According to statistics compiled in 2013, Lamar and Pike counties are now running neck and neck in the total population rankings. Lamar is the 96th in the ranking of the state’s 159 counties with a population of 17,959 while Pike is ranked 97th with 17,796 people counted within its borders.
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The 5-6 Allstars team was the first Tee ball team in Lamar County history to go to state championship. They placed fourth. Pictured are (back row l-r) Truby Colbert, coaches Brandon Stone, Wendy Jones, Ted Jones and Josh Ayer, (front row l-r) Cooper Corley, Lake Evans, Hayden Cherry, Charlie Hutto, Ashton Abernathy, Conner Stinchcomb, Jayden Marshall, Matthew Stone, Gibson Jones, Avery Lonberg, Reid Flournoy and Caden Crawford.
Ken Green, The Herald Gazette’s longtime sportswriter, died Saturday, June 28, at his residence. His many friends and family will memorialize his life at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at New Life Baptist Church.
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A Griffin Police officer was arrested and charged with DUI and other counts at 12:39 a.m. Sunday morning.
Officer Sheldon Latrent Mayfield, 22, then begged Deputy Jeannie Devane to drive him home and 'give him a break'. Devane felt Mayfield was unsafe to drive and arrested him. His duty weapon was also seized from his vehicle.
The report on this incident has been taken down at the request of the sheriff's office. The report was preliminary and had been approved for intraoffice distribution but not for public dissemination. [Full Story »]