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Hiawassee on track to deny millage rollback

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Despite higher property assessments, Hiawassee seems on track to deny a 2018 rollback millage of 2.170, in favor of retaining the current rate of 2.258.


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

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-17 20:19:00

Georgia removes limits on tolls for express lanes

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Water issues dominate city workshop

CLAYTON — Water issues topped the Clayton City Council’s workshop on Tuesday, with one city water customer letting councilmembers know ...Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news from The Clayton Tribune. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!

THE CLAYTON TRIBUNE - 2018-08-18 10:00:00

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 ...


Attention drivers! You could soon pay more to drive on express lanes

Starting on Monday, if you plan to drive the full 16-mile length of I-85, you could pay $15 -- possibly $16 at times.


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

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-18 18:29:42

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!


‘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

MYAJC.COM - 2018-08-18 09:43:00

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

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-08-18 22:11:00

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


Young entrepreneurs run 2 Murphy businesses

Murphy – Cassandra and Matthew Hendrix’s plans to travel around the country came to a halt as soon as ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!


Loitering suspect arrested for methamphetamine at local store

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Towns County Sheriff’s deputies, along with an officer from the Hiawassee Police Department, responded to the Lakeview store on Highway 76 East in Hiawassee, in reference to a subject who was loitering on the property.


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.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-17 19:34:23

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River adds ‘multi-tainment center,’ sister property expanding again

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River has a couple of new attractions – the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center and a much-needed sit-down restaurant, The Landing Café.The “multi-tainment” area at the Murphy, N.C. casino includes 16 bowling lanes, billiards, two bars, an arcade and two meeting rooms. The gamin


Wanted felon arrested in break-in

A town resident was arrested just hours after a break-in at Ronnie’s restaurant at 5 a.m. Monday. Andrews Police ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!


Towns County students to return to renovated campus, second resource officer

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County students are scheduled to return for the 2019-2019 school year tomorrow, Aug. 16. First-stage renovations to the campus have been completed on time, and a second school resource officer is signing on to provide additional safety measures for students and staff.


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


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.


North Carolinians ask local police for directions, arrested on drug charges

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On the evening of Monday, Aug. 6, a Hiawassee Police Department patrol officer was in the parking lot of a local business when the officer was approached by two white males in a white Ford F250, requesting directions. The officer advised the driver that an incoming call for service