Winter Weather Advisory in effect in Lumpkin, White until Thursday morning

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ATLANTA — A Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 17) until 7 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 18).
* WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch.
* WHERE…Fannin, Union, Towns, Lumpkin and White Counties.
* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 7 AM EST Thursday.
* IMPACTS…Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

Watch Lumpkin County State of the City February 16th at 5PM

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Watch the Lumpkin County State of the City on February 16th at 5pm on FYNTv.com.    Click here to watch State of the City

 

Watch Lumpkin County State of the County February 15th at 5PM

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Watch the Lumpkin County State of the County on February 15th at 5pm on FYNTv.com.  Click here to watch Feb 15th at 5pm

 

Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/24 – 1/30

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/17 – 1/23

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/11-1/18

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Republicans win battle of Lumpkin County but may have lost the war

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LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Republicans won the battle for two U.S. Senate seats in Lumpkin County Tuesday but may have lost the war to maintain control of the Senate.

In Lumpkin County Republican Sen. David Perdue defeated challenger Jon Ossoff 10,300 to 1,734 and Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler outpolled Rev. Raphael Warnock, 9,370 to 1,765. The outcome was small consolation for the statewide results.

Late in the evening Perdue held what appeared to be a commanding lead of about 118,000 votes but that was before 171,000 votes in heavily Democratic DeKalb had been counted. When they were, the lead evaporated.

At 5 a.m Wednesday, Ossoff led Perdue 2,208,717 to 2,192,347 and led Loeffler 2,227,296 to 2,172,866 with 99 percent of all precincts reporting. Although Warnock declared victory,  the  Perdue vs. Ossoff race was too close to call. However, most of the remaining votes appear to be in heavily controlled Democrat counties.

Time running out for early voting in critical U.S. Senate races

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LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Georgia voters have only four more days to cast an early vote in the crucial General Election U.S. Senate runoff. Advance voting ends Thursday (Dec. 31). Election Day is Jan. 5

Until then, all voting will take place at the Elections Office, 56 Short Street in Dahlonega between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Election Day is Jan. 5 when all precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

As of last Wednesday, when the Elections Office closed for the Christmas Holiday, 5,172 in-person votes had been cast in Lumpkin County, representing approximately 22 percent of the county’s 23,000 registered voters, not bad for a runoff election.

According to the Georgia Votes website, approximately two million people have cast early ballots in Georgia. The election will determine which political party will holds the majority in the Senate during the first two years of President Joe Biden’s administration.

To flip control, the Democrats must win both races. If Democrat Jon Ossoff defeats incumbent Sen. David Perdue and Rev. Raphael Warnock defeats Kelly Loeffler, the Senate will be split 50-50 and Vice President Kamala Harris would be cast a tie-breaking vote.

 

Lumpkin County Indians Volleyball off to historic start

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Head Coach Haley Dibble led the Lumpkin County Indians to their best season ever in her first season as head coach last year. In 2019, the team racked up a 22-21 overall record, and became the region runner-up. This year with coach Dibble at the helm, the Indians are poised to make a deep run into the playoffs if they stay at the pace they are on, as they are off to a historic start, posting a 10-1 record through their first 11 games. The Indians are riding a 9 game win streak heading into their next contest on Thursday night, where they face the Fannin County Rebels.

Seniors Reagan Spivey and Mackenzie Caldwell seem to be the heart and leadership of this team, leading hem on and off the court.

Juniors Addie Rucker and Kiersta Trammel are also playing a big part in the Lady Indians successful season.

Below are the box scores from each of the games that the Indians have played in this season. Box scores are provided by Maxpreps.com.

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 Wins
Lumpkin County 25 17 15 0 0 2
Flowery Branch 18 25 12 0 0 1
S1 S2 S3 Wins
Lumpkin County 25 26 16 2
North Oconee 16 28 14 1
S1 S2 Wins
Lumpkin County 19 16 0
North Forsyth 25 25 2
S1 Wins
Lumpkin County 2
Tallulah Falls 1
S1 S2 Wins
Varsity Opponent 19 20 0
Lumpkin County 25 25 2
S1 S2 S3 Wins
Habersham Central 27 11 15 1
Lumpkin County 25 25 17 2
S1 S2 Wins
Lumpkin County 25 25 2
Elbert County 8 7 0
S1 S2 Wins
Rabun County 6 11 0
Lumpkin County 25 25 2
S1 S2 S3 S4 Wins
Lumpkin County 25 25 16 25 3
Chestatee 17 23 25 19 1
S1 S2 Wins
Lumpkin County 25 25 2
Rabun County 23 23 0
S1 S2 Wins
PACHS 22 23 0
Lumpkin County 25 25 2

 

 

UPDATE: COVID-19 status report 8/27

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Updated 8/27 at 3 p.m.

ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Public Heath (DPH) reported at 3 pm Thursday (Aug. 27) there have been 263,074 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 5,393 deaths and  24,127 hospitalizations in the state.

There are 656 confirmed cases of coronavirus  in Lumpkin County  that have resulted in 12 deaths.

The DPH updates statistics daily at 3 p.m.

Lumpkin County reports first coronavirus death

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Departmnet of Public Health (DPH) reported the first coronavirus death in Lumpkin County today (Apr. 27). The patient was a 58-year-old male with underlying causes. State officials did not release any additional information.

Lumpkin County Emergency Services Director David Wimpy said he had not received that information yet. However, Lumpkin County Public Health Office Manager Linda Truelove said she did receive confirmation.

Tornado warning for Lumpkin County

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Tornado Warning
Tornado Warning issued April 13 at 1:07AM EDT until April 13 at 1:30AM EDT by NWS Peachtree City GA
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Lumpkin County

Southern Gilmer County in north central Georgia…
Northwestern Dawson County in north central Georgia…
East central Gordon County in northwestern Georgia…
Northern Pickens County in north central Georgia…

* Until 130 AM EDT.

