City of Helen 100 years

Helen Trout Tournment Cancelled

With the health of our Anglers and other visitors in mind, the Helen Chamber of Commerce regretfully is cancelling the 31st Annual Helen Trout Tournament scheduled for March 28, 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and excitedly await for next year's tournament. Until then, stay healthy and safe.

COVID-19 Virus

Helen City Hall has received many calls regarding openings/closings in our city. At the time of this writing, the only governmental offices closed are the White County libraries, the Senior Center and the White County Park and Recreational Center. In regards to local business closings, businesses are individually owned and are determining what is in the best interest for them and their employees. The City has not mandated the closing of any businesses. The Helen Visitors Center is asking any businesses that are changing their hours or closing due to the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus) concerns to please let them know so they can best inform our visitors (706-878-2181). Please be aware that the Georgia Restaurant Association has mandated that all restaurants restrict patrons to 30 or less at one time, including employees.

Below is a link to the information the White County Office of Public Safety has made available regarding the COVID-19 Virus. Additional information can be found on their website at Any new information will be posted as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Helen City Hall at 706-878-2133, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Link:  White County COVID-19 Press Release & Safety Information

Remember to Vote

The City of Helen has two Commission seats open for the Tuesday, November 5, 2019 elections. Three candidates are running for the two seats: Incombents Jeff Ash and Cinnamon Spurlock, and former commissioner Fred Garmon. Voting beginning at 7:00 a.m. and polls close at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 706-878-2733.

Helen to Hardman Trail Reopening

With much anticipation and great pleasure, we would like to announce that the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail will RE-OPEN the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25th. Thank you for all your support and patience during this time of rebuilding.

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins to Visit Helen

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins will be in Helen, GA April 16, 2019. Representative Collins will be at Helen's Veteran Park at 726 Brucken Strasse where he will present the family of Private Rondall H. Glaze with metals for the private's military service. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Please join us as we honor the memory of White County, Georgia's most decorated soldier. If you have any questions, please call Helen City Hall at 706-878-2733.

City Hall Closure for Inclement Weather

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Helen City Hall and the Administrative Office of the Police Department will be closed Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Weather permitting, the offices will reopen Wednesday if the roads are safe for travel. During the time the offices are closed, if you need a police officer for a non emergency, call 706-878-2722, Option 1. For an emergency, call 911. We ask everyone to stay safe and do not take unnecessary trips in the event the weather turns treacherous.

Trash schedule for Martin Luther King Holiday

Residential garbage service will be scheduled as normal for Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day.  Pleae make sure trash is out by 7 a.m. to ensure pick up.  If you have any questions please call City Hall at 706-878-2733.