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Faces in the MLK crowd

An historic week, the celebration of MLK Day and the inauguration of President Barack Obama, began Monday morning at the Lamar County courthouse.These are the faces of many of those in attendance for the solemn…

MLK Parade in Barnesville (in video)

The vision of Martin Luther King Jr. came to fruition this morning on the streets of Barnesville.Albeit a small parade, people gathered – rich, poor, white, black, young, and old – to honor Dr. Martin…

Success Center: Gordon opens for new semester

With a new bookstore and a bloated student body, Gordon College began a new semester Monday. The new bookstore is part of the Student Success Center which opened to students earlier this month.The addition adds…

Celebrate like a king on MLK day

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity in the Community Celebration will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the E.P. Roberts Center. The theme this year is ;Keeping the Dream Alive through the…

Warm up your weekend with hot blues

Smokin’ Joe Kubek and B’nois King have signed on to headline the 2009 Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival.The event is set for April 24-25 in downtown Barnesville. For ticket information, call 770.358.5884.http://www.youtube.com/v/IyGVqPJ3K3k&hl=en&fs=1

Be prepared: Arctic blast on the way

Although three major weather forecasting operations disagree on just how cold it will get, there is no question the coldest weather thus far this winter is about to hit home and hit home hard. Averaging…

GA. unemployment surging at alarming rate

The Georgia Department of Labor says unemployment insurance claims shot up 174 percent last month compared to December 2007.Thurmond says 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims in December.His department also processed 19,160 first-time claims for…

Patterson, Idol appointed to IDA

County administrator Wayne Patterson and citizen Cheryl Idol were appointed to the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority by the county commission January 13.The new appointees replace former commissioner Gene Hardwick and Bruce Akins on the…

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