• School Year Begins in Lumpkin Co. This Week

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Summer is over and it’a back to school this week for nearly 4,000 students in the Lumpkin County Charter School System. Opening Day is Friday, August 5. But first, all area schools will be holding Open House to help acclimate students and parents. Lumpkin County Elementary School will hold its Open […]

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  • Mayfield, Sheppard, Turner Win Runoff Elections

    In Tuesday’s General Primary runoff races, Bobby Mayfield defeated incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Steve Shaw 1,596 to 549. Jim Sheppard captured the coroner’s race, beating Amanda Jones-Holbrooks 1,704 to 462 and Mera Turner was elected to the school board, besting Catherine Ariemma 1,597 to 719. All results are unofficial until certified by the Lumpkin […]

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  • Runoff Races Front and Center in Dawson, Lumpkin today

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Georgians will head back to the polls today to decide key races, including several in Dawson and Lumpkin counties. In Dawson County, voters will vote in a new sheriff and tax commissioner. The sheriff candidates are veteran law enforcement officers Captain Tony Wooten and Major Jeff Johnson. Nicole Stewart and Andi Henson […]

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  • Commissioners Vote for Salary Increase for Employees

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Recruitment and retention are ongoing problems for small city and county governments where budgets are tight, especially when there are larger municipalities nearby that offer more attractive compensation packages. Elected officials are often faced with a difficult decision. Is it more cost effective for our taxpayers to provide higher salaries for employees […]

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  • Early Voting for Primary Runoffs Ends Friday

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Early voting will end Friday for the July 26 general election primary runoffs, which include two key races in Lumpkin County — county commission and coroner. The coroner’s race has drawn particular interest due to the arrest of one of the candidates. Amanda Jones-Holbrooks was arrested earlier this month and charged […]

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  • Elections Office to Host Town Hall Meetings on Consolidation

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Elections will host the first in a series of town hall meetings today to provide information on the consolidation of all the county’s voting precincts into just one – the Park and Recreation Department for the November election. Today’s meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. […]

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  • 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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