This year’s Lamar County high valedictorian, Juliette Henry, and salutatorian Kelby Flournoy, could be said to be a matched pair, especially in the scope of their achievements.
While they are different in appearance - blonde Juliette is tall and brunette Kelby is not - they are very similar in their academic, athletic and musical accomplishments. Both are exceptionally friendly, giving, caring and dedicated to their Christian faith.
They are extraordinary vocalists and have earned many honors and awards for chorus and other performances. Juliette was on the cross country team and Kelby ran track.
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The first Gordon Grammar School Reunion in decades is fast approaching and organizers hope many former students, teachers and staff members will gather at the Gordon State College Alumni House from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Around 1,000 invitations were mailed to former students, teachers and staff members.
There is no walk up registration the night of the event. Those who have registered can check the Gordon Grammar School reunion page for any updates. In case of inclement weather or overwhelming turnout, the event may be moved to the Gordon College Student Center.
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According to the Pike County Sheriff's Office, a report of an individual shooting their father at 1880 Cook Road was false. Officers investigated and entered the home but found no one inside. Read the full press release below:
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University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby told members of the Spring 2015 graduating class that “…using your college education to serve a worthwhile cause that is greater than yourself is one of the most fulfilling investments you can make.” [Full Story »]
Barnesville will be abuzz with Battle of the Bones events this weekend as the festival kicks off May 1-2 and includes the first ever Color of the Pig 5K Saturday morning, the Friday Night Family Fun Concert, a custom car show, golf cart decorating contest, musical entertainment, the kid’s park and of course fresh-cooked barbecue.
Young Savannah Talley remains hospitalized at Egleston in Atlanta as publicity of her bizarre case grows and benefits to help with her enormous medical bills pop up on the schedule.
Savannah, a nine-yearold second grader at LCPS, was stricken at school March 31 and later lifeflighted to Atlanta. She has been in a medically-induced coma and suffered hundreds of seizures since. She was featured in an Atlanta TV newscast but an online account to benefit her had raised only $4580 as of Monday morning. Doctors suspect she has febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). It affects one in one million children ages three to 15 years old.
Doctors have told the family to pray. They are also considering a move to another state where cannabis oil treatments can be legally used. The Georgia legislature passed a cannabis oil bill but it has not been signed by the governor.
You can follow Savannah’s travails at the Prayers for Savannah Talley Facebook page. There is an online donation link there as well.
A benefit ride for Savannah will be held this Saturday at 10 a.m. Riders will meet at 10 a.m. at the Ingles parking lot, ride to Indian Springs and then return to the VFW club. For more information, call David Jones at 770.550.2937.