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It’s not exactly Shawshank. But officials found the beginnings of an attempted escape tunnel at Lumpkin County Detention Center last Wednesday.

David Wimpy, Lumpkin County Emergency Services Director and Fire Chief, recently achieved a long-term goal—lowering the ISO rating county-wide.

Lumpkin County Education Foundation (LCEF) more than doubled the number of grants to local teachers it made last year. And it more than doubled the amount in donations it received.

It’s time for a night of music in celebration of Georgia Pick & Bow’s annual raffle kickoff. On Friday, Dec.

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The LCHS varsity wrestling team continued to dominate its opponents and continued to deliver its signature brand of mayhem on the mats in the early goings of the 2018-2019 season when they defeated Cherokee Bluff and Franklin County in dual action before taking third place at the John Smith Mountaineer Traditional tournament last week.

The LCHS varsity girls basketball team continued its strong start to the 2018-2019 season when the Lady Indians defeated Cherokee Bluff and East Hall last week to improve to a program best start of 9-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 7-AAA action.

Since Lady Indian catcher Lita Sills picked up her first bat she dreamt about one day playing college softball.

Although she wasn’t gifted with a ton of natural talent, 11 years after picking up that bat the passion with which Sills played the game and the countless hours of hard work she put into the sport during that time allowed her dream to become reality.


Larry Townsend DePriest of Dahlonega passed away at the age of 78 on Saturday, December 1 following a brief hospitalization. 

An alumnus of both the University of Tennessee and the University of Pittsburgh and a veteran of the US Air Force, Larry retired from a career as a hospital administrator in 2006. 

Mrs. Eva Mae Brooksher, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018.

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, James Hubert Seabolt of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully at the age of 74.

James was born and raised in Lumpkin County but his heart and soul belonged to Montana where he loved to hunt, fish and be outside with nature.

The Dahlonega Nugget

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Dahlonega, GA 30533

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