• Yahoola Creek Reservoir hybrid plan; Lumpkin BOC work session

    Executive Director Rebecca Mincey pointing out master plan for Yahoola Creek Reservoir

    Big ideas are floating around in Lumpkin County. The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners met to discuss the master plan of the Yahoola Creek Reservoir on Nov. 17. The work session provided a chance for commissioners, council members and other attendees to discuss the master plan and future tourist attraction for the county. Rebecca Mincey, […]

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  • Dedication of the Kelley Building to city manager Stan Kelley

    County Manager, Stan Kelley, stands with the crowd at the Board of Commissioners meeting with framed documents.

    It wasn’t the usual Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners meeting. Of course, normal discussion and approval the agenda preceded but the main topic of conversation was the city manager Stan Kelley. The meeting was in honor of a soon-to-be retired Kelley, as well as the dedication of a building named after Stan. State Senator Steve […]

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  • “Freedoms on the ballot”; Mike Pence encourages Georgia voters

    VP Mike Pence looks out at Georgia crowd in Gainesville.

      Vice President Mike Pence pointed into the lively crowd and said Georgia is “up for the task” as the Jan. 5 runoff approaches for the U.S. Senate election. “Here in Georgia, we’re going to have us a rodeo.” Pence made his way to Gainesville as part of his “Defend the Majority Rally.” The stop […]

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  • Aquatic center to be built in Dahlonega

    arial view of desired plan for Cottrell Aquatic Center

    The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners, Mike and Lynn Cottrell, the Lumpkin County Board of Education and the University of North Georgia (UNG) are all participating to help build the Cottrell Aquatic Center. The design phase is intended to begin as soon as possible with construction early next spring and a goal of opening for […]

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  • Lumpkin County election results

    With election results still underway, Lumpkin County’s votes are in. Lumpkin County stayed Republican, with their presidential vote as Trump. Republican Donald Trump: 12,160 (78.33%) Democrat Joe Biden: 3,122 (20.11%) Libertarian Jo Jorgensen: 242 (1.56%) David Perdue took over 70% of the votes, with results in Lumpkin County for the U.S Senate. Republican David Perdue: […]

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  • National award recognition at Dahlonega City Council

    City Council pose with framed NADO Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award

    City Council discussed an array of topics at Tuesday’s Dahlonega meeting. The first topic of conversation was major power outages due to hurricane Zeta. Council members were thankful that it was not as severe as anticipated. The highlight of city council was a national award presented to council members from the National Association of Development […]

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  • American values for generations to come; Doug Collins statewide tour

    Doug Collins on Dahlonega Square on statewide tour

    Congressman Doug Collins spoke on the Dahlonega Square, as part of his statewide tour – over 60 stops – leading up to election day. Senator Steve Gooch hosted the event and spoke to attendees about Collin’s American values. Collins said before going into the polls, there has to be a vision and purpose and he […]

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  • Kilwins soft opening on Dahlonega Square

    Kilwins sign

    “I think we’ve got it…it’s Kilwins.” Having a store on the square has always been a dream to the Krowicki family. The idea arose at an evening on the square two years ago. “It’s been a dream to get to this point,” Margaret Krowicki said. After Jay retired, he decided it was time to own […]

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  • No trick-or-treating on Dahlonega Square

    Dahlonega City Council Members in session

    There will not be trick-or-treating on the square in Dahlonega. Not condoned by city council anyway. Halloween on the square has been a “merchant driven” event, according to Mayor Sam Norton. City Clerk Mary Csukas said per CDC guidelines, trick-or-treat festivities should not be pursued. Norton said that, traditionally, thousands of children take part in […]

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  • Senator Loeffler hosts meet and greet

    On Oct. 2, Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler and Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn hosted a meet and greet at Black Diamond Grill. Both Senators were behind schedule – planned to start at noon – due to getting tested for COVID-19 prior to their arrival. Both. Loeffler and Blackburn had been in contact with President Trump in […]

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  • Constellation destination: night sky in Dahlonega

    Dr. Gregory Feiden presenting to Dahlonega City Council

    Constellation destination: preserving the night sky in Dahlonega “I would argue that the night sky is our best connection to our ancestors and to the past.” Dr. Gregory Feiden, assistant professor astronomy director, North Georgia Astronomical Observatory, presented a unique concern to the Dahlonega City Council at their work session on Sept. 21. “Nowadays we […]

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  • Questions about Halloween festivities at Dahlonega City Council

    Dahlonega city council met for work session

    Dahlonega City Council met for their work session on Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. to discuss the future events to be held on the square. Due to the cancelation of the Gold Rush Festival, it leaves for question of other events such as trick-or-treating and the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas. City Marshal Jeff Branyon expressed his […]

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