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Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Commissioners Shutdown Vacation Rentals, Hotels and Campgrounds To Out Of County Residents

4/2/20 (Cleveland)-The White County Board of Commissioners has voted to impose some additional restrictions to their already approved State of Emergency and Emergency Protective Ordinance to help control the spread of COVID-19. The board meeting in a teleconference Thursday afternoon voted to impose additional restrictions that are designed to help with the health situation in the county. The new restriction …

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Riley Crumley, Sr., age 86, of Cleveland

Mr. Riley Crumley, Sr., age 86, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Mr. Crumley was born in White County to the late Harvel and Faye Stancil Crumley.  He was a farmer, grader, and excavator.  Mr. Crumley served in the US Airforce for 23 years.  In addition to parents, Mr. Crumley was preceded in death by his first wife, …

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CODE Red Covid Information Calls Planned For Tonight

4/2/20 Local 4/2/20 (Cleveland)- White County officials are continuing to work on dealing with the COVID-19 situation and how to control the spread in our county. During a meeting of the county’s Pandemic Taskforce Thursday afternoon White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said beginning Thursday night the county will be utilizing the CODE Red notification system to make calls …

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Blake Anthony Allen, age 64 of the Blue Creek Community, Cleveland

Blake Anthony Allen, age 64 of the Blue Creek Community, Cleveland, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. A life-long native of White County, Georgia, he was born in Demorest, Georgia on May 26, 1955. Blake was a 1973 graduate of White County High School and attended …

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Eston Millard (Papa) Griffin, age 79, of Clarkesville

Mr. Eston Millard (Papa) Griffin, age 79, of Clarkesville, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  Mr. Griffin was born in Tifton, GA to the late Newton Millard and Mabelle Elizabeth Hancock Griffin.  He was a self-employed carpenter.  In addition to parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Morris Griffin, Marvin Griffin, Melvin Griffin, and …

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COVID-19 Apple App Available

4-1-20 (Updated)- If you are still looking for more Coronavirus information Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure …

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Helen Expands State Of Emergency Order

4/1/20 By: Joy Purcell- Now Habersham (Helen)- The City of Helen is closing its doors. Literally. The city commission held an emergency meeting today and voted to close the town’s hotels and motels and short term vacation rentals. Guests currently lodging in Helen must leave by noon tomorrow, April 1, under the order. The order excludes workers who are staying …

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Rebecca Yardley First to Qualify for Cleveland Ward 2 City Council

3/31/20 (Cleveland)- The second day of qualifying Tuesday, for the special Ward 2 City Council election in Cleveland saw Rebecca Yardley step forward and qualify. Cleveland City Clerk Connie Tracas reminds prospective qualifiers that you need to call City Hall in advance at 706-865-2017 to request a qualifying packet. The final day of qualifying is Wednesday from 8:30 am to …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending March 31

3/31/20 (Cleveland) – Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  March 31, 2020.  This report is a list of people arrested and booked into the White County Detention Center. The subjects identified have been charged with a crime, but are not presumed guilty.   Note- SOC (statement of Charge) this holds inmate until Deputy can go get Warrants, VGSCA stands …

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