• NGMC recognized for excellence in stroke care

    PRESS RELEASE GAINESVILLE, Ga. –Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville has been recertified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare (DNV) while NGMC Braselton received a stroke quality award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). “At NGMC Gainesville, we’re honored to have been able to serve our community and the entire […]

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  • Clear the Shelters nationwide campaign starts Aug. 1

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Beginning on August 1st, individuals and communities around the country are coming together to find loving homes for pets in need with NBC Universal and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear the Shelters campaign. White County Animal Control will be one of those participating organizations and we need your help. Will you join […]

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  • 50th Oktoberfest postponed until 2021

    HELEN, Ga.–The Greater City of Helen Chamber of Commerce announced Friday (July 24) that will postpone its 50th anniversary celebration of Oktoberfest until next  year. The Festhalle is considered a Live Performance Event facility under  Gov. Brian Kemp’s guidelines for COVID-19 response and reopening. A prepared statement issued by the Chamber read, “This has been […]

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  • Guidelines for summer safety

    NEWS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Public Safety Director David Murphy issued the following guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and injury or illness from the summer heat. As our community continues phased re-openings in light of COVID-19, please continue to follow the safety guidelines to prevent the spread, and don’t forget to […]

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  • Next Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy will begin Aug. 3

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — If you are considering a career in law enforcement or would like to understand how a sheriff’s office operates, consider attending the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA). The next session begins Aug. 3 and continues through Oct. 5. Registration deadline is July 24.Classes are scheduled every Monday […]

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  • Farmer’s Market Grand opening July 18

    DAWSOVILLE, Ga. — Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the guest of honor at the grand opening of the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market and ribbon cutting for the new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion on July 18 at 8:15 a.m. The fourth season of the market opened earlier this spring and is […]

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  • Local martial artist back to normal after stroke

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Greg and Jeri Mansur were away for a little bit of a staycation when a stroke struck. Greg was out buying some medicine for Jeri’s headache. They exchanged a few texts. But, when he returned to the hotel, he found Jeri, her face against the ground. “He came back, and he saw me […]

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  • Amicalola Farmers’ Market returns Saturday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market will kick off Saturday, May 9th in Dawsonville. The market is opening on a new day in a new place. The 2020 market will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until sold out or noon at the brand-new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on […]

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  • Fire Chief Alexander honored on retirement

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — On Monday, White County Fire Services ceremonially honored long time employees and promoted a senior employee to the rank of Chief. This week Chief Norman Alexander will retire after 15 years with White County as an employee. Chief Alexander served prior to his employment as a volunteer firefighter. “It has been […]

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  • Dawson County firefighters roll to save annual Easter Egg hunt

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Firefighters are known for saving lives. Tomorrow they hope to save what would – under normal circumstances – be the community Easter Egg hunt and to put smiles on the faces of children all across the county. When Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson learned the annual event was being cancelled due […]

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  • Goodwill Career Center job fair April 2

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. –The Goodwill Career Center will hold a Multi-Employer Job Fair from 10 a.m. til 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. This is a great chance to meet with hiring managers of over 15 local businesses (including A Hand To Hold, Benchmark Human Services, Chick-Fil-A, DeVry University, GA Dept. of Human Services Fatherhood […]

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