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White County 9-1-1 Handles 1,733 Calls During Tropical Storm Irma

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9/22/17 (Cleveland)- White County Public Safety has released a report on the total number of phone calls received by the county’s  9-1-1 dispatch center during last weeks Tropical Storm Irma. In releasing the information Public Safety Director David Murphy said the total number of calls handled by the  911-Communications Center for the three primary response days of Tropical Storm Irma ... Read More »

Local Ministries Named Best For Helping Irma Victims

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9/22/17 (Cleveland)- Georgia/Florida  Weather Spotters has named two  local area ministries as the best places to donate to help people in Northeast Georgia who have needs because of Hurricane Irma or because of other problems. Caring Hands Ministries, of Cleveland was named the best place to give monetary donations and One to Another Thrift Shop, an outreach of Concord Baptist ... Read More »

White County Commissioners Meet Monday

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9/21/17 (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a Called Meeting / Yonah Preserve Roundtable on Monday, September 25th  at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the  White  County Administration Building. The purpose of this meeting will be to finalize design plans for the Yonah Preserve Project. The White County Board of Commissioners will hold a Work Session / Called ... Read More »

Candle Blamed For Structure Fire

Fire damage to Cleveland home Wednesday

9/21/17 (Cleveland)- A candle is blamed for starting a fire that damaged a  Cleveland home  Wednesday afternoon.   White County Fire Department spokeswoman Ana Newberry said in an email, on Wednesday at approximately 4 PM, White County Fire with Automatic Aid from the City of Cleveland was dispatched To 452 River Forest Run  to the report of a structure fire.  Newberry stated, ... Read More »

White County Unemployment 4.1 Percent

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9/21/17 (ATLANTA) – The Georgia Department of Labor has released the county-by-county unemployment rate for August.  According GDOL in White County the preliminary unemployment rate for August was 4-point-1 percent down  one tenth of a percentage point from the revised 4.2 July rate.  The labor department said the work force in White County in August was 14,951, of those 14,339 were ... Read More »

After The Storm Assessment In White County

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9/19/17   (Cleveland)- Monday afternoon White County Public Safety Director  David Murphy talked  with reporters about  the latest storm efforts.   Murphy said  we are in the recovery phase, which is always the longest phase, with the biggest part to direct people who need  assistance to the proper agencies like the American Red Cross and then there is the big job ... Read More »

All HEMC Power Customers Back On

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9/19/17 (Cleveland)- Other than the instances where the homeowner needs to make repairs Habersham Electric advises all known outages in their service area were resolved as of 10 p.m. Monday night.  That information provided by Nicole Dover, HEMC spokesperson who also said, if people have damage to meter base or significant damage to home, they’ll need to make those repairs before we ... Read More »

Truett McConnell University Ranks #2 in the South for Lowest Student Debt

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9/19/17 By Jenny Gregory (Cleveland)-  According to the U.S. News &  World Report’s (USN&WR) 2018 Best Collegeslist, Truett McConnell University [TMU] ranks the second highest Regional College in the Southfor least student debt. According to the report, the average amount of debt upon graduation atTMU is $15,542. There are 324 Regional Colleges, as classified by USN&WR, in the nation.Institutions are ... Read More »

White County Detention Center Report Period Ending 9/19

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9-19-17   (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period  September 5th – September 19th, 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 Booking 9-19-17 Read More »

Habersham EMC Power Outages Continue

Storm Damage Highway 75 south and Post Road. An example of the tangled mess power crews have to deal with in restoring power.

9/18/17 By: Rob Moore  (CLARKESVILLE) – Almost a week after Tropical Storm Irma roared across North Georgia, Habersham Electric Membership Corp. is wrapping up restoration of power. “HEMC had 461 meters out as of 6:30 a.m.,” HEMC spokeswoman Nicole Dover saidMonday. “Restoration efforts will continue today. All should be restored today, with the exception of members who need to make repairs ... Read More »