After an exhaustive effort, including 16 hours of meetings over 45 days and countless other volunteer hours expended, the grant application for the Lamar County College and Career Academy has been presented to the state.
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In an effort to get expired, dangerous prescription drugs off the streets, Lamar County sheriff Larry Waller and his deputies are participating in a national effort known as Operation Pill Drop Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m..
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Gov. Sonny Perdue will be in Barnesville October 2 for a prayer breakfast. No local issue deserves more prayerful consideration than the Donna Ogletree Johnson murder case.
Donna's sister Becky Peterman has written Perdue directly to no avail. Thus far she has also been ignored by Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Sen. Ronnie Chance and state representatives Jim Cole, Billy Maddox, David Knight and Tony Sellier.
Sen. Johnny Isakson took time out to send a form letter. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland is the only elected official at any level to have taken any action whatsoever or even respond to correspondence.
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Between Saturday, Sept. 11 and Friday, Sept. 17 the Lamar County sheriff’s office made the following arrests:
Emmett Reid Ramsey, 48. Barnesville; aggravated assault;
Michael Ray Goodman, 19, Dallas, DUI alcohol, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and weaving over roadway;
Wayne Vance Whitfield II, 22, Blairsville, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana;
Robert Joseph Kilkus, 20, Blairsville, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana;
Kayla Michelle Major, 18, Barnesville, driving while license suspended or revoked;
Curtis Richardson, 59, Atlanta, driving while license suspended or revoked;
Matthew Thomas Marshall, 21, Macon, violation of conditions of limited driving permit;
Miguel Angel Sosa Martinez, 29, Forest Park, driving without a license;
Latoya Shermaine Holloway, 26, Barnesville, fleeing or attempting to elude and obstruction of an officer;
Clemon Ed Pinyon, 54, Juliette, theft by taking;
Jane Doe, 21, no residence or charges listed;
Mitchell Thiravong, 22, Fayetteville, probation violation;
James Zellner Jr., 18, Barnesville, possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon at a public gathering;
James Chad Crawford, 33, Griffin, no charges listed;
Fernando Arias-Perez, 23, The Rock, speeding and driving without a license;
Kelly Lynn Dean, 41, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime, possession, sale, purchase or manufacture of methamphetamine and Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act;
Sam Wilson Akin, 44, Griffin, possession, sale, purchase or manufacture of meth and other charges;
Mauro Gamino, 25, Atlanta, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime, possession, sale, purchase or manufacture of meth, VGCSA and driving without a license;
Jose Albarodo, 26, Atlanta, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime and other charges;
Marcus Kevin Pitts, 34, no residence given, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession, sale, purchase or manufacture of meth and VGCSA;
Kasie Evans Jr., 32, Barnesville, no charges listed;
Bradley Scott Crawford, 33, no residence listed, probation violation;
Michael Lamar Jones, 22, Barnesville, child molestation;
Eddie Jermaine Crockett, 30, Barnesville, family violence battery;
Rictavious Dijon Jones, 19, Barnesville, possession of alcoholic beverages under age 21;
Kelvion Tovar Allen, 20, Forsyth, consumption, purchase, furnishing or sale of alcoholic beverages and DUI alcohol;
Phillip Lawrence, 46, Barnesville, child support;
Waltavious Terrell Collier, 20, Barnesville, criminal damage to property.
Deputies answered 105 calls and 911 answered 80. Deputies responded to 26 calls, the Barnesville police department to 23 calls, the Lamar County fire department to 17, Barnesville fire department to two and Mid Georgia ambulance service to 36. There were 11 accidents. Deputies issued 32 traffic citations and served 39 warrants and four subpoenas or civil papers. [Full Story »]
Between Saturday, Sept. 11 and Friday, Sept. 17 the Barnesville police department made eight arrests:
Felecia Brown, 907 Elder Berry Lane, Villa Rica, driving while license suspended and speeding;
†Michael Fincher, 2443 Hwy. 36 E., Jackson, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass;
Jerrod Foster, 435 Elm St., Barnesville, driving while license suspended;
Dustin Hammock, 185 Matbeth Rd., Barnesville, attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud;
Dewayne Johnson, 121 Westchester Dr., Barnesville, DUI and speeding;
Sherkeva Manuel, 958 Willow Wind Cir., Barnesville, battery;
Victoria McKemie, 185 Matbeth Rd., Barnesville, attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud;
Hugh Wynn, 170 Potato Creek Rd., The Rock, theft by shoplifting.
Officers answered 71 calls for service including 10 accidents, four alarms, one EMS assist, 16 building security checks, one burglary, two damage to property, three disturbances, one dog complaint, three domestics, 13 escorts, one fight, one fraud, one harassment, seven miscellaneous, three noise complaints and four suspicious persons/vehicles. They issued 18 citations including one criminal trespass, one disorderly conduct, one DUI, one failure to obey traffic signal, three failure to stop at stop sign, one parking violation, seven speeding and one shoplifting.
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State of Georgia, County of Lamar County
All creditors of the Estate of Charles Lloyd Chapman Jr., deceased, late of Lamar County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 17th day of September, 2010.
Nedrell Renee Foster Chapman, Personal Representative, 520 South 6th St. Ext., Milner, Ga. 30257
Karen K. Martin, P.O. Box 358, 408 Thomaston St., Barnesville, Ga. 30204.
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The Herald-Gazette periodically looks into reports on salaries paid local officials and top managers. Here is a breakdown of annual salaries and travel expenses paid to local leadership, both elected and appointed.
It should be noted those asked at each entity have been fully cooperative in our efforts to research this material.
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Claiming the justice system has failed her family, the sister of murder victim Donna Ogletree Johnson, is pleading with state and federal officials for help in solving the 26-year-old slaying. “We have anxiously stood by and awaited justice from our legal system which has seemingly failed my family and my sister,” Becky Peterman wrote in a letter mailed last week. [Full Story »]