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White County Firefighters Assist Habersham County In Residential Fire

2/21/18 By: Rob Moore (CLARKESVILLE) — Firefighters from Habersham and White counties worked for nearly three hours to extinguish a fire in the Batesville community Tuesday night. Habersham County Assistant Fire Chief Jason Davey said,  “We responded to 2059 State Highway 356 to a double wide trailer fully involved upon arrival.”    Habersham County responded with two engines, two tankers, …

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TMU Completes Campus Expansion Deal Earlier Than Expected

2/21/18 (Cleveland) – Truett McConnell University in Cleveland continues to expand its campus to include additional student housing and classroom space, which will accommodate the Peter and Gredel Walpot School of Education.   In  2016, TMU and the Cleveland Worship Center entered into a three-year lease/purchase agreement on two facilities, the church’s worship center, and fellowship hall.  A news release Tuesday …

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Helen board Exploring Ways To Tackle Litter In The Chattahoochee River

By: Rob Moore (HELEN) — The Helen Planning, Design and Review Board (PDRB) wants to help the city find ways to combat litter in the Chattahoochee River. The river, which runs from the headwaters through the center of town and into the county, is a major attractant for tubing, trout fishing, and those who simply want to relax along its …

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Corrected Address-First Rabies Case In 2018 Reported In White County

2/20/18 (Cleveland)- The first positive rabies case in 2018 in  White County  has been reported.  Sean Sullivan, Environmental Health Manager said Monday that  two dogs had contact recently with a rabid raccoon in the Ray Pardue Road area the  County.   The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology  Section in Decatur.    Sullivan said, White …

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UPDATED- Cleveland Police Investigating School Shooting Threat

2/16/18 (Cleveland)- Cleveland Police say they are investigating a  possible school violence threat made by a juvenile.  Lt. Donna Sims said in an email,  on February 15, 2018, the Cleveland Police Department received information about a Juvenile male who had made threats to shoot up the school on Wednesday, February 21st  when classes resumed.    According to Lt. Sims, officers …

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Drought Conditions Improve In White County

2/16/18 By: Bill Kinsland (Sautee)- White County’s drought has improved markedly over the past week, thanks in no small part to all the rain we got this past weekend. Last week, almost all of White County was in a “Moderate Drought” (D-1). However, the map released by NOAA’S National Drought Mitigation Center  Thursday  shows White County’s drought downgraded to “Abnormally …

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Extra Security At White County Schools Following Florida Shooting

2/15/18 (Cleveland)- The Florida school shooing Wednesday  is on the minds of everyone today  and White County schools had some extra protection Thursday  following that incident.  White County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Wilson advised that both Cleveland Police and White County Sheriff’s office provided extra security at each of the schools.  Wilson said, “ we have had not threats, …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending 2-13-18

2/13/18 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  February 13th   2018.  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.  White County Detention Booking 2-13-18

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White County Has Rainfall Surplus Following Weekend Rain

2/12/18 (Cleveland)- Weekend rain has resulted  in a nice year-to-date surplus.  As of Monday morning the Year-To-Date rainfall total for White County is 12.53 inches.  Normal is 8.49 inches, that gives us a surplus of 4.04 inches.  Here is the weekend rainfall totals from  7 AM Friday through 7 AM Monday: CLEVELAND   3.38 INCHES HELEN:      4.85 INCHES SAUTEE      4.31 INCHES …

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Alto Woman Charged With Murder After Drug Bust That Netted 17 Arrest

2/10/18 (Cleveland)- Agents with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) reported Friday they have busted up a drug ring and have charged an Alto woman with murder.  GBI Special Agent In Charge Mitchell Posey says the arrests stem from the September overdose death of 37-year-old Adam Hicks of  Mount Airy.   According to Posey, Ashely Sosebee has been charged …

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