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Patterson, Idol appointed to IDA

County administrator Wayne Patterson and citizen Cheryl Idol were appointed to the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority by the county commission January 13.The new appointees replace former commissioner Gene Hardwick and Bruce Akins on the…

Deer destroyed by wild dogs

Animal Control was called to the home of Bob Taylor on Murphey Ave. in Barnesville this morning to pick up a stiff, dead deer that had been attacked at some point during the night.The body…

Sheriff: No real threat at Rock Springs

The school facility at the mammoth Rock Springs Congregational Methodist Church in northeast Lamar County was secured January 13 after a man showed up there threatening to take his own life.Sheriff Larry Waller reported the…

Interview with Commissioner Nancy Thrash

A short interview with one of Lamar County’s newest commissioners, Nancy Thrash, upon the close of 2009’s first commissioner meeting.

Interview with Commissioner Jimmy Hearn

Although a short and impromptu interview, these are the words of one of Lamar County’s newest commissioners upon the close of 2009’s first meeting.

County scales back meetings to once a month

Those among the growing cadre of citizen watchdogs will find themselves with one more free night per month following the Lamar County commission’s vote January 13 to cuts its current meeting schedule in half.Although Chairman…

County seeks to appoint surveyor

If approved by the state legislature, Lamar County will soon have an appointed rather than an elected county surveyor. The county commission voted unanimously January 13 to submit local legislation enacting the change to its…

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