• Lumpkin Co. Drug Bust Nets $43,659 in Methamphetamine

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) and Georgia State Patrol made a drug bust Monday that netted two suspects and nearly a pound of methamphetamine with a street value more than $43,000. Sheriff’s deputies and ARDEO agents served a warrant at 15520 HWY. 129 (Mountain View Campground) […]

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  • Head-On Hwy. 52 Crash Kills Lumpkin County Man

    DAHLONEGA, Ga — A head-on collision on Hwy 52 East in Lumpkin County Monday morning claimed the life of a Dahlonega man. Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Pfrogner reports that an unidentified 19-year-old male from Cleveland allegedly crossed the center line on Highway 52 near the old AT&T building and struck the car driven by […]

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  • Commissioners Approve Plan to Build 3 Roundabouts

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of agreements with the Georgia Department of Transportation Tuesday that will provide for the construction of roundabouts at three Lumpkin County intersections. The county’s only financial obligation will be to pay the cost of electrical energy used for any lighting and the […]

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  • Snowfall Less Than Expected in Lumpkin Co.

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County EMS Director David Wimpy reports that the county dodged a bullet last night regarding the weather. A warm layer of air from the Gulf of Mexico kept precipitation liquid longer than expected resulting in less snow accumulation. Lumpkin County averaged about 2.5 inches with higher amounts in some locations. While […]

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  • City, County Agree on Service Delivery Strategy

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The City of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County have reached a verbal agreement on a service delivery strategy (SDS). The SDS determines which services the county will provide for the city and what the city will pay for those services. The strategy, which awaits the signatures of Mayor Gary McCullough and Chairman of […]

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  • Fire Destroys Danny’s Automotive in Dahlonega

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County EMS Director David Wimpy reported this morning that Danny’s Automotive, 2227 Oak Grove Road in Dahlonega, was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday evening. Wimpy said the call came in at about 9 p.m. and all units of the Lumpkin County Fire Department responded along with one tanker from Dawson County. […]

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  • County Commission Work Session Set for Tuesday

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session Tuesday Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lumpkin County Administration Building, 99 Courthouse Hill in Dahlonega. The purpose of the work session is to discuss items that will be voted on at the regular meeting which […]

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  • Candidates for Ga. GOP Chair to Debate in Dahlonega

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Republican Party will host a debate Feb. 11 featuring at least three candidates who will attempt to become state GOP Chairman. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Lumpkin County Park and Recreation Building’s Heritage Room. Among those expected to participate are John Watson, former […]

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