• Nighthawks coast to 106-81 victory in PBC Tournament semifinal

    DAHLONEGA – After a nip-and-tuck first half, the No. 6 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team scored 64 points in the final 20 minutes to earn a 106-81 win over Clayton State in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinal inside the UNG Convocation Center. In the process, Caroline Martin and Lacie McCoy each recorded […]

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  • Three Dahlonega men charged with burglary

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Three Dahlonega men have been arrested following a robbery at the Mobil Gas Station on Auraria and Ben Higgins Road on Feb. 29. Heaven Lashea Fudge,18, Joseph Chad Parker, 19 and Renaibrea Caldwell, 18 are charged with burglary and making terroristic threats. An employee of the store said two men entered […]

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  • Signet apartment complex proposal goes back to City Council Monday

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – City Council is expected to vote Monday on Signet Real Estate Group’s request to rezone 10 acres at 258 Hawkins Street from R1 to Planned Unit Development to construct a 92-unit apartment complex primarily for the college community. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in City Hall, 465 Riley Road. Dahlonega […]

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  • Nettles qualifies for NCAA National Championship in Air Rifle

    INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time in program history, a University of North Georgia rifle student-athlete will compete in the NCAA championships as Kimberlee Nettles earned an individual spot in the air rifle discipline, the national office announced Tuesday afternoon. “I’m so proud to have Kimberlee qualify,” said head rifle coach Tori Kostecki. “It’s been […]

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  • Dahlonega man charged with aggravated battery

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – A 57-year-old Dahlonega man was charged with aggravated battery following a argument with his girlfriend at a residence on Dogwood Trail last week. Darrell Lee Hayes was arrested for allegedly striking Robin Brown with a metal pole after the couple argued over his bank account. When Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies […]

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  • UNG sweeps Southern Indiana in softball

    DAHLONEGA – A six-run sixth in game one was the turning point of the doubleheader as the No. 2 University of North Georgia softball team swept No. 16 Southern Indiana Saturday afternoon at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium at Lynn Cottrell Park. GAME ONE – UNG 8, USI 3 Rachel Martinez got things started for […]

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  • Missing man located “safe and sound”

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office has located a man who was reported missing this morning (Feb. 16). Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said the man “is safe and sound and will be fine,” but did not identify the man. The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, with an assist from the Georgia State Patrol Aviation […]

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  • UNG will host 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Regional

    PRESS RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division II Championships Committee has chosen predetermined regional sites for the 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships with the University of North Georgia’s Convocation Center selected as the site for next month’s women’s South region championship. Regional quarterfinal games will begin Friday, March 12, followed by […]

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  • Lumpkin Co. investigation leads to arrest of Dawson County woman

    LUMPKIN CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Today (Mon. Feb. 15) the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, along with the GBI’s West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office (WMRDEO), and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a search, in Dawson County. This search resulted in an arrest and seizure of Methamphetamines. […]

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  • Update from the Gold Dome: Week Three

    By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) ATLANTA — With three full weeks completed here at the state Capitol, we are finally entering into a routine, with convening in the chamber in the mornings, followed by committee meetings in the afternoons. Since this is the first year of a biennium, all legislation must reintroduced and […]

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  • Sen. Gooch receives committee assignments

    ATLANTA (January 25, 2021) | Recently, Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session. Sen. Gooch will serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Vice Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and as a member of the Ethics, Finance, Reapportionment and Redistricting, and Regulated Industries and […]

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  • Dahlonega man charged with aggravated assault

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Lumpkin County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Dahlonega man last week after he allegedly threatened to kill his aunt at a residence on Pine Tree Lane. The victim called deputies to report her nephew, 32-year-old Andrew Phagan, was high on meth and that he held a knife to her throat and threatened […]

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  • Sen. Gooch reviews General Assembly

    PRESS RELEASE By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) ATANTA — On Monday, Jan. 11, members of the Senate and the House officially gaveled in to begin the 2021 Legislative Session. The new session brings with it many familiar motions and procedures, including formally electing our President Pro Tempore, Secretary of the Senate, and Sergeant […]

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  • Spiritual gift to NGHS Foundation names new Spiritual Care Center

    PRESS RELEASE GAINESVILLE, Ga. – During their 60-year marriage, Verdis C. and Mary Puckett lived by the values of faith, humility, kindness, service, stewardship and most of all, love. Now, through a signature gift to the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) Foundation, Mary and her late husband have ensured those same values continue to be […]

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