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Even Santa's helper needs a helper during the busy Christmas season. The big guy at the North Pole asked his helper Wesley Haley to meet, greet and thrill the kids in Barnesville at the Illumination Celebration Thanksgiving Eve. Our own Santa got some help getting ready from his personal Mrs. Claus, his wife Rita. (Photo; Walter Geiger)

B'ville shines at Thanksgiving

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Former Towaliga public defender wins $100,000, reinstatement

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Sam Paul Jones of Barnesville (just right of center, between man with no helmet -- Jones’ hand is on the man’s shoulder) and one with a helmet, is shown with his U.S. Army unit in France during World War I.

Updated: Veteran Sam Paul Jones came home after Armistice

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Photo The herald gazette/kay pedrotti Something good is always cooking in Fran and Richard Boggs’ kitchen. Here they are getting ready for the Best of Barnesville cake auction Nov. 25, sponsored by the First Methodist Men’s Club to benefit John’s Place senior ministry at FUMC. Though she’s undecided, Fran said her cake may just be a chocolate pound cake. Richard, president of the UMM, is baking one too but it’s a surprise.

‘Best of Barnesville’ cake auction

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Hilda Fortson Strickland

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It wasn't pretty but Trojans advance; face Spartans next week

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We have much to be thankful for

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GSC to recognize National Roll Call Day

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Salt banned from school menus; much food goes in trash

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