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Plenty of hot topics were served up alongside warm breakfast at the University of North Georgia’s Continuing Ed facility last Friday.

Dahlonega’s Adam Marshall has overcome his insecurities. And he has gone halfway around the world to do it.

Last week’s work session, the first for Lumpkin County’s two newest commissioners Bobby Mayfield and David Miller, proved to be a busy one. 

An official low of 11 degrees in the Wimpy Airport area and a four-inch snow total in town could have meant big trouble for Lumpkin County over the weekend, said Emergency Management Director David

No one knows for sure what Dahlonega will look like a decade from now, but it doesn’t hurt to guess.

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The Mountain Traveler, the area’s most comprehensive guide to experiencing Northeast Georgia, marks its 25th anniversary in a Fall issue arriving this week.


It started with an innocent lunch of buffalo wings with my friend and LCMS head girls soccer coach Bryan Fagan.

It has become a tradition of sorts for us to meet up for some food and talk about video games, sports and the like whenever we can get our schedules to match up. 

The Indians varsity basketball team became just the third boys team to win back-to-back Battle of the States championships in the 23 year history of the three-day tournament hosted by Towns County when they defeated Towns County in the finals on Friday, Dec. 30, solidifying their spot in the history books.

By Greg Finan, Jr.

The Nugget


Lumpkin County sports teams compiled a myriad of success in 2016, making it a historical year of sports achievement.

With the start of 2017 upon us, The Dahlonega Nugget would like to take a look back at the Top 10 sports stories of 2016.




John F. Csomor, age 83, passed away in Dahlonega January 2, 2017.

Mr. Csomor was a beloved professor at North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Ga., between 1967 and 1996. He made Dahlonega his home for 50 years. 

Robert Douglas Kenimer, age 71, of Dahlonega passed away on January 2, 2017. Doug was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.

He was born to the parents of Buster and Doris Bray Kenimer on July 4, 1945.

He was a self-employed developer and a well-known dirt track racer for many years.

Lola Marie Wheeler, age 96, of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 1, 2017.

The Dahlonega Nugget

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P.O. Box 36,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812 


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