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Absentee ballots are now available

Absentee ballots are now available for the March 17, 2009 Municipal Special Election. Absentee ballot applications can be mail or faxed to (770) 358-5445. This election is only for Ward 2 residents of the City…

Henry to lead IDA

Raleigh Henry, president and CEO of Southern Rivers energy, was elected chairman of the Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority February 12. Henry had previously served as treasurer.Local State Farm agent Phillip Bell was elected vice-chairman…

Milner raises new water tower

A new video for those who were unable to attend the raising.http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3162268&server=vimeo.com&

Gordon to cut timber

Gordon College has notified homeowners near property it acquired off Collier Road several years ago that it plans to cut timber there beginning this month.The property, known as the Tyus estate, contains approximately 70 acres…

Wilson won’t seek reelection

Barnesville city councilman Lynn Wilson reported at tonight’s meeting that he will not seek reelection to his post in the November city vote.Wilson, a veteran council member and the current mayor pro tem, made his…

Red Cross closes last regional office

First its Thomaston office shut down.Now, the American Red Cross is without a presence in the Lamar County area after its Griffin office was shut down due to a lack of funding.In 2008, the Thomaston…

Don’t sleep with babies: Three infants die in rollovers

In the weeks before Christmas, three Lamar County families lost their infants simply doing what many parents do ‘“ taking their baby into their bed for the night. All three of the children suffocated when…

Vulcan Lamar quarry on the rocks?

Despite a contract to buy water exclusively from the Lamar County Water & Sewer Authority, Vulcan Materials has not used any county water for the past several months at its northeast Lamar quarry site.Vulcan returned…

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