• Lumpkin County man charged with cruelty to children

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office has arrested George Cartledge, 29, of Dahlonega and charged him with cruelty to children in the second degree. On Jan. 10, deputy Heath Higman responded to a call at the Head Start School from Ken Rowland with the Department of Family and Children’s Services. Rowland said he […]

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  • Dahlonega woman perished in mobile home fire

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A mobile home fire claimed the life of a Lumpkin County woman Friday. Marsha Hancock, 64, died when a fire, possibly caused by a space heater, destroyed a mobile home at 171 Dogwood Trail in Dahlonega Friday morning No other injuries were reported. The fire is being investigated by the state fire […]

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  • Schools closing across north Georgia today

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Schools in Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties are closed today (Wednesday, Jan. 17). Lumpkin County 12-month staff is asked to report at 10 a.m. or when it is safe to do so. The closings follow a winter weather advisory issued today that remains in effect until 4 p.m. in the following […]

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  • More snow and ice is on the way to north Georgia

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement Monday morning for Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Polk, Paulding, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, South Fulton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Heard, Coweta, Fayette, […]

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  • Branyon takes oath to become city marshal

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Dahlonega has a new city marshal. Judge Raymond George administered the oath of office to veteran law enforcement officer Jeff D. Branyon during Tuesday’s city council meeting. Branyon is a graduate of the University of Georgia who has worked in law enforcement for many years in Gwinnett, Clarke, Hall and Lumpkin counties. […]

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  • Lumpkin County to receive child car seat grant

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Injury Prevention Program has announced the Lumpkin County Health Department is one of the 2018 recipients of Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grants. The grants help county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among children in Georgia. This year’s $229,670 award […]

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  • New mayor, council members take oath of office

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Dahlonega City Council will take on a slightly different look in 2018. Mayor Gary McCullough officially ended nearly three decades of service to the city, including three terms as mayor, during Tuesday’s council meeting. Sam Norton was sworn in to replace him. Norton served as the Post 5 councilman before stepping […]

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  • Jones charged with aggravated assault and battery

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County authorities have charged Jackie Jones, 58, of Dawsonville, with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery and false imprisonment, all felonies, and misdemeanor battery, following a report of a family violence incident at 7980 Dawsonville Highway on Christmas Day. Glenda McDaniel Jones, 57, called 911 to report the incident. When Lumpkin […]

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