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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…

Sheriff hospitalized after possible stroke

Lamar County sheriff Larry Waller remains in the Macon Medical Center where he is receiving treatment after suffering a possible stroke July 8.Lisa Goddard of Little Children of the World (LCOW), the charitable agency run…

Teen injured while riding on trunk of car

Just as the rain hit Barnesville three teenagers’ short ride to the city pool ended badly, putting one in the back of an ambulance headed to Spalding Regional Medical Center.At about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, a…

Fox discovered on Atlanta Street

Dispatch called out a Code 29 this morning alerting Barnesville Police Department and city workers that a fox had been spotted roaming about.The call originated from 247 Atlanta Street and owner of the home described…

Laid To Rest

Jimmie (Buzz) Burousas Jr., a Barnesville native, was apparently shot and killed in the driveway of his Concord home in Pike County July 1.Burousas was the son of former Lamar County chief magistrate Jimmie Burousas…

‘BOLT’ to Ritz Friday for free movie

Walt Disney’s BOLT will be screened Friday at dusk (about 8:30 p.m) at Ritz Park in downtown Barnesville.Refreshments and temporary airbrush tattoos will be available. Admission is free.Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.

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