• Advance Voting in Presidential Race Begins Monday

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Voters in one of the most bitter and divisive presidential campaigns in recent history can begin casting their ballots for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton when Advanced Voting in the General Election begins in Lumpkin County on Monday. All Advanced Voting will take place at the Lumpkin County Elections Office, 56 […]

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  • Planning Commission Grants Extension to Couple Whose Home Burned

      DAHLONEGA, Ga. — While local government can often seem unsympathetic, even heartless to some, the Lumpkin County Planning Commission proved Monday that is not always the case. The commission heard a request from Joseph Smeltzer for a variance to the underpinning requirement of the county’s Manufactured and Mobile Home Regulations. Speaking on behalf of […]

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  • County Considers Disciplinary Action Against Planning Director

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Manager Stan Kelly said Wednesday that he is still considering what disciplinary action to take against Larry Reiter, the county’s Director of Planning and Public Works, following an altercation at Yahoola Creek Park last week during which Reiter was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. “We’re still investigating and getting […]

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  • It’s No Accident Lumpkin County Double Bills for Wreck Cleanup

      DAHLONEGA, Ga. – As if the injuries and trauma that often accompany an automobile accident aren’t bad enough, a Fox 5 I-Team Investigation this week revealed that Lumpkin County officials have knowingly double billed for accident cleanup for years. Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner Ralph Hudgens told Fox 5 News that insurance providers […]

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  • Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians Honor America’s Veterans

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — As Lumpkin County’s varsity and junior varsity softball teams wind down the regular season and prepare for tournament play, they paused in between games against West Hall Wednesday to honor America’s veterans and raise funds for the nation’s wounded warriors. Each year, the Lady Indians select a worthy charity. This year the […]

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  • County Holds Public Hearing on New Budget

      DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners held the first of three public hearings on the proposed 2017 budget of $20.6 million Tuesday. Commissioners have tentatively adopted a millage rate of 12.180. The proposed increase for a home with a fair market value of $175,000 is approximately $103.84. If the new budget […]

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  • City Council Holds Hearings on Millage Increase

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The Dahlonega City Council held its first two public hearings on a proposed one mil increase to 6.781 to support the Fiscal Year 2017 budget Tuesday. The increase is 17.26 percent over the rollback millage rate. Council held a morning and evening session. There were no public speakers at the meeting. In […]

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