We are pleased to announce that citizens of Georgia can register to vote online. You can visit the Elections and Registration department page at www.lumpkincounty.gov/dept/elections or download the GA Votes app to register. For more information, please contact the Elections and Registration Department at 706-864-6279.
Absentee Voting by Mail for the May 20th Election has begun. Anyone who desires to receive their ballot by mail must submit an Absentee Ballot Application. You can find the Absentee Ballot Application on the website www.lumpkincounty.gov/dept/elections or you can call the Elections and Voter Registration Office at 706-864-6279 and we will mail the application to you. The last day to submit an Absentee Ballot Application is Friday, May 16th. Please remember that all voted absentee ballots must be returned to the Elections Office by 7:00pm on Election Day.
Chestatee Regional Library will have their annual Touch-A-Truck program on May 17, 2014. The parking areas at the library will be filled with fire trucks, police cars, etc. For more information on the time of the program, you may contact the library directly.
Chestatee Regional Library will host a shredding event on April 30, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Lumpkin County citizens now have access to a Healthcare.gov navigator. The navigator is based out of the Habersham County Extension Office in Clarkesville. Her name is Cassandra Hunter and can be reached at 706-754-2318 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Lumpkin County road crews shift into winter gear, they have a few words of advice for drivers:
Slow down and be prepared.
Give yourself more room and more time to stop at stop signs.
Slower speeds on ice and snow are essential, as is staying well back from snow clearing equipment such as plows and salt/gravel spreading equipment. When approaching a vehicle with an amber flashing light, give them the right of way and allow them to do their job. Shady areas and bridges can be slicker than the rest of the road, so be aware.
The first Lumpkin County roads cleared of snow are the major and minor arterials, which include school bus routes. Local access roads are cleared after the arterials. During a major storm event, this can even be several days after the event begins.
There are things you can during winter weather events when road conditions are bad:
Stay off the road except for essential travel.
When on the roads, yield the right of way to all road treatment vehicles.
Do not leave vehicles parked in areas that will interfere with the treatment of the roads.
Lumpkin County Public Works urges you to stay safe this winter!
The Environmental Health Department has moved to 25 Short Street. This move will make purchasing permits more convenient for citizens. They are currently experiencing some phone issues. Should you need immediate assistance, you may call the Lumpkin County Planning Department at 706-864-6894.