• White County Educators Oppose Amendment 1

    CLEVELAND, Ga. –- Educators in county after county are working hard to educate Georgia voters about an issue they will be asked to decide in the November election. Amendment 1 asks voters: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student […]

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  • City of Helen to Add New Lighting

    HELEN, Ga. — The Alpine City will soon have new lighting. The Helen City Council voted Tuesday to accept an offer by Georgia Power Company to replace all 144 street lights with LED lighting at no cost. Helen City Clerk Marilyn Chastain said the change will save taxpayer dollars due to the longer life span […]

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  • Fire Destroys Mobile Home, Family Pets

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — A fire of unknown origin destroyed a mobile home at 152 Rocket Drive in Cleveland Monday. The occupants were not at home at the time but several family pets perished in the blaze. White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said several units from the White County Fire Department, Cleveland Fire Department […]

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  • Holiday Inn Express Opens in Helen

    HELEN, Ga. – The new 86-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites opened in Helen this week and City Manager Jerry Elkins says he’s excited about what that means to the city not only in terms of added revenue from the city’s hotel/motel tax but also in boosting tourism. “I’m excited about it,” Elkins said Wednesday. […]

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  • Flu Shots Now Available at Health Dept.

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Health Department now has flu shots available from 8 a.m until 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. With kids starting back to school and flu season right around the corner, now is the best time to […]

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  • Local Officials Encourage Water Conservation

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – Last week’s declaration by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of a Level 1 Drought has led local officials to call on residents to employ good conservation practices. White County Commissioner Edwin Nix, who is also director of the county Water Authority encouraged residents to be good stewards of the water supply. “The […]

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  • Commissioners Shoot Down Shooting Range

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners unanimously rejected a rezoning request by Caleb Huiet and Josh Wofford that would have allowed a private outdoor shooting range to be built on Hwy. 75 Alternate during Monday’s regular meeting. Once again, the meeting room was packed by those for and against the shooting range. […]

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