Lamar County Elementary School is proud to present its production of 'Peter Pan' Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the LC Fine Arts Center. Admission is $5 adults, and $3 for kids. LCES students get in free.
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Two long-ago murders and a resulting “issue with thugs” led Lance Toland of Milner to issue a firearm known as “the hand cannon” to each of the employees at his three insurance offices. When word got out last week, the media spotlight focused in.
Toland is a pilot, rated in multiple fixed wing and rotary aircraft. His father was a swashbuckling Navy aviator. Years ago, he got into insuring aircraft and has done well at it. He now has offices in Griffin, Atlanta and Sea Island. He still maintains the family farm in north Lamar County. [Full Story »]
With all precincts reporting and all absentee and advance ballots counted, here are the voting totals for Lamar County in the Presidential Preference Primary from election headquarters at the courthouse annex.
Hillary Clinton: 868
Bernie Sanders: 208
Ben Carson: 351
Ted Cruz: 726
John Kasich: 97
Marco Rubio: 449
Donald Trump: 1398
Vivadon Horton has lived in Barnesville all her life and says she wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
“There’s no substitute for having family and friends around when you get that cancer diagnosis,” she said. “I guess that was the most shocking part for me -- just finding out I had breast cancer, even though my mother and sister had died of breast cancer. But I had kept up with mammograms that didn’t pick up the first lump. I thought I had escaped it.”
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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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The pages of Anne Frank’s history-making diary come vividly to life February 10-14 on the stage at Gordon State College. Through Wendy Kesselman’s stirring adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, audiences are invited to enter Anne’s world and share her joy, her pain, and most of her indomitable spirit.
Fresh veggies, oil on sale at Giant Mart
1 lg. head cabbage
1 sm. onion, chopped
1/4 c. oil
1 tsp. salt
1 lg. pkg. carrots
1 c. celery, chopped
1 tbsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. pepper
Pour oil in heavy saucepan and heat. Mix cabbage and carrots. Toss with seasonings and celery and onion. Pour in saucepan a little at a time, stirring after each. Reduce heat and keep warm until serving time.