• City, County talks center on consolidation of fire services

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County and the City of Cleveland are exploring the possibility of consolidation of fire services. County Commission Chairman Travis Turner made the announcement during Monday’s regular Board of Commissioners meeting. “It’s important to note that both agencies have an obligation to taxpayers to operate as efficiently as possible and reduce […]

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  • Anti-CRT fervor heating up in Forsyth County

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Parents of Forsyth County students are “mad as hell and they say they are not going to take it anymore.” The popular website Concerned Parents of Forsyth County Georgia exploded with negative comments about the Forsyth County Board of Education following the Board’s May meeting. School officials claim that the school […]

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  • BOC approves McFarland Parkway development

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A new mixed-use development that includes 59 townhomes and 51,000 square feet of commercial space will soon become a reality. The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Liu Investment Partners request to rezone 18.534 acres at 100 McFarland Parkway to Master Planned District at Thursday’s meeting. Christopher Light, representing Liu Investment Partners […]

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  • Semanson on nominating process: “It was manipulated by someone with an agenda”

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The normally uneventful process of appointing members to a committee quickly erupted into an embarrassing 30 minutes of angry shouting, accusations of “manipulation” and “dirty” tactics at the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Furious about the way the nominating process for members of the Development Authority was conducted, Commissioner Laura Semanson […]

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  • Four arrested in Lumpkin County drug bust

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — A multi-agency task force arrested four individuals and took 295 grams of methamphetamine and an undisclosed amount of heroin off the street Wednesday (Apr 13). Following months of investigation, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office served a warrant at 1085 Lewis School Road. During the […]

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  • NGMC completes first AVM treatment advancing brain care for the region

      PRESS RELEASE GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The radiation oncology and neuroscience teams at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) recently partnered to provide the region’s first treatment for arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a tangle of abnormal blood vessels in the brain. Because of the high risk for stroke and myriad neurological conditions associated with AVM, patients have […]

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  • Firefighters battle Long Mountain Fire

      PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. –Yesterday’s beautiful spring weather brought warm temperatures, low humidity and a gentle breeze which the National Weather Service labeled a HIGH FIRE DANGER DAY. At 5:13PM, White County received a reported woods fire on Long Mountain Trail which turns off Jeb Drive off Hwy 115 W.  The fire was […]

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  • Johns Creek, Forsyth County score key drug bust

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Surveillance of a suspected drug dealer’s home paid off big time last week when Johns Creek and Forsyth County detectives arrested five people on various drug and weapon charges and took a sizeable amount of drugs off the street. Detectives spotted the suspect, Levi Brown, 27, of Dawsonville leaving the home, […]

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  • Early voting on $60 million SPLOST starts Monday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The dust has barely settled following January’s special election in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race but Dawson County Republicans and Democrats will return to the polls starting Monday (Feb 22) to vote on a $60 million, 6-year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Early voting will last until Friday, March 12. Local […]

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  • White County deputies chase, arrest burglary suspect

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – Alert White County deputies arrested a Cleveland man who is suspected of burglary Tuesday. According to a White County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies had been searching for Corey Franklin Cantrell for several weeks in connection with a burglary investigation. While searching for Cantrell, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of […]

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  • Dawsonville man charged in connection with riot in Capitol Building

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Federal authorities have arrested 22-year-old Benjamin Harry Torre of Dawsonville in connection with the riot that took place Jan. 6 at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. According to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, an anonymous tipster who claimed to know Torre identified photos […]

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