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Barrett Funeral Home Awarded Chamber “Business of the Year”

8/22/19 (Cleveland)- Barrett Funeral Home in Cleveland  has been recognized by the White County Chamber of Commerce  as  “Business of the Year”.  The  award was presented  Wednesday during the chambers annual meeting luncheon. The event was held at Babyland General Hospital Crystal Ballroom. The business of the year award is presented to a deserving Chamber Investor that shows an established …

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Sutton And Ash Qualify For Cleveland Election

8/22/19 (Cleveland)- Qualifying continues for three seats in the  municipal election in the city of Cleveland.  City Clerk Connie Tracas reported Wednesday  that  Annie Sutton, the incumbent, for council seat in Ward 2 paid her qualifying fee Wednesday.   Also current Mayor Shan Ash qualified Wednesday  for the mayors position.  On Monday Nan Bowen, incumbent, qualified for  Ward 1 council seat.  …

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Most Fiber Internet Customers Back Online

8/21/19 (Cleveland)- Most of the  fiber internet customers affected by the major outage of  service affecting North Georgia Network ( NGN) and Trailwave internet service have had their service restored. Cleveland Police and City Hall were among the customers that had to deal with the problem including the lose of their phone service, because it VOIP system.   Both agencies have …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending 8-20-19

8/20/19 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  August 20,  2019.  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 for …

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Major Fiber Internet Outage In Parts Of Northeast Georgia

8/20/1 (Clarkesville)- A large number of Internet customers served by North Georgia Network (NGN ) and Trailwaves Internet service have had their service interrupted by a major  outage in northeast Georgia. The outage began late Monday afternoon and as of late Tuesday the service  was still out. Nicole Dover, Director of strategy and commutations for Habersham Electric  Membership Corporation which …

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 4 PM

8-19-19 Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued August 19 at 3:10PM EDT until August 19 at 4:00PM EDT by NWS Peachtree City GAThe National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…Northeastern Lumpkin County in north central Georgia…Central White County in northeastern Georgia…* Until 400 PM EDT.* At 310 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over QualatcheeLake, …

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White County Special Olympic Athletes Earn 9 Gold Medals

8-19-19 (Cleveland)- This past weekend in Warner Robbins over 1000 Masters Special Olympic Athletes competed in the State Masters Bowling Games.   According to Sharon Brown, White County Special Olympics chairperson  White County had 12 athletes competing in singles.  The team brought home 9 gold,  2 silver and 1 bronze.  Brown said  White County special Olympics is very proud of …

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Paradise Valley skunk is White County’s first rabies case of 2019

8-15-19 By: Rob Moore (Cleveland)- A skunk that had contact with a dog north of Cleveland recently has tested positive for rabies. White County Public Safety announced Thursday the incident happened in the Paradise Valley Road area off U.S. 129 North. The skunk was shopped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur. On Wednesday, the lab …

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Pedestrian Struck North Of Helen Wednesday Morning

8-14-19 (Helen)-  A pedestrian was injured Wednesday morning north of Helen.  White County Sheriff’s Office spokesman  Captain Scotty Scarborough said the male pedestrian was walking south on Highway 75  toward Helen in the ” S”  curves when he walked into the path of a vehicle and was struck by the mirror of the vehicle.    The victim was transported  Habersham …

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Injured Hiker Rescued From Top Of Yonah Mountain

8-14-19 (Cleveland)– Rescue personnel battled the excessive heat Tuesday to rescue an injured female hiker from the top of  Yonah Mountain in White County.   Public Safety Director David Murphy advised that county firefighters and emergency medical service were dispatched around 3 PM to the  report of an injured hiker.    Later they called on the assistance of Lee Arrendale Correctional …

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