By Rachel McDaniel
Lamar County’s increasing gang activity, the April 10 Relay for Life event and the May 2 Color of the Pig 5K were the focus of the Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative meeting March 12.
Collaborative team members heard from Barnesville Police Department Capt. Maggie Moreland who asked for help combatting local gang activity. Several people signed up to be contacted for upcoming meetings and others are asked to join as well.
“We have three gangs trying to form here in Lamar County,” said Capt. Moreland. “These gang members are going out and jumping on and beating up kids who have said they don’t want to join the gangs. We’ve got to find an answer and figure out how to save these kids because they are our future. Also, we are looking to be more involved in community events and if anyone would like to have an officer present, please call us.”
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