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White County Special Olympics Games Cancelled

4/25/19 (Cleveland)- White County Special Olympics officials have announced that the scheduled games for Friday have been cancelled.  Sharon Brown, Special Olympics Chairperson said with all the forecast for rain during the day Friday, “Saying all of that the Games are cancelled.” Brown advised, with everything that has happened this year I will tell you that I have decided next year …

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No. 11 TMU Lady Bears collect extensive AAC postseason awards

4/24/19 (CLEVELAND) – For the second straight year, sophomore Karley Hobbs, a member of the No. 11 Truett McConnell University softball team, was named Appalachian Athletic Conference pitcher of the year and Jenni Shepard was named coach of the year. Furthermore, Briley Lawson was named co-freshman of the year while junior Jaden Morrison earned a spot on the All-Conference second team. Hobbs led the AAC through the …

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Commissioners To Explore Courthouse Renovations/Additions

4/24/19 (Cleveland)- A basic request by White County Sheriff Neal Walden for an architectural service to design some safety updates and renovation at the White County Courthouse has resulted in the county commissioners deciding to look at major renovations and additions to the facility on South Main Street in Cleveland.  Sheriff Walden on Monday during a commission meeting ask for …

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Georgia Lottery President Speaks To White County Rotary

4/23/19 (Cleveland)- Georgia Lottery President Gretchen Corbin told the White County Rotary Club Tuesday that lottery proceeds have benefited residents in White County, not just the lucky winners who cash in their tickets, but kindergarten students and those who benefit from Georgia’s Hope scholarships.  Corbin also shared with the club about the healthy sales in the state make it one …

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White County Detention Center Report Week Ending 4-23-19

4/23/19 (Cleveland)- Here is the White County Detention Center Report for the period ending  April 23, 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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White County Board Of Education Approve Personnel Items

4/23/19 (Cleveland)- The White County Board of Education approved the following personnel items during their meeting Tuesday morning.  Resignation: Michele Horton – teacher at WCMS effective end of SY 19 Maggie Nations – AP at MYES effective 6-30-19 Catherine Gibbs – Teacher at WCMS effective end of SY 19 Transfers: Nara Allen from AP at WCMS to AP at MYES …

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New Census Figures Place White County Population at 28,970

4/22/19 (Cleveland)- White County’s population has increased by almost three thousand since the latest Census. The U.S. Census Bureau has released new population estimates around the country and the figures show that as of July first, 2018 White County’s population was 29,970, that compares to the 2010 census figures of 27,144.  The Census Bureau is currently preparing for the official …

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Some Flooding In White County Following Steady Rain

4-19-19 (Cleveland)- Following  3.58  inches of rain since midnight Thursday night, several areas of White County are experiencing flooding. White County 9-1-1 dispatch reports flooding on Dean Mountain Road, Roy Powers Road, Airport Road.  USGS webcam in downtown Helen shows the Chattahoochee River was overflowing it’s banks in some areas at noon Friday.         

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White County Judge Denies Bond For Former Auto Dealer Mitch Simpson

4/18/19 (Cleveland)  Enotah Judicial Circuit  Superior Court Judge Joy Parks has denied bond for former Cleveland auto dealer Mitch Simpson, who was arrested March 26th, following complaints by customers after the dealership, located south of Cleveland, closed suddenly leaving vehicle purchasers without paperwork to register the vehicles and obtain tags.   Officials initially obtained three warrants before he was arrested and …

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Body Of Missing Canton Woman Found Wednesday

4/18/19 By Rebecca Hubbard  (Accesswdun) (Cleveland)- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be performing an autopsy on the body of a missing Canton woman,  Belinda Butterfield after her body was discovered Wednesday in the Chestatee River.  Lt. Alan Roach with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office said a concerned citizen heard reports of 34-year old Butterfield, going missing Monday morning while floating …

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