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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…

Top this! Boyd lands huge bass

Tony Boyd of Barnesville caught this huge bass today in a private pond.Boyd had been catching big fish in the pond all weekend on purple june bug baits. He went back Monday and this 14…

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…

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