• Opening of New Ga. 400 Lane Delayed

    CUMMING — Commuters from Atlanta to Dawson, White and Lumpkin counties will have to wait a little longer for the third northbound lane of Ga. 400 to open. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials, who expected to have the new lane between McFarland Parkway (Exit 12) and Peachtree Parkway (Exit 13) finished by September, now […]

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  • County’s Private Probation Company Accused of Threats and Intimidation

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County residents beware! Break the law – even a minor traffic violation like an expired tag — and you could find yourself at the mercy of Sentinel Offender Services, a private, for-profit, misdemeanor probation company that provides probation services to Lumpkin and White County counties. Sentinel has been sued more than […]

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  • Lumpkin County Coroner Goes on Trial

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. –Day 1 in the trial of Lumpkin County Coroner Ronald Fortner on charges of theft by deception and violation of oath of office started Wednesday and was dominated by the testimony of Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Amanda Duttry and two audio recordings she made in 2013 while interviewing the defendant at […]

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  • Northeast Georgia Health System to Open Dahlonega Urgent Care Center

      DAHLONEGA, Ga. – State Senator Steve Gooch brought welcome news to the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening. Northeast Georgia Health System will open an Urgent Care center in Dahlonega early next year. The facility will be located in the Home Depot Shopping Center on Longbranch Road at the corner of Ga. […]

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  • One Lane of Ga. 400 Closed This Weekend

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — It may seem a little like rush hour traffic to anyone planning to use Ga. 400 to commute into Atlanta this weekend. Georgia Department of Transportation has closed one northbound lane between McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 and Peachtree Parkway/Exit 13. The lane was closed at 9 p.m Friday and will remain closed […]

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  • Commissioners Discuss Public Safety at Work Session

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners devoted a significant portion of Tuesday’s work session to improving fire protection by adding badly-needed equipment and personnel. Emergency Services Director David Wimpy presented the recommendation of an evaluation committee that the county purchase two 1,500-gallon pumper fire trucks from Mississippi-based Deep South Fire Trucks at a […]

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  • Sheppard, Mayfield, Turner Win Lumpkin County Races

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — All Lumpkin County General Primary runoff races resulted in landslide victories last night. Veteran law enforcement officer Jim Sheppard coasted to victory in the coroner’s race, beating challenger Amanda Jones-Holbrooks 1,704 to 462. Bobby Mayfield defeated incumbent District 2 Commissioner Steve Shaw 1,596 to 549 and longtime educator Mera Turner beat Catherine […]

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  • 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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