• Arrest made in GBI rape investigation

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Luis Amaro Vazquez, 33, of Mexico, in Dahlonega. In October 2018, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI initiate an investigation into allegations of rape, cruelty to children, and false imprisonment. The case agent was able to corroborate the […]

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  • Dahlonega man charged with child molestation

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County authorities have charged James Millen Nester, 28, of Dahlonega with child molestation, aggravated child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes, all felonies. The alleged incident reportedly took place in late July or early August. However, the mother of the child, who is not identified, did not learn about […]

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  • Holly Theatre to get Fox Theatre Institute grant

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The historic Holly Theatre in Dahlonega will receive a $6,600 grant from Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) to undertake a project to study the structural areas of the stage and supporting backstage areas. FTI announced last week that it will award $479,465 in grants to 2018-2019 recipients of the historic preservation, urgent/emergency fund, […]

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  • Leader of faith-based recovery house arrested

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest Starla Pope, the leader of a faith-based recovery house in Lumpkin County. Captain Marcus Sewell said deputies were investigating alleged criminal activity at Experiences of Grace Ministries located in the 100 block of Tipton Drive. The investigation led deputies to Pope, also known […]

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  • UNG enrollment grew by  5 percent in fall semester

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Officials with the University of North Georgia say 19,722 students are currently enrolled across all their campuses, an increase of 5 percent for the 2018 fall semester. In a media release from the school it was pointed out that among Georgia’s public colleges and universities, UNG’s percentage increase is the third largest, […]

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  • Kemp to resign as secretary of state at noon today

    ATLANTA – Republican Brian Kemp announced that he will officially resign as secretary of state at 11:59 a.m. today and begin the transition to become Georgia’s next governor immediately. Kemp is currently the state’s top elections official. Governor Nathan Deal will then appoint an interim secretary of state who will certify Tuesday’s election in which […]

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  • Lula man charged with battery, cruelty to children

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A 28-year-old Lula man has been charged with two counts of cruelty to children, two counts of making terrorist threats, simple battery and trespassing following a domestic incident at 2064 Coopers Gap Road last Friday. Daniel Preston Brock is charged with punching his girlfriend in the face, pushing her head into a […]

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