• Dawson County: No Decision Yet on Transgender Students

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County schools officials have not made a decision yet on how to respond to the federal guideline handed down last week by President Obama’s Justice and Education departments regarding the use of school bathrooms by transgender students. School Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Wilson said he just received the guideline on Monday. “We’re […]

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  • White Co. Candidate Forum Draws Packed House

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — A standing-room-only crowd elbowed its way into the Roy Ash, Jr. Community Building last night for the candidate forum hosted by White County News and WRWH Radio on the final week before the May 24 General Primary election. The three contested races in White County this year are the Board of Education […]

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  • Advanced Voting Slow in White Co. Where Turnout is Less Than 5 Percent

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — Advanced voter turnout is slow in White County but Chief Voter Registrar Lisa Manning says it is way ahead of where it was in 2012. But that’s only because there were no contested races in the 2012 General Primary. This year, there are three local races, including sheriff, county commission and school […]

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  • Fitzpatrick Impressive in Town Hall Meeting

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Roger Fitzpatrick, an ex-Marine and former White County administrator, appears to have established himself as the No. 1 contender for 9th District Congressman Doug Collins’ job with a strong performance during the AccessWDUN/Gainesville Times town hall meeting at Brenau Downtown Center last night. Fitzpatrick demonstrated confidence, knowledge of the issues and likeability […]

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  • Advanced Voting Underway in White County

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Advanced voting for the May 24 General Primary started Monday in White County where voters must decide who will represent them in several federal, state and local offices. Ninth District Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville angered many conservatives when he voted for President Barack Obama’s Omnibus bill and supported John Boehner […]

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  • White County Voters to Decide on Revisions to Alcohol Ordinance

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — The White County Board of Commissioners made one revision to the county’s alcohol ordinance Monday but left it up to voters to decide if others should be allowed. The revision that was adopted allows specific retail package licensees to offer samplings of their product to customers not to exceed 2 ounces and […]

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  • Challengers Blast Congressman Collins In Live Debate Broadcast on FYN TV

    ELLIJAY, Ga. — In a fiery hour-long debate broadcast live on FYN TV and moderated by Fetch Your News owner Brian K. Pritchard Friday, four challengers — Paul Broun, Mike Scupin, Roger Fitzpatrick and Bernie Fontaine — took turns attacking Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins on issues ranging from his support of President Obama’s […]

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  • Tuesday is Deadline to Register for May Primary

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Much is at stake in state and local elections May 24 but you can’t vote if you’re not registered and the last day to register is Tuesday, April 26. One of the most important races is in the 9th District where incumbent U.S. Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville has come under […]

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  • Pulliam Chosen to Serve on Board of Education

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — Brock Pulliam, 46, will replace Roger Fitzpatrick on the White County Board of Education. Fitzpatrick resigned his position to become a candidate for the 9th District Congressional seat currently held by Doug Collins. The unanimous decision to award Pulliam the interim position was made Thursday evening following interviews with citizens in District […]

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  • White Co. Fire Department Battles Forest Fire

    WHITE COUNTY — Units from the White County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service battled a wildfire that consumed 22 acres northwest of Helen Saturday. Holly Krake, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service, said the fire was started by a human but the exact cause remains under investigation. The fire was fully contained by Sunday […]

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  • Public Hearing on Buck Shoals WMA is Tuesday

    ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on the proposed hunting regulations for the new Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area. A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the White County Senior Center, 1239 Helen Highway (next to the Mauney building, near the Hulsey Road […]

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  • 9th District Congressional Debate

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. —  Incumbent 9th District U.S. Congressman Doug Collins faced off against four Republican challengers in a mostly civil, but occasionally heated and even emotional candidate forum hosted by the Hall County Republican Party Saturday morning. A standing room only crowd listened as former 10th District Congressman Paul Broun, Lanier Tea Party Patriots Founder […]

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  • 9th District Congressional Forum Set for Saturday

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Independence Day won’t roll around for 3 more months but expect plenty of fireworks when the Hall County Republican Party hosts a forum for candidates for 9th District Congress at its headquarters on Queen City Parkway Saturday at 10 a.m. In fact, the pyrotechnics have already started. Incumbent Congressman Doug Collins has […]

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  • Authorities Identify Victim of Yonah Mountain Fall

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County authorities have identified the woman who fell to her death from Yonah Mountain Monday evening as Virginia Grace Hill, 27, of Gainesville. Sheriff’s Deputy Scotty Scarborough said a group of hikers discovered the body and called 9-1-1 late Monday. Rescue workers worked Tuesday to bring the body off the mountain. […]

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