• Sen. Steve Gooch: Update from the capitol week 5

    By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) Week five was quite productive here at the Capitol. We passed four pieces of legislation, all unanimously, and welcomed many distinguished guests. I am pleased with the efficient pace that legislation has moved through the committee process and made it to the Senate Floor, and I hope to […]

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  • Two people injured in Monday morning crash on Burntstand Road

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – A three-vehicle accident on Burntstand Road at 6:24 a.m. today (Feb. 18) sent two people to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with undisclosed injuries. According to the Georgia State Patrol accident report, a 1996 GMC Sierra driven by Tiffany Raines, 18, of Dahlonega, was traveling west on Burntstand Road when […]

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  • Dahlonega man charged with DUI in wreck that injured motorcyclist

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. –– Benjamin Jacob Bruner, 20, of Athens was seriously injured Tuesday when the Suzuki motorcycle he was riding struck the rear end of a Dodge Dakota that was backing out of a private driveway on Ben Higgins Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol, witnesses said the Dodge Dakota, driven by 63-year-old James […]

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  • Collins bill would reduce cost of prescription drugs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresssman Doug Collins reintroduced key legislation last week aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medication and increasing transparency in the drug pricing process. Introduction of this legislation comes after President Donald Trump called on Congress to directly address the rising cost of prescription drugs during his State of the Union address. […]

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  • Lumpkin County BOC meets Tuesday

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners will meet in a work session Tuesday (Feb. 12) at 4 p.m. in the Lumpkin County Administration Building, 99 Courthouse Hill. That work session will be followed by a public hearing at 4:30 and a special called meeting at 5 p.m. The purpose of the special […]

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  • Ban would end single-party consent recordings

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Senate Bill 59, dropped this week by State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) and sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) and President Pro Tem Butch Miller (R-Gainesville), is already drawing fire from several directions. The bill would ban people in the state from recording somebody without their permission. Georgia is currently […]

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  • It’s official: NGHS will build hospital in Lumpkin Co.

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) announced plans to offer hospital services at the former home of Chestatee Regional Hospital later this year and begin developing a new replacement hospital along Georgia 400 in Lumpkin County. “We’re thrilled to share this exciting news, which ensures people in and around Lumpkin County will have […]

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  • Goodwill Career Center to host job fair for Lowe’s

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Goodwill Career Center will host a hiring event for area Lowe’s stores (Cumming, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Dawsonville Career Center. Applications can be completed upon arrival and on site interviews will be conducted for immediate hiring of a variety […]

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