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Deb Rowe, owner of Shenanigans Irish Pub and The Bourbon Street Grille, is the Grand Marshal for the 2018 Gold Rush Days festival in Dahlonega this weekend. 

It's not a job for everyone.

But Lumpkin County Coroner Jim Sheppard is available at all hours of the day to help families during the most trying times of their lives.

Locals and visitors to downtown Dahlonega should be aware that parking violations will bring stiffer penalties, and less warnings, after the city council voted unanimously to amend an ordinance at

If you talk to Dahlonega’s old timers about the original Gold Rush Festivals, you’ll often hear them tell stories about what the festival was like back in the day.

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The LCHS varsity softball team’s terrific 2018 season came to an end in the first round of the GHSA Softball State Playoffs when the Lady Indians lost game three of a best-of-three series against the Ringgold Lady Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the LCHS softball field.

The LCHS varsity volleyball team made a statement on the court when they went 2-2 at the AAA Area 7 Volleyball Championship Tournament hosted by North Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11, to clinch the fourth place in the region and punch its ticket to the State Playoffs.

The LCHS varsity football team’s playoff chances still remain within the team’s reach despite the Indians falling to the top team in the conference Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC) 38-0 on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Burial Grounds at Cottrell Field.


James Melvin “Mel” Hawkins was born February 5, 1948 to Aileen Brackett Hawkins and John Bryan Hawkins in Lumpkin County, Georgia, and died October 5, 2018.

Mary Elizabeth Thomason Seitz, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday October 10, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health.

Glenda Diane Shoffeitt, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Mrs. Shoffeitt was born on July 13, 1939, in Lumpkin County, to the late Jess and Bessie Moose Thomason.  She was a homemaker.  Glenda was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Loyce Shoffeitt; daughter, Betty Jean Shoffeitt; granddaughter, Christy Shoffeitt.

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