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Southern Party of Union County

Chairman: Mr. Joseph Adams  
Contact - Union@spofga.org 
1st Vice Chairman/Chaplin: Mr. Harry Martin
   E-mail - Union-ViceChairman@spofga.org 
 Secretary/Treasurer: Mrs. Myrna Sharon
E-mail - Union_Treasurer@spofga.org

E-mail contact: Union@spofga.org

E-mail event list - To keep informed on Southern Party of Union County events send a message to Union@spofga.org.

Meetings: The Southern Party of Union County meets at Tucker's Family Restaurant at 7 PM..

RECENT MEETINGS:

17th August - Southern Party of Union County meeting
At the August meeting of the Southern Party of Union County Mr. Mike Whatley, Chairman, began the process of developing the Party plans for the county. The Party voted to participate in the Billboards Across Georgia effort by sharing a billboard with the Southern Party of Fannin County. The Southern Party of Union County also initiated an effort to review the history text books used by the school system in Union County.

This is the beginnings of "A Real Choice for the People of Georgia" and the restoration of good government for the people of Dixie. A resounding Rebel Yell for the Southern Party of Union County.

29th August - First Billboard contract signed!
The Southern Party of Union County, Southern Party of Fannin County and the Southern Party of Georgia are very pleased to announce that the contract for the first billboard of the "Billboards Across Georgia" effort has been signed. A lighted, full size billboard (12' x 21') close to the Union/Fannin County line on the four lane should be completed and up around 15 September.

The Union County portion of the cost of this billboard (1/3) is being financed by monthly pledges in the amount of $5.00, 10.00 or 20.00. If you would like to make a monthly pledge to this very useful effort, send name and amount of monthly pledge to union@spofga.org. Help us to become “A Real Choice for the People of Union County” and return good government to our county.

Southern Party of Union County position on local land usage

28 August, 2000

Editor,

The current issue of the “transfer” of county property for a Wal-Mart would not be a controversial issue, if our government could take the time to understand the principles upon which our country was founded. Instead, it is beginning to look like more of the same, as each special interest group, politician and business are determined to force their agenda on the true owners of the property in question.

The citizens of Union County, more specifically the taxpayers, purchased the property along the four-lane through the efforts of the officials involved and the Meeks family. The Senior Center, North Georgia Tech, and Meeks Park are all located in this area and represent land usage that makes sense for the taxpayers and citizens.

The land in question does not belong to Commissioner Cook, nor the newspapers, nor the Development Authority, nor to anyone other than the citizens of Union County. If any proposal to change its usage is to be approved, it should be done by the true owners. Stop the back room deals, the special interest lobbying, the questions of undisclosed profiteering, and REQUIRE that this issue be settled by public referendum. Let the true owners determine the fate of their property, let the voters of Union County vote on the issue.

Respectfully yours,
Mike Whatley, Chairman
Southern Party of Union County

See Southern Party of Georgia Event Calendar for upcoming meetings and events in Union County.

Elected officials in Union County:
Check back soon as this section is being compiled.

Voter Registration Statistics for Union County:

 

Black Female Voters

Black Male Voters

White Female Voters

White Male Voters

Other Voters

Total Voters

UNION

1

1

5,067

4,700

26

9,795

Some Typical Elections:

2000 General Primary - 18 July - Georgia State Representative

Democrat District 8

2,824

 

Republican District 8

643

 
 

3,467

35.4 % of registered voters

Elected Officials, Union County, Georgia:

Office

Name and Address

Party Affiliation

U.S. Senator from Georgia

Max Cleland SD 335 Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3521

Democrat

U.S. Senator from Georgia

Zell Miller Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3643

Democrat

U.S. Representative from the 9th District of Georgia

Nathan Deal 1406 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-5211

Republican

Governor, State of Georgia

Roy Barnes 203 State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 (404) 656-1776

Democrat

State Senator from the 50th District

Carol Jackson Georgia State Senate Atlanta, Georgia (404) 656-0094 1932 Town Creek Road Cleveland, Georgia 30528 (706) 865-2984

Democrat

State Representative from the 8th District

Ralph Twiggs Georgia House of Representatives Atlanta, Georgia (404) 656-7153 P.O. Box 432 Hiawassee, Georgia 30546 (706) 896-2574

