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GOP candidates sweep the local vote

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Republican candidates overwhelmingly took the night in Lumpkin County on Tuesday as a large majority of local voters cast their ballots across the board for the GOP contenders.

Pothole takes out patrol car during pursuit

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A high-speed pursuit for a fleeing suspect took a sharp, nerve-racking turn last Wednesday when a Lumpkin County officer hit a pothole and lost control of his patrol car on a Hall County road.

Dirt debate stirred up by parking project

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Questions were raised about what should be done with any excess dirt removed from Long Branch Elementary School in its upcoming parking lot project following talks of potentially dumping the dirt o

Jail shakedown leads to drug bust

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Inside information and a surprise shakedown at the Lumpkin County Detention Center were key in the recent arrests of several inmates and outside suspects accused of a gang-related conspiracy to sne