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LHS graduate dies trying to save his 6-year-old son

June 23, 2017 by The Ledger

The LedgerDAHLONEGA, Ga. — A 1997 Lakeland High School graduate and his 6-year-old son drowned earlier this week at a waterfall in the Chattahoochee National Forest in northwest Georgia. Joshua Kistler, 38, and his son, Jaxon, were swimming at Dicks Creek Falls ...

2 Lumpkin County teachers arrested in separate incidents

May 3, 2017 by FOX 5 Atlanta

FOX 5 AtlantaLUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - Two Lumpkin County school teachers have been arrested in connection with separate incidents involving students. According to the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, Timothy Garner, 59, and Flavio Colunga were both arrested after ...

Gainesville Athletic Director Billy Kirk stepping down

May 2, 2017 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesBilly Kirk, the Red Elephants' AD since May 2015, announced Tuesday he will be stepping down from the position at the end of the year to become the new principal of Lumpkin County High School via an announcement by Gainesville City Schools. Kirk, who ...

Lumpkin County grad Daniel McCrary finding great success pitching at North Georgia

April 16, 2017 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesDaniel McCrary can always count on his parents, John and Deb, to be right there in the bleachers, cheering for their son who graduated from Lumpkin County High and now has found considerable success in Dahlonega as a starting pitcher for Division-II ...

Shane Williamson hired as new football coach at Lumpkin County High

June 6, 2016 by Gainesville Times

Lumpkin County High approved the hire of Shane Williamson as its new football coach during a regularly scheduled meeting Monday, according to its athletic director Nicky Jenkins. This will be the fourth head coaching position ... High is a golden ...

11 apply to be Helena interim school superintendent

May 6, 2016 by Helena Independent Record

Helena Independent Record... of the Atkinson County Schools in Pearson, Georgia. He was a principal in Towns County High School and Coile Middle School in Hiawassee and Athens, Georgia. He was the vocational supervisor for Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Former Lumpkin County coach charged with misconduct with girl in Jackson County

April 7, 2016 by Online Athens

Online AthensThe Dahlonega Nugget reported Horne resigned from his coaching job prior to his arrest. Jackson County investigators met with the 16-year-old victim and her parents, the latter who said they felt Horne “took advantage of the position he had within the ...

Local candidates face off in 6 contested races

March 16, 2016 by Dahlonega Nugget

Dahlonega Nugget... for six Lumpkin County positions. All three Board of Commissioners (BOC) seats up for election this year will see multiple candidates, along with the post of Coroner, County Surveyor and Board of Education (BOE) District 1. ... He currently serves ...

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December 18, 2015 by White County News

White County News15, 2017. Kim was born March 2, 1964, in Lumpkin County, to the late Eulis and Myrtice Powers Palmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley Mitchell. Kim was a 1982 graduate of Lumpkin County High School. She was ...

UNG dual-enrollment program sharpens area students

August 25, 2015 by News at UNG

News at UNGKele Howerton, a senior at Lumpkin County High School, is one of 631 high school students who are dual-enrolled this fall at UNG. ... of North Georgia (UNG) is high school students who are taking advantage of the state's Move on When Ready program ...

Lumpkin County girls soccer gaining momentum ahead of state playoffs

April 23, 2015 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesIf the local club teams continue to mold Brock's new players, the sky is the limit for Lumpkin County. Brock invited two eighth graders to work out with his varsity squad, in order to get them as many reps as possible before they join the high school team.

Friends, schoolmates remembering teen killed in wreck

January 21, 2014 by WSB Atlanta

WSB Atlanta... COUNTY, Ga. - Students at a north Georgia high school are remembering a classmate killed over the weekend in a car crash. ... "There's a lot of grief today and a lot of sorrow," added Lumpkin County School Superintendent Dewey Moye. Six counselors ...

North Georgia teenager compete in world karate competition

November 18, 2013 by Gainesville Times

Gainesville TimesNorth Georgia teenager compete in world karate competition. Brianna Ray wins two gold and two ... The Lumpkin County High School sophomore keeps her long hair tied back in a ponytail and her video games are strewn around the base of the television. But ...

Lumpkin County Superintendent: Prayer encouraged as long as it doesn't disrupt class

May 8, 2013 by Gainesville Times

A week after a student-led prayer resulted in more than 50 Lumpkin County High School students skipping classes, the system's superintendent said no action will be taken other than working to educate teachers and students about the law pertaining to ...

Tornado touches down in Lumpkin County

April 12, 2013 by WSB Atlanta

WSB AtlantaDAHLONEGA, Ga. - A strong line of storms that moved through metro Atlanta Thursday night, brought heavy rain, wind, hail and one confirmed tornado. The National Weather Service said Friday that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Lumpkin County and ...

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