• New app will deliver emergency notices to White County residents

     WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – Through an existing contract with OnSolve LLC, will begin delivering public safety alerts through the company’s public safety app of choice, the CodeRED Mobile Alert. The app, which is a free download on the App Store and Google Play, will allow White County residents and visitors to receive free emergency, missing […]

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  • White County orders out-of-town visitors to leave

    White County Commissioners

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – Out-of-town visitors staying at overnight accommodations in White County are ordered to leave by noon Saturday (Apr. 4). In a called teleconference meeting Thursday, the White County Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to its COVID-19 State of Emergency Resolution that closes all hotels/motels, inns, short-term vacation rental cabins, campgrounds, recreational […]

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  • UPDATE: COVID-19 status report 4/8

    Updated 4/8 at 7 p.m. ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Public Heath (DPH) reported at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Apr. 8) 10,189 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 369  deaths and 2,082 have been hospitalized. There were 11 confirmed cases in White County, nine in Lumpkin County and 23 in Dawson County. The first death attributed to the […]

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  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases now 3,817

    ATLANTA — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose sharply during the evening as the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 785 cases since 7 p.m. Monday (March 30). Tuesday’s noon report indicates there are 3,817 confirmed cases. 818 people have been hospitalized and 108 have died from the disease. The number of confirmed […]

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  • Warning: County will enforce closure of Yonah Mountain Trailhead

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County officials are posting notices and barricading the area of Chambers Road at the Yonah Mountain Trailhead in anticipation of persons within and outside of the county using the USFS trail. The USFS closed several trailheads in the region due to social distancing requirements in place by local, state and […]

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  • BOC names Jason Cobb county manager

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners held a special called teleconference meeting this morning (March 30) and approved the contract of new County Manager Jason Lee Cobb.Cobb comes to White County from the City of Eastman where he was the City Manager. He will be paid $110,000 annually plus $5,000 relocation […]

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  • Doug Collins statement on CARES Act

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “In recent weeks, this crisis has devastated our families, our communities, and our entire way of life. Americans are suffering, our health care workers are exhausted, and businesses are struggling. Americans need […]

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  • NGHS urges 14 days isolation

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. – As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 and associated deaths in Georgia continue to climb, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) physicians and board members – along with city and county officials in multiple jurisdictions – are collectively urging you stay home for at least 14 days to slow the spread of the […]

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  • Free personal use firewood cutting through June 1

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Permits for personal firewood cutting will be free to the general public effective immediately through June 1, 2020, on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Please contact your nearest District Office at the number listed below to obtain a permit. Woodcutters can take up to four cords of firewood for personal use. A […]

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  • UPDATE: White County declares state of emergency

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – White County Board of Commissioners meeting in a called teleconference meeting Thursday (April 2) adopted an amendment to resolution 2020-03 that declares the county to be in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s amendment states that no new reservations at hotels, motels, inns, campgrounds, recreational vehicle camps […]

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  • Cleveland man arrested in Hall County drug bust

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — A 28-year-old Cleveland man was one of four arrested last week following a months-long, multi-agency investigation of heroin distribution in north Georgia. Justin Travis Partin of Cleveland has been charged with possession of heroin and abandonment of a dangerous drug. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, and […]

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  • Schools remain closed through April 24

    ATLANTA — In an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order today, (Mar. 26) that mandates all public elementary and secondary schools remain closed for in-person instruction through April 24. Kemp said Thursday that students may be able to return to school on Monday, April […]

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  • White County reports first confirmed case of coronavirus

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported at noon today (March 25) that White County has recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). DPH updates its list of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus at noon and 7 p.m. each day. Today’s noon update shows the number of confirmed cases […]

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  • White County Commissioners meet via teleconference

    White County Commissioners

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – One day after Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order limiting gatherings to 10 or fewer people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, county commissioners held a two-and-a-half hour called meeting via teleconference. The governor’s order did not go into effect until noon Tuesday. The commissioners’ meeting, which was frequently […]

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