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Lumpkin County deputies are currently investigating the death of an unidentified White County man after his body was found by a passerby at the reservoir at Lake Zwerner Thursday morning.

The annual Dahlonega Literary Festival will return to town this weekend.  Events will be held throughout the downtown area.  Following is the schedule of events.  For a complete list of authors and

Hancock Park could be getting a big addition by June of 2019.

Scoring the highest SAT score made Etowah Adams Lumpkin County High School’s STAR Student for 2018.

A $2 million matching grant for construction of the new Lumpkin Library has no line item in the budget sent from the House to the Senate last week.

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Depending on who you ask, last Wednesday’s event at Lumpkin County High School was either a “walk out” or a “walk up.”

Some students said they were definitely walking out. Fed up with gun violence, and looking to honor the memory of the 17 students who lost their lives in the tragic mass-shooting in Parkland, Fla., they wanted to make a statement.

Allegations of hazing and alcohol-use led to the suspension of a trio of Greek organizations at the University of North Georgia last week.

“Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Delta and Phi Mu were all under investigation,” said UNG communications director Sylvia Carson. “As of Friday, the interim suspension has been lifted for Sigma Alpha Epsilon though. That investigation is complete.”

LCHS senior Kaylee Seabolt earned her sixth State Championship title when she battled through a tough finals match and pinned her opponent in the third round at the Girls Wrestling State Championship held on February 18.


Mr. George Marvin Brown, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Dahlonega, GA due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Jake William “Billy” Martin, 75, passed away on March 14, 2018. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cathy Evans, 53, of Cumming, passed away on March 14, 2018. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joyce "Faye" Whelchel Abercrombie age 82 of Dahlonega passed away on March 8, 2018 following an extended illness. Faye was born September 23, 1935.  She was a native of Dahlonega and member of Etowah Baptist Church.  Mrs. Abercrombie was a retired secretary from the State Rehabilitation Office Of Georgia.

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