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Weekend Escapee Takes A Detour To Hospital Before Going Behind Bars

12/9/19 (Cleveland)- A suspect who escaped from White County deputies early Saturday morning is now behind bars after taking a detour to the hospital. Capt. Rick Kelley, with the White County Sheriff’s Office, said  25-year-old Brandon Lee Webster of Dawsonville was picked up around 10 a.m. Saturday, after eight hours on the run.  He fled from the back of a …

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Thousands Turn Out For Annual Christmas In The Mountains In Cleveland

12/8/19 (Cleveland)- Thousands of people turned out Saturday night in Downtown Cleveland for the White County Chamber of Commerce’s  Christmas in the Mountains and lighted parade through downtown Cleveland. Chamber of Commerce President Beth Truelove said that they had the largest number of entries in this years parade compared to the last several years.  The downtown Cleveland square and Freedom …

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White County Escapee Caught After 8-Hour Manhunt

12/08/2019 (Cleveland) — A suspect who escaped from White County deputies early Saturday morning is back in custody as of 10 am Saturday, White County Sheriff’s Captain Rick Kelly said in an email news release.  On December 7 at around 2 am White County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 726 Luther Palmer Road. to follow up on an assault report …

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White County Drought Almost Over

12/6/19 By: Bill Kinsland (Sautee)- Good news for White County’s farmers and gardeners! The National Drought Mitigation Center released its weekly Drought Map Thursday and it shows White County is almost drought-free. Only the lower quarter remains in the “Abnormally Dry” status.   This drought began on September 10th and worsened rapidly, leading weather experts to call it a “Flash …

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Commissioner Of Agriculture Gary Black Speaks To Rotary Club

12/5/19 (Cleveland)- What is the role of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, many residents don’t have a clue, but White County Rotary Club members know more  about that following a visit by Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black.  Black and his wife Lydia were guests of the club on Tuesday.  Black highlighted many of the roles that his department is …

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County Employees Recognized At Christmas Luncheon

12/4/19 (Cleveland)- White County had its annual county government Christmas luncheon Wednesday at the Crystal Ballroom at Babyland General in Cleveland. Along with a great meal 22 county employees were recognized for their years of service. That included four people who received recognition for their 30 years of service; Joan Turner, White County Sheriff’s Department, Nancy Cagle, Appalachian Regional Drug …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending 12-3-19

12/3/19 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  December 3, 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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White County To Establish A Board Of Elections And Registration

12/3/19 (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Commissioners has taken the first step that will set up a Board of Elections and Registration in the county.  Currently, White County Probate Judge Garrison Baker serves as County Election Superintendent and Lisa Manning serves as Chief Voter Registrar.  Under the proposal that the commissioners are working on both those positions along with …

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List Of Landmark Elevations In White County

12/2/10 By: Bill Kinsland (Sautee)- Occasionally, National Weather Service forecasts and other statements will refer to a particular elevation, eg: “Snow may accumulate above elevations of 2,000 ft”. Most of White County’s land area is below 2000 ft elevation, except in the north end. This table will give you an approximate idea of whether you are at or above a certain level. …

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Time To Prepare For The Winter Weather Season

12/2/19 (Cleveland) –Georgia continues to prepare and be better equipped for each winter season, and this year is no different White County along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, are encouraging residents to take time to get ready for possible inclement weather emergencies this winter. David Murphy, Director of Public Safety says, “Winter Weather Preparedness Week, this …

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