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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…

Hightower vs. Horton for B’ville council post

Ronald L.(Tootsie) Horton and Christopher Hightower have qualified to seek the ward two seat on the Barnesville city council vacated by the resignation of Annie Mae Harris.Hightower served two terms on the council, having been…

Man seriously injured in crash

A 69-year-old white male was seriously injured in a one-car accident Monday night on Cannafax Road. The victim, identifed as Robert Schaber, was lifeflighted to a trauma center.He suffered a head injury and was unconscious…

Nancy Thrash takes oath of office

District four commissioner-elect Nancy Thrash took her oath of office Saturday, December 20 in a courthouse ceremony. Administering the oath was probate judge Kathy Martin. Holding the family Bible upon which Thrash took the oath…

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