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Art with no easel: the voice of Jovonni Pharr

In the semi-rural county of Lamar one doesn’t expect to hear fresh, hip-hop sounds being created in the cinderblock walls of a small, college dorm room. But then again, few people expect to meet an…

4L Rodeo comes to Barnesville

The Barnesville Pro Rodeo hosted another annual 4L Rodeo on Friday and Saturday.Both nights saw over two hours of cowboy entertainment with calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, and lots of rodeo clown…

Twin Oaks Fun Farm brings agri-tainment to Lamar

“My strawberries are being eaten by birds,” or “I keep finding little bugs on the leaves of my plants.”So goes many of the stories Chuck and Elizabeth Patterson hear at Twin Oaks, the family U-pick…

Life without the printed word

“Like many industries, newspapers face serious challenges,” says Mike Luckovich, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But it’s important to remember the millions of Americans who still love and rely…

Derby Party 2009

Another wonderful party to celebrate the “Run for the Roses” and to benefit Lamar Arts.

BBQ & Blues Winners (the official scores)

Thanks to Amanda Rose at the Chamber of Commerce we are able to post the winners and scores from this past weekends festival. Included are 4 categories – chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Awards were…

Before the concert begins

The Ritz Park ampitheatre was the setting for Saturday night’s rockin’ concert.

BBQ & Blues stage welcomes Southwind

A progressive Southern rock band comprised largely of Lamar County High School guys, Southwind opened the music portion of the festival. Click to watch the full video.

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