Due to a snafu with its fax machine, the chamber of commerce may not have received your application for the Buggy Days parade if you sent it by fax. Those who faxed such applications are encouraged to send them again to be sure. The fax number there is 770.358.5886. You can also call the chamber office at 770.358.5884 or parade chairman Tim Cherry at 770.358.2789.
Buggy Days 2016 offers up its annual Kids Night this afternoon from 4:30-6 p.m. at Trojan Field. The event, sponsored by the Women's League, will feature face painting, a cakewalk, pinatas, police cars, fire trucks, etc.
It is free and designed for children ages 12 and under.
Spalding sheriff Wendell Beam has issued a lookout for the truck pictured herewith with regard to a possible teen predator incident that occurred September 9.
A youg female said two men in the truck began following her as she drove along Hamil Road in eastern Spalding County about 7:45 a.m. It continued to follow her along East McIntsoh Road to Old Atlanta Road. When she stopped at a traffic light, the driver of the truck got out and tried to open the door of the female's vehicle.
She drove west on McIntosh Road but, at a second stop light, the driver of the truck approached her vehicle a second time with what looked like a gun in his hand. The female finally stopped at a church and the truck drove west on Hwy. 92.
The suspect driver is a white male in his 20s. He is tall and slender and has dark brown hair and a beard. He was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans. The passenger in the truck was also a white male in his 20s. He is heavyset with strawberry colored hair.
The truck is white, possibly a Ford Ranger, with black bumpers, chrome wheels and a black toolbox in the back.
If you have any information on this truck or those in it, call the Spalding S.O. CID at 770-467-4282
Mr. Claude Fink, age 101, of Barnesville, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Pike Manor in Zebulon. Mr. Fink was born April 12, 1915 in Cartersville, Georgia, son of the late James Coleman Fink Sr. and Sarah M. Hudson Fink. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Colwell Fink. Mr. Fink retired from the William Carter Company and was a United States Army veteran of World War II. [Full Story »]
Mrs. Norma Jean Campbell Langford, age 55, of Barnesville passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in a Fulton County Healthcare Facility. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Raymond “Bo” Campbell and the late Mrs. Elsie Beatrice Bethune Campbell, and was also preceded in death a granddaughter, Lacy Marie Arnold. She had been a Textile Worker for The William Carter Company. Mrs. Langford loved her family, her grandkids, and her cats. She especially loved her rocking chair.
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Mr. Johnny C. Harris, age 59, who lived 80 Calvin Bruce Drive in Barnesville, Georgia died on Monday, September 5th. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Greater Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Milner, Georgia. Interment will follow in the West Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Pastor Craig Ogletree will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services.
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Tyler Pitts, the man shot by Lamar deputies Thursday after he opened fire on them following a high speed chase, attempted suicide last night at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.
UPDATE: The five deputies who fired shots during this incident have been cleared by district attorney Richard Milam and have only to undergo counseling before they can return to duty. Losing five people has left the sheriff's office shorthanded with regard to staff.
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By Mike Ruffin
Author’s note: this column is addressed to Christians. If you aren’t one, I hope you’ll read it anyway. Maybe it’ll help you understand better how Christians think—or at least how we’re supposed to think.
In my day job, I edit Bible study materials for adults. I recruit writers and shape their efforts into a form that’s suitable for publication. Hundreds of churches and thousands of people depend on our company to provide dependable materials to assist them in studying the Bible and following Jesus. I reckon it’s work worth doing.
Every great once in a while, a writer fails to come through and I have to write the lessons myself. In fact, I just finished writing five lessons on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which is found in Matthew 5-7.
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