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White County Commissioners Announce Tax Millage Rate Hearings

Property Tax

7/20/17 (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Commissioners have voted to maintain the current tax millage rate of 9.998, however since the rollback rate is lower than the current millage rate– in order to maintain the same millage rate –state law requires the commissioners to advertise, announce a potential tax increase, and hold three (3) public hearings.  A county news release states, ... Read More »

UPDATED- Fourth Rabies Case In White County Reported

Rabies 7-19-17

7/19/17 (Cleveland)- White County Health officials have advised several dogs had contact recently with a rabid raccoon in the Mt. Scenic Drive, off Highway 129 near the White/Hall County line.   White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said the raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur.   He said, White County Environmental ... Read More »

Three Marijuana Grows Located In White County

Marijuana 7-19-17

7/19/17 (Cleveland)- The White County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug  Enforcement Office Tuesday assisted the Governor’s Task Force/Drug Suppression, whose primary role is to eradicate domestic marijuana within the State of Georgia and to gather intelligence relating to its manufacture and cultivation.  During Tuesday’s operation, three separate outdoor marijuana grows were located in White County. Mitchell Posey, Special ... Read More »

Emergency Need For Blood Donors

Life South Logo

7/19/17 (Cleveland)-  “LifeSouth is facing an EMERGENCY NEED for all blood types.  Donations drop during the summer months, but the need to help patients in our local hospitals remains.  Anyone who is healthy, at least 17-years-old and weighs more than 110 pounds can donate.  A photo ID is also required. You can donate tomorrow (Thursday)   from 10AM to 5PM at the WALMART ... Read More »

Five New Sex Offenders Reported In White County

S O  Patch

7/20/17 (Cleveland)- The White County Sheriff’s Department made 12 felony arrest during the month of June, that’s  part of the information contained in the department’s Monthly Activity Report just released.  During  June there was eight  Driving Under the Influence arrest, 42 accident investigated, and  20 domestic calls.  Officers made 246 traffic stops with 97 citations issued and 14 traffic arrest ... Read More »

Ribbon Cutting Phase Two Appalachian Parkway Next Week


7/18/17 (Cleveland)- The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that the Appalachian Parkway phase 2  in Cleveland will be opened to traffic next week.   Katie Strickland, District One Communication Officer for GDOT in Gainesville said, the portion of that road north of Cleveland at the intersection of  Highway 129 and Hulsey Road was getting the final smooth topping,  stripping and ... Read More »

White County Detention Report Week Ending 7/18/17

Jail Report 7-18-17

7/18/17 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the week ending July 18,  2017.  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 Report 7-18-17 Read More »

Water Restrictions Remain In Effect In White County

Water restrictions

7/13/17 (Cleveland)- Just last week the National Drought Mitigation Center advised that White County was drought free,  now we learn that Georgia EPD is not lifting the Level Two drought conditions, as far as water use is concerned.   Edwin Nix, White County Water Authority Director said during a conference call with EPD on Monday they learned that  White County ... Read More »

O’Bryant Appointed Cleveland City Manager

Cleveland Mayor Shan Ash  welcomes  Tom O'Bryant to the city staff

7/11/17 (Cleveland)- The City of Cleveland has a new City Administrator. During Monday night’s Cleveland council meeting the council unanimously approved the appointment of Tom O’Bryant to that position.  O’Bryant has been serving as White County’s Economic  Development  Director since 2006, in fact, he was on the job for the county Monday.    O’Bryant  starts his new position with the ... Read More »

Bailey Selected To Serve On Chamber Of Commerce Executive Board

Cindy Bailey, White County Chamber of Commerce President

7/10/17 (Cleveland)- The Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) recently announced its 2017-18 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Tommy Jennings of  Barrow County was elected as Chairman.  White County Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Bailey  was selected to serve on the board of directors from region two.  The selections were announced at the GACCE’s  annual retreat at ... Read More »