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White Christmas Bringing Smiles To White County Children

12-14-18 (Cleveland)- It’s going to be a brighter Christmas for lots of children in White County thanks t the efforts of those who worked and contributed to the Annual White Christmas  Program.  The program sponsored by White County Family Connection has been headed up the past several years by Annette Boswell.  Family Connection Coordinator, Cheyenne Thornton said it was a …

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White County Middle School Named Breakout School

12-13-18 (Cleveland)- Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals  each year  recognize outstanding middle schools throughout the state.  The criteria used mirrors a national  model for  Breakthrough Schools.  This year White County Middle school was selected as Breakout  School!    The criteria the schools  must meet and demonstrate through evidence are: collaborative leadership, personalization and curriculum, instruction and assessment.  This year …

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White County Deputy Recovering From Injuries In Sunday Accident

12-11-18 (Cleveland) A White County Deputy continues to recover from injuries he received in an accident early Sunday morning while patrolling during the recent snow storm.  Capt. Scotty Scarbrough, with the White County Sheriff’s Office, said the accident happened at 12:55 AM Sunday.  It was snowing and sleeting and the visibility was not good.  According to Scarbrough  Sgt. Jared Baker …

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Assessing The Winter Storm Response

12-11-18 (Cleveland)- Taking a look back at the week’s snowstorm in northeast Georgia, White County Public Safety Director David Murphy reports the county responded well to the winter weather. Murphy in an email said, we were not surprised by the event, and had prepared for the worst-case scenario.  We had a briefing with all personnel at 4 PM Saturday in …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending 12-11-18

12-11-18 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending December 11, 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.   Note- SOC (statement of Charge) this holds inmate until Deputy can go get Warrants, VGSCA stands for …

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Updated Weather Related Announcements

12-10-18 Updated 12-11-18 White County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday.  Lumpkin County Schools will be closed on Tuesday.   All 12-month employees should report at 10:00 a.m. weather permitting. White County Government Offices will delay opening until 10AM Tuesday. The county commissioners meeting has been canceled for Tuesday.  Public Safety and Public Works report as directed. Habersham County Schools …

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Updated- Power Crews Continue To Restore Service To Customers

12-10-18 (Clarkesville)- Lots of people are dealing with power outages in northeast Georgia.  Nicole Dover, spokeswoman for Habersham Electric reported as of 5 p.m.   12/10/18   962 meters are currently without power. This includes: Habersham = 123 Rabun = 775 Stephens = 1 White = 63  Crews are currently working in the following areas: – Hwy. 197 N in Habersham (broken poles) …

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NWS Warns Black Ice Possible Monday Night And Tuesday Morning

12/10/18 (Cleveland)- The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Northeast Georgia warning of  Icy Spots and Black Ice late tonight and early Tuesday morning.  Forecasters say temperatures tonight will drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s across north and portions of central Georgia.   The colder temperatures combined with moisture left on surfaces from recent …

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Winter Storm Warning Extended Power Restoration Efforts Continue

12-9-18   (Cleveland)- The Winter Storm Warning has been extended for White County and most of Northeast Georgia.  The National Weather Service  Sunday afternoon said the Winter Storm Warning issued at 1:55 PM will run through Monday at noon.  Forecasters say light snow with additional accumulation of 1 inch or less, except above 3000 ft where 1 to 2 inches …

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Winter Storm Results In Numerous Power Outages In Northeast Georgia

12-9-18 (Clarkesville)- Several thousand power customers across northeast Georgia are dealing with power outages as a result of the winter storm.  Georgia Power reported earlier today 14, 200 customers were experiencing outages.   Nicole Dover, spokeswoman for Habersham Electric Membership Corp. advised as of 10 a.m.  6,543 HEMC meters were experiencing outages. The majority of outages are in Habersham  County …

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