The Miss Barnesville Buggy Days pageant and the annual window decorating contest will be held this Saturday, a lead-in to the 41st annual Buggy Days event, which has plenty of happenings to please almost every palate.
While the pageant will begin at 9 a.m. and go on all day and into the evening, the window decorating will be judged on the theme, Nothing More American than Barnesville Buggy Days. The first place winner will receive $75. Second place will get $50 and third place will get $25. All will receive ribbons for display.
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Five Mary Persons players, including top running back Dee High, have been suspended for Friday night's game with Lamar County after posting an obscenity-laced Facebook video in which they set fire to a hoodie brandishing an LC logo.
The video came two weeks after Pike players taunted Lamar with a basket of pigs feet, bacon and bacon bits left outside their dressing room before the game. The slur backfired on the Pirates who were down 40 points at the half.
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My Mama, May Melton, was a true Southern lady. She exuded faith, beauty, grace, kindness, courage, spirit and love. When she left this mortal earth at 91, she had taught me how to live and also how to die.
Most in life, she loved and cherished my Daddy. For 69 years they were true to the vows they took June 30, 1943 before they passed under the crossed sabers in their full military wedding at Fort Riley, Kansas. When the love of her life died 19 months ago, Mama covered the enormous hole in her heart and showed us how to bravely ‘carry on’ just as he had instructed me to do.
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