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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…

Deer destroyed by wild dogs

Animal Control was called to the home of Bob Taylor on Murphey Ave. in Barnesville this morning to pick up a stiff, dead deer that had been attacked at some point during the night.The body…

IDA intrigue

One of the most intriguing agenda items for tonight’s (January 13) Lamar County commission meeting is the appointments to the Industrial Development Authority. Current commission appointees at the end of their terms are Gene Hardwick…

City to crack down on skateboarders, speeders

The Barnesville city council heard of plans to crack down on skateboarders at its regular meeting January 12Mayor Peter Banks said skateboarders will soon be facing fines for repeat offenses after property on Market Street…

Never have you met a sweeter Vidalia

A chocolate Labrador retriever named Vidalia and her puppy companion found themselves locked up in the Barnesville animal control shelter. Their owner Joseph Murphy Jr. did not know Barnesville had an animal shelter, but he…

Barnesville council eyes multiple judgeships

The first Barnesville city council meeting of the year traditionally brings an agenda full of appointments and reappointments and 2009 is no exception.The biggest change this year will come in the appointments January 12 to…

Two year colleges, tech schools could merge

A panel appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to study streamlining Georgia’s education system has recommended moving two-year colleges out of the control of the Board of Regents to the Department of Technical and Adult Education…

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