• Advanced Voting in Lumpkin County About the Same as 2012

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Chief Registrar and Election Manager Ashley Peck says voter turnout for the 2014 General Primary is about as she expected with the numbers running close to those of 2012. “We have 17,500 registered voters in White County and in 2012 we had 5,671 ballots cast or about 38 percent turnout,” […]

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  • David Miller, County Commission Candidate Dist. 1

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Dr. David Miller has never run for public office but he has been actively engaged in a number of county projects. He is a member of the Lumpkin County Comprehensive Plan Stakeholder Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary and an active member of Creekstone Church. He is also a former Chairman […]

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  • Bill Scott, County Commission Candidate District 1.

    Bill Scott is an entrepreneur who has owned his own businesses for 40 years, dealing in international trade and wholesale import and export businesses. He owns rental property in Blairsville, a lodge in Dahlonega and a wedding venue. Now, he hopes to use his experience as a member of the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners […]

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  • Fitzpatrick Very Impressive in Town Hall Meeting

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Roger Fitzpatrick, an ex-Marine and former White County administrator, appears to have established himself as the No. 1 contender for 9th District Congressman Doug Collins’ job with a strong performance during the AccessWDUN/Gainesville Times town hall meeting at Brenau Downtown Center last night. Fitzpatrick demonstrated confidence, knowledge of the issues and likeability […]

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  • Lumpkin County Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

    DAHLONEGA — Three Lumpkin County residents were arrested Friday following a drug investigation by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office. Erin Bouverette, 30, was arrested after a warrant that was served at her residence on Stephens Street in Dahlonega netted approximately 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Eric Hample, 47, […]

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  • Early Voting Begins Monday in Lumpkin County

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Early Voting for the May 24 General Primary/Nonpartisan General Election starts Monday (May 2) and will continue through May 20. Early Voting will be open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.. There will also be one Saturday Voting opportunity on May 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Early […]

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  • Doug Sherrill, Candidate Board of Commissioners

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Doug Sherrill, a land surveyor and small business owner says he is a “leader of leaders” at a time when Lumpkin County needs new leadership, which is why he has decided to vacate his District 1 seat on the Board of Commissioners at the end of his first term and run for […]

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  • 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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