• Widespread flu in Georgia

    ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer! Flu is widespread in Georgia, and more than 300 individuals have been hospitalized with flu-related illness. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed four flu-related deaths so far, but that number is expected to increase. The predominant […]

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  • Winter weather on the way tonight

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Today’s rain is predicted to turn to snow later evening as temperatures are expected to drop quickly with an approaching cold front. As a result, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, has issued a special weather statement for north Georgia and the surrounding region. Special Weather Statement National Weather […]

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  • Commissioner Paris proud of coordinated efforts during storm

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Union County Sole Commissioner Lamar Paris posted a word of thanks on Facebook late Sunday evening, Dec. 10, to all who helped across the county during the fallout from Winter Storm Benji: The Road Dept, as usual, has done an exceptional job. Forecast Temps tomorrow will be between 45° and 50° by […]

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  • Union Schools closed Monday

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Due to continued hazardous roadways throughout the county as a result of Winter Storm Benji, Union County Schools will be closed Monday, Dec. 11, according to information posted on the school system’s Facebook page. Union County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Monday Dec. 11, 2018. Continue to follow […]

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  • Trees down, but roads clearing in Union

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Lieutenant Brent Long, of the Union County Fire Department, reported to Fetch Your News Saturday morning that crews are working this morning (Saturday, Dec. 9) to clear about 30 fallen trees from roadways throughout the county. Long stated there was no specific concentration of downed trees and that incidents of such were […]

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  • UPDATE: Winter Storm Benji hits Union hard

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – UPDATE: At 4:40 p.m., Union County EMA Director David Dyer reported to FetchYourNews U.S. Highway 129 near Neels Gap and Blood Mountain has reopened since its temporary closure just after 1 p.m. earlier today after weather conditions and several accidents forced the closure of the road. However, temperatures are expected drop below […]

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  • Union County Schools, Courthouse closed Friday

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – According to the official website for the Union County School System, all county schools are closed today (Friday, Dec. 8) due to inclement weather. The winter weather began early Friday morning and is expected to continue and worsen throughout the day and into the evening in north Georgia. Also, the Union County […]

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  • Union General talks parking expansion during monthly board meeting

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Chief Executive Officer of Union General Hospital Lewis Kelley recommended to the hospital’s Board of Directors at their monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28, to proceed with plans to expand parking at its Blairsville facility. Kelley explained the hospital owns a forested strip of a land adjacent to Union General that, if cleared, […]

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