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CODE Red Covid Information Calls Planned For Tonight

4/2/20 Local 4/2/20 (Cleveland)- White County officials are continuing to work on dealing with the COVID-19 situation and how to control the spread in our county. During a meeting of the county’s Pandemic Taskforce Thursday afternoon White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said beginning Thursday night the county will be utilizing the CODE Red notification system to make calls …

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COVID-19 Apple App Available

4-1-20 (Updated)- If you are still looking for more Coronavirus information Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure …

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Helen Expands State Of Emergency Order

4/1/20 By: Joy Purcell- Now Habersham (Helen)- The City of Helen is closing its doors. Literally. The city commission held an emergency meeting today and voted to close the town’s hotels and motels and short term vacation rentals. Guests currently lodging in Helen must leave by noon tomorrow, April 1, under the order. The order excludes workers who are staying …

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Rebecca Yardley First to Qualify for Cleveland Ward 2 City Council

3/31/20 (Cleveland)- The second day of qualifying Tuesday, for the special Ward 2 City Council election in Cleveland saw Rebecca Yardley step forward and qualify. Cleveland City Clerk Connie Tracas reminds prospective qualifiers that you need to call City Hall in advance at 706-865-2017 to request a qualifying packet. The final day of qualifying is Wednesday from 8:30 am to …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending March 31

3/31/20 (Cleveland) – Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  March 31, 2020.  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 …

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White County Prepares to Enforce No Parking At Yonah Mountain Trailhead

3/31/20 (Cleveland)- White County officials have announced they are posting notices and barricading the area of Chambers Road at the Yonah Mountain Trailhead in anticipation of persons within and outside of the county using the United State Forest Service trail. The USFS closed several trailheads in the region due to social distancing requirements in place by local, state and federal …

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White County Now Has Three Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

3/31/20 (Cleveland)- White County has picked up two new confirmed Coronavirus cases.  In a noon daily case update report White County Public Safety Director David Murphy revealed that the county went from one confirmed case to three, with the latest stats released by the state.

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Mass Mailing of Absentee Ballot Requests

3/31/2020 Cleveland — White County voters will begin receiving absentee ballot request applications for the May 19th Primary Election in an effort by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office to encourage voters to cast their ballot by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The mass mailing of the absentee request forms began Monday. Chief Voter Registrar Lisa Manning advised in an …

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Commissioners Approve Contract For New County Manager

3/30/20 (Cleveland)- Monday during a called teleconference meeting the White County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a contract for the hiring of Jason Lee Cobb as County Manager. The contract included a total compensation package of $115,000. $110,000.00 annual salary and $5,000 one-time relocation allowance. Mr. Cobb attended the meeting via teleconference and expressed his gratitude to the Board of …

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