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This conceptual rendering of a potential new library building in Lumpkin was provided at no cost to the city
by The Library Project, a non-profit organization. This is just one option for reopening the library in
Lumpkin closed three years ago. The former drug store is also being considered. The library project would
be partially funded by Lumpkin’s share of the Stewart County SPLOST on the Nov. 6 ballot

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Fate of Lumpkin Public Library
rests in local voters' hands
By CHIP JONES
The public library in Lumpkin closed more than three years ago. The building developed roof issues that led to leaks. Those problems were not addressed and toxic mold eventually closed the building to the public.
Now, the future of The Rural Library Project in Lumpkin will rest in the hands of Stewart County voters on Nov. 6. A portion of the county’s Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) allocated to Lumpkin will fund about ... Online subscribers click here for full article.