• Cleveland man charged with hit and run

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County authorities have charged 33-year-old Cale Lee Abernathy of Cleveland,  with hit and run, aggravated assault, aggressive driving and failure to report an accident after he allegedly drove his Toyota pickup truck into to the rear of another man’s vehicle, forcing him off the road and down an embankment. The victim, […]

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  • Second public hearing on 2019 budget set Monday

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a second public hearing and consider adoption of the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget Monday (June 18) at 4:30 p.m. The general fund budget is proposed at $18,925,734 combined with a separate fund balance of $4,737,665 for a total budget of $23,663,399, which represents […]

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  • Sixth rabies alert posted in White County

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – For the sixth time this year, an animal in White County has tested positive for rabies. A dog recently had contact with a rabid raccoon in the Danny Palmer Road area. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur. White County Environmental Health was advised […]

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  • Road repair will cause detour on Hwy 17/75 Monday

    HELEN — Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) maintenance crews out of the Cleveland area office will detour drivers on State Route 17/75 Monday morning to install a new drainage structure. The detour route will be in place between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. During the recent flash flood, the pipe was damaged. GDOT is taking […]

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  • BOC holds first reading of fiscal year 2018-19 budget

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County Manager Michael Melton presented the proposed $23.7 million fiscal year 2018-19 budget to the Board of Commissioners Monday. The first reading was approved without any objection from the public. Commissioners will vote to adopt the budget Monday, June 25 at 4:30 p.m. Commissioners approved a request by Donald E. Almand […]

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  • Firefighters aid hikers along Appalachian Trail

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – White Count Fire Services personnel spent a grueling Sunday delivering aid to three female hikers in two separate incidents near the Low Gap Shelter along the Appalachian Trail. At 11:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a female hiker suffering from exhaustion and dehydration just a few feet south of […]

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  • Home on New Bridge Road destroyed by fire

      CLEVELAND, Ga. – A home and outbuilding on New Bridge Road in Cleveland were destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said White County Fire Services, with automatic aid from the City of Cleveland, responded to a report that the outbuilding was possibly hit by lightning during an afternoon […]

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