New Lamar County school superintendent Dr. Jute Wilson addressed the noon meeting of the Barnesville Rotary Club June 17.
He noted he is very competitive and intends to improve the local public education system while praising the groundwork laid by his predecessor Dr. Bill Truby. "We are economic development. If we can get kids career and college ready, they won't be on welfare and food stamps," Dr. Wilson said.
Dr. Wilson said he and his wife, Sheila, have a contract on a house in the Magnolia Farms development in north Lamar.
DNA work done: Grand jury will finally get hit and run case that resulted in death of Thomas Norman Anderson.
Heroic grandsons: Tripp Bostwick and Gordon Murray likely saved Milner mayor's life.
s Theft ring busted: Arthur Bill (Oscar) Williams and nephew Deonte Williams busted for stealing trailer, three expensive lawnmowers.
Local connection: Hero cop Daniel Rush's mom worked at Barnesville City Hall.
Going strong: Lamar 7/8 all-stars still alive in postseason play.
Hey, hey, Boo Boo, residents along Pine Street and Memorial and Redbud drives in Barnesville are urged to be extra vigilant after a large black bear was spotted running in a creek in the area. [Full Story »]
The other day, I was caught in a thunderstorm in my modest vegetable garden with my youngest daughter who is 14. It was not raining as we approached the garden and it was also dry on the other side of it - a blessing of the sort kids cannot understand.
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One of a handful of businesses still in existence since Old Dixie Highway was a major route to Florida, Swint’s Pecans and Candies in Milner will be part of a public television documentary on the famed road.
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The following students from Lamar County were named to the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List at Gordon State College: Sarahlyn Wrye, Christopher Aaron, Johntavious Barkley, Lacey Barkley, Byron Blackmon, Brandon Childs, Issis Davenport-Turner, Ashley Dean, Megan Etheridge, Jessica Farr, Jake Foster, Jordon Fuller, Charmieka Grant, Mary Hardin, Michael Harris, Misty Hemm, Chasity Hodges, Diana Horn, Tasha Jones, Justin Lewis, Kimberly Lewis, Caroline Proud, Ikia Richardson, Diana Ross, Montaveous Rucker, Christina St. Jean, Joseph Truluck, Abigail Turner, John Young, Maci Shearouse, Brandy Blackwell, Zachary Burke, Leah Sneed, Christopher Weber.
The following students from Lamar County were named to the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s Merit List at Gordon State College: David Mercer, Nicholas Ognio, Samuel Baskin, Meredith Bettis, Gaylin Gladden, Alyssa Martin, Sara Wingate.