World War I saw men and women across the United States enlist for military service to fight in “the war to end all wars.” The “Doughboys” headed overseas, most for the first time in their lives, and even though America’s involvement in World War I was relatively short, thousands of young men died as a direct result of their military service either from disease, accident or combat. [Full Story »]
Valedictorian Ben Seleb and salutatorian Elizabeth Ctibor will lead the Lamar County High School Class of 2016 through graduation exercises Saturday morning at Trojan Field.
Approximately 170 seniors will receive diplomas during the ceremony that begins at 9 a.m. In addition to Seleb and Ctibor, other students, board members, central office and high school staff and superintendent Dr. Jute Wilson will take part in the ceremony.
So far, the forecast for Saturday is perfect but Dr. Wilson and his staff are watching the weather for Saturday morning. Inclement weather would require moving graduation to the Fine Arts Center and limiting each senior to three or four tickets.
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Mr. William Donald Rowell, age 59, of McDonough formerly of Barnesville, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin. He was born July 25, 1956 in Atlanta, GA, son of Grace Hammond Rowell of McDonough, and the late William A. Rowell. He formerly worked as a welder and fabricator. Mr. Rowell loved fishing, hunting, and drag racing.
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Milner held its first Pecan Festival last weekend and the event was a huge success in raising sufficient funds for improvement on Milner’s City Park. The event began at 7 a.m. with the Run Like a Nut 5K and fun run with nearly 100 runners. Close to 60 vendors covered the city track and more than 1,500 visitors came out to the festival’s premier.
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Nearly lost in all the campaign rhetoric and discussion on which bathrooms should be used by whom and who gets to be the bathroom monitor was news that the U.S. Senate has okayed a bill which would allow families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. [Full Story »]
District Attorney (Circuitwide) FINAL:
UPDATE 2: AT 11:10 P.M., MULTIPLE REPORTS INDICATED MILAM HAD CONCEDED THE RACE TO ADAMS THOUGH THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S WEBSITE HAD NOT CONFIRMED FINAL NUMBERS. Milam was up by about 1000 votes in his home county of Butts but lost Lamar and Monroe.
UPDATE: Adams carried Lamar 957-344. At 10:30 p.m., Adams led in Monroe County 2200-1377 with one precinct and absentee ballots not counted.
U.S. Senate (Republican Ballot):
Two black males have been arrested in connection with a 12:30 a.m. shooting early Saturday morning that killed at Griffin High football player and wounded a LCHS senior who was to march with the Class of 2016 Saturday morning.