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Union County Government is currently hiring for the Finance Director position in the Commissioner’s Office.   College degree in finance or accounting is preferred.  Several years of experience in the areas of accounting, payroll, and human resources required.  If interested, please email your resume to commissioner@uniongov.com.

 

 

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Union County Government

Union County was created on Dec. 3, 1832, and is governed by a sole County Commissioner, who is elected county-wide and serves a four-year term. The Commissioner serves on a full-time basis and supervises all non-elected County Departments.

Location:

65 Courthouse Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

Contact:

Phone: (706) 439-6000
Fax: (706) 439-6004

City of Blairsville Government

The City of Blairsville is governed by a Mayor and five-person City Council, each who are elected city wide and serve staggered two-year terms. The Mayor is elected by city-wide voters and works part-time. All City Council members serve on a part-time basis

Location:

62 Blue Ridge Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

Contact

Phone: (706) 745-2000
Fax: (706) 745-7326

Website:

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The County Commissioner and the City Council hold regular meetings as follows:

  • County: Third Thursday 6:00 p.m.
  • Blairsville: First Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

State & U.S. Officials

Union County is located in:

  • Georgia State Senatorial District 51
  • Georgia State Representative District 8
  • U.S. 9th Congressional District of Georgia

Utilities

Broadband Internet & IT Transport Services Union County is served with robust, redundant and reliable fiber optic networks that provide outstanding broadband capabilities for technology-oriented business. IT services available locally include wireless Internet (802.11x), fiber-optic (Ethernet & SONET), DSL, various levels of broadband (T-1, T-3, etc.), and dial-up. Union County boasts multiple Certificated Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) providing middle-mile transport. Strong last-mile Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operate within the footprint of Union County. Most of these networks can deliver VoIP, IPTV and other IT-based products. Union County providers offer middle-mile transport via redundant underground fiber to multiple POPs including Atlanta (56 Marietta), Chattanooga, Charlotte, and others.

  • Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.NET is a major local Internet Service Provider (ISP) operating fiber-optic (underground and redundant), DSL, wireless (802.11x), and dial-up networks, and offering bundled middle and last-mile Internet services. (706) 379.3121 
  • Windstream Communications. (800) 251.6412

Water

A site within Union County could be served by one of two primary water systems:

  • Water Authority - City of Blairsville 706-745-2000
  • Water Authority - Coosa 706-745-6773
  • Water Authority - Notla 706-745-4598

Sewer

Sewer service is available within the City of Blairsville. Capacity is 0.4 MGD, expanding to 1.0 MGD

Wireless (Cellular)

Excellent Wireless (cell) telephone service is available from either AT&T or Verizon Wireless throughout the Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Young Harris, and Hiawassee area. Numerous cellular towers serve customers in the area. Both providers operate sales outlets across the region.

Landline

Landline telephone service for Union County is provided by Windstream Communications, which offers direct-dial digital service and a DMS 100 switch located in Blairsville. Windstream Communications offers trained service technicians to maintain almost any business system sold. Windstream Communications cooperates with all other long-lines systems. Trunks and other facilities are available upon request.

Helpful Numbers
  • 404-766-0875
  • 706-745-2000
  • 706-745-4307
  • 706-745-2322
  • 706-781-2381
  • 706-745-6341
  • 706-994-4837
  • 706-745-6292
  • 706-745-2541
  • 706-747-2611
  • 706-439-6000
  • 706-745-4500
  • 706-745-2322
  • 706-439-6050
  • 706-745-6928

Other Helpful Numbers

  • 706-781-2398
  • 706-745-2655
  • 706-781-3843
  • 706-745-7491
  • 706-781-6342
  • 706-745-9575
  • 706-745-5493
  • 706-745-2111
  • 706-747-2401

All Emergencies

  • 706-439-6038
  • 706-835-1692
  • 706-439-6066
  • 800-282-5846

Driver’s License

Union County has a driver's license facility located at 149 Chase Drive in Blairsville. Operating hours are from 8:00am - 6:00pm Thursday-Friday. You can contact them at 706-781-2426. Available services include issuing and renewing licenses, automobile and motorcycle testing and providing photo identification.

LP Gas

Union County does not have a natural gas provider. There are several LP gas providers in the county.

Trash Service

Union County has a Transfer and Recycling Station located on Deep South Farm Road. For hours of operation and other information call 706-439-6102. Private companies are available for trash pick up for a monthly fee.

Schools

Children entering the Georgia Public Schools for the first time must present proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus. Kindergartners and first graders must also have birth certificates and show proof of ear, eye and dental examinations. Other students should present their past report cards or transcripts.

Location:

Union County Board of Education
124 Hughes Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

Contact:

Phone: (706) 745-2322
Fax: (706) 745-5025

Website:

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Colleges & Technical Schools

North Georgia Technical College

Website: 
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University of North Georgia

Website: 
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Young Harris College

Website: 
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Piedmont College

Website: 
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