White County, GA

White County in D-Zero Drought Conditions

Local – White County is now experiencing the early stage of drought due to all the dry weather over the past month. Local news radio weather reporter Bill Kinsland said according to the latest map just released Thursday from NOAA’s National Drought Mitigation Center, White County is in D-ZERO (“Abnormally Dry”) status. This is the first time we have had a drought since July 28th, 2020.
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White County Students Named To The Presidents List and Honor Roll At NGTC

(Clarkesville)– North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) recently announced students named to the President’s List and Honor Roll for spring semester 2022. The President’s List recognizes full-time students with a 4.0 GPA. The Honor Roll recognizes full-time students with a 3.5 GPA. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours with no developmental courses.
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White County Detention Center Report – Week Ending 5-17-22

Cleveland)- The White County Sheriff’s Office has released the following information from the county detention center for the period ending May 17th, 2022. This report is a list of people arrested and booked into the White County Detention Center. The individuals identified have been charged with a crime, but...

Man reported missing from Unicoi found safe

An elderly man who went missing Saturday morning in White County has been found safe. The White County Sheriff’s Office says 73-year-old Larry Gene Hall is back home. Hall, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing Saturday afternoon hours after he was last seen driving out of Unicoi State Park. The sheriff’s office issued a lookout for the black Ford Mustang he was driving. They have not said how or where he was found.

Elderly Man Missing From Unicoi

Local – The White County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing elderly man. Information from the Sheriff’s Office has the missing man identified as 73-year-old, Larry Gene Hall. Larry is described as 6’0” tall, 165 lbs., with blue eyes, brown hair, and wears glasses.

Hundreds turn out for White County Chamber Business Block Party

Downtown Cleveland was alive Thursday afternoon with a large crowd participating in the White County Chamber of Commerce Business Block Party. Hundreds of people took advantage of the great weather to stroll around Freedom Park and check out the many businesses and service organizations that participated. White County Chamber of...

Man impaled by bull near Hall/White border

Hall County authorities said a man was impaled by a bull after 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, near the Hall County/White County border. Hall County Fire Rescue responded to the 8700 block of Skitts Mountain Road. White County Fire/EMS and animal control officials were requested as well to assist with...

Former Manager in Winder gets top post in Cleveland

A former Barrow County Manager will serve the same role in White County: Michael Renshaw has been named by White County Commissioners as the sole finalist for the job. Mike Renshaw has over 29 years of experience in local government leadership and management and, as a result of his commitment to his profession and high ethical standards, he is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association. His experience as a county manager spans over 10 years, having previously served in that role for Barrow County, Georgia and the County of Camden, North Carolina. A proud veteran of the United States Navy and Persian Gulf War, Mike returned to school following his honorable discharge and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration degree at Arizona State University. Mike and his wife Judy are the proud parents of five children and eight grandchildren. They are active members of their church and enjoy spending time exploring state parks and recreating in the outdoors.

GSP says Gainesville man was driving fleeing vehicle in White, Habersham counties

Officers say a Gainesville man was behind the wheel of a black 1998 Ford Explorer that fled from deputies in White and Habersham counties before wrecking Tuesday night. 30-year-old Eulon Carter Burns lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road, where the vehicle overturned on Cool Springs Road, said Sgt. Luke E. Mize of Georgia State Patrol Post 7 Toccoa, adding impairment was suspected.

White County firefighters recognized for saving two lives

Firefighters are expected to save lives in fires, but as first responders often their actions can stand between life and death for a victim before the arrival of an ambulance. On Monday, six White County Fire Services personnel were recognized for saving lives in two separate incidents in recent months.