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  1. Five suspects nabbed in fourmonth drug investigationRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Five people face varying drug related charges following their arrests Wednesday in the midst of a four-month drug investigation in White County. According to Mitchell Posey, Special Agent in Charge of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office , the ongoing investigation is part of an effort to dismantle what he called a local methamphetamine trafficking network.


  2. Helen proceeding with sewer line rehabilitationRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The City of Helen will proceed with cleaning up aging wastewater collection infrastructure. At its meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Helen City Commission voted to approve a proposal from Engineering Management Inc. to proceed with replacing 1,500 linear feet of sewer line installed in the 1980s.


  3. First Fasching weekend draws crowds to HelenRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Sunny weather and warmer temperatures brought crowds to Helen over the weekend, and it didn't hurt that weekend one of Fasching festivities were taking place. Saturday afternoon, members of the Faschingsverein, translated Fasching group of Helen, hosted a tube parade on the Chattahoochee River.


  4. Woman charged with ramming Helen police unitRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Some details of a multi-jurisdictional White County police chase Friday night have been released. Helen Police Chief Jim Couch said HPD Officer Ed Bingham attempted to stop a vehicle for a stop sign violation at South Main Street and Munich Strasse at 11:23 p.m. Friday.


  5. State rules Helen hotel fire was accidentalRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    State officials have released the cause of a late-night fire at Best Western PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center in Helen. No injuries occurred as a result of the fire, which has been determined to be accidental, said Glenn Allen, spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens.


  6. GMRC plans aerial mapping for NE Ga.Read the original story

    Jan 31, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission is planning to use aerial photography and LiDAR to map 10 mountain counties and two cities in the region. That according to Faith Bryan, who leads the project for the GMRC.


  7. Cleveland man arrested in connection with Helen stabbingRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    A 58-year old Cleveland man has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Helen Saturday night. Helen Police Chief Jim Couch in a news release Sunday morning said at approximately 8:05 pm officers of the Helen Police Department were called to the scene of a possible stabbing at Monday's Bar and Grill, located at 7934 South Main Street.


  8. Folk Pottery Museum announces Blues with Feeling open houseRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia will host an open house on Saturday, January 17, from 10 am to 4 pm with the theme 'Blues with Feeling.' The Folk Pottery Museum is part of the Sautee Nacoochee Center, which includes two galleries featuring work in a variety of media by area artists, and a museum showcasing the heritage of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys.


  9. White Co. begins work on Helen fire agreement, reviews land use planRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    There is still a lot of work to be done before the White County Board of Commissioners presents a fire service agreement to the City of Helen, but the county commission board took a first look at a draft agreement at its meeting Monday. The draft would have the City of Helen provide funding to upgrade some of the firefighting equipment that will be used.


  10. Secondgeneration mayor begins second term in HelenRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Helen City Commissioner Dona K. Burke takes the oath of office as mayor from City Clerk Marilyn Chastain. HELEN - For the second time, Dona K. Burke took the oath of office as Mayor of Helen Tuesday morning.


  11. Helen gets set for Dropping of the EdelweissRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Looking for a New Year's Eve event with an international flair? The Helen Chamber of Commerce will host its second-annual Dropping of the Edelweiss along the Chattahoochee River beginning at 8 p.m. today. Renee Chacon of the Helen Chamber explains.


  12. Helen scrubs riverbank work due to lack of cooperationRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Seven months after deciding to spend about $150,000 to repair an eroded riverbank containing an exposed sanitary sewer line, Helen city leaders have scrapped that plan. During this week's Helen City Commission meeting, officials heard that Helen Waterpark owner Merle Long would have to grant access to the river across his property in order for the work to occur, and he has not done so.


  13. White County releases more details on truck wreckRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    White County authorities say the tractor-trailer truck that wrecked in the northern part of the county Monday afternoon was hauling scrap metal. The single-vehicle accident involved the tractor-trailer overturning, causing a six-hour closure of Georgia Highway 75 north of Helen.


  14. Helen, White County look at consolidating fire departmentsRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    A meeting Tuesday morning laid the groundwork that could lead to the consolidation of fire departments in Helen and White County. Near the end of Tuesday afternoon's Helen City Commission meeting, city officials discussed the idea.


  15. Helen contemplates future fire department needsRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The Helen City Commission is contemplating spending more than $600,000 on a rescue pumper for the city's fire department. HELEN - Helen leaders want to make sure they look into the future before spending more than $600,000 on a new fire truck.


  16. Cross country: Miles, Gearing star during 8-AAAA finalsRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Quintin Miles jabbed his hands into the air and erupted in a sort of primal scream as he crossed the finish line on Thursday. Jenna Gearing's celebration was a bit more muted, but no less thrilling for the White County star, as she dominated the field at the Region 8-AAAA cross country championships on Thursday at Unicoi State Park in Helen.


  17. Guided tours this month at White Co. historic siteRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The historic Hardman House across from the Nacoochee Indian mound is open for tours on Thursdays through Sundays this month. Learn the secrets and history of this 145-year-old former governor's farm while on a guided tour.


  18. SCOGA says White Co. murderer doesn't deserve new trialRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a White County judge s decision and ruled that a man who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison does not deserve a new trial. The high court ruled that new evidence showing that a state s witness told one story to his attorney and a different story later at trial speaks to the witness s credibility, but is insufficient by itself to warrant the granting of an extraordinary motion for new trial.


  19. Blood drive to remember Cleveland womanRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Back in 2004 when Sandra Jackson died of complications from leukemia, her family and friends in Helen thought a blood drive would be a good way to give back to the community that had given so much to her. On Sunday, Sept.


  20. Overturned truck shuts down highway for hoursRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Officials reopened Georgia Highway 75 north of Helen in White County just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, after the road was shut down for hours so crews could remove a tractor-trailer truck that ran off the road and overturned Thursday afternoon. The crash near the intersection of Tray Mountain Road was reported at 3:45 p.m. The truck overturned, blocking the southbound lane.


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