Maybe you’ve had the experience; I know I have, and many times. You’re travelling to a place to which you’ve never been before. The trip takes whatever time it takes, but it seems like a long time. Then you return home, following the same route that you took to get to wherever you were going. Upon arrival, you say to yourself or to a travelling companion, “It sure didn’t take as long to get back as it did to get there.”
Chances are pretty good, though, that both the trip there and the trip back consumed about the same amount of time. The return trip just seemed shorter. Apparently we perceive the trip back differently than the trip there. And it doesn’t matter what your mode of transportation is; I’ve experienced the sensation travelling by land and by air.
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Kelly Hughes, library manager of the Barnesville public library, was installed as president of the Barnesville Rotary Club at a banquet June 25 at Gordon State College. Hughes accepted the gavel from outgoing president Ryran Traylor.
Three people were inducted into the club's Hall of Honor. Longtime, late Rotarian Emmett L. Coleman was inducted. His daughter, Mary Kelly Coleman, accepted on his behalf. Coleman, proprietor of Coleman Insurance, was very active in the community and died in 2004. [Full Story »]
Ritz Park will feature local legends and nationally-known acts during the Summer in the Sticks summer concert July 11 hosted by the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. Gates will open at 6 p.m. with great entertainment on stage as well as food vendors and a cornhole tournament.
Local favorites Gary Ware, Bill Kunst, Josh “Junior” Humphrey and Drew Stewart will take the stage along with Florida natives Jordyn Stoddard and Grayson Rogers with musical acts starting at 6:30 p.m.
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The City of Barnesville has reached a monetary settlement with the mothers of two men who were struck and killed by a Barnesville Police Department cruiser driven by officer Terry Belvin on May 16, 2014.
Mrs. Sue Thaxton Moore, age 80, of Jackson, Ga., passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Spalding Regional Medical Center. She was born on Monday, April 8, 1935 in Jackson, Ga. to the late Carl Claude Thaxton and the late Eunice Viola Maddox Thaxton. Sue was a member of Towaliga Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her son, Rusty Huggins; brothers, Bobby Thaxton, Edgar Thaxton; sisters, Nellie Thaxton Hooten, Florence Thaxton Ward, Melba Thaxton Couch and Annie Thaxton Johnson.
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The criminal jury trial calendar set for July 13-17 has been cancelled and jurors do not need to report for jury duty.
After reviewing the potential trial calendar, the trial week was cancelled due to an extremely small number of cases that are currently pending and will be ready for trial on the criminal trial calendar. None of the individuals who are anticipated to be on the trial calendar for July 13-17 are currently in the Lamar County Detention Center awaiting trial.
“Therefore, in the interests of judicial economy and financial costs for the court and Lamar County, the criminal jury trial week is hereby cancelled,” wrote superior court judge William A. Fears in an order issued July 1.
After the death of one beloved family member recently, his survivors debated whether to talk to the newspaper about their ordeal.
“If it will help somebody to know what we’re going through, and help them support their own family members who are diagnosed with cancer, we’re ready to tell the story,” said Patty Johnson, whose brother John Stacey Curry, 51, died of widespread cancer in his liver, lungs and abdomen.
“My brother was diagnosed in July 2014 and the doctors said he could live about a month without treatment, or six months with treatment. He had both radiation and chemo, and made it almost a year,” Johnson added. “I have a doctor’s appointment soon and I’m having every test I can have. Everybody should pay attention and if there is any cancer, catch it early.” [Full Story »]