A decision as to whether or not the death penalty will be sought for alleged killer Ronald Eugene Smith could come as early as this week.
Smith is scheduled to appear before Judge Tommy Wilson Wednesday at 9 a.m. for an announcement in his case. District attorney Richard Milam may announce at that time whether he will seek the death penalty for the alleged Grove Street shooter. [Full Story »]
The White House released overnight the text of the speech President Barack Obama will deliver to the nation's schoolchidlren today.
They are as follows:
Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama
Back to School Event
September 8, 2009
The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.
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Penny McBroom was a woman on a mission. She had just come back from the Atlanta Tea Party with gal pals Wanda Dailey and Lynn McCollough and she was on fire.
'There is something dreadfully wrong with our country', she declared. 'We must stand up for God, country and our Constitution.' McBroom, a Barnesville resident, felt a calling from God. Inspired by the hymn 'Onward Christian Soldiers' she was determined to enlist an army of local volunteers to put together their own local Tea Party.
They did so and it will be held Labor Day, Monday September 7, at Ritz Park from 7 - 9 p.m. [Full Story »]
The Lamar County Trojans lost the field position battle in the third quarter, squandered a 9-0 lead and fell 23-16 victims to the Mary Persons Bulldogs in Forsyth Friday night. The Trojans are now 1-1 against AAA competition and open region play next Friday when they play Spencer High at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
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The Ward 4 Barnesville city council race now boasts four candidates after general contractor Bobby York qualified this morning. York, 58, lives at 107 Honeysuckle Drive.
He joins Neal Devane, Calvin Scandrett and Larry Whitworth in the race that will almost assuredly lead to a runoff.
Ward 2 incumbent Chris Hightower also qualified this morning. Hightower, 41, is an educator who lives at 111 B Street. Hightower and fellow incumbent Butch McDaniel of Ward 5 have not yet drawn opposition. Qualifying ends Wednesday. [Full Story »]
After a complete and thorough investigation by the Barnesville Police Department and the Lamar County Sheriff's Office, Haley Standridge will not be charged in connection with any of the burglaries. Haley Standridge will be charged with Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce along with all the other suspects in this case.
Major Brad White
UPDATE: Barnesville police investigator Al Moltrum reported this morning that Haley Standridge was questioned with regard to this case and subsequently released. However, the sheriff's department has not yet reported her cleared. Her name was included ina news release from the sheriff and her mug shot was released by the sheriff's department.
The sheriff's news release appears verbatim at the end of this post.