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Red Cross closes last regional office

First its Thomaston office shut down.Now, the American Red Cross is without a presence in the Lamar County area after its Griffin office was shut down due to a lack of funding.In 2008, the Thomaston…

Don’t sleep with babies: Three infants die in rollovers

In the weeks before Christmas, three Lamar County families lost their infants simply doing what many parents do ‘“ taking their baby into their bed for the night. All three of the children suffocated when…

Vulcan Lamar quarry on the rocks?

Despite a contract to buy water exclusively from the Lamar County Water & Sewer Authority, Vulcan Materials has not used any county water for the past several months at its northeast Lamar quarry site.Vulcan returned…

Another murder? Man shot on Grove Street

Some nine hours after it was found, the body of a middle aged white male now positively identified as Charles G. Adams, 56, was removed from a doorway at 488 Grove Street after a fatal…

Auto wreck closes down Brook Road

A devastating one-vehicle crash closed Brook Road near Walton Road yesterday but, miraculously, the driver of the mangled vehicle survived. (video after the jump)Mike Maynard of the Georgia State Patrol identified the driver of the…

Dept. heads told to cut 3%; second tax bills may be mandatory

Lamar County constitutional officers and department heads were told last week to look for ways to cut their budgets by three percent to make up for the apparent loss of the homeowner relief grant.Gov. Sonny…

Blakely plant is sole source of salmonella

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Peanut butter and apple wedges. Nutty Buddy bars. All are food items that have become part of the American diet over the years. What would happen if that very treat…

Commissioners defend move to eliminate one monthly meeting

The Lamar County commission stuck to its guns regarding eliminating its second monthly meeting despite concerns voiced by several citizens at its regular meeting Jan. 27”We citizens are often treated like mushrooms. We are kept…

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