Mr. Christopher Roy Bass, age 56, of Milner, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at his residence. A native & lifelong resident of Lamar County, Mr. Bass was the son of the late Mr. Jimmy Franklin Bass and the late Mrs. Betty Ann McLean Bass.
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Big changes are in the works for next year’s BBQ & Blues Festival, with the board’s decision to join the world’s largest organization of BBQ and grilling enthusiasts by becoming a member of the Kansas City BBQ Society.
KCBS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbecue. It has more than 20,000 members and sanctions more than 500 barbecue contests world wide. This organization promises to be a step up from the Florida BBQ Association with their 800 members and sanctioning of more than 30 contests a year across five states. KCBS is a larger organization that continues to grow every year and is expected to help with the expanding of the BBQ & Blues Festival.
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On May 24th 2016 Aubrey Jayce Carroll, white male, 15 years of age, was reported as a Runaway Juvenile after not returning home from Spalding High School.
Aubrey is 5’08” and weighs 150 lbs, with blonde/brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white polo style shirt, red windbreaker style jacket and white Nike tennis shoes. Mr. Carroll has not been heard from since he ran away, despite pleas from family and friends. Mr. Carroll has family in the Jones County and Wilkinson County areas.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been notified and are currently working in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office.
If anyone sees Aubrey Jayce Carroll or knows his whereabouts, they are encouraged to notify the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282.
Recent flushing of Barnesville fire hydrants has some residents concerned about using tap water for bathing and drinking. Most hydrant flushing occurs on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it can cause sediment to show in local citizens’ water from faucets in and outside their homes. [Full Story »]
Celebrate America’s Independence at two upcoming patriotic events in Lamar County.
Rock Springs Church will celebrate Independence Day starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3 with fireworks, food, games and country music star Randy Owen. Owen is known for his role as lead singer of Alabama, a country rock band that released more than 20 gold and platinum records and sold more than 75 million records during their career. The community celebration will be held at 219 Rock Springs Road in Milner.
The Marion Matthews VFW Post 6542 will offer “fun, food and fireworks” to the community as well as live musical entertainment starting at 3 p.m. Monday, July 4. Live entertainment will include Lady Creech and the Main Street Band and The Dixie Pride Band.
VFW and Auxiliary members will cook hamburgers and hotdogs during the event and sparklers will be provided for all children with adult supervision. The fireworks show will start at sundown. Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets and make themselves comfortable for the show.