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White County Detention Center Report Ending 1-15-19

1-15-19 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending   January 15, 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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New Trail Opens At Yonah Preserve

1/15/19 (Cleveland)- There is a new trail  open at Yonah Preserve north of Cleveland.  Kathy Wood, volunteer with the Yonah Preserve Trail project in an email advised  a short warm up loop that is ADA accessible and kid friendly has just opened.  Wood said this trail was completely volunteer built and can be accessed from the parking lot and is …

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Skylake home engulfed by flames in Sunday-afternoon fire

1/14/19 BY: Rob Moore  The cause of a fire that engulfed a home in a White County gated community Sunday remains under investigation. About 4 p.m. Sunday, White County firefighters with automatic aid from Helen Fire Department and Lee Arrendale State Prison Fire Department responded to the fire on Deerpath Drive inside Skylake in Sautee. When firefighters arrived, the 1,500-square-foot …

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White County Special Olympics Bowling Bring Home The Gold

1-14-19 (Cleveland)- White County Special Olympics sent their first ever Unified team to State Winter Bowling Games in Marietta over the weekend.  Sharon Brown, White County Special Olympics Chairperson said the  team consisted of Mark Daniels, Connor McGuire, Canaan Eldridge and Shaun  Smith, they were coached by Sharon Daniels.  She said, we are pleased to say that the team brought …

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Cleveland Man Arrested As Part Of A Major Drug Trafficking Organization

1/11/19 (Cleveland)-A major drug trafficking organization law enforcement says distributed more than $3.5 million of methamphetamine in North Georgia over the past five months is being brought down. A news release Friday from Mitchell Posey, Special Agent in Charge of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Agency said, Federal, state and local officers served 10 search warrants and 14 arrest warrants …

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued Northeast Georgia Mountains

1/11/19 (Peachtree City)- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for north Georgia from 1 PM Saturday until 1 AM Sunday. Forecasters say light freezing rain is expected. Total ice accumulations from a trace up to one-tenth of an inch possible, mainly above 2000 feet. The most likely area to receive the frozen precipitation is higher elevations …

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Congressman Collins Introduces Broadband Accountability Legislation

1/11/19 (WASHINGTON)- —North Georgia Congressman Doug Collins has introduced legislation to ensure broadband accountability and oversight.  Collins commented about the legislation,  “For years, Northeast Georgians have consistently struggled to gain access to reliable broadband speeds. Congress has taken significant steps toward expanding rural broadband infrastructure in recent years, including securing federal funding to providers in rural areas. However, some carriers …

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Updated- Cleveland man sentenced after DUI meth led to death of 3-year-old boy

1-11-19 By Rob Moore and Dean Dyer  (CLEVELAND) — A Cleveland man will spend the next 14 years behind bars after entering a guilty plea Thursday in the 2017 wreck that claimed the life of 3-year-old Easton Cain in the parking lot of Ingles in Cleveland. Senior Judge Richard Winegarden presided over the plea and sentencing for Jay Holcomb, 37, …

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Judge sentences Jay Holcomb to 20 years for 2017 death of Cleveland child

1/10/19 By Rob Moore  and Dean Dyer (Cleveland)- Jay Holcomb, 37 of Cleveland, will spend the next 14 years behind bars after entering a guilty plea Thursday in the 2017 wreck that claimed the life of 3-year-old Easton Cain in the parking lot of Ingles in Cleveland. The plea agreement came only a month before he was scheduled to face trial …

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Spurlock takes the reins as mayor of Helen for city’s anniversary year

1/9/19 By Rob Moore (HELEN )– As 2019 gets underway, Helen has a new mayor and mayor pro tem at the helm. Cinnamon Spurlock was elected by other city commissioners to serve as mayor for the year. Commissioner Steve Fowler was elected mayor pro tem. Both were sworn in by City Clerk Marilyn Chastain during Tuesday’s city commission meeting. “I’m …

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