Mr. Dan Kelly, age 81, of Barnesville, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017, at his home. Mr. Kelly was a native of Barnesville and was born December 8, 1935, son of the late Issac Daniel Kelly, Sr. and Mary Lou Waller Joiner. He was preceded in death by his sisters and a brother, Shirley Jean Stallings, Everlena Kelly Long and LeRoy Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a graduate of Gordon Military School and was retired from The William Carter Company. He loved Golf and was a Georgia Tech fan. Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the United States Navy.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance senior media specialist Allison Mack, based in Deerfield, Ill. reported Friday morning she is 'unaware' of any pending closing of the local store on Rose Avenue in Barnesville. She pledged to get back with us to provide more information.
However, there are corporate moves afoot that could lead to upheaval at the local Walgreens.
Walgreens is working through the purchase of Rite Aid and, to avoid antitrust issues, has plans to sell 865 Rite Aid stores to Fred's for $950 million in cash.
Thus far, financial media outlets have not reported any Walgreens stores being involved in the sale.
Reports that the local Walgreens would shut down sprang from store employees late Thursday.
More information to follow as it becomes available.
February blues got you down? This time of year can seem dreary when temperatures drop and the sun sets early. But this Friday, nature is giving everyone an excuse to get out of the house and appreciate its wonders.
Friday will feature a full moon, a lunar eclipse and a green comet sighting — all on the same night, Weather.com reports.
The festivities start early Friday evening with February’s full moon, called the Snow Moon. This nickname comes from Native Americans who used the moons as a way to track the seasons, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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The LC Lady Trojans have advanced to the Class AA state basketball tournament. The Trojans have been eliminated.
The Lady Trojans beat Jordan 59-50 Tuesday night. They play the #1 seed Heard County tonight at 7 p.m. A win will take them to the region title game against the Temple-Callaway winner. A loss puts them in the third place game against the Callaway-Temple loser.
The region's top four teams go to state, so the Lady Trojans are in.
The Trojans were eliminated in round one by Callaway 74-30.
The Gordon State College Theatre season will continue Feb. 15 with August Wilson’s award winning play “Fences,” and will feature the local talents of 9-year-old G’Nasha Mahone and 11-year-old Jada Warner.
Wilson’s play explores the hopes and dreams of Troy and Rose Maxon and their family in a rapidly changing 1950’s America. This year, the play celebrates it’s 30th anniversary winning the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama. “Fences” was recently adapted for the screen and is currently in theaters starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
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The dialogue in lots of good movies and television shows contains profanity. I don’t always mind. In fact, as one who works in words, I can even appreciate the occasional well-placed curse word, especially if it fits the character speaking it and if it helps to communicate true feelings.
I mean, let’s face it: if Rhett Butler had said, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a hoot,” the line wouldn’t have gone down in history. And it would have sounded silly.
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Mrs. Teresa Joan Miller Anderson, age 60, of Lamar County, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 in a Spalding County Healthcare facility. Born December 10, 1956 in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Jerry Roosevelt Miller and Mrs. Sandra Crittendon Mayfield. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by Step-father, Mr. Barney Mayfield, her step-son, Thomas "T.J." Anderson, Jr., and a brother, Mark Miller. Mrs. Anderson loved her family, and loved her cats, and her dog, Lexie. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband, Thomas Anderson, Sr. of Lamar County; children, Allen Beshears (and Heather Hunt) of Newnan, Josh Beshears (and Jimmy Bond) of Thomaston and Tara Smith (and Ryan Wiley) of Griffin; her step-daughter, Wendy Greer (and Duane) of Barnesville; her daughter-in law Sherie McDuffie; her brother, Brent Miller (and Tracy) of Thomaston; her sister, Cookie Miller (and Jeremy Wright) of Thomaston; her brother-in-law, James (and Linda) Anderson; her step-mother, Lois Miller of Hot Springs, Arkansas; her step-brother, Mike Jones; numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Teresa Anderson will be conducted Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1 O'Clock in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6pm until 8pm.
Those who wish may view the memorial page and sign the guestbook online at: www.williamsfh.net
Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 358-1678
Cook team applications are now available for the 12th annual Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival which will be held April 21-22.
After the board’s decision to join the Kansas City BBQ Society, the world’s largest organization of BBQ and grilling enthusiasts, last July, the committee is expecting its biggest festival yet.
“At one time, BBQ & Blues was the biggest FBA competition in the country,” said event logistics coordinator T.J. Imberger. “We hope to expand the festival with KCBS and make it into the largest barbecue competition in Georgia. We also hope to bring back the festival’s heritage and provide an atmosphere that community members will enjoy.”
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