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We're all decked out for this weekend's Mountain Heritage Festival and we're so excited! The Union County Historical Society will be hosting a Friday Night Concert this evening....doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. The Mountain Heritage Festival is from 10am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday, rain or shine!
City Hall will be closed from 12pm - 1pm today for our lunch break and will be closed all day Monday in honor of Labor Day. Everyone have a great weekend!
This weekend....details below!
Here's some details about this weekend's festival on the Square!
It's gonna be a busy weekend in Downtown Blairsville as we host our first festival in several years! Expect lots of activity in-and-around the Square beginning Friday.....so avoid the area if you're in a hurry.
Festivities begin Friday evening with a concert at the Old Courthouse on the Square featuring The Mountain Breeze Band. Doors open at 6pm and show begins at 7pm.....while this is a free show, donations are always appreciated!
Saturday's festival begins at 10am and ends at 5pm. Our annual Memorial Day Parade starts at 10:30am and the parade route is as follows: Begins at the Old Gym and goes down Veterans' Memorial Drive, then down Cleveland Street and around the Square, proceeds down Blue Ridge Street and hangs a left at the Library (Hunt-Martin) and then back to the Old Gym. At noon we'll have a performance by the Scottish Festival & Highland Games Bagpipers! At 1:30pm we’ll have the gospel duo ‘lighthouse’ performing on the Square.
Sunday's festival begins at 10am and ends at 5pm. At 10:30am, we'll have gospel music featuring the duo 'Lighthouse' and at 12:30pm we'll have a performance by Kim & Curtis of 'Mountain Gypsy Music'!
The festival is rain or shine, and is a great way to check out the local artists who call our mountains home. In addition to the festival, your favorite downtown merchants will be open and hosting special events of their own.....so be sure to check them out!
If you're worried about parking, there'll be plenty behind Blairsville's City Hall....or you may use any of the side streets where parking is available. We hope you'll join us for what's sure to be a great weekend and look forward to seeing you on the Square!
Please be aware that our office will be closed on Monday, May 30th 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.
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City Hall will open tomorrow at 10am! Y’all be safe out there!
A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to those who serve our community and make our small mountain town a better & safer place to call home.
With 2021 behind us, now's the time we look ahead to the many great events planned for 2022!
For details on each of the events below, visit our website @ www.visitdowntownblairsville.com/events.
We're looking forward to the year ahead and hope you'll join us in supporting Downtown Blairsville by shopping & dining local, volunteering at local organizations and by attending the many events in-and-around our beautiful mountain town!
Our annual Christmas parade is this Saturday @ 6pm!
Here’s a handy map showing the parade route for Saturday! Expect various city streets to be closed to thru traffic from 5:30pm til the parade is finished….we estimate 7pm, maybe a little after! Hope to see everyone there for what’s sure to be a fun event!
The City of Blairsville will be conducting a smoke test of the sanitary sewer lines the week of October 4, 2021.
The purpose of the test is to locate places where excess water is entering the sewer system during heavy rains. In the days prior to the testing, please make sure to run water into all sinks, tubs and floor drains, especially if they are not frequently used....filling the 'P-Trap' is essential.
Be advised that during testing, you will see smoke coming from the sewer vents of your buildings , which is normal for this type of test. There should not be smoke inside the buildings. If however you do see smoke inside your building, that indicates a problem with your interior plumbing. Run fresh water to clear the lines of smoke.
Be advised that the smoke itself is NOT HARMFUL. Smoke will also be visible in the streets and yards along the sewer line right of ways.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Blairsville's City Hall @ 706.745.2000.
Dear Union County residents,
Here is the latest COVID-19 update. It has been one week since the latest statement and the COVID cases in our county have not improved. Historically, January 2021 was the worst month for increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations with the illness. We added 389 cases in January 2021 and the highest number of hospitalizations were 31. In the month of August, there have already been 469 additional COVID-19 cases.
Union General Hospital is currently well above capacity and has set a new record of patients in their hospital this week. Currently there are 56 patients who are admitted with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. These are serious illnesses. The increase in cases throughout the state continues to make it difficult to find beds for critical patients in any of the surrounding larger hospitals.
This is not an isolated event for just Union County. We have seen similar numbers for the entire region and state. All departments and organizations are having difficulty maintaining staff due to illness and exposures. The current staff is pulling double duty and are exhausted but they are all doing their part to get our community through this difficult time.
What everyone needs to understand is that this Delta variant is different. We are seeing this spread easier and resulting in more severe illness, in all ages. When encountering a different situation, such as this variant, we must change and adjust. We are continuing to ask the community for help.
So, what can you do? Everyone must consider the practices that we were using during the worst times back in January. We are encouraging and reminding you to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands, limit your exposure by avoiding gatherings if possible, and even more important, get vaccinated if you can.
Those with vaccines are much less likely to get severely ill and be hospitalized with COVID compared to those who are not vaccinated. Currently, at Union General Hospital, 92% of the patients who are admitted to the hospital with COVID are unvaccinated. This percentage has consistently been >90% unvaccinated. We cannot over stress the importance of vaccinations and how they can prevent severe illness, hospitalization, long term symptoms, and deaths. Vaccines are available at the Union County Health Department and some local pharmacies.
