• No bids received on rehabilitation of county bridges

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County officials have hit a snag in their efforts to rehabilitate the two bridges on New Bridge Road. County Manager Michael Melton said Tuesday that six contractors attended the pre-bid meeting but none submitted a bid. The reason: The county wanted to leave one lane open while the work was being […]

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  • GSP gearing up for holiday travel period

    ATLANTA—Georgia State Troopers are gearing up for the July Fourth holiday travel period. The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. today (July 3) and lasts for 30 hours, ending at 11:59 p.m. on July Fourth. Last year, the holiday period was 102 hours long. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 645 traffic crashes that resulted in 323 […]

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  • Georgians begin early voting for key state offices Monday

    CLEVELAND,  Ga. – Advanced voting for the July 24 General Primary runoff starts Monday, July 2 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. until July 20 with the exception of July 4 when all county offices are closed. All votes can be cast at the County Elections Office, 1241 […]

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  • Cities can hold SPLOST funds for indefinite period of time

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners held a brief called meeting Tuesday (June 26) to consider a request by the City of Cleveland for an amendment to the 2020 special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) intergovernmental agreement (IGA). County Manager Michael Melton confirmed he received an email from Cleveland City Manager […]

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  • 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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