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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. 75 N shut down near HelenRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Both lanes of Highway 75 Northbound in White County has been shut down to remove a semi-truck and trailer. Authorities says the highway will be closed for three to four hours.

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  11. Helen group asks to place memorial to shooting victimRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The Helen City Commission heard a request Tuesday afternoon for a memorial to shooting victim May Araim. A Texas resident, 68-year-old Araim died after being hit by a stray bullet while walking on the Marketplatz on North Main Street on Saturday night, Aug. 16. Speaking on behalf of a group of residents, Jane Lenzen asked the city commission for permission to plant a tree and place a small plaque near the corner of North Main and Dye streets.

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  12. Two free events in NE Ga. to help mark National Hunting and Fishing DayRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    To celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 27, two free events are planned in northeast Georgia.

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  13. Workman rescued after fall into Chattahoochee River near HelenRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    A man working on a deck at Nora Mill on Ga. Hwy. 75 south of Helen was injured when he fell into the Chattahoochee River Wednesday morning.

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  14. Authorities ID Texas woman shot, killed in HelenRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Authorities in northeast Georgia have identified a Texas woman who was fatally struck by a stray bullet.

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  15. Officials seeking grant for fiber optics in HelenRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Helen and its residents could benefit if the action by the White County Development Authority proves to be successful.

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  16. MedLink bringing clinic to White CountyRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    White County soon will be getting a community health center. Linda Ramey and Joy Ross of MedLink Georgia provided an overview of the planned facility to the Helen City Commission Tuesday.

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  17. August events at the Northeast Georgia History CenterRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Events planned this month at the Northeast Georgia History Center: Tuesday, August 12, 7 p.m. History Forum: The Gainesville Northwestern Railway LineChris Brooks will present information on the railway line and how it served sawmills in the Helen, GA area.

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  18. Memorial to John Kollock taking shape in HelenRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    A memorial to artist John Kollock, who helped transform Helen into the tourist mecca that it is today, is in works.

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  19. Tree falls, injures two tubers in HelenRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Sunday was a busy day for White County and Helen emergency personnel. Around 3 p.m., a passing storm toppled a tree near Cool River Tubing in Helen.

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  20. Two hurt in head-on wreck north of HelenRead the original story

    May 28, 2014 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Two people suffered non-serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Poplar Stump Road north of Helen.

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