He’s been around the world and back again from broadcasting in Pittsburg to hang gliding in Costa Rica. Sensational radio personality Jack Wheeler has once again found his home in Barnesville after working as a talk show host at the nation’s first radio station and acquainting himself with some of the nation’s finest celebrities from Frank Sinatra Jr. to Lucy Arnaz and Charles Schultz. [Full Story »]
In the late 1990s, Habitat for Humanity built a house on Mill Street and six houses on Cherry Street. The families who received the first two homes, and put “sweat equity” into them during the building process, are still living there. [Full Story »]
Barnesville’s Devin Goddard, who is known by many as Tinn Man, has signed a record deal with a major hip hop studio in Nashville. His album ‘Till the Wheels Fall Off’ will be released June 10.
Goddard gained a love for hip hop when he was 14 after listening to the group CWB. Shortly after discovering CWB, Goddard began free-styling and winning rap battles. Soon he became recognized as Tinn Man. Goddard and his family have a tradition of watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ together and he was always intrigued by the Tin Man character.
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Locals who want to tour 11 historic homes with the Georgia Trust Expedition: Buggy Through Barnesville on Saturday, June 11 may register online or the morning of the event for $25. The ticket will not include lunch or the closing reception which Trust members and guests will buy for $50-60.
The event is expected to bring 175-350 guests to town, most who are interested in the community’s historic resources.
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World War I saw men and women across the United States enlist for military service to fight in “the war to end all wars.” The “Doughboys” headed overseas, most for the first time in their lives, and even though America’s involvement in World War I was relatively short, thousands of young men died as a direct result of their military service either from disease, accident or combat. [Full Story »]
Barnesville police have issued a scam alert involving a local man who falsely claims he can provide goods at drastically reduced prices for cash.
The subject of the alert is Marcus Banks, approximately 40 years of age. He is about six feet tall, weighs about 250 pounds and has tattoos on his face.
According to police, Banks has a very friendly nature and approaches would be victims claiming that he works for a trucking company and is able to get items like alcohol and tobacco products and vegetables at discount prices.
Like all scam artists, Banks disappears never to return once the victim hands over the cash for the products.
Police urge those approached by Banks to refuse his overtures and call 911 as soon as possible.
If you have been victimized, contact BPD investigators at 770-358-1246.
Bobby Smith, pastor of Jesus the Bread of Life in Barnesville, plans to celebrate 70 years on earth by jogging one mile backward at the recreation department track Saturday, May 14 at noon.
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