• City Officials Discuss FY ’17 Budget at Work Session

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Dahlonega City Council held a work session Thursday. A key item up for discussion was the FY 2017 budget. Council is considering producing a summary budget rather than a detailed budget for FY 2017. The summary budget would be designed to save time and effort and reduce the potential for error. A […]

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  • Lumpkin School Board Introduces New Superintendent

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Education met in regular session Monday and introduced the school system’s new superintendent — Dr. Robert Brown. Brown replaces Dr. Dewey Moye who has retired after 35 years of working in the local school system, including 12 as superintendent. Brown has an impressive background in education, serving […]

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  • UNG Breaks Ground on $33 Million Convocation Center

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The University of North Georgia (UNG) broke ground on a long-awaited $33 million convocation center at the Dahlonega Campus Friday. When it opens in 2018, the 103,000-square-foot facility will have a seating capacity of up to 3,600, more than three times that of Memorial Hall which it will replace. “We are really […]

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  • Voters Elect Dockery to Second Term as Chairman

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Chairman Chris Dockery was re-elected to a second term on the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. The Army veteran received 2,089 votes to defeat District 1 Commissioner Doug Sherrill who had 1,692 votes. Dockery said the one thing he most wants to accomplish in his second term is to build […]

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  • Lumpkin County Election Results

    General Primary Election Results With 100% of Precincts Reporting May 24, 2016   U.S. House 9th District Doug Collins 50,272 Paul Broun 18,045 Roger Fitzpatrick 8,667 Mike Scupin 2,795 Bernie Fontaine 2,269 State Senate, 51st District Steve Gooch 20,595 John Williamson 7,562 County Commission Chair Chris Dockery 2,089 Doug Sherrill 1,692 County Commission Dist. 1 […]

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  • Booker Delivers Quarterly Report for Chamber

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Dahlonega-Lumpkin Chamber and Visitors Bureau President Amy Booker gave the first-quarter report to the Mayor and City Council at Thursday’s work session. Booker said her organization held 9 networking events, two educational workshops, three ribbon cuttings, a merchant’s coalition meeting, a winery member meeting and the annual banquet and awards ceremony where […]

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  • Arrests Pending After Search of Dahlonega Shell Food Mart

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the Shell Food Mart on North Grove Street in Dahlonega Thursday in conjunction with alleged violations of the state’s commercial gambling laws. Agents collected evidence related to crimes of commercial gambling and seized monetary assets gained from the illegal use […]

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