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Development Authority Seeks Grant For Fiber In Helen

(Cleveland)- The  City of Helen and it’s residents could benefit if the action by the White County Development Authority proves to be successful.  The Development Authority met in called session Tuesday  and approved moving forward with applying for a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that, if approved, would provide funding for the city to received fiber optic service.   …

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Cleveland Concerned About Increased Bypass Cost

(Cleveland)- City officials in Cleveland are concerned about  the reported increase in the utility relocation cost for phase II  of the Cleveland  bypass.  The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to let bids on the next bypass phase in November.  Monday  night during a city council meeting  City engineer Brian Rindt  told the council that the utility relocation cost for …

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Blood Drives Scheduled

(GAINESVILLE )- The American Red Cross in Gainesville has scheduled a series of blood drives across northeast Georgia this month in hopes of shoring up supplies before the Labor Day weekend.  Officials say they continue to have an urgent need for blood donors  of all blood types but O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed. Blood donations …

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Hunting Regulation Available

(Social Circle)- Northeast Georgia hunters Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has announced  that the  2014-2015 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print.  This guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and much more.  You may view, download and print the …

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Heavy Rain With Morning Storms

W/assistance from www.accessnorthga.com   (Cleveland)- Strong storms overnight and Friday  morning caused problems in some parts of  north Georgia.  Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said, “We had a busy morning with trees and limbs down, power outages, and a couple of lightning strikes to residences.”  Kimbrell added that the county appears to have been spared any significant damage.  Hall …

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White County Remains Out Of Drought Region

(Sautee)- WRWH  Weather Reporter Bill Kinsland  reports, the latest drought map released Thursday   shows, once again, that White and Lumpkin Counties are well outside the D-Zero area or abnormally dry, area  of dryness that developed middle Georgia several weeks ago have decreased somewhat since last week.  Bill advised that our area has been out of any level of drought …

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Chick-fil-A Working On Cleveland Project Again

(Cleveland)- Chick-fil-A   notorious for teasing local residents about the building of a restaurant in Cleveland,  is at it again.   It’s been three years since land was purchased for a restaurant in downtown Cleveland, but the company quickly threw water on the hopes of  Chick-fil-A lovers.  The latest flicker of hope for the restaurant to be build started last month when …

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Medlink Seeking White County Location

By Rob Moore  (HELEN) – White County soon will be getting a community health center.  Linda Ramey and Joy Ross of MedLink Georgia provided an overview of the planned facility to the Helen City Commission Tuesday. Ramey said the clinics are designed to meet a need in “medically under served  populations.” Asked by commissioners if a location has been determined, Ramey said …

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Commissioners Seek Bids On Paving Roads

(Cleveland)- Paving several gravel roads in the county was discussed by the White County Commissioners at a meet on Monday.  At the end of the regular scheduled meeting District 4  Commissioner Craig Bryant said, “ we’ve talked and talked about it until we are blue in the face.”   Bryant proposed to the board that they look at eight roads or …

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Couch Attends Summer Training

(Helen)- As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Helen Police Chief Jim Couch  recently attended the 2014 Annual Summer Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.  The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police is responsible for the delivery of training to the chiefs of Georgia’s police departments and law …

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