A community-wide sunrise service will be held at Rainbow Ranch, the home of Steve Andrews, on Sunday, June 5 at 8 a.m. Pastor Allen Newman of Calvary Baptist Church will lead the service. Those who are younger and more mobile are requested to park toward the back in order to allow closer parking to the service area for those less mobile. For more information please contact Pastor Allen Newman at 770-358-1208.
Locals who want to tour 11 historic homes with the Georgia Trust Expedition: Buggy Through Barnesville on Saturday, June 11 may register online or the morning of the event for $25. The ticket will not include lunch or the closing reception which Trust members and guests will buy for $50-60.
The event is expected to bring 175-350 guests to town, most who are interested in the community’s historic resources.
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“We would not be where we are today had it not been for veterans who died on the battlefield so we could have free speech, democracy in government, and so our people could peacefully decide whom their leaders were and leave it up to us to lead the country.
“I want to put a personal face on Memorial Day for just a moment.
“First, I wish to talk about a guy named Tommy Nguyen. Tommy Nguyen is my legislative staffer on military affairs information. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Guard. He went to Fort Benning, GA, and graduated No. 1 in his class. You know what that means at Fort Benning. Right now he is deployed in Afghanistan and has been deployed for the past 5 months.
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World War I saw men and women across the United States enlist for military service to fight in “the war to end all wars.” The “Doughboys” headed overseas, most for the first time in their lives, and even though America’s involvement in World War I was relatively short, thousands of young men died as a direct result of their military service either from disease, accident or combat. [Full Story »]