Power Outage Map Links

Power Outage Map Links It’s getting close to that dreaded time of year when we could have snow and/or ice along with the associated power outages that often result from winter weather.  Lumpkin County is served by six different power providers.  To assist in keeping you informed, we have a link to all the power…

Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared? The day starts like any other day… but disasters happen quickly and often without warning. This is why we offer #CodeRED, a lifesaving notification system that keeps residents informed of emergencies near them. We’re strongly encouraging residents to enroll to receive alerts, so if you’re not already signed up for this free…

Reporting Power Outages

Reporting Power Outages Power outages may happen at any time.  Even though many power providers in our area have increased their technology to the point that they know power is out in a specific area, the technology does not tell them why the power is out.  That’s where you come in.  You still need to…

Generator Usage

Generator Usage If a portable electric generator is part of your preparation for winter weather and its’ possible power outages, please be careful!  If not installed correctly, portable generators can be deadly both to the user and to power company workers.  Generators produce carbon monoxide and in recent years, some homeowners have been killed by…

Gatlinburg Delivery

Gatlinburg Delivery Early last Saturday morning, some members of our Emergency Services department left to deliver supplies to the Gatlinburg area to assist with the recovery efforts brought on by the tragic fires.  Many of these supplies were donated by our local businesses and citizens.  The deliveries were made and those receiving the items were…

County Burn Ban Lifted

County Burn Ban Lifted Emergency Services Chief David Wimpy has lifted the county burn ban; however, burn permits must still be obtained from Georgia Forestry.  You may contact Georgia Forestry by calling 1-877-OK2-BURN (652-2876) or by going online to www.gfc.state.ga.us/online-permits/index.cfm.  “With the recent rains and a predicted ongoing rain cycle, we were somewhat comfortable lifting…

Looking for a Job?

Looking for a Job? Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Workforce Development Career Coach is visiting Lumpkin County on Thursday, September 1st from 11am-2pm. The event is being held at 163 Tipton Drive in Dahlonega, Georgia.  Local residents may receive assistance with searching & applying for jobs, writing resumes & cover letters, and reviewing career interests. Information…