Large black & white indoor cat. Lost Sunday night 1-15-17 around Collier Alley on Greenwood Street. If you have any information please call (770) 358-8100. Your call will be returned and very much appreciated.
The 21st annual Barnesville Game and Fish Banquet is scheduled for Thursday evening, Jan. 26 in the gym of First Baptist Church in Barnesville.
The evening begins with free seminars at 6 p.m. and the banquet begins at 7 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale at Akins Farm and Home and through the office at First Baptist. Tables for 10 may be purchased in advance for $80. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The 50-minute seminars will feature your choice of “Hunting Simulator” with DNR Ranger Keith Page for the kids, “Turkey Hunting” with veteran turkey caller Chad Sanders, “Shotgun Shooting 101” with clay target shooting instructor Greg Hammock and “Bow Hunting.”
Back by popular demand is special speaker Jimmy Sites, host of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures, now in its 15th year. SOA seeks to use hunting and fishing stories to communicate the spiritual teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jimmy and his wife, Amanda, make their home in Nashville.
This year First Baptist will again be supplying the meats, which will include barbecue pork and fried fish. More than 75 door prizes will be given away, including a grand prize. Winners must be present to claim their prizes.
For more information, contact First Baptist Church at 770-358-2353.
The annual Martin Luther King Day observance drew a large crowd for the march to the courthouse where participants heard moving remarks from Rev. Craig Ogletree and district attorney Jonathan Adams, the keynote speakers.
The crowd welcomed the warm weather for the normally frigid event.
I year old Peacock found. 3 year old Peacock still missing.
Missing 1 year old Peacock since early November 2016 from Highway 36/Bottoms Road. Missing 3 year old Peacock since December 31, 2016 and greatly missed by his mate. They will likely settle in a yard with other yard birds. Please call if you have my birds or know where they may be. May be near Hog Mountain. Call 770-584-5833
A new year brings new life and the search is still on to find Lamar’s first baby of the new year. If you or yours welcomes a new baby into this world within the first few days of 2017 and the parents live in Lamar County, call 770358-NEWS (6397) to share the word. And, congratulations!
The December term grand jury is designated annually as the investigative grand jury and does inspections of county facilities. This year’s group has recommended the construction of a new jail.
The current jail, named for longtime sheriff J.C. Waller, was built in 1993. Incarcerated clients are tough on facilities and 23 is pretty old in jail years.
The grand jury found the jail was orderly and well run.
“The staff was friendly and helpful. The inmates we encountered were respectful, busy and appeared to be well treated,” the grand jurors wrote in their presentments.
They noted, however, that the age of the jail prevents it from being a state of the art facility. They were greatly concerned about the jail control room and cited the safety of staff and inmates.
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Four months ago, Victor Gotell and his wife Sharon underwent kidney transplant surgery together and are especially thankful to be happy and healthy this Christmas season.
After he had been diagnosed with stage four renal kidney failure, Gotell spent the two and a half years searching for a live kidney donation while administering dialysis to himself at home.
Two years of testing and dialysis brought Gotell’s search to an end when a bond he made 15 years ago became his salvation and he identified his wife as a perfect match for his muchneeded kidney. This Friday, Dec. 16, will mark four months since the surgery and the couple is stronger than ever in both their health and marriage.
“We’ve always been really close as a couple,” said Sharon. “The surgery has made us even closer, and our bond stronger. It’s just like the icing on top of the cake.”
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Young Ty Head is an up and coming athlete who will follow in the footsteps of his sister, softball star Lexy Head, at LC.
Ty, the 10-year-old son of Joe and Jody Head, was the most valuable player of his 10U Trojans football team this fall. He not only has a champion’s heart, he has a heart of gold and a desire to give of himself to others.
Jody Head created the Power of One Heart Facebook page to honor and call attention to her son’s gift for giving. To homeless people in Atlanta, he is a pint sized Santa unafraid to walk the underside of overpasses to serve the needy.
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