Is what’s good for the goose good for the gander? The old saying notes ‘what is good for the goose is good for the gander’. I have no idea from which barnyard this came from or what practice it was used to justify but it certainly does not apply to politics and media coverage in this country.
Barronelle Stutzman is a longtime florist in Washington who has served and employed people of all backgrounds during her long career that has spanned over 30 years. Those customers and employees have included gay individuals.
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The Georgia State Patrol has issued its final report on the death of Marquella Shanana Hicks who was struck and killed by a motorist just after 2 a.m. Nov. 25 on Johnstonville Road.
The report by Trooper N.A. Truitt notes Hicks, 23, was emotionally upset, wearing dark clothing and ‘improperly’ in the roadway in front of her home at 411 Johnstonville Rd. when she was struck by a 1987 Chevy passenger van.
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1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
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In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.
Meanwhile, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometime labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together.
In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and cornstarch, beating until well blended.
With hands lightly dusted with additional cornstarch, roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press lightly with a floured fork. Top with nonpareils or cherry halves.
Bake at 300° for 20-22 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 16-18 dozen.
On this, the 75th anniversary of the Japnese attack on Pearl Harbor, Gail Rooks is sharing these photos she found in a medal box beloning to her late father, Frank Patrick. Patrick took the photos during the surrender ceremony at Cabatuan Airfield on Panay Island in the Pacific.
The ceremony took place on Sept. 2, 1945, the same day Japan formally surrendered with Gen. Yoshijiro Shigemitsu signing for Japan and Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepting for the Allied Forces on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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A home located in the 300 block of Washington Street in Barnesville suffered major damage after it burned Tuesday morning. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the blaze. No injuries were reported.
Mrs. Jane Mangham Meixel, age 94, of Barnesville passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016, in an Upson County healthcare facility. She was born on May 30, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Mr. Lorie James Mangham, Sr., and the late Mrs. Rebecca Bush Mangham. She was reared in the Baptist faith. She graduated from Gordon Military High School and College and earned a degree from GSCW, now known as Georgia College and State University. She married the late Mr. George Meixel (Mike) Sr. on August 13, 1942, the day after he finished Naval flight school. Afterwards, they lived various places in the United States. They retired in Tallahassee, Florida, before moving to Jane’s hometown of Barnesville. Mrs. Meixel was an elementary school teacher for a number of years in Tallahassee, Fl. and bought and managed rental property. She enjoyed her life as the wife of a Navy Officer and a Marine, loved playing bridge, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
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The Empty Stocking Fund held their first boot drive last Wednesday and has already had an outpour of generosity from the community with donations and family adoptions. This year the ESF will support 218 children from 78 different families.
Volunteers are creating shopping lists and checking them twice. Shopping crews of volunteers braved Black Friday crowds and began shopping Thanksgiving Day until 2 a.m. and continued shopping again on Black Friday to take advantage of sales.
The volunteers received donations throughout the day from other shoppers who supported the ESF’s objective. Lamar County Concerned Citizens collected toys and donated them to the ESF at their November meeting and both Southern Rivers and Rock Springs have already adopted families. The First United Methodist Church of Barnesville has adopted 25 children and continues to be a big supporter in the ESF by putting up an Angel Tree every year. “Empty Stocking could not continue to do what we do without the support of the community,” said ESF’s Vicki Forsyth. [Full Story »]
Fun Run and 5k participants are gearing up for a holly “Dolly” Christmas by running for the dogs in Dolly Goodpuppy’s Holiday Hustle this Saturday.
Walk, run or jog for the Dolly Goodpuppy Society on Dec. 3 in their Holiday Hustle 5k or fun run. All proceeds will benefit the Dolly Goodpuppy Society, a Department of Agriculture- licensed canine rescue organization that promotes humane education and responsible pet ownership. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag of dog food to support the Dolly dogs and to dress in holiday spirit with flashing lights and festive attire. The cost to register on the day of the race is $35 and $20 for children under 12. T-shirts will be available, but are only guaranteed for all who pre-registered.
Registration packet pick up is at 5 p.m. and the fun run will begin one hour prior to the 7 p.m. 5k race. The 5k route will be the same as the certified Barnesville Buggy Days route beginning and ending at Summers Field.
First, second and third place awards will be given to 5k winners by male/ female age categories.
Special prizes will also be awarded for best dressed, so participants are encouraged to come to the event dressed in festive gear or as their favorite Christmas character. For additional information contact Kathy Oxford at 678-877-9532.
Halls have been decked with boughs of holly and weary decorators are ready to welcome visitors Saturday for the 2016 Holiday Tour of Homes. It is sponsored by the Barnesville Women’s League.
The Tour of Homes is scheduled Dec. 3 and the doors of five grand locations will be open from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Tickets may also be purchased prior to the event from DB’s Pizzeria, Goggans Florist, the Chamber of Commerce or any Women’s League member. All proceeds from the tour will benefit local charities. Detailed addresses with a map will be available on the day of the tour and all tour-goers are invited to stop by the Women’s Clubhouse with their ticket stub to enter a drawing and enjoy light refreshments. Each site on the tour features splendid decor wrapped in an abundance of history and holiday cheer.
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Lamar has enjoyed two days of rain but they will make little impact on severe drought conditions here unless more is to follow. Light rains are also predicted to resume late Saturday.
While this will help lawns and pastures and perhaps allow for over seeding with winter grazing, it is unlikely to have much impact on Barnesville’s water reserves. The city reservoir was eight feet below full pool Sunday morning and things are rapidly approaching the critical level there, according to city manager Kenny Roberts.
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