Single lane closures in Lamar and Pike counties will affect traffic this week, according to the Department of Transportation.
In Lamar County, there will be brush and tree cutting along Highway 36 with single lane closure.
In Pike County, there will be brush and tree cutting along Highway 109 with single lane closure.
There will be night lane closures on I-75 in Henry County for construction of the new Georgia Express Lanes through Monday, Nov. 24, weather permitting. Crews plan to place a protective barrier wall in two-mile increments beginning at Highway 155 to Highway 138, from mile markers 216 to 228.
The tax commission office has changed its payment system to Envision Payment Solutions. The only requirements to present a check for payment is the taxpayer’s name, physical address and a valid telephone number.
“I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you; this was not our intention,” said tax commissioner Andrea Anthony.
With the deadline to pay property taxes falling on Saturday, the tax commission office is open on Saturdays, Nov. 15 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Due to this, the office has postponed the 1% interest on late payments from Nov. 20 to Dec. 1. Another 1% will be added Dec. 20. After that the 1% accrues on the 16th of every month.
The office is accepting postmarks on payments mailed in.
The office will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26-28; for Christmas Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1 and 2 for New Year’s.
Restoration work on the Greenwood Cemetery will continue thanks to the efforts of the Greenwood Cemetery Preservation Association. The association grew out of efforts begun by the Azalea Garden Club to beautify and repair the cemetery. Some future projects will be funded by the Community Foundation.
Hedy Cauthen and Linda Akins spoke to Barnesville city council about the groups’ efforts to clean up the cemetery, which was established in the early 1800s. The earliest grave there is marked 1837.
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The Empty Stocking Fund is working to raise $15,000 to help at least 91 children in 61 local families celebrate Christmas this season.
“We decided to accept Empty Stocking applications one more day to give those who missed the first two days an opportunity to apply,” said organizer Vicki Forsyth. “We’ll take applications Thursday, Nov. 13, from 3-6 p.m. at the city fire station. Please bring proof of income or assistance for the household and Social Security numbers.”
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