• UCFD Looking for Volunteer and Structural Firefighters

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Union County Fire Department (UCFD) is searching for more volunteer firefighters to join their ranks. Currently, both career and volunteer firefighters make up the UCFD. However, volunteers make up the majority of the department. They have a motivated and dedicated volunteer force that is well trained, but UCFD is always in need […]

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  • 50 Years of the Sorghum Festival in Union County

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – All residents of Union County are certain about one thing, if it’s October, it’s the Sorghum Festival. Since 1969, the event has taken place during the second and third weekends of the month as a testament to the old ways of life. To commemorate, the 50th anniversary, it took festival-goers “back to […]

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  • Deputy Arrested for Simple Battery Resigns, Investigation Ongoing

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    BLAIRSVILLE, GA – Sgt. Andrew Hammond resigned from the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) after a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, family violence on Sunday, Sept.22. UCSO deputies were called to Hammond’s household for an alleged domestic violence incident. Upon arrival, deputies heard shouting coming from inside the house. After entering the residence, discerned that […]

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  • Early Voting Opens for Blairsville City Council Election

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    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Early voting began on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and will continue for the next three weeks for the Blairsville Municipal Election for three city council seats. Those who are registered and live within city limits can vote at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday until Friday, Nov […]

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  • Weapons Carry Class with Union Sheriff’s Office in October

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    BLAIRSVILLE, GA – Union County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a Weapons Carry Class on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. This class is open to the public and free of charge, and it will be held at the Haralson Memorial Civic Center at 165 Wellborn Street in Blairsville. The training covers the […]

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  • Council Requests Information Before Approving Pumping Purified Water into Sewer

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    BLAIRSVILLE, GA – The city council asked Point to Point Environmental Representative for more information about the purified water and remediation plan before releasing it into the city sewer system. Point to Point Environmental was hired to remediate the underground tank leak that stored petroleum /gasoline for Union County’s road department. The tank has been […]

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  • Undetermined Number of New Cellular Poles Coming to Blairsville

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    BLAIRSVILLE, GA – In a 4 to 1 vote, the city council approved the ordinance to collect fees from Verizon for the installation of small cell towers in Blairsville. Verizon confirmed that several new cellular poles will go up across town within the right of ways. “Verizon designated Blairsville as a site where the cell […]

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  • Sheriff Mason Announces 2020 Reelection Campaign

    BLAIRSVILLE, GA – Incumbent Sheriff Mack Mason announced his campaign for 2020 reelection on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Fetch Your News contacted Mason about his reasons for seeking another term, he told the news outlet, “I want to ensure that quality law enforcement will continue for the citizens of Union County.” Fetch Your News will update […]

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