates in the upcoming May 22 primary at their Monday, April 9, meeting in Blairsville: Georgia gubernatorial candidate and current state Senator Michael Williams and local candidate for the Union County Board of Education District 4 seat William McQuillan. Williams presented an overview of […]

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  • Ratio for Union County uncertain this year

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – At the March 28 Union County Board of Assessors (BOA) meeting, Chief Appraiser and BOA Chairperson Susie Phillips reported sales for ratio had been submitted to the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) audit department March 9. “I don’t know what the ratio is going to be,” Phillips told board members Jeff Carlin […]

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  • Benton MacKaye Trail Association work trip slated for April 14

    The Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA) is seeking volunteers to help with trail maintenance for an upcoming work trip. According to Barry Allen, Georgia work trip coordinator for the BMTA, a work trip is planned for Saturday, April 14, on a section of the trail near Springer Mountain, Georgia. This month’s work trip will focus […]

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  • Conley property annexed, Sheriff Mason recognized at council meeting

    BLAISVILLE, Ga. – Annexation of the Conley property off of Pat Haralson Memorial Drive was approved and Sheriff Mack Mason was recognized during the Blairsville City Council meeting Tuesday, April 3. Last month, annexation was delayed when Daniel Davenport, owner of a 1.47-acre tract of land within the annexation route, requested access to city utilities before […]

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  • Georgia Vision Project adopted by Union County Board of Education

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – The Union County Board of Education held its monthly work session and meeting Tuesday evening, March 20. A resolution to adopt the Georgia Vision Project was discussed by Superintendent Dr. Fred Rayfield in the work session and later approved by the board in the regular meeting. As explained by Rayfield, the Georgia […]

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