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Commissioners Approve By 4-1 Vote A FY 2019 Budget

6/19/18 (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Commissioners Monday evening approved a fiscal year 2019  general fund budget of $18.9 million dollars, that’s a two million dollar increase over the 2018 budget.  Much of the increase is to provide pay raises for county employees and for some new positions being added in various departments.  The vote on the budget was …

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White County BOE Names Single Finalist In Superintendent Search

6/18/18 (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Education has named a single finalist in the search for a superintendent of the school system.    Board Vice Chair Charlie Thomas said, Dr. Laurie Burkett, who is currently serving as Assistant Superintendent for White County schools, was named a single finalist at the end an executive session during a called meeting Monday morning.   …

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ALERT-New Drainage Pipe For State Route 17/75

6/17/18 (HELEN) -On Monday, June 18, 2018 Georgia DOT maintenance crews out of the Cleveland area office will detour drivers on State Route 17/75 for installation of a new drainage structure. A detour route will be in place between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. During the recent flash flood, the pipe was damaged. Georgia DOT is taking this opportunity to replace and upsize the pipe. …

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Sixth Positive Rabies Case Reported In White County

6-15-18 (Cleveland)- Another positive rabies case has been confirmed in White County.  The 6th positive case this years was reported by Sean Sullivan, White County Environment Health Manager Friday morning. A dog recently had contact with a rabid raccoon in the Danny Palmer Road area of the county.  The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology …

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Now Blooming At Raven Cliffs The Rosebay Rhododendron

6/14/18 (Sautee)- -Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum / . Also called “Rosebay Rhododendron” and also “The Great Laurel”.)  – -The white-to-pink flowers begin to appear in early-to-mid June and continue well into July in damp, moist wetland areas of the forest. The plant itself is an evergreen and at maturity may be as short as 5 or 6 ft. and may reach …

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Yonah Mountain Included In Peregrine Falcon Nest Study

6-13-18 (SOCIAL CIRCLE)-  The first extensive search for peregrine falcon nests in Georgia this century has confirmed that the wilds of north Georgia still offer quality habitat for peregrines. Tallulah Gorge still has the state’s only known wild nest site. And metro Atlanta is still Georgia’s favored home for these feathered rockets. A news release from the Georgia Department of …

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Commissioners To Seek State Assistance With Flood Damage

6-13-18 By Alyson Shields and Dean Dyer (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Commissioners approved this week $201,000 to make needed repairs to county infrastructure after record flooding left damages all over the county. The hardest hit area Carolina Springs Road will require over $77,000 in repair work. Commission Chairman Travis Turner said it’s something that you never can plan for. “We experience …

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Home Damaged, Outbuilding Destroyed In Monday Afternoon Fire

6/12/18 (Cleveland)- A White County home received damage Monday afternoon as a result of a fire in an outbuilding near the home.  White County Public Safety Director David Murphy advised in an email, around 3:30 PM  White County Fire Services, with automatic aid from the City of Cleveland, responded to the report of a home on New Bridge Road that had an …

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White County Detention Report Week Ending 6-12-18

6/12/18 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  June 12th,  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 6-12-18

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Roy Head Bridge Work Begins Today

6/12/18 (CLEVELAND)  -The Georgia Department of Transportation  has all the detour signs up on Highway 129 North and Highway 115 West  and the temporary traffic signal light at the intersection of Highway 115  west  and Tesnatee Gap Valley Road operational  today (Tuesday).  Work will start on the rehabilitation of  the  66-year old Roy Head Bridge over Little Tesnatee Creek just north …

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