• Chris Dockery, Commission Chairman Incumbent

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Commission Chairman Chris Dockery has provided sound leadership the past four years. Now, he would like an opportunity to finish the job he started which is why he is running for re-election. “The first time I ran, I didn’t feel like the county was putting enough emphasis on economic development […]

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  • Standing-room-only crowd greets Lumpkin County Candidates

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The standing-room-only crowd that attended Tuesday night’s candidate forum at the Lumpkin County Parks and Recreation facility learned a lot about the people asking for their votes in the May 24 Republican Primary. One thing they learned was that political opponents can highlight their differences and make a case for their election […]

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  • Challengers Blast Congressman Collins In Live Debate Broadcast on FYN TV

    ELLIJAY, Ga. — In a fiery hour-long debate broadcast live on FYN TV and moderated by Fetch Your News owner Brian K. Pritchard Friday, four challengers — Paul Broun, Mike Scupin, Roger Fitzpatrick and Bernie Fontaine — took turns attacking Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins on issues ranging from his support of President Obama’s […]

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  • Tuesday is Deadline to Register for May Primary

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Much is at stake in state and local elections May 24 but you can’t vote if you’re not registered and the last day to register is Tuesday, April 26. One of the most important races is in the 9th District where incumbent U.S. Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville has come under […]

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  • Dahlonega Streetscape Phase One Has a Whopping $1.31 Million Price Tag

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — City officials learned Thursday the price tag for a proposed downtown streetscape has a much higher price tag than they had estimated. The project, which is aimed at improving pedestrian safety and landscaping was originally estimated at $984,778. But during Thursday’s work session, council members were told there were six bidders and […]

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  • Commissioners Move Closer to Upgrade of County Library

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Library is one step closer to getting a badly needed upgrade after county commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint a task force headed by State Senator Steve Gooch to take on the challenge. Joining Gooch will be Bill O’Leksy, a member of the county’s Library Board, UNG Vice President […]

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  • Nighthawks Belt Four Homers, Blank Toccoa Falls 15-0

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The University of North Georgia put together one of its best games of the season in blanking Toccoa Falls 15-0 in non-conference baseball at Bob Stein Stadium Wednesday. Nighthawks hitters belted four home runs and four UNG pitchers completed a five-hit shutout. Steven Tomlinson, Ryan Tomita, Connor Hoover and Sam Tidaback all […]

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  • Library Upgrade, Potential Lawsuit Dominate Commission Work Session

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Commissioners worked their way through a long list of agenda items in less than two hours during Tuesday’s work session. At the top of the agenda was a presentation by Bill O’Leksy, a member of the Friends of the Library, on the status of the county library. O’Leksy said the […]

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