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Apostle, flock told to hit the road

This afternoon around 1:30 p.m. Barnesville police served Apostle Bobby Slaughter (see: The House That Bobby Built in this week’s print edition of The Herald-Gazette) with 15 counts of zoning ordinance violation on three different…

Councilmember Claxton rips tax assessors, chief appraiser

An erroneous tax notice had Barnesville city councilwoman Anne Claxton up in arms at the July 9 tax assessor’s board meeting.Claxton received notice May 21 of a 2009 assessment for a home she owns at…

Brown appointed to Board of Assessors

The Lamar County commission voted unanimously July 14 to appoint Aaron Brown to fill the unexpired term of James Butler on the Board of Assessors.The appointment was added to the agenda at the request of…

Sheriff to be released from hospital today

Lamar County sheriff Larry Waller, who has been a patient at the Macon Medical Center since July 8, expects to be released today.Glenna Waller reported from the hospital this morning that they are waiting for…

One-man welcome wagon

This man caused quite a stir on Honeysuckle Lane in Barnesville Monday morning.

Rabid animals found in Lamar County

The State Laboratory has confirmed that two foxes have tested positive for rabies. Health officials are urging residents of the area to stay away from wild or stray animals that appear to be unafraid of…

Waller improving but remains hospitalized

Lamar County sheriff Larry Waller is improving markedly each day but he remains in the Macon Medical Center awaiting test results.Waller suffered an apparent mini-stroke July 8. He could be released from the hospital today.

Brown proposes new requirements for firms receiving tax abatements

Commissioner George Brown appealed to the members of the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Authority, seeking restrictions in tax abatement agreements with new industries which would require them to pay their property taxes promptly or lose those…

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