• Cleveland City Council will hold hearing on millage rate Monday

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — The Cleveland City Council will hold a public hearing on the 2021 millage rate when it meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cleveland Community Center, 342 Campbell Street. After Hall County Public Safety Director David Murphy presents the Hazard Mitigation Plan, Council will vote to adopt a resolution on the plan. […]

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  • Commissioners ready to set millage rate

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. –The Board of Commissioners will meet Monday (Aug. 2) at 4:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, located at 1235 Helen Hwy. to consider adopting a resolution to set the 2021 millage rate, millage rate rollback and increase in taxes. The Board will also consider: The use of insurance premium tax in […]

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  • North Georgia law enforcement agencies join forces in major drug investigation

    PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — On July 26 and July 27, 2021, several arrests were made across North Georgia as the culmination of an 18-month investigation conducted by the White County Sheriff’s Office, Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office. The investigation […]

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  • FM Global Grant will bolster White County fire prevention efforts

      CLEVELAND, Ga —  FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has awarded White County Fire Services a $3,000 fire prevention grant. Director of Public Safety David Murphy received the award on behalf of the county. The award will be used to assist with pre-incident planning to efficiently collect and track data […]

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  • White County approves 2022 budget

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Coming off a year in which county government was forced to tighten its belt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. White County Commissioners voted Monday to approve a FY 2022 budget of $27,899.196 that includes an 11 percent increase in spending and maintains a millage rate of 10.75. Chairman Travis Turner pointed […]

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  • Public hearing on White County budget Monday

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed FY 2021-2022 budget agenda when it meets Monday at 4 p.m. in the County Administration Building. Three more land use applications pertaining to short-term rental will also be on the agenda when the Board of Commissioners meet Monday at […]

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  • White County Fire Services receives 2021 Firehouse Subs grant

    PRESS RELEASE Cleveland, Ga. – The White County Fire Services has been named a 2021 grant recipient by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. White County is safer than ever thanks to the Foundation providing important funding in the amount of $15,540. The grant will be used to purchase 12 Zoll Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and […]

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  • FEMA will test Emergency Alert System Aug. 11

    PRESS RELEASE The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this summer. The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests will begin at 2:20 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. […]

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  • WorkSource Georgia helps locate jobs

    WorkSource Georgia Mountains is continuing to assist people who live in or have been laid off from one of the WSGM Area counties- Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White; and fit one of these scenarios: Has never been employed Temporarily or permanently laid off due to COVID-19 Is […]

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  • State Rep. Victor Anderson receives ACCG Legislative Services Award

    ATLANTA – State Representative Victor Anderson (R-Cornelia) was recently recognized by The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) with a 2021 ACCG Legislative Service Award during a recent Habersham County Board of Commissioners meeting. The ACCG Legislative Service Awards program honors state House and Senate members for their work during the legislative session. “I am […]

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  • Fire destroys White County rental cabin

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — A family of 10 was displaced from a rental cabin Saturday morning when a fire completely destroyed the structure. White County Fire Station 6 was dispatched on June 19 at approximately 10:30 a.m. to a smoke investigation in the area of Little Bear Court and Gold Flume Way. Upon arrival, they […]

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  • Shanda Murphy will serve as interim County Manager

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners has announced that Shanda Murphy will serve as Interim County Manager effective June 26 – upon the resignation of Jason Cobb, who has served as County Manager since April 2020. Mr. Cobb’s last day with White County will be June 25, 2020. Ms. Murphy currently […]

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  • Flash flood warning in effect through Tuesday

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — A flash flood warning was issued at 11:24 a.m. today fo the following counties Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-Cherokee and Polk and the citiesof f , Dahlonega, Calhoun, Rome, Cleveland, and Cartersville. The warning will remain in effect through Tuesday evening. A cold front will bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall across portions of […]

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  • City, County talks center on consolidation of fire services

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County and the City of Cleveland are exploring the possibility of consolidation of fire services. County Commission Chairman Travis Turner made the announcement during Monday’s regular Board of Commissioners meeting. “It’s important to note that both agencies have an obligation to taxpayers to operate as efficiently as possible and reduce […]

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