• UPDATE: Woman who drew gun in local restaurant facing 5 charges

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Rebecca Rice, 46, frightened patrons of Copeland’s Burgers & Southern Eats after she reportedly brandished a gun at restaurant employee on the evening of Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. She allegedly pointed the gun at a restaurant employee, but she was immediately subdued by “approximately three” restaurant customers until authorities arrived. […]

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  • FreedomWorks endorses Gurtler for District 9 seat

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Georgia State House Rep. and current candidate in the Congressional race Matt Gurtler’s earned his second endorsement, this week, from FreedomWorks. The organization had this to say about Gurtler: “Our grassroots community in Georgia has only good things to say about Matt Gurtler’s tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives. Time and […]

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  • She Loves Out Loud Offers Fellowship for Women in North Georgia

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Notla River Baptist Association sponsored She Loves Out Loud North Georgia to provide women hungry for connection an opportunity to fellowship with their peers, both locally and around the world. Over 50 women came together at North Georgia Technical College to worship with others across the nation from 9:30 a.m. to 4 […]

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  • Important dates for 2020 election cycle in Georgia

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – With election season well underway, the registration deadline is fast approaching for the upcoming primaries. Additionally, Georgia has multiple special elections scheduled for 2020. Feb. 24 is the last day that a person can register and be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary, special election, and special election runoff. April […]

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  • Community braces for potential ice, snow, and freezing rain

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Union County’s under a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 and county administrative offices, library, as well as schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 20. However, most of the day has produced rain rather than freezing rain or snow, but reports of snow have started as of 3 […]

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  • Closings and Delays Friday, Feb. 21

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    UNION COUNTY, Ga – Fetch Your News will keep a running list of closings and delays due to inclement weather for Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Delays Two-hour delay: Union County Courthouse and Administrative Offices Chick-fil-a opening at 8 a.m. Cabin Coffee opening at 9 a.m. Abide Coffee opening at 9 a.m. Closings Union County Schools […]

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  • Candidates make their case at Union GOP meeting

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Several Republican candidates spoke to Union County GOP members in hopes of gaining their vote in the upcoming 2020 primary. Judge Stan Gunter, now running unopposed for State House District 8, stated that he didn’t want to take anything for granted. He has heard rumors of a Democrat entering the race. Gunter […]

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  • Lee Knight Announces Tax Commissioner Candidacy

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Incumbent Tax Commissioner Lee Knight announced his intention to run for office in 2020. “I’ll be on the ballot again on the Republican primary. I’m in it to win it. I don’t know if I have any opposition,” stated Knight, “I’ve made promises, and I’ve kept those promises.” Knight commended his professional […]

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  • Two arrested on sexual exploitation of children charges

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, agents with the GBI Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Union County Sheriff’s Office, executed search warrants at two residences in Union County, Georgia. The search warrants were related to two separate investigations related to the sexual exploitation of children. As a […]

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  • Off-leash dog park coming to Union County

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – After a year of lobbying to local government, The Paw Park Project and Union County Government have joined forces to bring an off-leash dog park to the community. The park will be located across from the farmers market on 148 Old Smokey Road, and work has already begun. Union County Farmers Market […]

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  • Third Flash Flood Watch within a week for north Georgia

    Flash Flood Watch

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – In this saga of continuous rain, the National Weather Service (NWS) has released yet another Flash Flood Watch for Union and the surrounding counties. At 9:56 a.m., NWS’s office out of Peachtree City issued this advisement: “…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON… The […]

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  • Former Panther cross-country star involved in accidental shooting

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Class of 2018 graduate and cross-country record breaker, Lance Underwood was the victim of an accidental drive-by shooting in middle Georgia. Underwood was reportedly driving through a bad neighborhood in the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 11, when a bullet pierced the car door. It struck him in the femur. All known information […]

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  • School closed on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in preparation of heavy rain

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    Union County, Ga – Union County School System announced it would be closed on Feb. 11. “Due to the forecast of heavy rainfall and the Flash Flood Warnings by the National Weather Service, Union County Schools will be closed to both students and staff on Tuesday, February 11th. Students should work on their Inclement Weather […]

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  • Byers Well Drilling fire resulted in “extensive damage”

    Byers Well Drilling Fire

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – While many were snowed in on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, Union County Fire Department (UCFD) worked to save Byers Well Drilling, which caught fire that afternoon. UCFD received the call about the fire around 2:20 p.m. All of Station One responded, along with fire fighters from every station in the county. Six […]

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  • UPDATE: Flash Flood Watch in effect until Tuesday evening

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    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga – National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood watch for much of north Georgia from Monday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. to Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. FROM NWS: “.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight… …Flash Flood Watch in Effect through Tuesday evening for North Georgia… Heavy rainfall of 2 to […]

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