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Beautiful One Day
        Perfect the Next

        UNION COUNTY, GEORGIA                                                                                                                          LAMAR PARIS WELCOME
              ach year, Union County       parts of the country to work in areas
              amazes its residents and     where factories were in full production
        Eastonishes its visitors.          mode. Some went to Detroit to work
                                           in the automobile industry. Some
        Whether you walk or run, swim      took jobs in Atlanta at places such as
        or hike, shop or volunteer,        Lockheed Martin. The Union County
        beautiful Union County and         Development Authority works hard to
        the residents who make up          bring new businesses to Union County
        this community are special.        so that our children and grandchildren
                                           have options for staying here to raise
                                           their families. Maintaining a steady
        Maybe you’re looking for memorable   workforce is so important to the success
        things to do in Union County, for   of our local businesses.
        breathtaking spots to take a picture, or   At the same time, it’s good to know
        just some romantic weekend ideas. In   that more than half of the land
        Union County, you will find incredible   in Union County is controlled by
        mountain views, exciting waterfalls,   the Forest Service and Tennessee
        and unique hands-on Appalachian    Valley Authority – protecting it from
        Mountain experiences.
                                           development. Currently our growth
        In the past year, Union County     rate is very manageable. As we add
        Government and related county      new residents, I’m grateful for a good
        organizations provided services to   working relationship with the Georgia
        residents. Roads were paved, recreation   Department of Transportation, which
        activities were offered, students were   has earmarked several million dollars
        taught, and plans for the future of our   for road widening and public safety
        community were made. We never stop   projects in our county.
        doing business and we never close
        our eyes to ideas that can better the   What does the future
        mountain life we hold dear. A big part   of Union County look like?  part of the county. Additionally, the   while supporting local shops and
        of what we do is trying to balance the   While tremendous upgrades have been   Georgia Department of Transportation   restaurants, and while monitoring
        small-town quality of life we enjoy with   made to the Union County Transfer   continues its planning for widening   growth in a highly desired North
        healthy growth.                    Station and Convenience Centers, more   some roads and adding roundabouts in   Georgia mountain community that is
                                           enhancements are proposed. Plans for
        Keeping Tabs on Growth             the new ball complex for children eight   specific areas in our county.  Beautiful One Day – Perfect the Next.
        As I was growing up, I remember    and younger are still underway, as is   All this is accomplished while   –  Lamar Paris
        many families migrating to other   the new fire station for the northern   maintaining a low property tax rate,   Union County Commissioner

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