• Great Helen Duck Race Saturday on the ‘Hooch

    HELEN, Ga. – What has become one of the fun highlights of Oktoberfest as well as an important fundraiser for Family Promise will take place Saturday, on the Chattahoochee River. It’s the third annual Great Helen Duck Race. Family Promise of White and Helen will launch 2,000 little yellow rubber ducks into the ‘Hooch across […]

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  • Cleveland man charged with child molestation, sexual battery

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – Investigators with the White County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Smidt, 48, of Cleveland Oct. 9 and charged him with sexual battery and child molestation. Captain Rick Kelley said the arrest followed a report of inappropriate contact between Smidt and a juvenile. Smidt was released from the White County Detention Center on Oct. […]

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  • White County man faces drug charges

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — A 34-year-old Cleveland man was arrested Saturday and charged with sale, distribution or possession of a dangerous drug, speeding and driving while license is suspended or revoked. While on patrol, White County Deputy Daniel Amoling observed a silver Ford Explorer traveling at an excessive rate of speed on Hwy. 129 South near […]

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  • Fraudulent firefighter support fund soliciting donations

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County Public Safety Director David Murphy forwarded an alert from the Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs that states they have become aware of individuals who are contacting departments claiming they are raising funds for Firefighter Support Funds. The individuals have been unwilling to provide […]

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  • Cleveland man arrested for possession, intent to distribute meth

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – Citizens’ complaints led to the arrest of a White County man on drug charges Wednesday, The Cleveland Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) arrested Lamar Swindoll at his residence on Skitts Mountain Road. A search of his residence uncovered 19 grams of […]

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  • Nine people injured in single-vehicle wreck near Helen

    HELEN, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol has issued a preliminary report on a single-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Poplar Springs Road near Helen that injured nine people. According to the report, a 2009 Kia Borrego driven by a 16-year-old female that the GSP did not identify was driving south on Poplar Stump Road and […]

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  • Cleveland man charged with aggravated assault

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – Linton Gordon Adams, 20, of Cleveland was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly brandished a revolver and threatened to kill Steven Ruis, a friend of Adams’ mother. According to the police report Adams had been arguing with his wife Faith Adams. When he attempted to get in his […]

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  • Advanced voting in general election begins Oct. 15

      CLEVELAND, Ga. – Advanced voting for the 2018 General Election begins next week and Georgia is the home of one of the most intriguing – and expensive — gubernatorial races in the nation. Pollsters say the race is neck and neck. On Sept. 6, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News poll had it 45 […]

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