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Final Four: LCCHS lauds top achievers

“Oh, the places you’ll go! You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights,”Dr. Seuss spells out in the book Oh, The Places…

Lamar schools are closed Monday; weather update

Public schools in Lamar County are closed Monday due to inclement weather. Update: Classes at St. George’s Episcopal School in Milner have also been cancelled. Update II: Classes at Gordon College are cancelled until noon.…

Another murder: Man killed at truck wash

A Lamar County man was bludgeoned to death early Saturday morning, becoming the community’s third murder victim in just over three months.William Charles (Bubba) Milner, 45, was working alone on the overnight shift at Eagle…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Snow began falling heavily here Sunday morning and continues to fall at this writing. Update: Lamar County schools are closed Monday!Accumulation is expected to be light but, who knows, maybe there will be enough for…

Man arrested after police chase

Law enforcement authorities made one arrest following a high speed chase that ended at the intersection of Thomaston Street and Murphey Avenue in Barnesville Thursday.Quinton Barkley (see image) fled from authorities after they attempted to…

Georgia unemployment rate hits record high

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.This is the highest seasonally adjusted rate recorded in Georgia since 1976,…

Former Johnstonville man in hot water in Louisiana

J. David Matthews built a mansion in Johnstonville then went belly-up, leaving creditors throughout Lamar County and middle Georgia.Now he is involved in what many believe to be a questionable dealings in Louisiana.Read more: http://www.businessreport.com/news/2009/feb/23/field-broken-dreams-rlet1/

Trojan Field work progressing

Crews have installed the hash marks and the yard line numbers at Trojan Field.At noon Friday, the color LC logo was being installed at midfield and artwork in the end zones was being added.When the…

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