News for Subscribers

Don’t call it a dog park, but county officials recently discussed a potential project that would allow for canines to play “off leash” at Yahoola Creek Park.

When the county gains a new library, will it lose a pool? And if so, will there be a new aquatic replacement in the works?

Dahlonega resident Cathy McLendon is packing her bags—actually, packing her back pack—for the journey of a lifetime.

There is a new employer in Lumpkin County, one that has opened its doors in the past few months, but is already adding jobs.

An award-winning newspaper veteran with a passion for community newspapers is returning to North Georgia to lead The Dahlonega Nugget’s sister newspaper The Clayton Tribune, Regio

Sports for Subscribers

Lumpkin County sports teams compiled a myriad of success in 2017, making it a sensational year of sports achievement.

In this week's print edition The Dahlonega Nugget takes a look back at the best of the year, including:


• Zach Matthews wrestles way to second-straight State Champion title


When Lumpkin traveled to East Hall on Wednesday, Oct 4, for the Region 7-AAA Softball Tournament things didn’t go as the Lady Indians varsity softball team had planned, as they lost a heartbreaking, come-from-behind, late inning game to number one seed East Hall before losing to North Hall in the third/fourth place game.

The Lady Indians varsity softball team finished its regular season and jumped right into the first round of the Region 7-AAA Softball Playoffs with much success last week.


Thomas “Randy” Randall Turner, age 69 of Cornelia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Mrs. Barbara Jo Smith Sanford, age 77, of Jackson, GA formerly of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Mrs. Sanford was born in Murrayville on March 18, 1940 to the late Robert and Moreen Ladd Hughes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Jack Smith and sister Carolyn Fields. 

It is with heavy heart that the family announces the death of Marsha Booth Hancock age 64 of Dahlonega and previously St. Augustine, Florida, on January 5, 2018.

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