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State: Honey died needlessly

An investigator from the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture has confirmed the City of Barnesville violated it own ordinance and needlessly euthanized a dog just hours after it was picked up and taken to the local…

Apparent home invasion under investigation

Sheriff’s investigators continue to probe what neighbors are calling a home invasion that occurred in the 1800 block of Highway 36 East in Milner July 16 and left an elderly man with head injuries.Investigators say…

Apostle, flock told to hit the road

This afternoon around 1:30 p.m. Barnesville police served Apostle Bobby Slaughter (see: The House That Bobby Built in this week’s print edition of The Herald-Gazette) with 15 counts of zoning ordinance violation on three different…

Councilmember Claxton rips tax assessors, chief appraiser

An erroneous tax notice had Barnesville city councilwoman Anne Claxton up in arms at the July 9 tax assessor’s board meeting.Claxton received notice May 21 of a 2009 assessment for a home she owns at…

Brown appointed to Board of Assessors

The Lamar County commission voted unanimously July 14 to appoint Aaron Brown to fill the unexpired term of James Butler on the Board of Assessors.The appointment was added to the agenda at the request of…

Sheriff to be released from hospital today

Lamar County sheriff Larry Waller, who has been a patient at the Macon Medical Center since July 8, expects to be released today.Glenna Waller reported from the hospital this morning that they are waiting for…

One-man welcome wagon

This man caused quite a stir on Honeysuckle Lane in Barnesville Monday morning.

Rabid animals found in Lamar County

The State Laboratory has confirmed that two foxes have tested positive for rabies. Health officials are urging residents of the area to stay away from wild or stray animals that appear to be unafraid of…

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