It was the war that changed everything; the war that America did not want to fight. Many of those who did fight in it have never really been properly acknowledged for their service.
That will change April 18 in Thomaston when volunteers will stage ‘Welcome Home’, an evening of patriotic events to honor Vietnam veterans. The celebration will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Matthews Field. If you are interested in attending or need held getting a veteran there for the event, call Ryan Christopher at 706-427-3344.
A scholarship program for “low-income, academically promising” students, in particular those who may be the first in their families to attend college, will be available for the Lamar County school system in the 2015-16 school year.
Lamar County’s increasing gang activity, the April 10 Relay for Life event and the May 2 Color of the Pig 5K were the focus of the Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative meeting March 12.
Collaborative team members heard from Barnesville Police Department Capt. Maggie Moreland who asked for help combatting local gang activity. Several people signed up to be contacted for upcoming meetings and others are asked to join as well.
“We have three gangs trying to form here in Lamar County,” said Capt. Moreland. “These gang members are going out and jumping on and beating up kids who have said they don’t want to join the gangs. We’ve got to find an answer and figure out how to save these kids because they are our future. Also, we are looking to be more involved in community events and if anyone would like to have an officer present, please call us.”
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Her name is Fluffy and she went missing on March 20th 2015. She was last seen around Bradley Circle, Barnesville GA. There is a cash reward for the safe return of our dog. If you have seen Fluffy, please call 770-358-6902 or 678-508-7473.
A high-tech research project helped along by a middle Georgia hunt club recently began tracking one of the state’s most rare raptors – a golden eagle.
Project partners including West Virginia University, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Cellular Tracking Technologies and Devil’s Backbone Hunting Club teamed to catch the young eagle at a “bait” pile Feb. 15 and attach a tracking device. The club’s 4,700-acre lease borders Sprewell Bluff Wildlife Management Area near Thomaston.
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