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Cops: Man hit banks to buy drugs

Employees at United Bank in Barnesville may have been in more danger than originally thought Wednesday. Information has surfaced indicating Robbery suspect Leonard William Willis hit eight banks in a short period of time to…

Milner man arrested on weapons charge

A 33-year-old Milner man was arrested Feb. 27 on weapons charges.Jason Blackwell of 212 Steele Rd. was arrested after deputies responding to a burglary call at his residence encountered the suspect carrying a weapon. The…

Man charged with drug distribution

A 23-year-old Yatesville man remains in the Lamar County jail after leading local law enforcement personnel on a high speed chase Feb. 25.Quintin Marques Barkley was finally halted at the intersection of Thomaston Street and…

Superior court cases adjudicated

The following cases were adjudicated in Lamar County superior court February 12 with Judge Bill Fears presiding.Mickey Blackmon, aggravated child molestation: continued to March 18.Jennrice McDowell, criminal attempt to commit a felony: failed to appear,…

Accused killers found with weapons in jail

Two accused murderers and two Kentucky escapees were found with weapons after a search earlier this week at the Lamar County jail. Contrary to initial reports, no drugs or alcohol were found.The four, Kenneth Michael…

Moose Club shooter gets 15 years

John (Big John) Holcomb was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Spalding County superior court Wednesday for the July 27, 2008 shooting death of Bruce Knowles. The shooting took place in the parking lot…

Sheriff’s Dept. rejoins NTF

The Lamar County sheriff’s department has rejoined the regional Narcotics Task Force after a four-year absence.Sheriff Larry Waller has hired Jerry Meadows, a former K-9 officer with the Thomaston Police Department, and assigned him to…

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