Let’s all do our part to get through this difficult time and protect ourselves, our friends and family, and especially our children. For the latest information concerning COVID-19 in Union County, please visit www.unioncountyga.gov.
Union County Fire Chief, EMA Director, and 911 Director David Dyer and staff
Union General Hospital
Union County School Superintendent John Hill
Sheriff Mack Mason
Major Shawn Dyer
Honorable Raymond E. George, Chief Judge Enotah Judicial Circuit
City Police Chief Bear Baxter
City of Blairsville Mayor Jim Conley
Union County 911 Dispatch Lt. Millie Baxter
Union County Commissioner Lamar Paris and staff
Take a look at our latest COVID-19 stats as of today, August 31, 2021.
We hope our COVID data helps you understand the impact of COVID-19 at Union General Hospital.
Raffle tickets for the July 4th drawing are now available at Blairsville’s City Hall!
Who wants to win this Backyard Party Pack? We have several merchants around town selling $10 raffle tickets, and one lucky person wins all! Pick up your tickets at Harry Norman Realtors, Blairsville Office, Rustic Mountain Decor, Keen Creations and Co., Mountain Life Mercantile, United Community Bank, and the Chamber/Visitor Center.
Thank you to our raffle sponsor, Harry Norman Realtors Blairsville.
All proceeds benefit the 4th of July fireworks.
Union County Schools will observe a 2-hour delay on Thursday, March 18th due to the threat of high winds, heavy rain, and dangerous thunderstorms during regular transportation times. Conditions and risks will be reevaluated in the morning and a final decision on a possible switch to a virtual day will be made by 7AM.
Head’s up....we’ve had a water main break which has been fixed. As a precaution, please boil your water til further notice. This applies to the area mentioned in the notice below.
Due to forecasted weather, we would like to provide a list of phone numbers for citizens to use to report utility outages and/or problems with utilities.
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC: 706-379-3121
Windstream: 611 or 1-800-481-3407
Union County Road Dept: 706-439-6062
GA DOT: 706-781-3957
State Road Conditions: 511
911 Center Non-Emergency: 706-439-6038
PLEASE DO NOT CALL 911 to report utility outages. Union County 911 dispatchers call the same numbers to report outages. Please call 911 for emergencies only.
Our current Census response rate is 51.0% for Union County & 40.4% for the City of Blairsville. We need 100% response to get our fair share of federal funds and representation. Please listen in to get the information you need to complete your census!
This Week in Blairsville is talking about the 2020 Census. If you have completed yours - thanks. If not, join us Sat/Sun at 10 am and played throughout the day on Newstalk 95.1 WJRB
Blairsville’s City Hall is now open!
City Hall will open at 10:30am this morning.
Blairsville's City Hall will be closing at 3:30pm today. Weather permitting, we'll open again tomorrow.
Blairsville’s City Hall now has an official U.S. Flag retirement box for your torn, faded and worn flags.
City Hall will open at 10am this morning.
Blairsville's City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of MLK Day of Service.
Due to Thursday’s forecast, we’re postponing our event til Saturday! First Baptist Church will also be hosting their event on Saturday as well from 6-8pm. As an added bonus, the Haunted House at Old Fort Sorghum will be from 7pm-10pm both Friday & Saturday!
For more details, check out the front page article in today’s issue of the North Georgia News!
Photos from Visit Downtown Blairsville's post
Photos from Visit Downtown Blairsville's post
Wishing everyone a safe weekend and a Happy Easter!
We're happy to be partnering with the awesome folks at Keller Williams Realty / The Mountain Life Team again this year, to beautify the Square with hundreds of flowers on Thursday, May 9th!
Here's a list of some of our upcoming events.....so make sure to get them on your calendar! For more information, check out our website at ww.VisitDowntownBlairsville.com!
***WIND ADVISORY/HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK***
For Union County:
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT Sunday.
* WINDS...South to southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* TIMING...4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. If grounds are more saturated from rain, then trees will be more prone to being knocked down or uprooted. A few power outages may result.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 20 mph...or gusts to 35 mph or stronger are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight...
Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and tonight across portions of North and central Georgia.
Some storms could contain gusty winds and frequent lightning.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday...
Scattered severe storms are expected beginning as early as Sunday morning, as a strong storm system moves across the state. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes can be expected. The threat for severe weather will end Sunday evening.
Another front will move across the state Thursday and Friday brining another chance of thunderstorms to the area.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.
However, spotter activation will likely be needed by 8 a.m. Sunday morning.
Photos from Visit Blairsville GA's post
Photos from Visit Blairsville GA's post
Union County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. This will be an Alternative Academic School Day so please make sure to complete your snow assignments that teachers have sent home with students. Stay safe and stay warm!
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Visit Downtown Blairsville is managed by the Blairsville Downtown Development Authority and works with a variety of groups, both public and private.
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