This terrier/chihuahua mix (maybe) was found Friday morning on Greenwood Street. It is a male wearing a green John Deere collar. He may have run away during Thursday night's storms. If you know where he belongs, call 770.358.3442.
Though we hate to legitimize rumors via our coverage, rumors of violence at area schools Friday originating out of the Black Lives Matter movement have prompted extra security.
Sheriff Brad White said he will have extra deputies at all Lamar schools Friday.
School superintendent Dr. Jute Wilson sent this memo to staff and teachers today:
As you may have heard, there are rumors on social media of violence planned in the Spalding/Pike/Lamar/Monroe/Upson area. At this time, we have no reason to believe these are anything other than rumors. We are in close communication with our local law enforcement. As a precaution, there is an increased presence of law enforcement on our campuses for visibility and security. The increased officer presence will be in place tomorrow at our schools and the home football game as well.
Again, all measures are precautionary. We will communicate any updates if needed. In the event you have any concerns, please contact your administrator."
No school or law enforcement in the area have been able to verify any of these rumors as credible threats.
Some have described Friday's precautions as a 'soft lockdown'.
As if there were not enough drama surrounding the matchup Friday night between Lamar County and Mary Persons, the game will pit two brothers, each a star in his own right, against each other. [Full Story »]
The Lamar County Trojans host the Mary Persons Bulldogs in the home opener Friday night at Trojan Field.
The two teams have always been rivals but this game took on added significance after last year’s debacle in Forsyth.
MP built a 29-13 lead but Lamar came roaring back and cut the margin to 29-27. The Trojans were lining up for a two-point conversion at the 1:53 mark of the third period when an MP administrator ran onto the field and halted the game due to lightning. Lightning was visible but well off in the distance.
The game never resumed though the lightning abated. LC never got to try the PAT, lost its appeal to the GHSA and the game went down as a 29-27 loss.
You can bet the bitter taste of highway robbery will be in the Trojans’ mouths when they take the field Friday night.
Bobby Ross Phillips died in Adel, Georgia on August 31st. I had the privilege of speaking at his memorial service on September 3rd. Chances are pretty good that neither Bobby nor Adel mean anything to you, but they both mean a lot to me.
Chances are also pretty good that you’ve had someone like Bobby and someplace like Adel in your life, by which I mean that you’ve probably had somebody and somewhere that gave you a chance and, in giving you a chance, made a huge difference in your life. It was the summer of 1986. I had just finished my Ph.D. in Old Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; I had three degrees and no job.
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The Woodmen-Life Chapter 199 of Barnesville will hold a Patriot Day - In Honor and Remembrance ceremony and an American flag presentation Friday, Sept. 11 at noon in Greenwood Cemetery.
“In fulfilling our promise to never forget the tragedy of September 11, 2001, WoodmenLife members and associates organize nationwide Sept. 11 for In Honor and Remembrance ceremonies each year,” said local WoodmenLife Chapter President Maxine Gibson.
After three lightly attended public hearings, the Lamar County board of commissioners last week approved several resolutions about taxes -- including a 2015 millage rate of 11.512, up one mill from last year.
County sources said the increase is now 9.09%, down by 2.24% from the original proposal of a 1.236 mill increase that figured out to 11.33%.
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