Mrs. Margaret Cox Owens, age 92, formerly of Lamar County, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 in a Sumter County Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident of Magnolia Nursing Home in Americus for the last five years. Prior to that, she was a long time resident of Thomaston and Milner, GA. She was a member of Clarks Chapel Baptist Church in Thomaston. Daughter of the late John Robert and Josie Cox, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Mr. E.D. "Hut" Owens; by two brothers, Olin Cox and Pete Cox; by her sister, Lois Scarborough; her beloved daughter, Vicki Bohnenstiehi; and Granddaughter, Lori Ballard.
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Barnesville’s Cedar Grove Landfill won’t be the first to use “pyrolysis technology” to turn garbage into fuel - but it is the only facility working on a plant to bring together all the processes that allow “cooking” garbage into sale-able fuels.
“Pyrolysis simply means heating, or cooking,” said landfill director Johnny Poore. “There are many other facilities using a portion of the process but as far as we know, we’re the only ones who have come close to a complete solution to protecting a landfill while turning waste into dollars.”
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The Department of Defense announced on Sunday that a young soldier from Griffin, Georgia serving in Kuwait was killed in a non-combat related incident while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
PFC. Monterrious T. Daniel, 19, died June 12 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in a non-combat related incident. PFC Daniel will be flown to the Upson Thomaston Airport at 1 pm Monday where a transfer will be made from a military air craft to Bentley and Sons hearse with full military honors. The processional will then travel from the airport Thomaston to Bentley and Sons Funeral Home there.
PFC Daniel was assigned to 68 th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, of the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, under the 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Funeral Services will be held at noon Wednesday in Thomaston at the Thomaston Civic Center. Interment will be in Talbot County at New Hope Cemetery in Talbotton, Georgia.
Eloise Nelson celebrated her 100th birthday recently surrounded by her friends and care givers at Sunny Grove.
“I had such a nice time at the party but I enjoy living every day and I’m thankful. I’ve had a lot of good things happen to me,” she said.
She was treated to cake and ice cream and her favorite desert - peach cobbler.
“At the end of the party we released 100 balloons,” said Jenea Morgan. “She loves to read and is kind to everyone.”
She was born on May 30, 1915 in Robinsville, N.C. Her parents were John and Trudie Conner. She attended college and worked many years in medical records. She is a devoted Baptist. She has one son, John McCarter of Barnesville who is married to Zohreh McCarter.
She said if she could tell today’s young people one thing, it would be to “live every day to be thankful for what we have.”
The following students from Lamar County were named to the Spring Semester 2015 Dean’s List at Gordon State College: Hannah Anderson, Katherine Blackmon, Taylor Brack, Jessica Brothers, Dylan Bunn, Madison Clark, Charly Cowart, Christopher Deal, Megan Devane, Kylie Eicholtz, Megan Etheridge, Heather Fields, Jordan Fuller, Gaylin Gladden, Alayna Gulayets, Kristin Hamby, Mary Hardin, Chasity Hodges, Sharon Holcombe, Jeffrey Isbell, Jalecia Jones, Brenda Mitchell, Laura Murphy, Jennifer Parker, Anna Shearouse, Maci Shearouse, Carrie Smith, Jennifer Smith, Erika Tallent, Joshua Torbert, Kirstin Wood, Charmin Young.
The following students from Lamar County were named to the Dean’s Merit List at Gordon State College for Spring 2015 semester.
Issis Davenport-Turner, Juliette Henry, Bethany Shearouse, Beverly Bell, Dustin Harris, Shelby King, David Phillips, Jennifer Standish.
Lamar NAACP president Sandra Puckett is calling on all citizens here to stop what they are doing at noon Saturday to pray for those impacted by the Charleston church shootings.
"We as community leaders must continue to pray and ask God to help us to understand and know how to stand up against evil and shine a light on the darkness that wants to destroy our nation. There is still much to be done and together in prayer we can do it," Puckett said.