The ninth anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was observed Friday with a Woodmen of the World patriotic tribute to the victims and a dedication of a flag pole at the Fine Arts Center to the late Britton Cauthen.
A man charged with phoning in bomb threats to convenience stores throughout middle Georgia heads up the list of cases to be taken up by the Lamar County grand jury when it convenes September 13 at 9 a.m. [Full Story »]
Willard Larry Stith, 69, of Milner, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at Grace Fellowship. Friends may visit the family Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Connor-Westbury Funeral Home. Mr. Stith will lie in state from 12 noon until the hour of service.
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Barron Virgil Bevil, 82, of Barnesville died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home. The family will received friends at the funeral home Friday Sept. 10, from 6-8 p.m.
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The body of a sign language interpreter who worked with two or three students at Gordon College on a contractual basis was found in a room at Lamar Inn and Suites off Veterans Parkway here just before noon Wednesday.
UPDATE: The woman has been identified by Lamar coroner Jim Smith as Shaunta Olson, 46, of Dunwoody, Ga.
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Between Saturday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Sept. 3 the Lamar County sheriff’s office made the following arrests:
Daniel Tracy Poole, 29, Hampton, DUI alcohol and speeding;
Karla Lynn Thompson, 38, residence given, arrested for another agency;
Darrin Ray Carter, 43, Owensboro, Ky., driving without a license and speeding;
Jermain Sedric Wilkerson, 28, Forsyth, child support;
Erwin Gabriel Hudson, 34, Barnesville, child support;
Jerez Latuan Watkins, 22, Barnesville, two counts theft by taking;
Winsky Alan Mondestin, 24, Jonesboro, deposit account fraud and financial transaction card theft;
David Watts Sr., 46, Barnesville, warrants pending;
David Watts Jr., 20, Barnesville, warrants pending;
Eddie B. Watts, 58, Barnesville, possession, manufacture, sale or purchase of marijuana;
Luis Herberto Aguirre-Torress, held for investigation;
Ronnie Scott Duncan, 20, Milner, held for investigation;
William Chad Crews, 28, Milner, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to yield right of way;
Fredrick Sherard Harden Jr., 35, Griffin, child support;
Horace Lee Rutherford Jr., 45, Barnesville, driving without a license;
Jessica Paige Patrick, 30, Milner, warrants pending;
Cecil Kirk Patrick, 41, Barnesville, warrants pending.
Deputies answered 149 calls and the 911 center answered 78. Deputies responded to 25 calls, the Barnesville police department responded to 19, the Lamar County fire department to 19 and Mid Georgia ambulance service responded to 41. There were seven accidents. Deputies issued 58 traffic citations and served 13 warrants, and 13 subpoenas or civil papers. [Full Story »]
Between Saturday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Sept. 3 the Barnesville police department made four arrests:
Christian Brown, 1469 Hwy. 42 N., Jackson, battery, cruelty to children and obstruction of an officer;
Waltavious Collier, 315 Atlanta St., Barnesville, disorderly conduct;
Clarence Gardner, 796 Brook Rd., Barnesville, DUI and driving while license suspended;
Antonia Smith, 1875 New Orleans Way, McDonough, DUI and failure to maintain lane.
Officers answered 72 calls for service including four accidents, three alarms, 12 building security checks, one crowd control, four damage to property, five disturbances, three domestics, nine escorts, two fraud, one gas drive-off, one harassment, one hit and run, two juvenile complaints, seven miscellaneous, three noise complaints, eight suspicious persons/vehicles, one terroristic threat, four thefts and one welfare check. They issued 16 citations including one disorderly conduct, one driving while license suspended, two DUI, one failure to maintain lane, one failure to stop at stop sign, two possession of alcohol under age and eight speeding.
Call investigators Al Moltrum or Dickie Carreker at 70-358-1244 or e-mail email@example.com. [Full Story »]