Though I visited Fort Pulaski as a youngster growing up in Savannah and have passed the entrance to it countless times since on the way to Tybee Island, I had forgotten much of its history. So, on a recent beach trip and with three 14-year-old girls in tow, I went back.
Lexy Head of Barnesville is headed to San Diego, Ca. to play in the ASA Nationals with the 99 Southern Force. She is seeking donations to defray travel expenses. Call Jody Head at 404.290.9977 to help out.
The short section of I-75 in Lamar County named the Bermuda Triangle by law enforcement officers due to the plethora of strange things that have occurred there claimed another life July 14.
Brian Edward Durst, 53, was in the southbound emergency lane near mile marker 198 working on his vehicle when a wheel came off a passing trailer, struck him and nearly severed his leg. Durst, an Alpharetta banker, remained conscious for some 30 minutes waiting on an ambulance.
The war in Vietnam in 1964-75 cast a heavy stone into the pond of collective memory in this country. The ripples are still being felt today.
When The Herald Gazette published a story about “The Faces Never Forgotten,” photos were being sought for the men from this area who died in Vietnam whose pictures had not been located by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation. Now we have heard from family members of three of them and still are tracking down the surviving relatives of the others.
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Editor’s note: This is the eulogy the Rev. Michael Ruffin, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Fitzgerald, gave at Ken Green’s memorial service Sunday, July 13 at New Life Baptist Church, Barnesville.
I don’t remember exactly when I first got to know Kenny but I remember the circumstances.
It was during the great dispersion that took place in the 1960s when Carter’s shut down its mill village and half the town had to move.
Most of my family members who lived in the village took up residence on Greenwood Street, including my grandparents who moved into the house numbered 555, just two doors down from the house where Kenny’s family lived. Before too long Kenny and I and other neighborhood boys were playing baseball every chance we had in that big sloping yard between their house and the railroad track. We always hit downhill.
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What can parents do to invest in their children’s future? Participating in school functions whenever possible, encouraging children to try in school and requiring them to be successful are some things encouraged by the Lamar County school system.
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Persistent afternoon rain and the threat of more held down down attendance Saturday night at the 'Summer in the Sticks' show at Ritz Park in downtown Barnesville but those who did brave the weather enjoyed some great country music.
As it turned out, not a drop of rain fell during the show. [Full Story »]