On Sunday, June 13th, 2016 at approximately 8:18 pm, Monroe County deputies responded to a single vehicle auto accident with injuries on Stoke Store Road in the 3200 block.
When deputies and EMS arrived, it was discovered that a motorcycle being driven by Elmer A. Lundy (56 y/o) of Forsyth had left the roadway while traveling west, went into the ditch, and separated Lundy from his motorcycle. Lundy was pronounced deceased on scene. The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.
Longtime local multitalented achiever Joyce Brooks Haire died June 10 at the age of 83. An Air Force veteran, she graduated from both Gordon Junior College and Tift College magna cum laude.
She did graduate work in Journalism at UGA and was alumni and public relations director at Tift during the period 1979-1984. During that same span, she wrote highly-popular profiles of local people that were featured on the front page weekly in the Barnesville Herald and subsequently The Herald Gazette. She moved on to work for the Hometown Journal in Thomaston and later opened her own print shop in downtown Barnesville.
She is survived by one daughter and two sons and a multitude of others.
Details of the 2009 murder of Buzz Burousas of Lamar County will be revealed on the Oxygen channel’s television series Snapped. The show debuts at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 12 with a rerun at 11 p.m. For viewers who miss the episode’s first showings, it will be aired again at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18 and at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19. The episode will tell details about Buzz and his wife who killed him, Teresa Mangham Burousas. A preview of the local Snapped series can be viewed below.
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Officials with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation are showcasing Barnesville Saturday, June 11 as they bring members and guests to town for one of its highly popular Expeditions. The theme of the self-guided, day-long tour is Buggy to Barnesville. Over 200 advance tickets have been sold.
Tickets for the tour only are $25 and available at the orientation at the schools’ Fine Arts Center from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday morning and until noon at the Depot. Other tickets are $50-60 which include lunch and a closing reception. [Full Story »]
The casket bearing the remains of fire chief Steve Andrews will be borne by a fire truck Friday morning for visits to the two fire stations and church where he devoted so much of his time.
His widow, Hope Andrews, and son, Luke Andrews, will ride in the fire engine that will leave Williams Funeral Home at 8:15 a.m. It will drive by the Barnesville fire station then travel to the the main LCFD station on Hwy. 36 West where it will pull through the back door and out the front door for one last response.
The engine will make its way to the Fine Arts Center for the 10 a.m. funeral service, circling Andrews' home church, Calvary Baptist, one last time.
Burial with full honors will follow the service in Greenwood Cemetery.
Interim fire chief Douglas Matthews said mourners are encouraged to observe the cortege at the two fire stations and at Calvary Baptist.
Firefighters from multiple counties will join in the final tribute to the chief. Others will volunteer their time to man local fire stations and respond to calls so local firefighters can pay their last respects to Andrews who died early Monday of pancreatic cancer.
Elizabeth “Liz” D. Traylor went to heaven June 2, 2016. She was born Aug. 22, 1922 to Mozell Howard and Thomas Davis of Yatesville. She married the late Glen Traylor. The Lord entrusted them with six children. Elizabeth’s husband, Glen, and their two sons, John and Don, preceded her in death.
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Mr. Stephen “Steve” Charles Andrews, 64, of Barnesville Ga. passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his residence. He was the son of the late Mr. Roland Charles Andrews and Mrs. Eleanor Claire Aderhold Andrews Selsor.
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Mrs. Doris Meadows, age 81, of Sylva, North Carolina, formerly of Barnesville, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Mission Hospital in Ashville, NC. Mrs. Meadows was born June 17, 1934 in Macon, GA, daughter of the late James Edward and Gracie Pearl Causey Watts. She was a member of Lighthouse Apostolic Church and Woodmen of the World Lodge 199.
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