Monday, May 26, 2014 7:49 AM
Thank a Vet Today
Thank you to the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans who served to protect the American way by going into harm's way; selflessly, courageously, and with high integrity. Thank you for your honorable service to our country. May we never forget you and all you have done.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:53 AM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:47 AM
Early voting can save you time
Early voting starts April 28 and ends May 16.
If you plan to be in town between April 28 and May 16, you can stop by the Lamar County Admin Building and vote while you're there. It will save you time and let you make your choice in the upcoming election in a convenient fashion. See details below:
Location: Lamar County Admin Building
408 Thomaston Street
Time: 8am-12:30 and 1:30-5
Days: Monday - Friday
Special Saturday Voting: May 10
Primary: May 20th
District 2 Polling Places for Primary:
Senior Citizens Ctr (Next to Civic Center off Forsyth St)
Chappell Mill FD (Parker Branch just north of High Falls Park Rd)
Redbone Community Clubhouse (Community House Rd and Sappington)
Friday, March 28, 2014 6:09 PM
Neighborhood Watch Groups - What's Your Opinion?
Barnesville, GA (March 26, 2014) Ms. Suzanne Cooper of the Lamar County Sheriff's Office made a presentation on Neighborhood Watch, to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday March 25.
The primary stated reason to create a Neighborhood Watch is to reduce the potential for burglaries. You don't want to come home and find that you've had visitors while you were out - and those visitors helped themselves to your belongings. Even if you have insurance, insurance won't remove the uneasy feeling you get every time you go home after you've been burglarized. Your home is never quite the same after a break-in.
A neighborhood Watch program apparently has some carrying costs. There are costs for signs and door stickers. And the program recommends a structure where meetings are held and a "Captain" is chosen. Vigilantes need not apply however. You need to call the Sheriff's Office or Barnesville PD if you observe a crime taking place.
What are your opinions on forming Neighborhood Watch programs here in District 2? Please contact me with your opinion. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Or - you can call the Sheriff's Office directly at 770-358-5087 and speak with Ms. Cooper. She will answer all your questions and get you started!
Oh by the way, if you are interested in the CERT group in Lamar, you can call Ms. Becky Martin at the EMA office: 770-358-5166 for more information.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:59 AM
2 firefighters killed in the line of duty
2 Boston firefighters were killed in a nine alarm fire yesterday. Please keep their families and our local firefighters/rescue team members in your prayers. This should serve as a reminder that these brave men and women risk their lives everyday to save ours. If you can, thank a Sheriff's Deputy, Firefighter, Barnesville PD, and EMS member today!