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Gov. Kemp calls on Georgia businesses to aid with critical health care needs

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Tuesday called on all Georgia businesses who are able, to help the state provide, produce, distribute, or store critical health...

Local medical professionals issue an open letter to the community in response to COVID-19

Editor's Note: A group of 25 local medical professionals including doctors, nurse practitioners, and a physican assistant wrote the following letter to the community...

SBA small business emergency loans now available

Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA...

Georgia prioritizes COVID-19 testing: Drive-thru test site opens in Northeast Georgia

Georgia health officials are following strict guidelines on who gets tested for COVID-19 and who doesn't. The governor and top state public health and safety...

White County Operations Update during COVID-19 

Editor's Note: The following press release was issued Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by White County Public Safety Director David Murphy. White County is implementing its...

COVID-19: What you need to know

This a a recording of NH News’ Facebook LIVE panel discussion on the coronavirus pandemic and how it's being dealt with in Northeast Georgia. Participating...

NGCF establishes Coronavirus Relief Fund

The North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) has established the ‘NGCF Coronavirus Relief Fund’ that will make strategic grants to nonprofits in North Georgia who...

White County Public Safety issues new Fire/EMS guidelines amid COVID-19 threat

In an effort to guard against the potential spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, White County Emergency Management Agency has released new operating guidelines that...

Judicial Emergency declared in Enotah Judical Circuit

(Cleveland)- Another step has been taken in the effort to cut down on the possibility of the spread of the coronavirus. Enotah Judicial Circuit Chief...

Movie theaters closing amid pandemic

Georgia Theatre Company (GTC) which owns Habersham County's lone movie theater is temporarily closing up shop due to the coronavirus threat. The theater company will...

GHSA shuts down high school sports, activities through end of month

Georgia high school activities and sports, including practices, are on hold following Governor Brian Kemp's announcement on March 16 that the state's public schools...

HEMC to close office lobbies to walk-in traffic

Habersham EMC continues to monitor developments regarding the COVID-19 virus and CDC guidelines. Currently, the CDC is recommending that all events of 50 or more...