Multiple Veterans Day observances were on tap Monday throughout Barnesville-Lamar County. A large crowd was on hand for the tradition observance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month at the Veterans Memorial in front of the library.
On November 9, 2013 at approximately 4:10 am the Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Route 7 at Shackleford Road in reference to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The pedestrian Brandon Lee Redding 21 from Milner was struck by a 2004 Nissan Titan. Redding passed away from his injuries caused by the accident. The accident is still under investigation at this time by the Georgia State Patrol, and Pike County Sheriffs Office.
In, perhaps, the biggest rout since Hitler vs. France in 1940, the Lamar County Trojans rolled into Roberta Friday night and went all blitzkrieg on the hapless Crawford County Eagles, rolling to a 53-0 win that could have easily been 153-0.
The entire game was played in one hour and 38 minutes as the Trojans built a massive lead and the officials went to a running clock with over three minutes left in the first period of play.
Realtime scoring from the game was provided by Walter Geiger.
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The Sportsmen’s Bible Study of Barnesville First Baptist Church is sponsoring a turkey shoot to benefit Gavin Lance Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ag Center Field on Roberta Drive across from the sheriff’s office. It is one of two upcoming benefits for the local teenager who was severely injured in a car accident. [Full Story »]
“At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ...” in 1918, the horrors of World War I on Europe’s western front came to an end with the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany.
The United States now celebrates “Armistice Day” as Veterans Day, honoring not only the war dead but also retired veterans and those who died of other causes. Barnesville’s annual Veterans Day observance is planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial in front of the library.
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