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Truett McConnell University to hold Graduate Open House

2/7/20 By: Jenny Gregory (TMU) (Cleveland)- Truett McConnell University’s Office of Graduate Admissions will host its first Graduate Open House on the university’s campus, Saturday, March 7th. Those considering pursuing graduate studies at the master’s level are invited to attend this free event beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Miller Hall atrium. Participants will meet with graduate admissions specialists who …

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White County Preparing For Possible Snow Saturday Morning

2/7/20 (Cleveland)- White County officials are preparing for the potential of snow Saturday morning.  The National Weather Service says computer models have been trending wetter with a fast-moving system Saturday, primarily between 6 am and noon,  and temperature profiles will support either snow and/or a rain/snow mix (possibly as far south as I-20).  The latest forecast calls for 40 percent …

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First Rabies Case Of 2020 Reported In White County

2/7/20 (Cleveland)- White County’s first positive rabies case for 2020 has been reported. Sean Sullivan White County Environmental Health Manager said two dogs had contact recently with a rabid skunk in the Hooper Road area of the county. According to Sullivan the homeowners came home at approximately 10:30 pm Sunday and noticed that one of their dogs smelled strongly of …

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Conditions Improving Following Thursday’s Flooding

2/7/20 (Cleveland)- Things are improving around north Georgia following the heavy rain and flooding that occurred Thursday. White County Public Safety Director David Murphy speaking on Local News Radio Friday morning said all roads that were closed yesterday as a result of flooding are back open, with exception to Sandy Flatts Road between Far Winds and Lumpkin County Line. Murphy …

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Lady Warriors Seek Region Title Against Marist

Sports – The White County Warriors are one step closer to the State Play-offs as they take the victory in the semi-finals over the Flowery Branch Falcons last night in Varsity Basketball. Off to a sluggish start, White County struggled to get ahead of the Falcons in the first two periods of play and seemed to be gaining more in …

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Former Helen Police Chief Gene Penland Dies

2/6/20 (Hiawassee)- Funeral Services will be held Friday for Gene Boyd Penland, age 75, of Hiawassee, who was a police chief in the city of  Helen.  Penland passed away Monday at his home. He began his law enforcement career at the Towns County Sheriff’s Department where he was promoted to chief deputy. He then moved to Helen Police Department where …

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Late Afternoon Report From White County Public Safety

2/6/20 (Cleveland)- Here is the late afternoon report Thursday from White County Public Safety Director David Murphy. Roadways Closed: Charlie Thomas Rd @ Bridge Sandy Flats Rd from Far Winds Rd to Lumpkin County Line Bottoms Rd off SR17 Lynch Mountain Rd from House# 234 to Bridge Roy Powers Rd near Bridge   Weather Alerts In Effect: Flash Flood Watch …

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Snow Showers Possible Late Thursday Or Early Friday

2/6/20 (Cleveland)- A Special Weather Statement issued Thursday afternoon by the National Weather Service advises as much colder air rushes in across the north Georgia area behind a strong storm system, scattered rain showers may mix with or change to snow showers before ending late tonight through early Friday morning. There is the chance we could see some snow accumulations …

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White County Schools Announce Two Hour Delay Friday Morning

2/6/20 (Cleveland)- White County School officials report there will be a 2 hr delay for White County School System Friday morning that includes both students and staff. Buses will be delayed for two hours as well.  In other words, if a student gets picked up at 6:30 am normally, tomorrow he/she will get picked up at 8:30 am, if he/she …

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UPDATE-Flood Warning For White County Until 7:45 PM Thursday

2/6/20 (Cleveland)- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for…White County in northeastern Georgia… Until 745 PM EST. * At 145 PM EST, emergency management reported flooding in central   and eastern White County. Two to four inches of rain have fallen   over the area, resulting in flooding along creeks and rivers, and   in …

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