Buddy Lanier has been an athlete all his life. He recently started the job of his dreams, director of the Lamar County recreation department. He directed the Barnesville Civic Center from the time it opened 12 years ago until just a few weeks ago when he was hired as director of Lamar County parks and recreation.Lanier now manages baseball, basketball, football and soccer seasons, deals with coaches, parents and young players and constantly maintains the fields and parks, but nothing could make him happier.”I loved what I did with the Barnesville Civic Center. It was a fun and rewarding job,” said Lanier, adding he is looking forward to working with kids and their families from the community. As a former coach, Lanier knows the importance of the coaches who volunteer to teach and mentor the kids in the league.