• Qualifying is under way in Dahlonega city council races

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Qualifying for Posts 4, 5 and 6 on the Dahlonega City Council started Monday and will continue through Friday. First-day qualifiers include incumbent Post 5 Councilwoman JoAnne Taylor and Tony Owens who qualified in Post 4. Ron Larson qualified for reelection to Post 6. To qualify to run for city council in […]

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  • Clyde Banks charged with aggravated assault and battery

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Clyde Banks, 33 of Dahlonega, was arrested last week and charged with punching his wife Amber Banks, 31, in the face and slashing her wrist with a knife. According to Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Ellison, he responded to 494 Flanders Road in reference to a domestic dispute where Amber Banks […]

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  • Commissioners to approve roads to be resurfaced in 2020 Tuesday

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. –The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners is expected to review and approve the list of roads to be resurfaced for the FY 2020 paving season when they meet in a voting session Tuesday at 6 p.m. Each year staff scores several roads to rank the roads for resurfacing. The higher a road scores, […]

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  • Two Lumpkin County residents charged with sale of methamphetamine

    APPALACHIAN REGIONAL DRUG ENFORCEMENT OFFICE PRESS RELEASE DAHLONEGA, Ga. On Thursday, August 15, 2019, following a 3-month long investigation, Members of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office along with Agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) executed two search warrants in Lumpkin County. ATF Agents and the Georgia Department of Corrections also assisted in […]

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  • Rep. Collins hosts symposium on mental health resources

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) hosted a symposium at Lanier Technical College Wednesday to explore mental health resources for first responders. In 2018, at least 159 first responders nationwide died from suicide — nearly 10% more than the total number of line-of-duty deaths resulting from causes such as assault, vehicle accidents, heart attacks, and […]

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  • Dahlonega man charged with aggravated stalking

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Shawn James Scheinoha, 50, of Dahlonega has been charged with aggravated stalking and violation of a family violence order, a felony,  following his arrest on Aug. 2. Scheinoha’s wife Tricia Scheinoha called Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office after her 15-year-old daughter spotted him driving slowly past their home at 115 Lake Laurel Drive. […]

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  • Rep. Collins attends Georgia’s business launch pad

    ALPHARETTA, Ga.  — Yesterday, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) visited Digital Ignition, Georgia’s newest business launching pad and official Blockchain, AI, IoT, and innovation incubator of the Forward Forsyth Partnership. During his visit, Collins participated in a roundtable with area tech leaders to discuss issues ranging from intellectual property and workforce development to procurement and finance […]

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  • Dawsonville man charged with kidnapping, aggravated stalking

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County deputies arrested Ryan Cookston, 31, of 6275 Auraria Road in Dawsonville last week on charges of kidnapping and aggravated stalking. Sarah Stonecypher walked into the Waffle House on Aug. 5 and asked employees to call police to report a domestic violence situation. When they arrived Stonecypher advised them that she […]

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