• Helen Approves Purchase of New Fire Engine for $407,000

    HELEN, Ga. –The Helen City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to replace an aging Fire Engine No. 8 with a new $407,000 unit purchased from Michigan-based HME Inc. Commissioners also approved an additional $35,000 to purchase fire equipment. Engine No. 8 is 20 years old and, if it should go down for any reason, the city […]

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  • Firefighters Kept Busy on Weekend Leading Up to Thanksgiving

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – While most Georgians were making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, White County’s public safety personnel, police and firefighters spent a busy weekend fulfilling their missions. Public Safety Director David Murphy said in an email firefighters from all White County stations responded to many incidents throughout the weekend, including 10 ilegal […]

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  • Some Outdoor Watering Prohibited as Drought Response Reaches Level 2

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — As the extreme drought continues in most of north Georgia, the soil moisture has declined, streams are flowing at or below record levels and officials see no relief in sight, the Environmental Protection Division has labeled the drought response at level 2 in 52 counties, including White. What does that mean for […]

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  • Structure Fire Reported in Sautee

    SAUTEE, Ga. — A fire of unknown origin damaged a dog kennel in Sautee before spreading to a nearby barn, shed and tree canopy Monday but no injuries were reported. White County firefighters first responded to a 9-1-1 call about a smoldering kennel at 401 Dormitory Hill Road off Garland Bristol Road at 11:42 a.m. […]

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  • Trump, Isakson and Bryson Win Election

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — Chief Voter Registrar Lisa Manning said last week that White County could have massive turnout of more than 80 percent for Tuesday’s general Presidential Election. She certainly had  her finger on the pulse of the county. There are 14,669 active registered voters in White County and 11,952 or 81,5 percent cast ballots. […]

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  • Advanced, In-Person Voting Ends Today

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County voters are turning out in record numbers. Chief Registrar Lisa Manning reports that as of 5 p.m. Thursday, 5.982 votes had been cast in person. That far exceeds the previous high of 4,400 advanced, in-person votes in the 2012 presidential election, not counting mail in ballots.  White County has just […]

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  • Cleveland, White County Firefighters Respond to House Fire

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — After a busy weekend that saw the Cleveland Fire Department respond to some 28 emergencies, they were busy again Monday afternoon, battling a house fire at 90 Jacobs Drive south of Cleveland. They were called to the scene by the homeowner who was cooking in the microwave saw flames and disconnected the […]

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  • Wildfire at Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area

    CLEVELAND, Ga. – A wildfire that broke out Sunday in the Raven Cliffs Wilderness area and spread across at least 24 acres above Raven Cliff Falls Trail was 80 percent contained at last report. Units from the White County and Cleveland Fire Department responded to the fire along with the U.S. Forest Service. A post […]

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