• GSP urges motorists to put safety first during 4th of July holiday

    ATLANTA – The Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly.  This year, the holiday travel period is 102 hours long.  It will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. This year marks the one year […]

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  • Sen. Gooch appointed to key senate study committee

    ATLANTA — Sen. Steve Gooch (R– Dahlonega) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve as Chair of the Senate Evaluating E-Scooters and Other Innovative Mobility Options for Georgians Study Committee. “I want to thank Lt. Governor Duncan for appointing me as Chair of this very important study committee,” said Sen. Gooch. “Alternatives […]

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  • House passes Collins’ Project Safe Neighborhoods amendment

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) offered an amendment to restore funding for Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice initiative that has helped reduce violent crime in Georgia and throughout communities nationwide Wednesday. Democrats did not fund Project Safe Neighborhoods in H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, […]

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  • K9 Diesel aids in locating and apprehending fleeing suspect

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Diesel helped deputies apprehend Joshua Tharp last week and confiscate a quantity of methamphetamine, counterfeit $100 bills and a weapon after a high-speed chase on Cleveland Highway and Mt. Zion Church Road. Deputy Damon Nix spotted Tharp’s Chrysler Sebring. The tag reader system identified the owner as […]

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  • Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners meets today

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Larmon Forks Road Abandonment today (June 18) at 5:15 p.m. in the County Administration Building, followed by a work session at 5:30 and the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Items on the work session agenda include: Yahoola Creek Reservoir […]

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  • Forestry Commission warning: Be alert for wildfires

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. – – Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) warns that everyone needs to be alert for wildfires, especially during hot, dry, summer weather. A recent press release states that hot weather and little to no rain means that the forest is dry, creating higher fire danger and the increasing risk of unwanted wildfire. Please stay […]

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  • U.S. House approves disaster relief for Georgians

    WASHINGTON– Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after the House voted to approve critical disaster relief funding for Georgians affected by Hurricane Michael, as well as other states impacted by recent natural disasters. “While I am glad farmers in South Georgia will finally receive the critical funding needed to begin to rebuild their […]

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  • Lumpkin County BOC work session scheduled Tuesday

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Finance Director Allison Martin will present the proposed 2020 budget when the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners meets in a work session at 4 p.m. Tuesday (June 4) in the Lumpkin County Administration Building. A representative from Mauldin and Jenkins will present the 2018 audit to commissioners who need to approve the […]

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