Though they have been busy with camps and workouts all summer, the Lamar County Trojans officially opened practice for the 2015 season Monday with preseason conditioning drills. The Trojans will do full contact work for the first time at a midnight scrimmage at Trojan Field Friday night/Saturday morning.
The ‘practice’ begins at midnight. One-on-one board drills will commence at about 12:30 a.m. There will be a 35-minute controlled scrimmage at 12:45 a.m.
New GHSA contact guidelines limit the amount of scrimmage time. Admission for the event is a box of Tide detergent or Tide liquid detergent. The midnight event takes advantage of GHSA’s mandate that football practice in pads cannot begin until August 1. That is also the first day practices are allowed for high school softball, cross-country, volleyball and cheerleading squads.
Gordon State College resident students will begin moving into the residence halls on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 10 and 11 with Fall 2015 Semester classes set to get under way Wednesday, Aug. 12. [Full Story »]
Hours, days and weeks of preparation have been aimed at a target date: Monday, Aug. 3, the day Lamar County students will come back to school for the 2015-16 year.
Open house for all schools will be held July 30 from 2-6 p.m. at all four locations. Parents and students are invited to meet teachers, receive information and enjoy seeing friends again after summer vacation.
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County commission chairman Charles Glass has ordered the U.S. flags flown at county buildings and grounds be lowered to half staff for the remainder of the week in honor of the servicemen killed in Chattanooga.
"Last Thursday five soldiers were killed in an act of domestic terrorism in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On behalf of the citizens of Lamar County we are grateful for their selfless service to protect our freedoms and our way of life. We mourn their loss and we desire to honor them with the dignity and respect they rightfully deserve," Glass said.
I am writing to inform you of a legal judgement against me.
Laura and I took over operation of The Herald Gazette and The Journal Reporter in Zebulon in 1979. For several years, we printed our newspapers at the Griffin Daily News where there were two presses. In 1982, one of those presses was moved to Barnesville where the papers were printed for some 15 more years.
With the increasing demand for color pages that our Goss Community press could not handle, we sold that press and moved our printing back to the Griffin Daily News on a contract basis. Later, the corporation that runs the Griffin paper decided to shutter its press and we were given one week to find a printer.
We signed a contract with The Macon Telegraph and got great reproduction from its flexographic press. Flexo presses are expensive to operate and maintain and the Telegraph eventually decided to shut it down and our printing was moved to Columbus under the same contract. The Telegraph fired its press and mailroom crews.
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A fast-moving squall line generated high winds and heavy rain Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power west of Milner and in the Liberty Hill area.
Southern Rivers had just under 250 members without power at 7 p.m. Most of those were along the Five Points Road between Hwy. 18 West and Hwy. 41 North. Also hard hit was the area near the Liberty Hill Community House.
At 7:05 p.m., SRE's Bobby Ferris reported the co-op lost four circuits near Milner but three had been restored. Repairs should not take long unless there are issues along service lines on private property.
The City of Barnesville has reached a monetary settlement with the mothers of two men who were struck and killed by a Barnesville Police Department cruiser driven by officer Terry Belvin on May 16, 2014.
After the death of one beloved family member recently, his survivors debated whether to talk to the newspaper about their ordeal.
“If it will help somebody to know what we’re going through, and help them support their own family members who are diagnosed with cancer, we’re ready to tell the story,” said Patty Johnson, whose brother John Stacey Curry, 51, died of widespread cancer in his liver, lungs and abdomen.
“My brother was diagnosed in July 2014 and the doctors said he could live about a month without treatment, or six months with treatment. He had both radiation and chemo, and made it almost a year,” Johnson added. “I have a doctor’s appointment soon and I’m having every test I can have. Everybody should pay attention and if there is any cancer, catch it early.” [Full Story »]