• 116 Cast Ballots on First Day of Advanced Voting

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Advanced in person voting got underway in Lumpkin County Tuesday for the general primary runoff election. Chief Registrar & Election Manager Ashley Peck said 116 voters cast their ballot yesterday. “It’s going pretty good for the first day,” Peck said. “I was very happy with the turnout.” Runoff elections generally attract low […]

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  • Election Officials Discuss Consolidation at Townall Meeting

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Elections officials held the first in a series of town hall meetings Tuesday to inform voters about the closing of all but one precinct in the November Election. About 10-15 people showed up and Chief Registrar & Election Manager Ashley Peck said she was pleased with the 45-minute session. “There […]

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  • More Troubles Surface for Lumpkin Coroner Candidate Amanda Jones-Holbrooks

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Amanda Jones-Holbrooks, a.k.a. Amanda Jones, campaign for Lumpkin County Coroner suffered a major blow Thursday when she was arrested for first-degree forgery. This is Jones-Holbrooks third brush with the law. The 33-year-old Dahlonega Funeral Home employee was arrested in 2000 for obstructing a peace officer and in 2007 for passing bad checks. […]

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  • Lumpkin County Coroner Candidate Arrested

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Coroner candidate Amanda Jones-Holbrooks was arrested Thursday and charged with forging her ex-husband’s signature on a quit-claim deed transferring land he owns to her. Jones-Holbrooks, who goes by the name Amanda Jones in her campaign for coroner, turned herself in to Lumpkin County authorities at 7:20 a.m. and was released […]

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  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Lumpkin Co. Coroner Candidate

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — An arrest warrant has been issued for Amanda Jones-Holbrooks, a candidate for Lumpkin County Coroner. On June 1st, Holbrook’s ex-husband Ricky Edmondson Jr. filed a report with Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office alleging Holbrooks had filed a Quit Claim Deed for a piece of property owned by him with the Lumpkin County Clerk […]

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  • Sheppard Picks Up Endorsement in Race for Coroner

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Jim Sheppard’s campaign for Lumpkin County Coroner got a major boost recently when former opponent Diane Kimmel endorsed him for the important position. “I’m grateful to have her support in the runoff,” Sheppard said. “I value her wisdom and integrity so her support means a lot to me personally,” Sheppard said. Sheppard […]

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  • Dahlonega Man Killed in Golf Cart Accident at Achasta CC

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A Dahlonega man was killed and three others injured today when the golf cart they were riding apparently lost its brakes, sped down a steep grade and overturned at the Achasta Country Club in Lumpkin County. According to Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, 83-year-old James “Jim” Hansard was pronounced dead at the […]

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  • Plan Early for Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — If you live in Georgia and haven’t celebrated the 4th of July in Dahlonega, you owe it to yourself to do so this year. But you may want to make plans. This little town is bursting at the seams with visitors on Independence Day. From the 5th Annual Firecracker 5K/10K run through […]

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