• City/County Officials Host GMRC at Camp Merrill

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners and the City of Dahlonega hosted the monthly meeting of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) Thursday in the dining facility at Camp Frank D. Merrill, the US Army Ranger facility. The GMRC serves local governments of the Georgia mountains region by improving the quality of […]

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  • Teen Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Her Son

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Megan Dix, 19 of Dahlonega, entered a plea of not guilty Wednesday to charges that she murdered her infant son at their Winters Mountain Road home on Dec. 15, 2015. Dix appeared emotionless as she entered the arraignment in Superior Court in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the waist and ankles. Judge […]

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  • Design Firm Commission Chose Not Licensed in Ga.

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Quinn Design Concepts is out, Bachmann and Associates is in as firm that will design Fire Station 7. Lumpkin County Commissioners voted 4-1 last month — with Commissioner Rhett Stringer opposed — to award Quinn Design Concepts a contract to design the proposed Frogtown fire station. Before the contract was signed, however, […]

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  • Spring Career Expo Scheduled April 11

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Employment is making a come back in many north Georgia counties, including Lumpkin where the Spring Career Expo is planned for April 11 from 1-4 p.m. in the Parks and Recreation Department, 365 Riley Road in Dahlonega. State Senator Steve Gooch said recently, “Just about every employer I’ve talked to has jobs. […]

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  • Lumpkin Commissioners Table Tree Ordinance

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners was prepared to pass a Timber Ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting until property owners Kathy Norris and Kenneth Beasley raised a few questions about who the ordinance would impact. Their public comments demonstrated the importance of citizens attending commission meetings and the commissioners’ decision to table the […]

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  • Alishia Frierson Named PBC Freshman of the Week

    Alishia Frierson Named PBC Freshman of the Week 3/6/2017 | Softball AUGUSTA, Ga. – The University of North Georgia’s Alishia Frierson has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. It is the first weekly award for the freshman slugger. Frierson hit .462 in four games […]

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