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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 remarks while honoring former council member Annie Mae Harris. City voters will go to the polls March 17 to fill Harris’ unexpired term. Elections for full terms of office for wards two, four and five will be held in November. The candidates on the ballot are Chris Hightower and Ronald Horton. In other business, the council: ’¢ Approved lowering the speed limit on College Dr. from Spencer St. to Hwy. 341 from 45 mph to 35 mph. Councilman Butch McDaniel noted he requested the change not so much to crack down on speeders as to allow golf cart operation on the three-tenths of a mile of roadway impacted by the change. ’¢ Heard the first reading of an ordinance to ban through trucks on Forsyth and Atlanta streets within the city limits and officially designate MLK Parkway as a truck bypass. ’¢ Honored Jim Granum for his service during two terms as municipal court judge. ’¢ Discussed preliminary plans to move council meetings from 6 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.

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