On this day 8 years ago the United States of America was violated in a way it had not been violated before.
The September 11 attacks were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others.
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The LCCHS girls softball came out on top yesterday against Howard County with a romping score of 12-3.
The middle school football team defeated Gray Station in their season opener at Trojan Field yesterday 40-14.
Three long touchdown runs for LCMS were called back on penalties or it would have gotten even darker for Gray Station boys. Scoring touchdowns for LCMS were Lawrence Austin (2), his twin brother Lance (2), Micquavious Searcy (1) and Quentin Frazier (1). Searcy had one two-point PAT and the other PAT came on a pass from Lance Austin to Tyler Scandrett.
The next game for LCMS will be in Jackson next Wednesday against Henderson Middle School. The next home game will be Wednesday, September 23 at 5 p.m. against Byron Middle School.
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Members of Barnesville Fire Deparment, Lamar County Sheriff's Office, Barnesville Police Department and Mid-Georgia Ambulance showed up at one the many vacant Carters Mill warehouses at 10 a.m. to participate in a well-planned, well-executed HAZMAT drill scenario.
Maxi's Restaurant on Market Street is having a wine tasting party Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Triple B's team and the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3 Day.
The cost is $25 per person. Participants will learn tips on choosing wines for any occasion and with different menus and sample reds, whites and dessert wines. Bill Cherry will lead the wine tasting. [Full Story »]
It was a Sunday morning. Just after dawn on December 7th, 1941, Japanese forces launched a sneak attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. American forces, most still in their beds, where taken almost completely by surprise. The U.S. pacific fleet, which lay at anchor in the harbor, was devastated. When word of the attack’s success reached the Japanese fleet, the sailors rejoiced, that is, all but one – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.
Tradition holds that instead of celebrating, Yamamoto, having fallen into a state of severe depression, said to his jubilant staff, “I fear all we have done is awaken the sleeping giant.” Though that quote, one of the most famous of World War II, has never been verified, it is a known fact that Yamamoto held deep concerns regarding an attack on the United States. It is also a known fact that Yamamoto once said to several Japanese Cabinet members regarding war with the US, “I can run wild for six months, after that, I have no expectation of success.”
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As oration time nears, President Barack Obama is beset by conflicting goals in a prime-time address tonight expected to detail just how he wants to expand health care coverage and lower medical costs while signaling to a deeply divided Congress that he's ready to deal.