At least four LC wrestlers will move on to the Class AA Section B wrestling finals Saturday in Bremen after placing fourth or better in the area traditional tournament Friday at Bremen High School. Those who finished fourth or higher will move on to state.
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Thirty years ago last month this gorgeous girl came in and applied for a job at The Herald Gazette at our old office on Market Street. She was recommended by her husband, a man I hold in high regard and who worked just down the street. I took a long look at her. Then I took another long look at her. Then I thought to myself well there is no way in the world Laura is going to hire her.
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James Hollis Blackmon, employee of the city of Barnesville since 1977, was named Lamar County’s Outstanding Citizen for 2016 at the chamber of commerce awards banquet Jan. 28.
Blackmon’s award was presented by city manager Kenny Roberts, who described Blackmon as a “Renaissance man,” adept at many skills: “He’s a carpenter, a mason, a plumber, an electrician, welder, designer, fabricator, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, butcher, baker, grill master .... and an accomplished musician and singer. His expertise in many fields has led to his position as special project manager for every major project accomplished in the city for the past 25 years.”
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Teammates since they were five years old, LC standouts Pippin Davis and L.J. Smith signed national letters of intent to play football for rival colleges Wednesday morning at the College & Career Academy.
Davis signed as a linebacker/long snapper with the Valdosta State University Blazers.
Smith signed as a defensive back with the University of West Georgia Wolves.
Standout athlete L.J. Smith of the Lamar County Trojans will sign his letter of intent to play football for the University of West Georgia Wolves at ceremonies set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the high school. That is National Signing Day for fledgling college football players.
Standout middle linebacker Pippin Davis of the Lamar County Trojans will sign his letter of intent to play football for the Valdosta State University Blazers at ceremonies set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the high school. That is National Signing Day for fledgling college football players.
The LC Trojans and Lady Trojans can make some noise in the region standings tonight when they take on Bleckley County at the local gym.
The Lady Trojans will be fighting to hold onto third place in Region 4AA after they got blown out by #1 Putnam County 45-24 Tuesday in Eatonton. Putnam and Bleckley are tied atop the region standings at 8-1 while Lamar is 5-3 and Macon County is 5-4.
The Trojans are tied for third in the region. Highly-touted Crawford County is 10-0 while Macon County is 6-3. LC and Monticello are right behind at 5-3.
UPDATE: Playing without star Daishai Almond (shoulder) and fellow starter Lexy Head, the Lady Trojans hung tough for three quarters before getting blitzed in the fourth quarter and losing 52-40.
The pages of Anne Frank’s history-making diary come vividly to life February 10-14 on the stage at Gordon State College. Through Wendy Kesselman’s stirring adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, audiences are invited to enter Anne’s world and share her joy, her pain, and most of her indomitable spirit.