• Many downtown businesses will close on 9.14 due to rally

    Some of the first businesses to announce closing on the 14th are, Spirits Tavern, Gustavo’s, and Knuckles Sandwich Shop. Spirits posted on their reason for closing on their Facebook page, which was later shared by Knuckles  “Spirits Tavern will be closed on this day (Saturday, September 14). The safety of our employees and guests are our highest priority. The revenue lost is not worth acknowledging hate of any kind.”

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  • City Council approves ordinances that impact upcoming events

    According to 2019-24, the City Manager is, “Authorized to issue content-neutral time, place, and manner regulations to govern upcoming demonstrations and counter-demonstrations in the City,” through written orders. With this, the City Manager will have the authority to “restrict the time and length of the event or place regulations on the number of participants who may gather or congregate upon public property, public sidewalks, public rights-of-way, and places of public assembly to which the public has access.” The purpose is to protect the “public’s use and enjoyment of public spaces.” 

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  • Chestatee Artists Group announces new Folk School

    The Dahlonega Chestatee Artists Group has opened registration for their upcoming Folk School from now until September 27, 2019. The first session of the Folk School will be held the weekend of October 11 through October 13, from 7:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. 

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  • Boil water advisory in effect for Crooked Creek Subdivision

    The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Once LCWSA has tested the water and confirmed that the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption, LCWSA will post a message on Lumpkin County’s Website and at High Creek Drive to notify the public that the boil water advisory has been lifted. If you have questions please call LCWSA at 706-867-6580.”

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  • Award-winning pub gears up for annual Shucking for Shamrocks fundraiser

    The event will be from August 31 until September 2, and community members are encouraged to sign up to volunteer for the event,”Above and beyond making donations to the silent auction and spending money at the event, we have an inter-active volunteer sign-up link [on their Facebook page]. We really just need additional bodies to help.”

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  • Taylor announces plans to run for re-election in 2020

    Taylor told FYN that her most important accomplishment during her current term was, “Tax reduction of 5.14% for the proposed 2020 budget.” She further explained that the City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 15, at 4:00 p.m., followed by a City Council meeting on September 3 at 6:00 p.m., “to adopt the budget resolution.”

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  • City Council votes in favor for Occupational Tax amendment

    The Dahlonega City Council voted in favor, 6-0, of the amendment to “increase occupation tax rates to defray general fund expenses,” after a public hearing held on Monday. City Councilman, Bruce Hoffman, motioned for the proposed ordinance, and Councilwoman, JoAnne Taylor, seconded the motion.

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  • UNG set to open new Blue Ridge campus fall of 2020

    The campus stands alone from the current Blue Ridge campus and is located off GA 515. According to UNG’s website, the funding the for the new campus comes from the state’s 2019 fiscal year budget, “Georgia Speaker of the House of Representatives David Ralston helped secure $5.5 million in state funds for the new Blue Ridge Campus in the 2019 fiscal year budget. Ralston, a UNG alumnus, represents Georgia District 7, including Fannin County, in the General Assembly.”

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