Ruth Post Phillips, 94, of Barnesville, formerly of Griffin, died Saturday, April 30, 2011.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 2, from 1:30-3 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Service will be held at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
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Betty Gatlin Ethridge, 80, of Griffin, died Saturday, April 30, 2011. Services will be held Tuesday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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bin Laden was killed in a firefight overnight.....
An elite team from Navy Seal Team 6 flew to Pakistan and assaulted a luxury hideout located less than 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy. The location of the hideout has implicated the Pakistani government, supposedly a U.S. ally, in protecting bin Laden.
The Seal team lost one chopper but suffered no casualties.
In New York, celebrations broke out at Ground Zero, the site where bin Laden's terrorists brought down the World Trade Center and killed 3000 civilians. New Yorkers danced in the streets and waved American flags.
At the same time, U.S. embassies and bases around the world were put on heightened security alert in expectation of reprisals.
U.S. military personnel took custody of bin Laden's body, positively identified the remains and buried him at sea.
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The tornado that ripped through Lamar County early Thursday was been classified by the National Weather Service as reaching EF3 strength with winds of 140 mph.
Meanwhile a fund has been established through the Barnesville-Lamar County Community Foundation for storm relief. Donations are tax deductible and eligible for matching contributions from the Central Georgia Community Foundation.
Lamar County residents are now eligible to apply for individual federal disaster assistance.
A tornado and heavy thunderstorm devastated Lamar County early Thursday morning leaving widespread damage and at least two dead.
Due to so many road closures across the county, Lamar County schools are closed Thursday.
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Between Saturday, April 16, and Friday, April 22, the Lamar County Sheriff’s office made the following arrests:
Joseph Anthony Molina, 44, Barnesville, driving without a license and criminal trespass;
Roctavis Meshari Zellner, 19, Forsyth, driving while license suspended or revoked;
Maria Elena Ventura, 22, Barnesville, driving without a license;
Willie Lewis Brown, 39, Barnesville, DUI alcohol;
Erick Quintan Barkley, 26, Griffin, DUI alcohol;
Kardarius Deshun Jester, 20, Griffin, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana;
Tammara Renee Byrd, 26, Barnesville, probation violation;
Jacoby Raymorn Bowden, 21, Forsyth, license expired or no license on person and violation of limited driving permit conditions;
Yumiekqua Quiensheta Pitts, 23, Barnesville, probation violation;
TeantJuan Rakethan Hill, 21, Flovilla, DUI alcohol and reckless driving;
Larry Fuller Jr., 24, Barnesville, probation violation;
Laricka Shanay Davis, 23, Barnesville, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana;
Senise Labelle Monyette Dumas, 20, Forsyth, probation violation;
Gregory Gorome Richardson, 48, Barnesville, probation violation;
Callie Calhoun Steele, 19, Brunswick, disorderly conduct, obstruction of an officer, consumption, purchase, furnishing or sale of alcohol under age and disorderly house or occupying a dive;
Henry Kyle Johnson, 40, Griffin, littering;
Paige Nicole Brown, 29, Ringgold, state sentence;
Shannon Earl Dean, 44, Milner, probation violation.
Deputies answered 99 calls and the 911 center answered 98. Deputies responded to 28 calls, the Barnesville police department to 30 calls, Lamar County fire department to 23, Barnesville fire department to four and Mid Georgia ambulance service to 45. There were six accidents. Deputies issued 29 traffic citations and served 19 warrants, and 11 subpoenas or civil papers.
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Between Saturday, April 16, and Friday, April 22, the Barnesville police department made 13 arrests:
Jeffery Bunn, 607 Barnesville Ave., Barnesville, probation violation;
Sammie Furlow Jr., 397 Atlanta St., Barnesville, criminal damage to property and obstruction of an officer;
Stephanie Goddard, 201 Southland Dr., Barnesville, probation violation;
Jerome Hall, 232 Richardson St., Barnesville, probation violation;
Julian Hudson, 2334 N. Jackson St., Arlington, Va., obstruction of an officer;
Kardarius Jester, 205 Cody Dr., Griffin, possession of marijuana;
Joshua Lundy, 283 W. Main St., Forsyth, reckless conduct;
Adam Mateen 4347 Yellow Rose Dr., Austell, disorderly conduct;
Joseph Molina, 24 Fouse St., Barnesville, criminal trespass;
Luther Moore IV, 302 Broyels Ave., Barnesville, criminal trespass;
Andrickes Roussaw, 149 Locust St., Milner, probation violation;
Catherine Stribling, 2955 Tribble Rd., Fort Valley, driving while license suspended and expired tag;
Norris Zellner, 505 Woodland Dr., Barnesville, shoplifting and criminal trespass.
Officers answered 74 calls for service including two accidents, three alarms, one EMS assist, 22 building security checks, two burglaries, two damage to property, five disturbances, two dog complaints, five domestics, 12 escorts, two fights, one harassment, five miscellaneous, two shoplifting, one shots fired, four suspicious persons/vehicles and three welfare checks. They issued 35 citations including one animal control violation, three criminal trespass, one defective equipment, one disorderly conduct, one driving on wrong side of the road, one driving while license suspended, three expired tag, one failure to maintain lane, one open container, seven parking violations, one possession of marijuana, one seatbelt violation, one shoplifting and six speeding.
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