Democrat

Union County Sole Commissioner

Harold Cook, Sr. (706) 745-2654

Republican

Union County Tax Commissioner

J. W. Payne (706) 745-2881

Democrat

Clerk of Union County Superior Court

Allen Conley 754-2611

Democrat

Chief Magistrate and Probate Judge *

Dwain Brackett (706) 745-2654

Democrat

Union County Sheriff

David Atkins (706) 745-5250

Democrat

Union County Corner

Benny Erwin (706) 745-5250

Democrat

District Attorney, Enotah Circuit

Stan Gunter (706) 745-1361

 

Union County Surveyor

Jimmy Alexander

Democrat

Public Service Commissioner

David Burgess

Democrat

Public Service Commissioner, Race 2

   

Union County Board of Education, District 1

Gary Davenport

Democrat

Union County Board of Education, District 2

Larry Akins

 

Union County Board of Education, District 3

Jerry Dyer

Democrat

Union County Board of Education, District 4

Rick Davenport

 

Union County Board of Education, District 5

Jerry Gilreath

 

Mayor, city of Blairsville

Doris Colwell (706) 745-2000

 

Blairsville City Council

Moody Crocran, Jim Conley, Dennis Garrett, Betty Williams and Ray Potts

 

* After January 1, 2001, the positions of Probate Judge and Chief Magistrate will become separate offices, filled by partisan election.

Union County, Georgia - Precincts:

No.

Name

Voting Location

1. Blairsville Civic Center
2. Jones Creek 7502 Jones Creek Road South
3. Owl Town 3192 Weldroup Road
4. Ivy Log 6065 Moccasin Road

5.

Suches

3695 [Georgia] Highway 60

Union County ACTIVE voters by race/gender as of February 1st, 2000:

Precinct No. and Name

White Female Voters

White Male Voters

Black Female Voters

Black Male voters

Other voters

Total Voters

1. Blairsville

1,037

841

0

1

4

1,883

2. Jones Creek

1,402

1,358

0

0

3

2,763

3. Owl Town

913

873

0

0

4

1,790

4. Ivy Log

1,197

1,089

0

0

7

2,293

5. Suches

188

219

1

0

0

408

Totals

4,737

4,380

1

1

18

9,137

Source: The North Georgia News, March 1, 2000, Page 3A.

Union County INACTIVE voters by race/gender as of February 1st, 2000:

Precinct No. and Name

White Female Voters

White Male Voters

Black Female Voters

Black Male voters

Other voters

Total Voters

1. Blairsville

189

153

0

0

2

344

2. Jones Creek

221

217

0

1

1

440

3. Owl Town

155

135

0

0

0

290

4. Ivy Log

222

200

0

0

1

423

5. Suches

39

29

0

0

0

68

Totals

826

734

0

1

4

1,585

Source: The North Georgia News, March 1, 2000, Page 3A.

Union County voting totals, Primary Election, July 18th, 2000:

Precinct No. and Name

Dem

Rep

NP

Total

Reg.

Pct.

1. Blairsville

804

123

-

927

1,944

47.68%

2. Jones Creek

947

294

-

1,242

2,944

42.19%

3. Owl Town

710

201

-

911

1,901

47.92%

4. Ivy Log

697

264

-

976

2,447

39.88%

5. Suches

180

23

-

203

429

47.31%

Absentee

404

58

-

462

-

 

Totals

3,742

963

6

   

48.89%

Pct.

79.26%

20.40%

       

Dem - Democratic Party Ballots Cast

Rep - Republican Party Ballots Cast

NP - Nonpartisan

Total - Total Number of Votes Cast

Reg. - Total Number of Registered Voters

Pct. - Percentage of Registered Voters Who Voted in the Election

Source: The North Georgia News, Vol. 91, No. 29, July 19, 2000, Page 2A.

Population:

"According to the Federal Census Data, Union County had 17,234 full time residents as of July 1, 1999. That is an increase of 5,241 from the final 1990 count of 11,993, reflecting a growth of 43.7 percent."

Source: The North Georgia News, Vol. 91, No. 29, July 19, 2000, Page 1.