spalding county sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help in solving an arson that occurred at approximately 5:50 a.m. on saturday, aug. 15 at the days inn on north expressway in griffin. the motel and three vehicles were damaged. a reward of up to $10,000 is offered. if you have info., call josh pitts @ 770.467.4282; ext. 227
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The Lamar County Lady Trojans opened the 2009 softball season in fine fashion outlasting AAA Mary Persons 2-1 in a pre-season scrimmage in Forsyth last Wednesday.
Lamar began the regular season over the weekend with the Spalding Invitation Tournament in Griffin where they played five games in two days. Results from the tournament were not available at press time.
Abby Walker pitched five strong innings for the win, allowing no earned runs, to lead Lamar over the Lady Bulldogs. Freshman Tamara Watts pitched a pair of scoreless innings to close out the game and get the save.
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Ever see a president-in-office dance with the devil? Perhaps yesterday was as close as one has gotten.
In his pasodoble with the The First Amendment to the United States Constitution (expressly prohibits the United States Congress from making laws "respecting an establishment of religion" or that prohibit the free exercise of religion, infringe the freedom of speech, infringe the freedom of the press, limit the right to peaceably assemble, or limit the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances) Obama reached out to Jewish and Christian clergy through a conference call and webcast Wednesday evening, urging the leaders to push health care reform from the pulpit.
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Gordon College will hold groundbreaking ceremonies for its new Nursing & Allied Health Building Friday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m.
The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held on the lawn between Melton Hall and the student center.
Construction of the $16 million facility is expected to be completed in fall 2010.
The three-story, 54,000 square-foot structure will be built where Watson Hall once stood, on the west side of campus near Spencer Street. It will allow the nursing and allied health programs to move from Smith Hall, which was built in 1938 and contains about 13,000 square feet. [Full Story »]
The office at the Lamar County recreation department office was burglarized overnight Aug. 19 and the concession stand and scoring tower were broken into over the Aug. 22 weekend.
Soccer coordinator Tiffany Lowe said the door to athletic director Buddy Lanier's office was kicked open and a drawer was broken on one of the desks during the first break-in. The thief or thieves removed an unused window air conditioner to take a safe which holds the department's cash. Lowe said the safe contained "checks from an old account, credit cards and other than that, nothing really." [Full Story »]