The Lamar County Trojans won two games last week to gain momentum for this week - the last week of regular season play. Lamar (8-12, 5-5) defeated Putnam County Jan. 27 56-41 and stopped Bleckley County 72-38 Friday.
The struggling Lady Trojans (3-17, 1-9) lost to Putnam 57-44 and to Bleckley 60-37. LC hosts Macon County tonight, travels to Crawford County Friday and closes out the season Saturday at Howard.
The First United Methodist Church community Dad Daughter Dance will celebrate its ninth year on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Barnesville Civic Center. The cost is $5 per person.
The dance will begin at 6 p.m. for younger girls ages 4 and under. This session will feature dancing and games appropriate to their age group. The dance will open at 7 p.m. for daughters of all ages. The 4 and under age group can stay for the entire dance.
Reflections Photography will take pictures beginning at 5 p.m. There will be refreshments and a carnation for each girl plus some surprises.
Daughters can attend with any special man in their life. The attire for dads is dressy casual and Sunday dress for daughters.
Tickets can be bought at First United Methodist Church, Goggan’s Florist or the E.P. Roberts Center. For information call 770-358-1494 or 770-330-6567.
What was supposed to be a 10 minute break for jurors in the Jamarris Williams murder trial at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday turned into a 45-minute break. Jurors were called back into the courtroom just after 11 a.m. and subsequently sent to lunch early with instructions to return at 1 p.m.
There were indications that Williams and his defense team were considering a plea deal.
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A long, interesting afternoon of testimony in the murder trial of Jamarris Latuan 'Man' Williams ensued after the lunch break Tuesday, Feb. 3.
Williams is charged with hijacking the cab of John Dixson on March 15, 2012, stabbing Dixson in the throat and leaving him to die in a southeast Lamar County ravine off Forsyth-Yatesville Road known as 'the dropoff'.
State witnesses were examined by assistant district attorney Scott Johnston or his colleague Matt Bridges. Cross examination was done by public defender Douglas Smith or his assistant Rusty Knox.
Testimony is underway in the main courtroom of the Monroe County courthouse in the murder trial of Jamarris Latuan 'Man" Williams. Assistant district attorney Scott Johnston and public defender Douglas Smith gave opening statements Tuesday morning and six witnesses took the stand.
Williams was in court in khaki pants and long-sleeved, red dress shirt and black shoes. He seemed engaged and listened intently to testimony. During breaks, he smiled and conversed with one particular Monroe County deputy, a black male, who was working the courtroom where security was tight.
A throng of Dixson family members also looked on quietly.
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Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, and June Runion, 66, of Marietta died Monday, January 26, 2015.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday at Mount Paran North in Marietta with Dr. Mark Walker officiating. Interment will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton with Rev. Reggie Andrews officiating.
Bud and June were married for 38 years. Bud was the founder of Forever Grateful Ministries.
Survivors include their daughters and her step-daughter, Virginia Owens (Heath) of Cleveland, TN, Brittany Patterson (Joshua) of Acworth, GA, Stephanie Bishop (Craig) of Ball Ground, GA; three grandchildren; Bud’s two sisters, Alice Hopper of Stanley, NC and Mozelle Radke of Piedmont, SC; several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to House of Hope, 11954 Cumming Hwy, Canton, GA.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta will be handling the arrangements.
It’s just a thing that family members of Pamela and the late Dr. George Henry do -- becoming STAR students -- but Juliette Henry is exceptional, according to many who know her.
This year’s STAR doesn’t believe that the honor came to her because of all of her educational accomplishments but because of her devotion to God, family and helping children. While the academic competition is tough and she came through it all with excellent results, she knows that a STAR has stars in her own life, she told the assembly at the chamber of commerce’s annual awards banquet last week.
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The murder trial of Jamarris Williams will begin with jury selection Feb. 2 in Forsyth. The trial was moved to the old courthouse courtroom after Williams objected to being tried in the new M.C. Justice Center.
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