Indians Set For 2018-2019 Wrestling Season

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The 2018-2019 schedule(see schedule below) for the Lumpkin Co. High School wrestling program is set and once again Coach Brian Matthews and his team are preparing for a winning season.  After a good showing in last years State Championships at the Centreplex in Macon, GA., Coach Matthews has his team working harder than ever to repeat and even improve on the success  the Indians experienced last season.

Six athletes made the trip along with Matthews and his staff to compete against the best that 3-A had to offer from all over the State and these six proved they were ready.  Five brought home hardware with the other falling just short of reaching the podium.  The Indian wrestlers would bring home two 4th place finishes as well as one 3rd, one 2nd and the big one for the tournament was Nolan Wheeler taking the Championship title.

Out of the six that attended last year, five are returning students this year with the opportunity for another trip the the big show.  These guys are hungry as are their teammates that didn’t qualify last year.  Coach Matthews and his staff have worked really hard and continue to do so to get these athletes ready for the November 3rd start to the 2018-2019 season at the Tribe House for the Jr. Mountaineer.  Best of luck in another exciting year of Indian Wrestling.

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Commissioners Honor 2-Time State Wrestling Champ

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners honored two-time state wrestling champion Zach Matthews of Lumpkin County High School at Tuesday’s meeting by presenting a proclamation and declaring April 18 as Zach Matthews Day.

Commissioners also approved the purchase of a module that will help first responders locate the precise coordinates of a 911 caller even when the caller can’t tell 911 where he/she is. E-911 Director Mike Stapleton told commissioners a high percentage of 911 calls originate from cell phones when the caller is away from home. While most callers have a general idea of where they are coming from and going to they cannot provide their exact location.

The technology available from Zuercher allows 911 to send the caller a text with a link in it. The caller will then click on the link and the location information in the phone will send their exact coordinates to the 911 call center.

This information will be extremely helpful for traffic accidents, lost persons, medical problems, and other issues.

Commissioners also approved several resolutions, including:

  • Abandonment of Shadowstone Subdivision roads;
  • Budget amendment requested by the Sheriff’s Office Special Services;
  • Amendment of the Animal Control Ordinance
  • Administrative changes to the Hotel/Motel Ordinance;
  • Extension of the moratorium on approval of additional signs;
  • Appointing Larry Charles to the Hospital Authority;

Contracts and agreements approved by the Board include:

  • IGA with the City of Dahlonega for municipal election;
  • Addendum to the agreement with Legacy Link to provide nutrition program services;
  • Waiver of the bid bond relative to the Administration Building Window Replacement Bid;
  • Enotah Judicial Circuit budget;
  • GDOT Wimpy Airport Tree Removal reimbursement;
  • Ratification of the County Manager Contract;
  • Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Operating and Financial Plan;
  • Bachmann & Associates Architectural Contract (Commissioner Rhett Stringer opposed).

Commissioners also approved a quit claim deed for the Ralph Dodd property at 575 Grindle Road, a Lottie Ledford commemorative plaque for Fire Station 2 and a vehicle replacement requested by the Sheriff’s Office.

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