• New Field House Back on Track After Initial Setback

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    Blairsville, Ga – Administration’s hiring a new architect to design the new field house after initial plans came in exponentially over the initial budget. New field house project once again moving forward after the original architect provided a $2M site plan. The board advised the project returned to square one and find out where expenses […]

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  • UCS Special Education Dept. Recognized for Graduation Rates

    Special Education

    Blairsville, Ga – Board of Education and the State of Georgia recognizes Union County Schools (UCS) Special Education Department for exceptional graduation rates. Currently, UCS has a graduation rate of 95.5% for special needs students, one of the highest in the state. “Our Special Ed department is not just good. They’re really famous, to be […]

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  • Union County Schools Partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity

    Blairsville, Ga – Union County Schools CTAE department partners with Habitat for Humanity to help students learn trade skills and build homes for the community. Announced in the August Board of Education meeting, CTAE Director Josh Davis presented details for students to participate in constructing Habitat for Humanity homes while at school. “We’ve met with […]

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  • Let’s Move Day Combats Childhood Obesity in Union County

    Let's Move Day

    Blairsville, Ga – Commissioner Lamar Paris proclaimed August 25 as “Let’s Move Day” to get children outside and moving. Childhood obesity affects nearly one in three American children and linked to asthma, type two diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, depression, and bullying. Some contributing factors include lack of exercise, large portions, refined/processed […]

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  • Haralson Property Lots No Longer for Sale

    Haralson Lot

    Blairsville, Ga – City Council decided not to sell remaining Haralson property lots in a special meeting with the DDA on July 9. In a 3 to 2 vote, the city council voted to keep the Haralson property lots, except for the .90 acres currently pending closing. The DDA can no longer sell the lots […]

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  • Widening 515 Requires City to Move Water and Sewer Lines

    water sewer

    Blairsville, Ga – Blairsville City Council approved EMI engineers preliminary evaluations costs to reevaluate water and sewer locations due to the expansion of Hwy 515. GDOT will only supplement existing lines. It won’t assist in the expansion of water or sewer services. Currently, sewer stops at the Sears building and water ends at Bowling Gap. […]

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  • Suspected Thief In Custody after 6 Day Search


    Blairsville, Ga – William Trannies “Rainbow” Jones, a suspected thief, arrested on Saturday, August 3 by Fannin County Deputies after several days of eluding officers. Fannin Deputies recognized Jones during a traffic stop and arrested him for outstanding warrants in Union County. Jones was wanted for violating parole, burglary, theft by taking, and obstruction/hindering an […]

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  • City Lowers Millage Rate


    Blairsville, Ga – Blairsville City Council voted to unanimously lower the millage rate during the August meeting. Previously set at 1.945 percent, Mayor Jim Conley ran the numbers and discovered that by lowering the millage rate to 1.895 percent would only cost the county $202 a year. It’s a 0.5 percent reduction in current millage […]

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