• Navy Seabees celebrate 79th birthday on March 5

    Seabees

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – “The only trouble with your Seabees is that I do not have enough of them,” General Douglas MacArthur reportedly told, father of the Seabees, Admiral Ben Moreell. If history’s been any indication, America and the U.S. military have certainly benefitted from their continuous hard work. Union County Sole Commissioner Lamar Paris honored […]

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  • Navy Seabees celebrate 79th birthday on March 5

    Seabees

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – “The only trouble with your Seabees is that I do not have enough of them,” General Douglas MacArthur reportedly told, father of the Seabees, Admiral Ben Moreell. If history’s been any indication, America and the U.S. military have certainly benefitted from their continuous hard work. Union County Sole Commissioner Lamar Paris honored […]

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  • Union COVID-19 vaccination event rescheduled for February 26

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    The mass vaccination event has been rescheduled for Friday, February 26 at the same time. Please know that this will not affect the vaccine effectiveness, and the second dose will be within the recommended window of vaccination. Individuals need to show up at their appointment time and bring their vaccination card. Those on Medicare should […]

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  • Union Fire/Rescue and EMA COVID-19 Response

    Union fire and EMA COVID

    Press Release: COVID-19 has had an impact on everything and everyone. For some, it is an occasional conversation topic and inconvenience when they want to go out. For others, it is a constant subject due to them having to deal with restrictions, protective procedures, or even treating the sick every day. From an Emergency Management […]

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  • Prescribed burn scheduled for February 25, northwest of Blairsville

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – The US Forest Service is planning a prescribed burn on Thursday, February 25th, 2021. The 127 acre Chapman Ford prescribed burn unit is along the east side of Lake Nottely, in Union County, approximately six miles northwest of Blairsville, along Chapman Ford Road and Gray Road. The burn is expected to start […]

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  • Perdue opts out of 2022 Senate race

    David Perdue 2022 Senate

    ATLANTA, Ga – After taking the first step and filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, former Senator David Perdue (R – Ga) announced this morning that he would not seek a Senate seat in 2022. Perdue would have faced off against Senator Raphael Warnock (D – Ga), who beat Kelly Loeffler in the January […]

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  • Mask or no mask debate erupts during Union board of education meeting

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Union County Schools (UCS) instituted a mask mandate at the beginning of the year to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now some are wondering if it’s time to remove the measure. After Christmas, UCS experienced a dangerous spike in cases that almost resulted in the school closing, and after starting the mask […]

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  • Health departments may have to reschedule COVID-19 appointments

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    GAINESVILLE, GA – District 2 Public Health announces there may be some appointment changes necessary due to late shipments of Covid-19 vaccine. The winter weather across much of the nation has interrupted the shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to Georgia.  Please note that if you have a scheduled appointment, you will still receive your vaccination.                 The vaccine […]

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  • Doug Collins still evaluating his 2022 options

    Doug Collins 2022

    ELLIJAY, Ga – Former Congressman Doug Collins didn’t rule out a potential governor or U.S. Senate run in 2022. He confirmed he’s weighing his options and would make a decision in the future. “I’m concerned about conservatism right now,” Collins expressed. “If that means I need to be on the ballot, I’ll be on the […]

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  • UCS move to online learning day as temperatures drop

    Union County Schools will be utilizing online learning today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The air temperatures are below freezing and are predicted to drop throughout the morning. Additionally, the roads are very wet and their surface temperatures have been decreasing throughout the early morning hours; therefore, icy roadways are likely. Keeping student and staff safety […]

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  • David Perdue takes steps to run against Warnock in 2022

    David Perdue 2022 Senate

    ATLANTA, Ga – The 2022 U.S. Senate race starts heating up with former U.S. Senator David Perdue (R – Ga) filing paperwork to potentially run against Senator Raphael Warnock (D – Ga). The former senator, who lost his runoff against Jon Ossoff on January 5, established the “Perdue for Senate” campaign on Monday with the […]

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  • UCS on two-hour delay pending icy roads tomorrow

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    UNION COUNTY, Ga – Union County Schools issued a statement regarding classes on Tuesday, February 16. “Union County Schools will observe a two-hour delay on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, due to the threat of icy road conditions as issued by the National Weather Service’s Special Weather Statement. Governor Kemp has also issued a two-hour delay […]

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  • Potential Black Ice as cold front moves through

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – The National Weather Service (NWS) warns of black ice and light winter precipitation as the winter storm system that swept the country hits Georgia. Cold air hit northwest Georgia this morning producing close to freezing temperatures. NWS Special Weather Statement added: “As the cold front pushes in behind the storm system this […]

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  • Blairsville looks to become more tourist friendly

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga: Blairsville City Council and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board contentiously debated the necessity of a tourism welcome center before deciding to move forward with public parking and bathroom planning. The bathrooms and parking lot will be built on the Haralson property either behind City Hall or closer to the main street depending […]

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  • UCS selects construction management firm for CCA building and other projects

    Charles Black Construction construction management firm

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – In a called online board meeting on January 28, 2020, Union County School (UCS) board chose Charles Black Construction as the construction management team for upcoming projects. Five firms responded to the construction professional services RFP with proposals. The construction committee presented Charles Black Construction as the recommended firm. Charles Black Construction […]

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