A seminar for nonprofits which would like to apply for grant funds from Lamar Gives 365 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the B-LC chamber office.
If you are interested in applying for a grant for your nonprofit or community program from the new Lamar Gives 365 program of the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation, this seminar is for you! We will review the grant guidelines, online application, and answer any questions you have about the grant program. We will also describe how the grant review and finalist event will work.
Two big announcements were forthcoming Sept. 26 when the Edwards Family Conference Room and Dr. William R. King Jr. Science Laboratory were dedicated at St. George’s Episcopal School in Milner.
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Pike County sheriff's investigators, GBI investigators and members of Pike County Public Works were digging for evidence at a property on East Milner Road Wednesday morning in regards to the 2010 Reid Road murder. Christopher Lee Chambley, 29, of Lamar County was shot and killed outside his vehicle on Reid Road June 5, 2010. He was in an area of Reid Road isolated from any residences and suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
"The investigation that led to this site is in reference to the Reid Road murder," said sheriff Jimmy Thomas. "New information has surfaced and we believe there is a possibility of evidence here linking this case together."
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After 41 years, Buggy Days still has the magic touch.
Huge crowds were on tap at Friday's street dance and all day Saturday though they peaked during the parade. Saturday night's pig chase drew record throngs, much to the chagrin of several PETA operatives who reportedly were at the rodeo arena and shooting video.
Benefitting from magnificent early fall weather, attendance may have been the best ever in the history of Barnesville's signature event.
Christopher Keith Calmer, 46, made a first appearance in Monroe Superior Court Sept. 16 before Judge Tommy Wilson. He was returned to jail. Security was tight as evidenced in video inside by Monroe County Reporter publisher Will Davis.
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Five Mary Persons players, including top running back Dee High, have been suspended for Friday night's game with Lamar County after posting an obscenity-laced Facebook video in which they set fire to a hoodie brandishing an LC logo.
The video came two weeks after Pike players taunted Lamar with a basket of pigs feet, bacon and bacon bits left outside their dressing room before the game. The slur backfired on the Pirates who were down 40 points at the half.
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Details are sketchy but a motorcyclist was killed in a crash near C&B Convenience Store near the intersection of Fredonia Church Rd. and Hwy. 41 South Sunday evening. Deputy coroner Cindy Killingsworth was still on the scene at 8 p.m., according to coroner Jim Smith.
One of the last true southern ladies has died. May Wingfield Melton, widow of Quimby Melton Jr., died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at her home in Griffin at age 91.
Born in Athens, Georgia on March 9, 1923, Mrs. Melton was the only daughter of Middleton Barnett Wingfield and Lura May Kenimer Wingfield.
She graduated from Athens High School where she was a valedictory speaker and from the University of Georgia. She was the first female editor of the Red & Black student newspaper at the University of Georgia in 1944 and a member of Phi Mu sorority.
Married in a military ceremony at Fort Riley, Kansas on June 30, 1943, Mrs. Melton worked on the Sacramento Union newspaper in California and was society and feature writer for the Griffin Daily News.
Living in Griffin for 70 years, Mrs. Melton was president of the Griffin Utility Club, W.S.C.S and J.O.Y. Sunday School class of the First United Methodist and the first president of the Dogwood Garden Club.
Mrs. Melton enjoyed reading, playing bridge and gardening, especially working with roses.
She is survived by four children: Dr. Oliver Quimby Melton III and his wife Louisa of Griffin, Mary Melton Forehand and her husband James of Stone Mountain, Laura Melton Geiger and her husband Walter of Barnesville and Leila Melton Stone and her husband Charles Edward of Forsyth.
Seven grandchildren survive: Dr. Oliver Quimby Melton IV and his wife Samantha, Isaac Lucius Melton and his wife Shelly of Griffin, Marianne Forehand DeVito and her husband Steven, Robert Edward Stone, Carol Elizabeth Forehand, May Melton Geiger and Olivia Lanier Geiger. Three great-grandsons, Isaac Melton, Asher Melton and Silas Melton of Griffin survive. Two brothers, Middleton Barnett Wingfield Jr. and his wife Frances of Memphis, Tennessee and William Terrell Wingfield and his wife Joy of Athens, Georgia also survive.
A memorial service for Mrs. Melton, who was an organ donor, will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Griffin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Drive, Griffin, Ga. 30224.
Haisten-McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.