In an address to the Barnesville Rotary Club April 14, Rep. Johnnie Caldwell Jr. touched on legislation that passed the state house and senate during the recent legislative session. Among those bills he brought up was the controversial transportation bill. In highlighting that legislation, Rep. Caldwell read from a list of 23 bridges in Lamar County that are rated by the state as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
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LC head football coach Jamie Abrams has turned to an online fund-raising campaign to acquire funds to send his players to the offseason camps that provide training that allows the Trojans to compete at the highest level.
On Sunday April 19 at approximately 11:28 p.m., officers of the Griffin Police Department responded to a call of a person shot at 111 Crawford Street. Upon arrival officers found the victim, 59 year old James Prather lying on the front porch of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. According to witnesses and evidence gathered at the scene, a confrontation between Prather and the shooter occurred inside the residence that resulted in the shooting. At least two two weapons were recovered near the scene.
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Sydney Tenney has signed a grant-in-aid to run track and cross country at Columbus State University for coach J.D.
Evilsizer who has built a running powerhouse there. CSU competes in the Peach Belt Conference (NCAA Div. II).
Tenney, the daughter of Stacy and Scott Tenney, also excels at soccer. She has been the MVP of the LC cross country team for four straight years. She holds virtually every record at the school including the best time in school history with a 19:49. She has been on the Macon Telegraph’s all-region team for four years and was 4AA runner of the year in 2011.
She has multiple awards from Footlocker. Sydney won the Buggython 5K in 2012 and 2013 and the 10K in 2014.
Sydney is the granddaughter of longtime area educators Betty and Robert Tenney and Sandra Ussery and the late Russell Ussery, all of Barnesville.