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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…

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…

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