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Cleveland Fire Department Had 92 Calls In January

2/5/15 (Cleveland)- The Cleveland Fire Department had a 28 percent increase in their activities  during the month of January, compared to one year ago.  Fire Chief Ricky Pruitt told the Cleveland City Council this week that the department had a total of 92 calls during January, with 49 of those in the city and 43 in the county.  The total …

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Cause Of Best Western Fire Announced

By: Rob Moore  2/4/15 (HELEN) – State officials Tuesday afternoon  released the cause of a late-night fire at Best Western PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center in Helen on Monday. No injuries occurred as a result of the fire, which has been determined to be accidental, said Glenn Allen, spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens. “An …

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White County Participates In Statewide Drill

2/4/15 (Cleveland)- As part of the statewide tornado drill the White County Emergency Management  Agency Wednesday morning  activated the weather alert sirens  just before 10 AM.   Normally the EMA test the weather sirens on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM,  today’s drill will take the place of the regularly scheduled  siren test.  All residents should have …

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County And Cities Support Appalachian Parkway Name For Bypass

2/3/15 (Cleveland)- White County and city governments in Cleveland and Helen have approved resolutions supporting  the call for the state legislature and Department of Transportation to officially name the  Cleveland Bypass,  the Appalachian Parkway.  The efforts to name the bypass were spearheaded by the White County Chamber of Commerce and came out of a meeting by the chamber about  gateway …

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Improvements To Dangerous Curve On Asbestos Road Approved

2/3/15 (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Commissioners have taken steps to make improvements  to a dangerous section of Asbestos Road north of Cleveland.  The commissioners Monday approved widening the inside curve, at the intersection of Mauldin Road and eastside of Asbestos Road.   That curve has been described as the most dangerous part of the road because of a …

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Brig. General Russel Weiskircher Dies At Age 90

1/29/15 By: Rob Moore   CLEVELAND – One of the original liberators of Dachau concentration camp and a member of the Georgia Commission  on the Holocaust and White County resident  has died.  Brig. Gen. Russel Weiskircher (U.S. Army-Ret.), who was  90, died at his home in Cleveland today following a period of declining health. Weiskircher enlisted in the U.S. Army at …

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Unemployment Rate Increased In December

1/29/15 (Cleveland)- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in White County eased up two tenths of a percentage point in December.  Figures released show the unemployment rate for the county was 6 percent, that is up from the November revised rate of 5.8 percent.  In December the labor force for the county was 13,066, of …

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White County Library Unable To Offer Tax Forms

1/29/15 (Cleveland)- It’s  almost tax filing time and in the past both branches of White County Public  Library  have offered an extensive supply of  tax forms and people have come to expect those forms will be there.  Well,  not this year.  With the recent  budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service  they have decreased the amount of  printed forms that …

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Commissioners Hold First Reading Of Land Use Regs

1/28/15 (Cleveland)- During a special called meeting  Tuesday the White County Board of Commissioners held a first reading of  a draft of  land use regulations for the county.  During the last couple of years the county has been working on this document, that work included holding three public input meetings  around the county.  Following those meeting  county voters in November …

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Cleveland Fire Department Provides Fire Safety Class

1/27/15 (Cleveland)- As part of their continuing education efforts members of the Cleveland Fire Department recently conducted a Fire safety Class for the children who attend Kid’s Corner Day Care. Cleveland Fire Chief Ricky Pruitt said, “Fire safety tips and fire prevention were emphasized.” According to Pruitt the students were also give an opportunity to explore up close a real …

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