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Big plans in the works for reservoir

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Ziplines, an amphitheater, a beach and even the potential mountain biking trails that have been rumored for years, could be in the cards for improvements to the property at Lake Zwerner.

Downtown student apartments considered by City

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In the recent weeks the enthusiastic debate regarding a proposed 298-bed student apartment complex along Hawkins Street and Happy Hollow Road has not diminished, as downtown residents once again pa

Good deeds bring bicycle surprises

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When Alondra Amaya-Pineda, a student at Lumpkin County Elementary school, was called to the principal's office on Friday, she wasn’t really sure what to think.

School system set to purchase 20 buses

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The Lumpkin County Board of Education voted to approve a plan to purchase 20 new school buses to replace much of the school system’s older fleet at the November school board meeting.

Scam surge alarms local authorities

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The scammer called early Friday morning. A Lumpkin County woman picked up the phone and a man on the other end of the line identified himself as the woman’s grandson.

Aquatic center gets official approval

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As Lynn Cottrell celebrated a birthday last Tuesday, the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners finished up what could turn out to be quite a present to the community, which is fitting as the Cottre

New pool and school plan revealed

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After months of planning and negotiations, major projects for both Lumpkin County government and Lumpkin County Schools are finally gaining the clearance to begin.