• USFS Acquires 49-Acre Tract in Fires Creek

    Fires Creek

    Murphy, NC, June 26, 2020 – The U.S. Forest Service has acquired a 49-acre inholding at the headwaters of Laurel Creek, a tributary to Fires Creek, in a popular recreation area on the Tusquitee Ranger District. Funding for the purchase comes from the North Carolina Threatened Treasures FY 2020 Land and Water Conservation Fund Appropriations. […]

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  • Protect your family, pets and yourself against 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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  • Union General Hospital Receives ACC Advanced Heart Failure Accreditation


    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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  • Union County Farmers Market set to open June 6

    UNION COUNTY, Ga – The local Farmers Market is all ready to open to the public on Saturday, June 6 with safety measures in place. Open from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., the market will feature agriculture-related and personal hygiene items for now. Crafts and baked goods won’t be available on opening day but might […]

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  • Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to flyover Atlanta on Saturday

    ATLANTA, Ga – The Blue Angels and Thunderbird flyover on May 2 is in support of the state’s frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. It will begin over Marietta at 1:35 p.m. and last 25 minutes, ending at 2 p.m. The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flight path will take them over Buckhead, Sandy Springs,  […]

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  • Colorful face masks protect healthcare professionals from coronavirus


    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Healthcare workers serve as the frontline of defense against COVID-19, and many work without proper protection due to supply shortages. Several professional and amateur seamstresses across the nation have answered the call to create cloth face masks for healthcare workers and those in need. One such individual resides in Blue Ridge, […]

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  • Feed Union County 2020 initiative kicked off on Monday

    Feed Union County 2020

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – While many are adjusting to staying home, healthcare workers are working overtime to help keep everyone in the community safe. To show their appreciation, several organizations came together to form the Feed Union County 2020 initiative for those caring for the sick in Union County and for individuals in need. The first […]

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  • Keeping children entertained during Coronavirus

    UNION COUNTY, Ga – As a precaution against COVID-19, children across Union County, and much of North Georgia, are home for the week and potentially even longer. For parents or guardians looking for ways to keep their children entertained, the community is offering some options. Those individuals responsible for children are advised to create a […]

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