• Dahlonega woman charged with vehicular homicide

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A 22-year-old Dahlonega woman is charged with DUI, first degree vehicular homicide and recklesss driving following a single-vehicle crash Sunday on Hightower Road just south of Miles Berry Road that killed a passenger in her car. Georgia State Patrol (GSP) reports that Lindsey C. LeBarron was driving a 2012 GMC Canyon when […]

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  • Voter registration deadline for Gen. Primary is tomorrow

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Georgia’s General Primary election is one month away. Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 24) is the deadline to register to vote. On Election Day (May 22), the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. In the race for State House District 9, three-term incumbent Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville) will face a challenge […]

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  • Lumpkin County employees get new insurance plan

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — In a called meeting Monday, the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to replace Humana as the county’s healthcare provider with United Healthcare. Gainesville-based Turner, Wood and Smith (TWS), an independent insurance broker, conducted a review for the county to identify the best, most cost effective healthcare provider. Company vice president […]

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  • Lumpkin County deputy injured in Sunday crash

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — A Lumpkin County deputy on his way home following his shift Sunday morning was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Hwy. 115 just inside the White County line. The Georgia State Patrol incident report indicates the deputy, Donald Lewis, and the driver of a Honda Minivan were traveling east on Hwy. 115 […]

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  • Dahlonega man charged with vehicular homicide

    OAKWOOD, Ga. — A 21-year-old Dahlonega man faces a charge of vehicular homicide following a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a passenger in his 2002 Nissan Xterra Friday morning. Paul Stevens was driving south on I-985 near the Plainview Road overpass when he lost control of his vehicle, which then left the roadway, […]

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  • Shooter, victims in Thursday murder-suicide identified

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Kelley James McDonald Jr., 39, a fugitive wanted in Florida for multiple counts of domestic abuse, has been identified as the shooter in Thursday’s murder-suicide that took the lives of three adults and sent one unidentified teenager to the hospital. The deceased have been identified as McDonald, his ex-wife Kelly Garrison, and […]

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  • City begins process of amending zoning ordinances

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Dahlonega’s City Council unanimously approved a motion to initiate the process of amending the city’s zoning ordinances Monday. City Manager Bill Schmid explained that many, perhaps dozens, of the changes will involve minor changes in text, such as typos, while others may be significant. “Either way,” Schmid said, “there is a process […]

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