CLEVELAND - The White County Meth Task Force is considering taking its campaign against drug and alcohol abuse into two more counties.<br />
The group now focuses on children exposed to drug and alcohol abuse in the home in White and Lumpkin counties.<br />
However, the group plans to develop a pilot program which it expects to use in expanding its work into Towns and Union counties.<br />
The task force recently met with representatives from law enforcement, health, judicial and other areas that deal with youngsters affected by drug and alcohol abuse in the home.<br />
It was the first of a series of such meetings that are planned.<br />
The jury has announced guilty verdicts on all counts for Hector Garcia-Solis, Eric Velazquez and London Clements, including malice murder charges for Garcia-Solis and Velazquez, for the 2019 shooting death of Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Blane Dixon.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell again last week to the lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the job market and the broader economy are rebounding rapidly from the coronavirus recession