• Simple traffic violation leads to felony drug arrest

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — What began as a misdemeanor arrest for driving on a suspended license last week turned into a felony arrest for possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects. Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped Robert Duvall’s vehicle traveling toward Dahlonega on Longbranch Road after they determine his license had been suspended for […]

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  • Dahlonega man charged with battery

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 50-year-old Dahlonega man on a charge of simple battery following a domestic violence incident on Crown Mountain Drive last week. Gregorio Robles was transported to the Lumpkin County Detention Center after he allegedly struck his wife with a mop handle and sprayed her in […]

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  • Commissioners will hold work session Tuesday

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – During Tuesday’s 4 p.m. work session, the Board of Commissioners will consider contracting with Total Cost Advocates to conduct an audit of all utility and telecommunications accounts to determine if the county can realize some cost savings on its bills. In 2013, the county retained the services of a third-party vendor […]

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  • William Taffar arrested for credit card theft

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — A Cleveland man was arrested by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office last week on charges of financial transaction card theft. According to the incident report, the victim stated he had his credit card out paying bills when 36-year-old William Matthew Taffar visited. When Taffar left, the card was missing. The victim […]

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  • Lumpkin County inmate hangs himself

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – On Thursday, June 25, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested to investigate an inmate death by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The initial information was at approximately 10:38 a.m., Lumpkin County inmate Randall Thomas Hanley, 38, of Dahlonega, was found hanging in his jail cell. Lumpkin County officers […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office asks for public’s help

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — The two female suspects are wanted for questioning in an identity fraud case. If anyone has any information on a possible identification of these two suspects, please make contact with Investigator Brad Farris at 706-482-2625.

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  • Lumpkin County man charged with aggravated assault, battery, DUI

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Donnie McKinzie, 42, faces charges of felony aggravated assault and battery in Lumpkin County and DUI in Dawson County following a domestic violence incident June 15. McKinzie’s girlfriend Priscella Roper, 41, told Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office deputies that McKinzie had been drinking all day and became violent, punching her in the […]

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  • Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office receives state re-certification

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office recently received recognition by the Georgia Chiefs of Police for being a State Certified Sheriff’s Office. This re-certification marks the 12th year of Lumpkin County being a certified agency. In order to remain in compliance the agency must maintain 367 standards and sub-standards. Sheriff Stacy Jarrard […]

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  • Sheriff’s Association accuses Fulton DA of political grandstanding

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard and the Georgia Sheriff’s Association have accused Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard of political grandstanding for charging two Atlanta police officers in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks even before a GBI investigation had been completed. Howard announced Thursday that he has charged Garrett Rolfe […]

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  • Dahlonega man killed in Hwy. 9 car wreck

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – A Dahlonega man was killed and another man seriously injured in a crash Thursday (June 18) on Hwy. 9 South near Clay Creek Falls Road. According a report by Lumpkin County Coroner Jim Sheppard, Bobby Euvne Chaffin, 68, of Dahlonega was driving south on Hwy. 9 when his vehicle left the […]

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  • Lumpkin BOC meeting scheduled Tuesday

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m., followed by a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday June 16 in the County Administration Building. During the regular meeting, the Board is expected to vote on the initiation or renewal of several contracts, including one with […]

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  • No problems reported in Lumpkin County voting

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Voting problems that were reported in Fulton and DeKalb counties last week did not materialize in many rural north Georgia counties. In Dawson, White, Lumpkin and Habersham counties, voting went smoothly. Gilmer County did experience an internet issue that caused a 30-minute delay in opening at 7 a.m. But the problem […]

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  • Jarrard wins another term as sheriff

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Sheriff Stacy Jarrard and District 1 Board of Education member Mera Turner both won reelection in two of the contested races in Tuesday’s Republican Party Primary but the Ninth District Congress and Ninth District State Representative races are headed for an August runoff. Jarrard won his fourth term in office, beating […]

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  • Dahlonega man arrested for aggravated assault

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Randall Thomas Hanley, 38, of Dahlonega was arrested last week on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, battery, false imprisonment and criminal trespass following a domestic violence incident on Rock Garden Place. According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Hillary Lisa Watson, 32, said when she returned home, Hanley […]

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