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Localized flooding from heavy rains receding

Most areas of Barnesville-Lamar County received between 4.5 to 5 inches of rain over the past 48 hours, resulting in localized flooding. The rain has now ended and waters are receding though creeks and ponds…

County road projects meet stimulus criteria

Lamar County has received confirmation that its $11 million in stimulus package road projects meet criteria. The next step is to see if it gets any money. News is expected in May.”This will free up…

Hey, Poo Poo!

Officials from Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division are overseeing the removal of sewage from a waste water treatment pond at what was once a campground here.Todd Driver of the Lamar County Health Department reported last week…

Lamar man critically injured in Spalding motorcycle crash

A Lamar County man was lifeflighted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta Sunday night after wrecking his motorcycle on Maddox Road in Spalding County, according to reports.The victim, identified as Jeffery Turner, spent all day Monday…

Hightower sworn in

Tonight at 5:15pm Christopher Hightower was sworn into Barnesville City Council.Hightower will take the ward two seat vacated last year by Annie Mae Harris.In the election (versus Ronald Horton) Hightower took 34 votes while Horton…

Top this! Boyd lands huge bass

Tony Boyd of Barnesville caught this huge bass today in a private pond.Boyd had been catching big fish in the pond all weekend on purple june bug baits. He went back Monday and this 14…

County worker injured in brush cutting incident

John Fletcher of Lamar County’s public works department sustained facial injuries Thursday afternoon around 1:45 p.m. in what is being called a freak accident.He was working as the flag man directing traffic on Sanders Road…

Hightower wins by one vote!

Christopher Hightower defeated Ronald Horton in today’s special election and will assume the ward two seat on the Barnesville city council vacated last year by Annie Mae Harris.Hightower took 34 votes while Horton garnered 33.…

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