The Lamar County Diamond Trojans, fresh off their first ever region title, host a first round doubleheader against Fitzgerald in the first round of the GHSA Class AA baseball playoffs beginning at 4 p.m. The third game in the best of three series will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. if necessary. All games are at Aldora Field.
The LC Lady Trojans, who just finished up their third straight region title, are also in playoff action as they host winless Brooks County at Trojan Field at 5:30 p.m. The Trojans were eliminated last night by Berrien County in a close 2-1 match at Trojan Field.
At 6 p.m., the annual Relay for Life fundraiser kicks off at 6 p.m. at Summers Field Park.
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Thursday, April 28, marks the five-year anniversary of a severe EF3 tornado that swept through Lamar, Pike, Monroe and Butts counties.
The storm, which generated winds in excess of 140 mph, touched down at 12:38 a.m. along Hwy. 19 about four miles south of Meansville in south Central Pike County before lifting in southeast Butts County at 1:02 a.m.
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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 »]