* At 107 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Ranger, or 13 miles east of Calhoun, moving east
at 60 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include…
Jasper, Ellijay, East Ellijay, Talking Rock, Fairmount, Ranger,
Sequoyah Lake, Talona, Fausett Lake, Cartecay, Blaine, Oakman, Roy,
Hinton and Roundtop.
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

If you see wind damage…hail or flooding…wait until the storm has
passed…and then call the National Weather Service toll free
at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet us your report at NWSATLANTA.

Counties request governor to close state parks in their counties

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LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Chris Dockery is one of a dozen North Georgia county commission chairmen who signed a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp requesting that all state parks in their counties be closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The letter reads, “As County Commissioners in North Georgia, we are writing to request that you issue an Executive Order closing down all of the state parks located in our area for the duration of the Statewide Shelter in Place Order.”

Chris Dockery

Many of the counties they represent had already issued their own emergency orders but the Governor’s Shelter-in-Place Order issued April 2 supersedes those and prohibites them from enacting stricter laws. Dockery called that “very unfortunate” and added that he is concerned about increased traffic in the area.

The letter further states, “A significant portion of this increased traffic is coming from COVID-19 hot spots such as Atlanta or from areas outside our state. During normal times, we are very thankful for the many Georgians and other tourists who visit and explore our area and frequent our state parks. As public awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased, there has been a recent surge in visitors to our area. It appears that these nonresidents believe our area is a safe haven because of its rural nature. To the contrary, the influx of people into our communities has had a staggering detrimental effect on our resources. Our communities simply do not have enough hospital beds or medical personnel to care for the inflated population. Similarly, there is not enough food, dry goods, fuel and other supplies to adequately provide for the numbers we are experiencing.

“Many County Commissioners in our area are actively discouraging any and all nonresidents from visiting our area until the pandemic has resolved itself. The United States Forest Service has taken steps to discourage the influx of people by closing down all of its “sited” campgrounds, but the continued operation of the state parks is stressing our community’s resources in a substantial manner.

“On behalf of the many citizens that live in North Georgia who entrust us as County Commissioners to represent their interests, we respectfully ask you to close all of the state parks located in our area immediately.”

The letter is signed by the county commission chairmen from Franklin, Habersham, Towns, Rabun, White, Gilmer, Dade, Lumpkin, Fannin, Stephens, Union and Banks counties.

Fetch Your News is a hyper local news outlet that covers Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns and Murray counties as well as Cherokee County in N.C. FYN attracts 300,000+ page views per month, 3.5 million impressions per month and approximately 15,000 viewers per week on FYNTV.com and up to 60,000 Facebook page reach. If you would like to follow up-to-date local events in any of those counties, please visit us at FetchYourNews.com

 

 

 

 

Lumpkin County reports first case of coronavirus

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LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported at 7p.m. today (March. 21) that Lumpkin County has its first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

DPH updates its list of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus at noon and 7 p.m. each day. Today’s 7p.m. update shows the number of confirmed cases in Georgia climbed from 555. The state’s death toll has now reached 20 Health Department officials expect the number of cases will increase dramatically as more people are tested.

Nearby Hall County has had nine confirmed cases and Dawon County has one.

 

 

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BOC issues statement on COVID-19

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Coronavirus Press Release

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners released this statement on the Coronavirus situation Wednesday (April 11)

Community and Employee Services Director Alicia Davis released the following press release Wednesday (April 11).

There are no known cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 in our 13-county health district. Lumpkin County is communicating daily with our state and community partners. We have emergency procedures in place and our leadership is prepared to pro-actively address the issues related to this unique virus.

Additionally, our Emergency Services department is prepared to respond appropriately to emergency calls, should the need arise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus are the official sources of information for mitigating your risk.

Should new developments occur we will post information on the County’s Facebook page and our website www.lumpkincounty.gov.

UPDATE candidate qualifying Day 4

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LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. The following is a list of candidates who have qualified to run for political offices at the county, state and federal levels through Thursday:

COUNTY RACES
Sheriff — Stacy Jarrard (I), Jack Jones
County Commission Chairman — Chris Dockery (I)
District 1 — County Commissioner David Miller (I)
District 2 — Commissioner Bobby Mayfield (I)
District 1 — Board of Education Mera Turner (I), Ryan Scott
District 3 — Board of Education JimMcClure (I)
Clerk of Superior Court Rita Harkins (I)
Coroner — Jim Sheppard (I)
Tax Commissioner – Mike Young
Non-Partisan
Probate Judge Michael Chastain (I)
Chief Magistrate Judge Randall Pruitt (I)

STATE RACES
REPUBLICAN

District 9 State Rep. — Clint Smith, Will Wade, Steven Leibel, Zack Tumlin, Doug Sherrill, Tyler Tolin

DEMOCRAT

Sharon Ravert

FEDERAL RACES
Republican

Ninth District U.S. Congress –Michael Boggus, Andrew Clyde, Matt Gurtler, Maria Strickland, Kevin Tanner, Ethan Underwood, John Wilkinson
Qualifying will continue through March 6 at noon. Continue to read fetchyournews.com for daily updates until qualifying ends.

Democrat Devin Pandy, Dan Wilson

Fetch Your News is a hyper local news outlet that covers Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns and Murray counties as well as Cherokee County in N.C. FYN attracts 300,000+ page views per month, 3.5 million impressions per month and approximately 15,000 viewers per week on FYNTV.com and up to 60,000 Facebook page reach. If you would like to follow up-to-date local events in any of those counties, please visit us at FetchYourNews.com

 

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