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Update State Route 75 In Helen Reopened Following Emergency Repairs

4-20-2018    2:55PM (HELEN)-The bridge that carries State Route 75 over the Chattahoochee River is closed to traffic for the next several hours.  Crews will work to repair a broken water line underneath the roadway throughout the evening. Traffic will be detoured and motorists are advised to expect delays and seek an alternate route.  The roadway was reopened to traffic …

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Three Vehicle Accident Seriously Injures Several People

4-20-18 By: Rob Moore  (Roberstown)- The Georgia State Patrol has released details of a wreck that critically injured a Blairsville woman and seriously injured three North Carolina residents on Ga. 75 Alternate in White County Thursday afternoon. A Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Harvey May, 34, of Hayesville, N.C., was traveling south on Alt. 75, negotiating a curve to the right, …

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Sheriff’s Office Releases March Activity Report

4-19-18 (Cleveland)- The White County Sheriff’s office has released their list of activities for the month of March.  During the month there were four felony arrest, eight people arrested for Driving Under the Influence.  The department investigated 18 auto accidents and answered 19 domestic calls.  223 traffic stops were made, with officers handing out 84 citations and making 21 traffic …

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The Flowering Dogwood, Now In Full Bloom

4-18-18 By: Bill Kinsland (Sautee)- One of the most beloved and treasured trees of the Southern Appalachian forest is the Flowering Dogwood. Its’ beautiful blossoms opening around Eastertide mark the real beginning of the spring season. Dogwood is a member of the Cornaceae or Dogwood Family. This family includes some 120 species of shrubs and trees in North America. Among …

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Barbara Bush Remembered By Representative Doug Collins

4-18-18 (Washington)- North Georgia Congressman Doug Collins released a statement Tuesday night following the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush.  Collins had this to say,” “Barbara Bush’s commitment to earnest public service never waned. For decades, she translated compassion and conviction into thoughtful action, and she leaves behind an army of people who love her. My prayers this evening are …

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White County Republicans Hold Candidate Forum

4/17/18 (Cleveland)- The White County Republican Party held the first open forum Monday, for candidates seeking office in the county this year.   Candidates;  Carly Adam, Charlie Bryson, and John Solomon are seeking the district two seats on the White County Board of Education:  Linda Erbele and Jeannette Gearing are vying for the district four Board of Education seat and Michael …

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Speed, Alcohol A Factor In Sunday Accident In White County

4/17/18 By Alyson Shields  AccessWDUN The Georgia State Patrol said speed and alcohol were factors in a crash that injured a Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Deputy and another person Sunday in White County. Jarren Rece Clark, 18, is facing charges in the accident on SR 115 near Ed Lewis Road. Neither the deputy or the other driver face charges. According to a press release …

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White County Detention Report Week Ending 4-17-18

4/17/18 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  April 17th   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 4-17-18

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Student ‘hero’ honored among White County Special Olympians

4/16/18 By: Rob Moore (CLEVELAND )– White County Special Olympians had their day to shine Friday as the sun and warm temperatures ushered in their annual games. “We are truly blessed with the weather,” said Coordinator Sharon Brown. “We were able to do it a little later in the season this year, which is a blessing as well. And we have sunshine. …

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Lanphere Named Cleveland’s New Building Inspector

4/14/18 (Cleveland)-The city of Cleveland has a  new building inspector David Lanphere was introduced during this weeks meeting of the Cleveland City Council meeting.  Lanphere is a 30 year veteran of the building industry and prior to coming to the city he worked for Hall and White County.  Cleveland Mayor Shan Ash said Lanphere is just what we need, with …

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