A man convicted of burglary fled the Monroe Co. courthouse Wednesday after being convicted on burglary charges and sentenced to 20 years. The man bolted after his mother fainted in the courtroom. It is not known if her antics were part of the escape plan.
UPDATE: The suspect had a weapon on him when arrested.
The political football that is the current government shutdown has hit home. Though there are no accurate numbers, many Lamar countians employed by government have been furloughed and are not getting paychecks.
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With the first weekend of October football in the books and the Atlanta Braves well on their way to another early dismissal from the playoffs, it is a good time to take a look at local football programs, their performance thus far and the potential for the rest of the season.
Candidates in upcoming city council votes in Barnesville and Milner have been invited to participate in a political forum Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Barnesville Civic Center.
Invited are three Milner candidates running for two seats in a plurality vote. They are incumbents George Weldon and Roger Samples and Tracey Smallwood.
Barnesville candidates are incumbent Mark Stone and challenger T.J. Imberger who are battling for the Ward 5 seat and incumbent Neal Devane and challenger Larry Whitworth who will fight it out in Ward 4.
If you have questions for the candidates, post them in the comments section.
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