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Tony Perkins Speaks to Largest Graduating Class in TMU History

5/14/19 by Jenny Gregory (TMU) (CLEVELAND)-  Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, an ordained minister, USMC veteran, and nationally recognized speaker delivered Truett McConnell University’s (TMU) commencement address to 143 bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates, Saturday, May 11. The class of 2019 carried great significance, not only as the school’s largest graduating class but as the 70th anniversary …

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Weather Service Says Saturday’s Storm Not A Tornado

5/14/19 (Cleveland)- The storm that did damage in White County this past Saturday was not a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.   Information provided to White County Public Safety Director David Murphy from Dave Nadler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service indicated that the damage was the result of severe thunderstorm winds of  60-70 miles per …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending May 14

5/14/19 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  May 14, 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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Coffee And Conversation ” Building Boom of 1986-2000 In Helen Thursday

5/13/19   (Helen)- Helen Arts & Heritage will present the next Coffee & Conversation event in recognition and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of  “Alpine” Helen”. The event is one in a series of historic reflections, all orchestrated by longtime Helen resident, Paula Ash and will be held Thursday, May 16 at 10 AM in Helen City Hall.   The public …

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County Commissioner Announce Short Term Rental Public Hearing Date

5/13/19 (Cleveland)- The White County  Board of Commissioners has announced they will hold a special meeting to receive public comment regarding proposed amendments to the White County Land Use Ordinance related to short term rentals and permitted uses in R1, A1, C1, and C2 Districts within the unincorporated area of White County – as well as procedural changes for Public …

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Power Restored, Road Open, Clean Up Continues Following Saturday’s Storm

5/13/19 (Cleveland)- All power service has been restored and a section of Duncan Bridge Road in White County has been opened following the  Saturday morning storm that hit White and other surrounding counties.   The storm blew down several trees and powers lines including power poles in the Leaf area of the county as well as other section.  Habersham Electric spokeswoman …

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Habersham Electric Working To Restore Power After Saturday Morning Storm

5/11/19 (Cleveland)- Nicole Dover spokeswoman for Habersham Electric Membership Corporation advised in an email Saturday afternoon that the storm that hit the area around 7:30 AM Saturday morning left significant damage. Dover said, approximately 1100 HEMC meters are without power as of 1 p.m., that compares to over 4,500 shortly after the storm.   HEMC crews have been working since the …

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Morning Storm Damages Buildings In White County

5/11/19 (Cleveland)- A line of early morning thunderstorms spawned some strong winds that resulted in widespread damage in the Leaf Community east of Cleveland as well as other sections of the county.  The winds knocked down numerous trees and power lines, especially in the section of highway between Highway 115 and 254.  That section of the road was closed for …

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Brenden King Graduates From Basic Military Training

5/10/19 (Updated)- U.S. Air Force Airman Brenden S. King has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate …

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Commissioners Review Updates To County Land Use Short Term Rental Regs

5/10/19 (Cleveland)-  The issue of short term vacation rentals in White County is a bit closer to being approved by the commission board.  Thursday during a called meeting the county commissioners received an update of some recommendations to the county’s Land Use Ordinance. Those recommendations have been reviewed by the county attorney, Mary Jane Henneke.  The commissioners after examining each …

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