Judge William Thomas is officially retired as Lamar County magistrate, having presided over what he calls “the most userfriendly court of law in Georgia.” Associate judge Karen Jackson was named by the Towaliga Judicial Circuit as his replacement.
[Full Story »]
Benedictine, twice eliminated from postseason play by field goals off the foot of former Trojan Tyler Scandrett, defeated GAC 45-21 Saturday to win the GHSA Class AA football title – the first in school history.
GAC ousted the Trojans in the second round of the playoffs. The Trojans, in their first year under head coach Jamie Abrams, finished ninth in the final AJC poll.
The top 10 consisted of Benedictine, GAC, Vidalia, Fitzgerald, Lovett, Brooks County, Macon County, Thomasville, Lamar County and Rabun County.
Vicki Forsyth and other Empty Stocking Fund volunteers became a part of the Black Thursday shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving, starting at 4 p.m. and finishing at 7:30 a.m. on Friday. At the Business After Hours on Thursday, turnout numbered around 100 people at United Bank for food, fun and fellowship while they supported the charity with cash donations and toys at the annual ESF event.
[Full Story »]
There was no looting, arson or violence on Thanksgiving Eve in Barnesville as the community came together to worship and give thanks.
A throng of celebrants filled the First United Methodist Church for the community Thanksgiving service and heard a rousing sermon from Rev. Craig Ogletree. About 500 souls were at Depot Plaza for the Illumination Celebration that followed and was highlighted by the arrival of Santa.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us at The Herald Gazette and barnesville.com where we cover your lives and community as no one else can.
The recent celebration of Veterans Day, marking the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, becomes even more meaningful with discovery of photos brought home from Europe by Sam Paul Jones of Barnesville.
Jones’s daughter, Christine Williams of Barnesville, brought the photos to The Herald Gazette and talked about her father’s service in the U.S. Army in World War I. She said she can remember that as a child she marched in Veterans Day parades with her father. [Full Story »]
A crowd of over 250 people was on hand at the Veterans Memorial at the Barnesville Library Tuesday for the annual Veterans Day celebration Tuesday. The event is held each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month as tradition dictates.
A long list of veterans who have died over the past years was read to the somber audience.
LCHS athletic director Calvin Scandrett reported Monday that no passes will be honored for Friday night's playoff game pitting Lamar County against Swainsboro at Trojan Field.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and only credentialed media and those with GHSA passes will be admitted without a purchased ticket.
You also need to plan to bundle up for the contest. The extended forecast calls for clear skies and a temperature of 36 degrees at kickoff. Temps will drop to near freezing by the time the game is over. Friday's overnight low will be 28 degrees.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday morning for the Summers Field Park. The dirt was turned on the old football field that former Barnesville mayor Jimmy Matthews called "historic ground". A DOT grant in the amount of $750,000 is helping fund the project.
Every now and again a community loses someone whose life influenced many generations to come. Betty Smith Crawford was one of those people.
Though her official career as a school teacher was short-lived, “Miss Betty” never stopped teaching. Today, her grown children know how to do things they were taught virtually as pre-schoolers.
[Full Story »]