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Landfill battle gets heated in superior court

Attorneys for Lamar County and the E.T. Carlyle Co. squared off in Lamar superior court today in a battle that occasionally got testy. Things got tense enough that Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell issued an admonishment…

C&D landfill battle back in court today

The battle over E.T. Carlyle Co.’s proposed construction and demolition landfill returns to Lamar County superior court today at 9 a.m.Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. of the Griffin Judicial Circuit will hear the company’s motion…

Keith Lassiter to retire

Keith Lassiter, Lamar County Cooperative Extension Coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent will retire March 31, after more than 33 years with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Lassiter began…

Localized flooding from heavy rains receding

Most areas of Barnesville-Lamar County received between 4.5 to 5 inches of rain over the past 48 hours, resulting in localized flooding. The rain has now ended and waters are receding though creeks and ponds…

County road projects meet stimulus criteria

Lamar County has received confirmation that its $11 million in stimulus package road projects meet criteria. The next step is to see if it gets any money. News is expected in May.”This will free up…

Hey, Poo Poo!

Officials from Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division are overseeing the removal of sewage from a waste water treatment pond at what was once a campground here.Todd Driver of the Lamar County Health Department reported last week…

Lamar man critically injured in Spalding motorcycle crash

A Lamar County man was lifeflighted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta Sunday night after wrecking his motorcycle on Maddox Road in Spalding County, according to reports.The victim, identified as Jeffery Turner, spent all day Monday…

Hightower sworn in

Tonight at 5:15pm Christopher Hightower was sworn into Barnesville City Council.Hightower will take the ward two seat vacated last year by Annie Mae Harris.In the election (versus Ronald Horton) Hightower took 34 votes while Horton…

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