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County worker injured in brush cutting incident

John Fletcher of Lamar County’s public works department sustained facial injuries Thursday afternoon around 1:45 p.m. in what is being called a freak accident.He was working as the flag man directing traffic on Sanders Road…

Hightower wins by one vote!

Christopher Hightower defeated Ronald Horton in today’s special election and will assume the ward two seat on the Barnesville city council vacated last year by Annie Mae Harris.Hightower took 34 votes while Horton garnered 33.…

Horton leads 6-5

Ronald Horton led Chris Hightower 6-5 among the 11 advance ballots cast in today’s ward two city council election.Unofficially, a total of 68 ballots were cast – a turnout of 10.7%.

Polls expected to pick up momentum this evening

Poll workers have been underwhelmed thus far today as voters have avoided voting in the special election to fill the ward two seat on the Barnesville city council like the plague.As of 11 a.m., only…

Barnesville ward two voters go to the polls

Voters in Barnesville’s Ward 2 go to the polls Tuesday to choose between two candidates to fill the unexpired term of former city council member Annie Mae Harris who resigned last summer.Seeking the seat are…

Paper & Clay exhibit ongoing

The Paper & Clay exhibit, hosted by Lamar Arts, continues its run at the Barnesville Depot Gallery.The show features the work of 14 local artists.Opening receptions for the show were held this weekend and drew…

B’ville’s recycle(d) center opens

Since 1984 Barnesville has been offering curbside recycling in city limits.Folks who live in the county must still do their own sorting and drop off. This will no longer be a huge issue as Barnesville…

Magistrate Richard Stokes is dead

Lamar County Magistrate Judge Richard B. Stokes passed away this morning. Stokes was 58 years old. EMS arrived at Stokes’ Spencer Street home around 4:30am and immediately transported him to Spalding Regional Medical Center.He was…

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