• All Lives Matter North Georgia shows support for law enforcement

    All Lives Matter

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Almost 200 people demonstrated their support in All Lives Matter North Georgia and listened to several speakers, including former officers, talk about their experiences. All Lives Matter North Georgia was the brainchild of Jamie Tiblis, 25, who wanted to demonstrate her appreciation of public servants. The event took her and others around […]

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  • Health Department offering back to school vaccinations

    testing guidelines vaccinations

    GAINESVILLE, GA – District 2 Public Health reminds all parents that now is a good time to get those required school vaccinations. With the challenges and uncertainty that we face with Covid-19, it can be easy to forget about school and necessary vaccines for your child (or children). Kids need pencils, paper, and other supplies […]

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  • Union County Canning Plant to open July 7

    Canning

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – The Union County Canning Plant will open on July 7 by appointment only. Also, the cannery will be limited to 11 groups per time slot. The cannery will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and no walkups will be accepted. Those interested in canning must call (706) 439-6043 in advance.  Appointments will […]

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  • Pet store catches fire, everyone marked safe

    Pet City

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Everyone safely escaped from a midday fire on Tuesday, June 29, at Pet City USA on the Blue Ridge Hwy. The blaze broke out around 2 p.m. after the people inside noticed a flickering light and smoke coming from the ceiling soon after. Approximately 15 firefighters responded to the call and worked […]

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  • Families receiving free or reduced school meals eligible for P-EBT

    P-EBT

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) and Georgia Department of Education (DOE) received approval to operate the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. P-EBT will provide 1.1M children, who normally receive free or reduced meals, and families with assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the DFCS website, […]

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  • Celebrating a socially distanced Independence Day

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Blairsville-Union County Georgia Chamber of Commerce plans to host its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration, but this year, the festivities look a little different. COVID-19 continues to be a concern in Union County and Georgia as cases grow, but the Chamber has taken social distancing precautions to hopefully keep everyone safe. […]

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  • Update: Union 109 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths

    UPDATE: July 12 at 3 p.m. BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – COVID-19 cases in Union County went up to 109 in the 3 p.m. report from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). The county’s reported four total coronavirus-related deaths. 29 residents have been hospitalized with the virus at some point. DPH admits due to the way […]

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  • Protect your family, pets and yourself against rabies

    rabies

    GAINESVILLE, GA – Although the occurrence of rabies among humans has declined noticeably over the years, the disease continues among wild animals. Encounters between wild animals and domestic pets, including some that involve people, sometimes occur in our area. These incidents of exposure are common but can be prevented if residents take precautions to protect […]

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  • COVID-19 testing site changes effective June 28

    testing

    GAINESVILLE, GA – District 2 Public Health announces updates to specimen collection site (testing site) schedules effective June 28. Due to the much warmer summer temperatures, all sites will now close by 1:00 pm. For convenience, an appointment is recommended at each of the Specimen Point of Collection sites. Please call your local health department […]

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  • New updates coming to Meeks Park, multi-unit moratorium extended

    Meeks Park

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Among the several contract and agreements signed during the June Union County Commission Meeting, two pertained to future improvements to Meeks Park. In the first agreement, Al Garnto Fine Art Studio will design, construct, and erect a floral-themed, full-color, metal sculpture. The sculpture will be located at the new pavilion and cost […]

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  • Union County Schools gearing up for students’ return

    students

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Union County School System’s (UCS) exploring options for the 2020-2021 school year, so students and faculty can safely return to class – either in the building or online. A more developed plan will be presented to the board of education in July pertaining to the school calendar and remote classroom possibilities for […]

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  • Black Lives Matter rally held in front of the courthouse

    Black Lives Matter

    Blairsville, Ga – Two groups exercised their right to peaceably assemble in front of the Union County Courthouse on Sunday, June 14. Individuals with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement announced their intentions to gather last week between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m on June 14. The demonstrators felt compelled to voice their […]

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  • Union County General Primary Election Returns

    election returns

    UNION COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the June 9 General Primary. To review the unofficial election returns for your local, state, and federal races, check out the list below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. Precincts: 100% reporting COUNTY Sole Commissioner  Democrat Presumptive Winner: […]

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  • FYN sends our condolences to the family of Bill Kokaly

    Kokaly

    FYN’s saddened to report the passing of dear friend and longtime Field Representative for Congressman Doug Collins, Bill Kokaly. He moved on to a better world on Friday morning of June 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Kokaly loyally served Collins since the congressman’s first campaign and was instrumental in managing the military academy […]

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  • See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

    General Primary runoff

    NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia. The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019. For a breakdown of the runoff […]

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  • Union General Hospital Receives ACC Advanced Heart Failure Accreditation

    ACC

    The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Union General Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Union General Hospital was awarded Advanced Heart Failure Accreditation in April based on rigorous onsite review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, […]

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