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Georgia running back injured in practice
ATHENS- Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart announced Saturday that running back Zamir White injured his left knee in practice Saturday.According to Smart, White was covering a punt when the injury occurred."Zamir was on punt coverage and it was a non-contact injury,” said Smart. “We don’t k
Prisoner’s suit over treatment leads to $1.5M settlement against state
The attorneys for a woman incarcerated at Arrendale State Prison in Alto said she laid on the floor of a segregation cell “not eating” and “verbally unresponsive for three days.”The state of Georgia agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by attorneys for Mollianne Fischer, who is now
‘Old Joe’ Confederate statue protest slated today in Gainesville
Old Joe stands in the center of the downtown square of Gainesville, Ga. Called Old Joe by locals, the soldier wears a belt buckle emblazoned with the initials "CSA" for Confederate States of America and boasts a plaque declaring he is dedicated to "Southern Convictions." (AP Photo/The Times, Paula
A doughnut heist, Flo Rida and dancing deputies. Hall County Sheriff’s Office meets lip sync challenge.
Messages were coming in — about one every four hours — to Derreck Booth, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.They were messages from the community “begging” the sheriff’s office to take part in a trend that’s been sweeping the nation’s law enforcement: a lip syncing challenge.After a chal
Gas station selling fuel for .76 today
"As part of the fun, the first 100 attendees at the noon hour will be able to fill up their tanks with regular unleaded gas at the discounted price of $0.76 per gallon," according to theCherokee County Chamber of Commerce.
Explosion at Homerville coffee shop sends 3 employees to the hospital
HOMERVILLE, Ga. — Authorities are investigating a case of possible arson after an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop sent three people to the hospital.The Georgia Department of Insurance said it happened Friday, Aug. 17 at the Coffee Corner shop in Homerville.The intensity of blast collapsed several
Could there be a compromise over a long-standing Confederate statue in Gainesville?
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The battle over Confederate statues continues in Georgia. Now, a famous statue in Hall County is under scrutiny, but organizers to a protest on Saturday believe they have a solution that can solve the controversy.The preparation for the protest lasted longer than the protest itse
Restaurant coming, another business growing
For many months, there’s been construction activity on the north end of Cleveland’s downtown square, and White County residents have ...
What Gainesville is doing about abandoned properties
Gainesville officials are working on two initiatives, a land bank and adjustments to the city’s property maintenance regulations, part of efforts to improve housing conditions and neighborhood blight.The city’s community development director, Rusty Ligon, said city staff are working to determine exa
Georgia removes limits on tolls for express lanes
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Trump administration's suspension of clean water rule halted by judge
Environmental groups, including the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, are celebrating a federal judge’s ruling in South Carolina on Thursday that the Trump administration did not properly seek public input when it suspended protections designed to thwart waterway pollution.The ruling is likely to be appeal
Tornado warning issued for Banks county
3:51 P.M. |The NWS says the storm that prompted the warning is weakening below severe limits, and is exiting the warned area. Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire at 4P.M.. However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm.
Helen votes on fate of fireworks
The show will go on in Helen – the Fourth of July fireworks showcase, that is. The Helen City Commission voted ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news from The White County News. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!
Winery coming to the south, brewery to the north
With a new brewery and new winery on its horizons, Hall County has exciting news coming from both north and south.Beer is creeping into wine country to the north asTantrum Brewing Companygets closer to opening later this year in Cleveland. There’s not a lot of information on these folks just yet, bu
Thyroid medication recalled due to contamination concerns
A pharmaceutical company is recalling a thyroid medication due to risks of contamination, also known as "adulteration."The medication, Levothyroxine and Liothyronine,is being recalledin its tablet form in the 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg and 120 mg dosages.Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC reports that
Alto ups water, trash, animal control fees
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Why protesters will be gathering around Old Joe Saturday
A year after a nonviolent protest against “Old Joe,” the confederate statue in the center of Gainesville’s square, another demonstration is set for Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11:30 a.m.The monument, erected in 1909 by the Gen. James Longstreet Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, sits on ab
Drugs disguised as candy found during traffic stop in Upstate, police chief says
Antonio Mardequez Brown, of Greenville, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and trafficking marijuana.
Gainesville man arrested for felony theft by taking
CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County authorities arrested Oscar Rene Escobar, 43, of Gainesville last week. He is charged with felony theft by taking, giving deputies a false identity and driving on a suspended license.
Crews battling two-alarm fire in Downtown Atlanta building
ATLANTA- Atlanta Fire and rescue crews are on the scene of a fire in the old Southern Railway Building in downtown Atlanta.The two-alarm fire broke out on the fourth floor of the building.