• Discussion of proposed ordinances highlight Monday’s commission meeting

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The Board of Commissioners will hold a combined called meeting and work session Monday (Oct 26) at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building on Helen Hwy. Items to be discussed include a nuisance ordinance for the county’s unincorporated area and a proposed draft broadband ready community ordinance. Commissioners will also […]

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  • Gov. Kemp appoints Nix to serve on state board

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Gov. Brian Kemp announced 23 appointments to various state boards, commissions and councils Wednesday. White County Commissioner Edwin Nix was appointed to serve on the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Coalition. The coalition was formed to protect, conserve and improve soil and water resources in the state. Nix has represented District […]

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  • Collins embarks on “Trump Defender” tour

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    CORNELIA, Ga. –Congressman Doug Collins embarked on an ambitious 17-day, 60-stop “Trump Defender” tour Saturday at Jaemor Farms Habersham County. The tour will stop in Cleveland on October 30 at 12:45 p.m. at 89 East Jarrard Street and in Dahlonega later that afternoon (2:30 p.m.) on the town square. Collins will be joined by Georgia […]

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  • Hiker who died Tuesday identified as White County woman

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in a fall from Yonah Mountain Tuesday as Jennifer Randall of White County. Randall was hiking with her husband and young son when the accident occurred. Sources say Randall had hiked the area several times with her family. White County Emergency Services responded […]

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  • Emergency Management conducts flood damage assessment

    PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County continues to assess damage to public infrastructure as a result of heavy rainfall and flooding over the weekend.  White County Emergency Management damage assessment teams spent most of the day Monday evaluating damage to roadways, bridges and culverts.  Nineteen separate assessments were completed. Currently, the public works […]

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  • Female Hiker dies in fall from Yonah Mountain

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County is confirming a response to the Yonah Mountain Trailhead where a female hiker has fallen from the rock face.  The patient is deceased.  Units are on-scene with a recovery in process.  No further information is available at this time, and no names are being released.  The call was received […]

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  • Flash Flood Watch in effect in White Co.

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — A flash flood watch issued after 9:34 p.m. Saturday continues in effect for White County through Sunday evening. Rain totals between 2-4 inches are expected. At 4:15 a.m. today (Oct 11) White County Public Safety observed flooding increased overnight from minor to moderate. Lake Bridge on Webster Lake Bridge Road, Airport […]

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  • BOC gets good news on SPLOST revenue

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday (Oct. 5) to discuss the voter approved 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) before moving into an executive session. SPLOST Manager Kevin Hamby presented the update which represented good news for the county. With two months left before […]

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  • Promise made, promise kept

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. –Uncertain as to what impact the pandemic may have on county resources, the Board of Commissioners imposed a spending freeze last Spring which delayed the long-awaited cost of living allowance COLA raise for county employees. Commission Chairman Travis Turner promised at the time the Board would consider a COLA once it knew […]

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  • Hiker rescued from Raven Cliffs Trailhead

    PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County responded to a medical call assist at Raven Cliffs Trailhead on Sunday, Sept. 27th. At approximately 11:30 a.m. 911 received a call for a female patient suffering nausea and lethargy at the end of the trailhead at the falls. At 12:43 p.m. the first team made contact […]

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  • BOC will consider cost of living increase for county employees Monday

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners will consider a cost of living allowance (COLA) for county employees and setting compensation for Board of Elections and Registration members when they meet in a combined called meeting and work session Monday (Sept. 28) at 4:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building. Commissioners will […]

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  • No injuries reported in house fire

    PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire Tuesday (Sept. 22), at 1068 Hwy. 255N approximately 7 p.m.  Firefighters from White County with Mutual Aid from Helen Fire, Cleveland Fire and Lee Arrendale assisted in fighting the blaze. Callers reported a kitchen fire started from grease while cooking.  Firefighters quickly […]

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  • Mobile home fire that killed two people is considered accidental

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that the mobile home fires that killed two people and seriously injured another on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 125 Autumnwood Way in Cleveland is considered accidental Commissioner King’s State Fire Investigations Unit received a call from the White […]

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  • Cleveland man killed in motorcycle accident

    STEPHENS COUNTY, Ga — A Cleveland man was killed in a motorcycle accident near Toccoa Monday morning. The Georgia State Patrol reported that Joe Earl Dean, 50, was killed when his 1998 Harley-Davidson FHR was traveling south on Ga. 106 when he traveled off the east shoulder and struck a culvert. The motorcycle overturned and […]

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