On Sunday, June 13th, 2016 at approximately 8:18 pm, Monroe County deputies responded to a single vehicle auto accident with injuries on Stoke Store Road in the 3200 block.
When deputies and EMS arrived, it was discovered that a motorcycle being driven by Elmer A. Lundy (56 y/o) of Forsyth had left the roadway while traveling west, went into the ditch, and separated Lundy from his motorcycle. Lundy was pronounced deceased on scene. The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.
Officials with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation are showcasing Barnesville Saturday, June 11 as they bring members and guests to town for one of its highly popular Expeditions. The theme of the self-guided, day-long tour is Buggy to Barnesville. Over 200 advance tickets have been sold.
Tickets for the tour only are $25 and available at the orientation at the schools’ Fine Arts Center from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday morning and until noon at the Depot. Other tickets are $50-60 which include lunch and a closing reception. [Full Story »]
Milner held its first Pecan Festival last weekend and the event was a huge success in raising sufficient funds for improvement on Milner’s City Park. The event began at 7 a.m. with the Run Like a Nut 5K and fun run with nearly 100 runners. Close to 60 vendors covered the city track and more than 1,500 visitors came out to the festival’s premier.
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Voters in the Towaliga Judicial Circuit, comprised of Lamar, Butts and Monroe counties, will make a decision on who will be their district attorney for the next four years in the general primary one week from today.
Polling places throughout the county will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 24.
Thus far, 198 Lamar voters have cast early ballots including 10 who cast their votes in a special weekend session this past Saturday.
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