With the Empty Stocking Fund and Toys for Tots concentrating on making Christmas happen for Lamar County children under age 12, the school system is stepping up to help make the holidays happy for teenagers.
“Christmas assistance is going to keep me busy,” said school social worker Kiana Battle.
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The recent celebration of Veterans Day, marking the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, becomes even more meaningful with discovery of photos brought home from Europe by Sam Paul Jones of Barnesville.
Jones’s daughter, Christine Williams of Barnesville, brought the photos to The Herald Gazette and talked about her father’s service in the U.S. Army in World War I. She said she can remember that as a child she marched in Veterans Day parades with her father. [Full Story »]
A home on Perdue Rd. was completely destroyed in a fire that broke out about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to tax records the home and 141 acres are owned by Joe Brown Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio.
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Single lane closures in Lamar and Pike counties will affect traffic this week, according to the Department of Transportation.
In Lamar County, there will be brush and tree cutting along Highway 36 with single lane closure.
In Pike County, there will be brush and tree cutting along Highway 109 with single lane closure.
There will be night lane closures on I-75 in Henry County for construction of the new Georgia Express Lanes through Monday, Nov. 24, weather permitting. Crews plan to place a protective barrier wall in two-mile increments beginning at Highway 155 to Highway 138, from mile markers 216 to 228.