Laura and some of her garden club friends were at the office making red and purple bows to benefit fire chief Steve Andrews in his fight against pancreatic cancer. Red is for firefighters and purple is for pancreatic cancer.
Hedy Cauthen started the bow tradition here years ago when her son, late firefighter Britton Cauthen, was fighting the same dreaded diagnosis. [Full Story »]
Barnesville mayor pro tem Anne Claxton will open the annual Relay for Life event Friday at 6 p.m. with remarks on a subject she is all too familiar with.
Though she has retired from nursing, Claxton stays busy with her city duties, managing the family’s real estate assets and operating Antiques on Atlanta. She appreciates every busy moment because she survived a very close call with stomach and esophageal cancer – an ordeal that began in 2009. [Full Story »]
Bob and Nancy Cloudt had to be persuaded mightily by the staff to tell their story to The Herald Gazette for the Barnesville community. They stopped by the office to buy a bow to support fire chief Steve Andrews, though they will have to return to Texas very soon. That’s who they are -- no matter what they go through, they still help others. [Full Story »]
The two candidates in the most highly-contested race in the May 24 general and nonpartisan primary will square of at a political forum here Tuesday night.
The event, sponsored by the chamber of commerce and Lamar County Farm Bureau, begins at 6 p.m.
Incumbent district attorney Richard Milam and challenger Jonathan Adams, who are locked in a pitched battle, have both confirmed their attendance. That race will be decided in the primary.
In the District 3 Congressional race, Republican Jim Pace and Democrat Tamarcus Cook have confirmed. That office is currently held by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland who is retiring.
In the U.S Senate race, Democrat John F. Coyne III and Republican Derrick Grayson have confirmed. That seat is held by incumbent Sen. Johnny Isakson who is running and is considered a prohibitive favorite at present.
The forum will be moderated by Herald Gazette publisher Walter Geiger.
Lt. Colonel William J Webster, age 93, of Barnesville, passed away on the 23 day, April, 2016, at 4:37 p.m. in his home surrounded by his family. Colonel Webster was born on January 1, 1923 in Grand Ridge, Florida, son of the late William Alexander, Jr. and Phoebe Singletary Webster. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 plus years, Estelle Pharr Webster. William J was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church and retired from General Tire. He was a celebrated veteran of the United States Marine Corp after serving 24 years as an aviator.
Lt. Colonel Webster was a graduate of Gordon Military High School and College. He earned his wings as a pilot in Pensacola, Florida and served in the Korean War, World War II, Cuban Crisis and Viet Nam. He and his family made Barnesville their home after he served at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
Survivors include his son, John A. Webster (Maureen) of Barnesville; three daughters, Joan Estelle Padgett (Larry) of Beaufort, SC, Nancy Ann Webster of Gainesville, GA, and Wanda Jean Hewitt (Glenn) of Barnesville. “Pop Pop” has 10 grandchildren, Chris Webster (Tasha), Natalie Rischbieter (Mark), Caroline Smith (Stephen), Elizabeth Render (Chris), William Thomas McElhinney III (Esther), James Lewis McElhinney (Laura), Emily Stansell (Jeremy), Blake Hewitt (Catherine), Webster Hewitt (Mandy) and Carter Hewitt; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sandra and Phoebe.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Wednesday, the 27th of April at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Garth Forster and grandson, Blake Hewitt officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends for visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 before the service at the church.
Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church at 200 Zebulon Street, Barnesville, GA 30204 in his memory in lieu of flowers.
Services are being arranged and directed by Breedlove Memorial Chapel, Barnesville, GA. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.breedlovememorialchapel.com