By Kay S. Pedrotti
James Hollis Blackmon, employee of the city of Barnesville since 1977, was named Lamar County’s Outstanding Citizen for 2016 at the chamber of commerce awards banquet Jan. 28.
Blackmon’s award was presented by city manager Kenny Roberts, who described Blackmon as a “Renaissance man,” adept at many skills: “He’s a carpenter, a mason, a plumber, an electrician, welder, designer, fabricator, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, butcher, baker, grill master .... and an accomplished musician and singer. His expertise in many fields has led to his position as special project manager for every major project accomplished in the city for the past 25 years.”
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