• Firefighters battle wildfire on Yonah Mountain

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Firefighters were busy on Sunday afternoon protecting homes from a wildfire on Yonah Mountain, caused by a malfunctioning flu pipe from a residence. Units were summoned to 4092 Helen Hwy to a reported brush fire with exposures.  Firefighters from White County, City of Cleveland, City of Helen, Lee Arrendale Fire Brigade […]

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  • No injuries are reported in Friday fire on Monroe Ridge

    PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. —  White County Fire Services was dispatched to a chimney fire at 553 Monroe Ridge Drive at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26th. Firefighters arrived on scene and found a 2,000 square foot rental cabin 30 percent involved with fire through the roof, firefighters made a defensive attack until more […]

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  • Firefighters battle Long Mountain Fire

      PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. –Yesterday’s beautiful spring weather brought warm temperatures, low humidity and a gentle breeze which the National Weather Service labeled a HIGH FIRE DANGER DAY. At 5:13PM, White County received a reported woods fire on Long Mountain Trail which turns off Jeb Drive off Hwy 115 W.  The fire was […]

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  • Multiple law enforcement agencies seize drugs, weapons

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. – Law enforcement agencies from Lumpkin, White and Hall counties joined forces with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) to remove three pounds of methamphetamine and nine firearms off the street Tuesday (Feb. 23.). After a four-month investigation, ARDEO agents served a search warrant at 7058 Britt Gailey Road in Clermont […]

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  • Cleveland woman charged with drug trafficking

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga — A 60-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested following a two-month drug investigation on February 17. Mary Pamela Clay, 60, of Cleveland, GA was charged with trafficking of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with Intent to distribute. Also assisting with the investigation were the White County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland Police Department and Lumpkin County […]

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  • Public Safety will replace aging vehicles

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to replace two aging vehicles for the Public Safety Department during a called meeting and work session Monday (Feb. 22). Public Safety Director David Murphy requested the purchase of a 2021 Ford Explorer for EMA/911 to replace a 2007 Ford Crown Vic and a 2001 […]

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  • Three arrested in robbery at Knights Inn

    Cleveland Police Department Press Release On Jan. 20, at approximately 6 a.m. officers with the Cleveland Police Department responded to a robbery at the Knights Inn located at 244 South Main Street, Cleveland. Upon arrival officers learned that Jessica Neal and Dustin Wacaster of Gainesville, had been in a motel room with James Grant and […]

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  • White County deputies chase, arrest burglary suspect

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – Alert White County deputies arrested a Cleveland man who is suspected of burglary Tuesday. According to a White County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies had been searching for Corey Franklin Cantrell for several weeks in connection with a burglary investigation. While searching for Cantrell, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of […]

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  • Cleveland man charged with battery, stalking

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – A Cleveland man has been charged with battery, family violence, aggravated stalking, resisting arrest and cruelty to children, following a domestic violence incident on Ivy Hills Drive on Jan. 14. White County deputies were called to the scene shortly after midnight where they were confronted by an angry Danny Ramey, age […]

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  • Fire damages home on Partin Road

    PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County Fire Services were dispatched to a residential fire at 317 Partin Rd in Cleveland at 12:37 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. County fire stations 4, 5, 2 and mutual aid from City of Cleveland Fire responded to the incident.  Upon arrival of first unit, found a two-story approximately […]

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  • Cleveland man charged with burglary

    PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — On Jan. 23, the White County Sheriff’s Office responded to 120 Wildwood Trl., Cleveland in reference to a burglary. Deputies spoke with the victim, who stated the suspect fled from the residence, when they arrived home. The victim advised the suspect previously forced entry into the residence and took […]

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  • Rep. Gunter named vice chair judiciary committee

    ATLANTA — State Representative Stan Gunter (R-Blairsville) was sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday, January 11, 2021, which was the first day of the 2021-2022 legislative term. In addition to being officially sworn in, the Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named Rep. Gunter as the […]

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  • Murrayville man charged with meth possession

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – A 39-year-old Murrayville man was charged with possession of methamphetamine and half dozen traffic offenses following a routine traffic safety stop last week near the intersection of Bill Pressley and Ricky West Road. White County deputies stopped Brian Ballard’s ’97 Ford F150 pickup and discovered the tag had expired by more […]

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