• BOC approves budget and sets millage rate

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2019 budget and approved the rollback millage rate during Tuesday’s voting session. Commissioner Rhett Stringer voted no on both. The approved budget is $21,807,984. The millage rate is 11.053 mills for property in the unincorporated areas of Lumpkin County, 13.186 mills for property in […]

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  • School board a no-show at public hearing

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Public hearing or public embarrassment? The Lumpkin County School Board advertised for a public hearing and invited citizens to speak about a tentative tax increase last Monday then declined to listen to a single word they had to say. Four of the five board members were present when the work session started. […]

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  • Teacher says Blackwell “was a troubled kid and serious threat”

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Teachers and students at Lumpkin County Middle School were afraid of 17-year-old Kaylor Blackwell. One math teacher refused to be in the same classroom with the volatile teen and another refused to be in the same class unless Pat Garner, a math teacher and former criminal investigator with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s […]

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  • Teens charged with robbery, assault, auto theft

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Two teenagers face serious charges, including assault, robbery and theft in connection with items being stolen from unlocked cars parked at the Sherman Green Apartments on Butler Street in Dahlonega Tuesday. Emmanuel Flores, 18 of Milwood, and Samuel Slaydon Spiers, 18, who lists his home as New Orleans were arrested Tuesday […]

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  • Missing teen reported “alive and well” in South Carolina

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A second person reported missing following the Rainbow Family of Light gathering in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Lumpkin County has been located alive and well in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office reported 18-year-old William Johnson as missing Tuesday afternoon. Johnson was described as a white, male, six feet tall […]

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  • 858 voters have taken advantage of early voting

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – With two days left in the advanced voting period, Lumpkin County’s Chief Registrar and Elections Manager Ashley Peck said the turnout has been about what she expected for a runoff election. Runoffs do not generally attract a large turnout. Thus far 858 Lumpkin County voters have taken advantage of shorter lines of […]

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