• Helen Receives Good First Month Financial Report

    Helen City Commission

    HELEN, Ga. — For the first month of the new fiscal year, things are looking pretty good in the City of Helen. The monthly financial report presented by City Manager Jerry Elkins Tuesday showed that revenue was down slightly, but so were expenditures versus the same month last year. First month revenue fell from $220,554 […]

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  • Gateway Residents Evacuated After Smoke Scare

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — The 55 residents of Gateway Health & Rehabilitation, 3201 Westmoreland Road in Cleveland, were evacuated Sunday following a report of smoke in the building. White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said units from White County and Cleveland were dispatched around noon. No fire was discovered, but the smoke was caused by […]

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  • Men Injured When Their Pickuptruck Rolls Over Them

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – A unidentified man and his neighbor were doing some yard work at home Tuesday when the pickup truck they were using rolled over them on Thunder Ridge just east of Cleveland after the owner apparently failed to put the truck in Park. Cleveland Fire Chief Ricky Pruitt did not release the victims’ […]

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  • One Lane of Ga. 400 Closed This Weekend

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — It may seem a little like rush hour traffic to anyone planning to use Ga. 400 to commute into Atlanta this weekend. Georgia Department of Transportation has closed one northbound lane between McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 and Peachtree Parkway/Exit 13. The lane was closed at 9 p.m Friday and will remain closed […]

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  • No Autopsy Results Yet, But Deputy Suspects Homicide

      CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bob Ingram said late Friday afternoon that he would not speculate on the motive in the death of 66-year-old Wayne Alexander but he did confirm that there is a homicide investigation underway. Alexander’s body was found by his ex-wife who said she went to check […]

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  • White County’s Probation Service Provider Target of Multiple Lawsuits

    CLEVELAND, Ga. Sentinel Offenders Services, the company that handles misdemeanor probation cases for White County, has been sued more than two dozen times, including a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of two White County women and hundreds of others. Southern Center for Human Rights filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District […]

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  • Martha Rae Kimsey Honored on 100th Birthday

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners had a very busy day Tuesday with a regular meeting, a called meeting and a public hearing on the millage rate but they paused long enough to honor White County resident Martha Rae Kimsey on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Friends and family were on […]

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  • Commissioners Adopt 9.998 Millage Rate

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners voted to raise the millage rate by .89 mils to 9.998 Monday and the only complaint heard during the third and final public hearing was from citizens who thought the increase should have been bigger. Elizabeth Wells, one of five people to make public comment, said […]

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