Work off those Thanksgiving calories by joining the Barnesville Holiday Hustle 2015 5K at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Benefitting the Dolly Goodpuppy Society, registration is $30 prior to the race and $35 on race day. Participants can choose to run or walk and win prizes for dressing in the spirit of the event. Those who bring a donation of dog food or cash will receive a raffle ticket for a basket of goodies. T-shirts will be given to each runner and extras may be purchased if available. Registration packet pickup starts at 6 p.m. or register online at Active.com by searching for Barnesville Holiday Hustle.
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Officials of the Lamar County school system are reporting an estimated loss of $426,570 in local tax revenue this year due to the county’s settlement of a civil suit by Piedmont Green Power. The system also loses $428,904 in equalization funds from the state because of the size of the 2013 county tax digest, and another $724,480 in state “austerity cuts,” according to finance director Brian Stephens and superintendent Dr. Jute Wilson’s presentations at last week’s board of education meeting.
The LC Trojans, coming off a disappointing loss to Macon County, will face the Early County Bobcats in the first round of the GHSA Class AA playoffs next week. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trojan Field.
Registered voters in the City of Barnesville are shaping local government today in the municipal general election. Incumbent mayor Peter Banks is being challenged by Wanda Sumners Brothers. Incumbent ward 3 councilman Sammie Shropshire is being challenged by Dorothy Carter.
LCHS alumni Lance Austin picked up at blocked field goal and returned it 78 yards for a TD with no time left in regulation to give unranked Georgia Tech a 22-16 win over Florida State Saturday night at Grant Field in Atlanta.
This was the biggest upset in college football Saturday as Tech, on a five game losing streak, stopped the undefeated Seminoles.
The play was #1 on ESPN's Top 10 plays for Saturday's college football action.
The LCMS Lady Trojans open district playoff action today when they host Carver Road Middle School of Spalding County. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at Aldora Field. The Lady Trojans enter the playoffs as the #1 seed from their side of the district. They will also host a second round game here Thursday at 5 p.m.
LCMS closed out regular season play Friday with a 9-7 win over Gray Station. In their 10 region games, the Lady Trojans went undefeated and outscored opponents 110 - 24.
The champion Lady Trojans are (front, l-r) Kaitlin Cherry, Taylor Turner, Carissa Thompson, (back, l-r) Ryla Traylor, Kelyse Harris, Tionna Thomas, Jamizayah Banks, Brinkley Yevak, Cayla Bishop, Issys Foster, Trinity Fuller, Ava Smith and Kaylee Horne.