Lamar NAACP president Sandra Puckett is calling on all citizens here to stop what they are doing at noon Saturday to pray for those impacted by the Charleston church shootings.
"We as community leaders must continue to pray and ask God to help us to understand and know how to stand up against evil and shine a light on the darkness that wants to destroy our nation. There is still much to be done and together in prayer we can do it," Puckett said.
Due to lightning last Friday night, the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce will host 'When the Game Stands Tall' during Movies at the Ritz. The free movie event is sponsored by Southern Rivers Energy and those who wear jerseys (from any sport) the the event will get half off popcorn and drinks.
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Carl Pruett, one of the original founders of the Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival that was altered and rebranded this year, reported last week that the original event format will be staged in Griffin this fall.
The Griffin event, called the Doc Holliday Blues & BBQ Festival, will incorporate the Saturday night blues concert which was dropped from the Barnesville lineup.
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The Dorothy W. Hightower Library will get a full makeover as renovations begin in the coming months. Books, supplies, computers and equipment are currently being moved to the library’s new location for the next year: the Instructional Complex building, rooms, 112, 116 and 117. The library is expected to move full-time to the Instructional Complex building in mid-June and reopen sometime around March 2016.
“We currently have two floors and seating for approximately 325 to 350 students, and the campus has outgrown this space. With the renovation, we will almost double that number with a little over 525 seats and areas for students to study,” said library director Dr. Sonya Gaither. [Full Story »]
If you think it is time for your young athlete to move up from recreational soccer play, you may consider having him or her to participate in Fury FC soccer evaluations and tryouts this week.
Training is more intense than recreation soccer and the expectations for parents and players are greater as well. Fury teams at all levels are coached by licensed, experienced coaches. They will also work with paid trainers with vast soccer playing time and skills.
Tryouts for boys and girls at the U9-U12 level are June 1 and 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Pike Soccer Complex located on County Farm Road in Zebulon. Tryouts for those in the U13-U19 level are June 2 and 3 at 6 p.m. also at the soccer complex.
As a testament to the training, every girl on last fall's U15 Athena team that moved on to high school started as a freshman for her high school team.
Participants should bring a ball, cleats, shinguards and water to tryouts. For more info., visit pikesoccer.org.
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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