• 2020 Budget Hearing to be held on Dec. 23

    2020 Budget

    UNION COUNTY, Ga – Commissioner Lamar Paris invites citizens a public hearing concerning the 2020 budget on Dec. 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. in the Union County Courthouse. Everyone’s invited to attend and offer opinions on the 2020 fiscal year. Here’s a PDF view of the proposed budget: Copy of 2020 Budget   Another public […]

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  • Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer

    carbon monoxide

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Union County Fire Department (UCFD) released measures the public can take to protect themselves and their families against carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the “Invisible Killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that can only be detected by a CO monitor. The CO monitor can be a lifesaving […]

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  • What’s the deal with Popeyes and Arby’s?


    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga –  Councilmember Mary Ruth Cook inquired bout the status of Popeyes and Arby’s.  The two restaurants expected to open in downtown Blairsville, but have met with setbacks either in construction or development contracts. The status of the new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is a hot topic in the community due to the building sitting […]

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  • Shop with a Cop bringing Christmas to over 100 children

    Shop With a Cop

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Blairsville Police Department enters its 19th year participating in the Shop with a Cop program, and through generous donations and fundraisers, over 100 underprivileged children will be receiving Christmas presents this year. On Dec. 14, officers will meet the children at Union County Middle School before taking them shopping at the local […]

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  • Christmas comes to Blairsville, Suches, and Vogel


    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Christmas is in full-swing throughout Union County with events ramping up on Friday, Dec. 6 and continuing throughout the month. Blairsville’s family holiday begins this Friday, Dec. 6 and continues all day Saturday, Dec. 7, culminating in the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. The Downtown Development Authority, Union County Historical Society, and […]

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  • High-Speed Chase Driver Charged with 4 Felonies and 6 Misdemeanors

    High-speed chase

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Charges listed for a male suspect arrested after high-speed chase include four felony counts and six misdemeanors. Jeremy Ursel Folds, the driver of the stolen 2018 black Toyota Corolla, sped through Union County and Blairsville on Tuesday, Nov. 19 before being apprehended in the Seasons Inn Motel parking lot. He’s charged with […]

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  • Rep. Gurtler Kicks-off 2020 Campaign and Addresses Criticisms


    BLAIRSVILLE, GA – Incumbent Georgia District Eight State Representative Matt Gurtler officially kicked-off his 2020 campaign on Nov. 19 and addressed comments made by his opponent about the representative’s effectiveness in the state capitol. Gurtler spoke to a crowd of supporters at the Pat Haralson Civic Center and fielded questions about Georgia’s General Assembly, the […]

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  • Commissioner Recognizes World Polio Day


    BLAIRSVILLE, GA – Commissioner Lamar Paris proclaimed Oct. 24, 2019, as World Polio Day in Union County and encouraged all citizens to join him in fighting for a polio-free world. In 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus and spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which today includes the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control and […]

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