The Georgia State Patrol report on a horrific collision involving a Georgia Power truck and a Norfolk Southern locomotive in downtown Barnesville July 6 has been released. The driver of the truck miraculously escaped serious injury.
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The 6U coach pitch softball team from the Lamar County recreation department won the state championship and will play in the World Series starting July 29 in Perry.
Pictured are (front, l-r) Jayla Robinson, Scarlett Bryan, River Evans, Sara Errera, Ellie Kate Morre; (center, l-r) Diondria Fletcher, Bailee Martin, Amiyah Hord, Makayla Watts, Kayleigh McLendon, Ja’Ziyah Foster, Sh’nyah Settles; (back, l-r) head coach Brad Bryan, and assistant coaches Jeremy Robinson, Kim Smith and Brittany Martin.
Officers responded to a call on July 9 concerning a pitched tent near a Gordon State College parking area not knowing this call would once again be one to bring Barnesville’s community together and deem the city as one of compassion.
Gordon police officer Dicky Carreker and Barnesville police officer Maria Gebelein approached the camp set up near the Gordon parking area off of Holmes street Saturday evening cautiously asking the tent’s occupant to come out with his hands visible. When the occupant emerged he presented his Gordon I.D. card and after speaking with the young man, the officers became aware of his humility and determined him to be a driven student who had nothing and who was dedicated to his education and to finding a job.
Homeless, 19-year-old Fredrick Barley rode six hours on a 20” bicycle from Conyers to Gordon’s campus with nothing but a duffle bag, a tent, a box of cereal and two gallons of water. Barley indicated that he wanted to be sure he made it to town in time for school with enough time to find a job.
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The Bach Society of Atlanta’s String Quartet will fill Ritz Park with the sounds of classical music at 8 p.m. Friday, July 15 at a concert in the park. The event is free to the public. The Bach Society’s main focus is to reach school children and adults who may not have had an opportunity to hear classical music played by a string quartet, said Barnesville mayor Peter Banks.
The Kazanetti String Quartet is an award-winning group that has distinguished itself across the country through its diverse programming and its commitment to excellence.
Newly-appointed Artists-in-Residence at Georgia College, Kazanetti’s mission statement— to serve, to enrich, and to educate through the voice of music—embodies its desire to make music available to everyone. Recently, Kazanetti returned from France as one of the selected quartets to perform at the Debussy Conference in Paris.
Performers include Michele Mariage Volz, violin; Elizabeth Alvarex, violin and viola; Julie Rosseter, viola and violin; and George Butler, violoncello.
Through its original kazanetti4kids programming, it combines music, reading, literacy, and the core academic curriculum to connect with the community.
Smokey, a child loving prince of a pet vanished today (Tuesday) from his home on Fellowship Drive near Old 41 near Milner. He is a pit bull but does not have the thug mentality associated with the breed. If you have seen him, call 803.556.0571. His family would appreciate it!
UPDATE: Smokey is one smart pup! He monitors barnesville.com for his news - human and canine. He was home within 10 minutes of this posting - covered in mud but healthy. His humans are overjoyed! Thanks for caring.