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Perdue: Stimulus $ to halt second property tax bills

Lamar County property owners may dodge a feared second ad valorem tax bill that has loomed on the horizon for months, according to Governor Sonny Perdue.Perdue announced Tuesday that federal ‘stimulus’ money provided enough breathing…

Gordon College Theatre to present Actors Showcase – starting TONIGHT

The Gordon College Theatre will present Actors Showcase, featuring six 10-minute plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville. The plays feature Gordon students Alex Friddell, Chris Steele, Benji Pittman, Jessy Whitley, Kathren Weitzel, Kirk Little, Dernolan…

Schools gain accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has given Lamar County schools districtwide accreditation for the next five years. The board of education got the news at its Feb. 10 meeting.”We are accredited at the…

Pirates eliminate Trojans 46-42

Nate Ferrell hit two clutch free throws with 11.1 seconds left Monday night to propel the Pike County Pirates to a 46-42 win over the Lamar County Trojans in the first round of the Region…

Trojans, Pirates square off in region tournament tonight

The Lamar County Trojans will play host to the Pike Pirates tonight in the first round of the Region 5AA basketball playoffs.Tipoff is at 7 p.m. at the LCCHS gym.The Trojans, coached by Kenny Walker,…

Field turf installation underway

The Field Turf playing surface is currently being installed at Trojan Field. A crew from Chatsworth is installing the turf. (video after the jump)The turf – plastic blades of grass attached to a plastic backing…

Absentee ballots are now available

Absentee ballots are now available for the March 17, 2009 Municipal Special Election. Absentee ballot applications can be mail or faxed to (770) 358-5445. This election is only for Ward 2 residents of the City…

Henry to lead IDA

Raleigh Henry, president and CEO of Southern Rivers energy, was elected chairman of the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority February 12. Henry had previously served as treasurer.Local State Farm agent Phillip Bell was elected vice-chairman…

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