A fully involved fire off Candlewood Lane, near highway GA 400 in Dahlonega, GA has resulted in severe structural damage. The latest report confirmed that the structure was on the ground. The Lumpkin County Fire Department is working diligently to extinguish the fire. More information will be released as soon as it is received.
This is an ongoing story; please check back for updates.
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This past Friday we continued our discussion about rural Georgia with 51st district (R) State Senator and Lumpkin County’s economic development director, Steve Gooch. Our three areas of focus: rural Georgia economy, broadband access, and health care. Although the district doesn’t want to see something in the line of the KIA plant they most certainly would be open to small companies offering high paying, high tech jobs. In order to attract these types of companies; the area must provide good schools, fast internet, and quality health care. We discussed Piedmont Mountainside new stand alone emergency health care center in Gilmer County; a model for quality health care in rural areas. When our discussion turned to high speed internet for the area, Gooch was unable to say they “moved the ball” concerning Senate Bill 232, Facilitating Internet Broadband Rural Expansion (FIBRE) Act.