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Schools open today; watch for kids

After a delay due to state mandated teacher furloughs, Lamar County schools open today for the 2009-2010 school year.Be on the lookout for students waiting for school buses and other school-related traffic as you get…

Car wash proceeds to help raise money for cancer walk

The Boobilicious Buggytown Babes (Triple B’s) will hold a Car/Dog wash, Saturday morning, Aug. 1 at the parking lot next to First National Bank. Proceeds to benefit the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3 Day. The Triple…

Leadership Lamar class inducted

Secretary of State Karen Handel was the keynote speaker tonight at the Barnesville Civic Center as the Leadership Lamar Class of 2009 was inducted. Handel was introduced by county commissioner Nancy Thrash.Handel is running for…

Tax free weekend begins in Georgia

The discount is designed to provide relief to back-to-school shoppers. Not every item is tax-free however. Here is some information directly from the Georgia Department of Revenue:”A. The sales tax exemption pertains to items in…

SOLD! Foreclosures auctioned on courthouse steps

It’s a hurry up and wait process, but Roger Hollandsworth has been buying foreclosed properties from the courthouse steps for 25 years, beginning when he ran a Century 21 franchise in West Virginia. He has…

Public a no-show at millage hearing

Five citizens and one reporter were on hand July 29 for a public hearing on Lamar County’s portion of the millage rate. None spoke for or against the rate.The county voted unanimously to set its…

Blood Drive this Thursday

Southern Rivers Energy is hosting a blood drive Thursday, July 30 from 1-6 PM. Call Erin Cook at 770-358-1383 ext. 332 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome but donors with a scheduled appointment…

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