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White County Unemployment Rate 2.8 Percent In July

8-29-19 (Cleveland)- The preliminary unemployment rate in White County in July was 2.8 percent, that according to information released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.  The 2.8 percent  is down one tenth of a percent from the revised June rate. According to the labor department the labor force in White County in July was 16,374 of those 15,918 were …

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Baldwin Man Poses As A Shriner Charged With Theft By Deception

8-29-19 (Cleveland)- White County authorities say a  48-year old Baldwin man has been arrested after impersonating a Shriner and collecting money.    Captain Rick Kelley with the White County Sheriff’s Office said in an email that they received a call Wednesday August 28th about a man collecting money at the intersection of Highway 254 and Duncan Bridge Road and that  …

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Boil Water Notice Canceled For Cleveland Water Customers

8-28-19 (Cleveland)- The Boil Water Notice issued by the city of Cleveland earlier this week has been lifted.  The notice issued as required by the EPD as a result of a  6” water main break off Highway 129 North in the city. City water customers affected included those living on  Allison Dr., Doug Allison Heights, and Hilltop Street and the …

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White County Park Gym Gets Renovations

8-28-19 (Cleveland)- The gymnasium at  White County Park will soon have a new look.  At Monday’s county commission meeting the commissioners approved three renovation projects.  The first calls for the demolition and removal of the old bleachers, second  new flooring will be installed and finally new low-rise bleachers will be installed. The county will use SPLOST funds for the projects …

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New Short Term Rental Process Working

8-28-19 (Cleveland)- The new regulation dealing with  Short Term Rentals in White County seems to be working. At Monday’s county commission meeting  the board approved eight land use applications dealing with short term rentals. Prior to coming before the commissioners the applicants had their request approved by the county planning commission. White County Commission Chairman Travis Turner said they are …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending August 27

8-27-19 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  August 27,  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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Boil Water Notice North Side Cleveland

8/27/19 (Cleveland)- The City of Cleveland has issued a Boil Water Notice due to a 6″ water main break on the north side of the city that includes the following locations: Allison Dr., Doug Allison Heights, and Hilltop Street and the plaza at Cleveland Self Storage on Highway 129 North. The boiled water is for drinking purposes or you can …

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Qualifying Ends For Municipal Elections In Cleveland and Helen

8/23/19 (Cleveland)- Qualifying for the City of  Cleveland Municipal Election in November ended Friday afternoon with all incumbent candidates qualifying for re-election.  Roy “Shan” Ash III qualified for Mayor, Nan Bowen for Ward 1 and Annie Sutton for Ward 2. No other candidates qualified. Election Superintendent Connie Tracas said the election will be held November 5th for a referendum question …

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Congressman Collins Visits White County Farms

8-23-19 (CLEVELAND)-North Georgia Congressman  Doug Collins  met with members of the White County Farm Bureau Wednesday  to discuss challenges facing the local agriculture industry and provide an update on key issues in Washington. During the meeting, Collins answered questions on a variety of issues ranging from compliance to immigration. The congressman  said,  “Our farmers here in White County and throughout …

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Barrett Funeral Home Awarded Chamber “Business of the Year”

8/22/19 (Cleveland)- Barrett Funeral Home in Cleveland  has been recognized by the White County Chamber of Commerce  as  “Business of the Year”.  The  award was presented  Wednesday during the chambers annual meeting luncheon. The event was held at Babyland General Hospital Crystal Ballroom. The business of the year award is presented to a deserving Chamber Investor that shows an established …

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