Four people were shot at a graduation party at a home on Levi Barnes Road in Butts County Friday night. One, a 16-year-old Griffin High football player, was killed. One victim is an LCHS senior.
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With May 21 quickly approaching, the City of Milner is preparing for the premier of its fledgling Pecan Festival.
The first annual event will take place at the Milner City Park located near city hall and St. George’s Episcopal School. It will include a car show, kid’s park, fun run, the Run Like a Nut 5K and a live performance by country music star Donnie Lee Strickland. [Full Story »]
Dozens of tails are wagging today as animals that were slated to be euthanized are enjoying their new forever homes and foster homes. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Inc. and Southern Crescent Canine Rescue teamed up to save 26 animals from the Barnesville Animal Shelter April 25 during “Project Empty Shelter.”
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Lamar Arts will have its annual Kentucky Derby Party May 7, 4-7 p.m., at 847 Thomaston Street with Susan Walter and Phil Evans hosting.
The party features what Derby Party chair Linda Littiken calls “fabulous food, fun games like a lawn race on hobbyhorses, a hat contest, available bar, and of course - mint juleps.”
Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Call 770-358-5888 and leave a message for tickets; someone will contact you. Proceeds support the Lamar Arts Kids Camps this summer, which now will include two weeks of art camp and one week of theater camp.
A male driver lost control of a speeding pickup truck on I-75 South in Lamar County Monday morning, running through a guardrail and hitting a tree. The crash snarled traffic on the interstate for a long period. [Full Story »]
The Lamar County Diamond Trojans, fresh off their first ever region title, host a first round doubleheader against Fitzgerald in the first round of the GHSA Class AA baseball playoffs beginning at 4 p.m. The third game in the best of three series will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. if necessary. All games are at Aldora Field.
The LC Lady Trojans, who just finished up their third straight region title, are also in playoff action as they host winless Brooks County at Trojan Field at 5:30 p.m. The Trojans were eliminated last night by Berrien County in a close 2-1 match at Trojan Field.
At 6 p.m., the annual Relay for Life fundraiser kicks off at 6 p.m. at Summers Field Park.
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Barnesville mayor pro tem Anne Claxton will open the annual Relay for Life event Friday at 6 p.m. with remarks on a subject she is all too familiar with.
Though she has retired from nursing, Claxton stays busy with her city duties, managing the family’s real estate assets and operating Antiques on Atlanta. She appreciates every busy moment because she survived a very close call with stomach and esophageal cancer – an ordeal that began in 2009. [Full Story »]