Eric Kenneth Coe, who walked off a state inmate work detail here Aug. 12, was caught Aug. 18 after a routine traffic stop by state troopers in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Coe was driving the Ford Ranger pickup he allegedly stole in Forsyth County. He previously stole a Ford Explorer from a local man.
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Summers Field has seen generations of families having fun at all sorts of events for more than 100 years and will host a grand reopening Monday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. after extensive changes to the park.
“Summers Field is one of Barnesville’s oldest and most valuable civic resources. For 104 years now, the people of Barnesville have gathered at Summers Field to partake, to compete and to socialize. Summers Field is our assembly point, our gathering place, our home field,” said Barnesville mayor Peter Banks. “Perhaps more than any other public facility in Barnesville, Summers Field has truly served the people of this community well. Soon we will begin a new era in the illustrious history of the park. Once again, to take its place as an icon of community pride that will be enjoyed by generations to come.” [Full Story »]
UPDATE: Following a sighting by a citizen of a white male dressed all in white near a woodline, some units have moved into the area of Pine and Poplar streets and Memorial Drive in Barnesviille to search as of 10:25 p.m.
At 7:15 p.m., the search for 19-year-old Eric Kenneth Coe, who walked away from a Department of Corrections work detail in Barnesville Wednesday afternoon, had shifted sharply westward toward the area of McCollum and Perdue roads.
Also, the charges on which Coe were incarcerated were becoming clearer.
An ex-con who led local law enforcement officers on a wild, highspeed chase here Feb. 3 is due in court before Judge Tommy Wilson Thursday as authorities attempt to revoke his probation.
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Two hometown photography artists, Charlotte Weber and Bill Chamberlain, open their exhibit, ‘Double Vision,’ with the traditional reception Aug. 7 at the Lamar Arts Depot Gallery. Weber, a Barnesville resident and daughter of clay artist Pat Hankins, has had photos in the members’ room at LA several times but this is a first time for her to have the entire Trackside Gallery, she said.
The larger front gallery will show work by Bill Chamberlain of Zebulon, long-time photographer who has had many shows in Atlanta and several solo shows at Pike County’s annual Slow Exposures juried show, directed by his wife Chris Curry. He has a large body of work, painstakingly collected since 1970, that is done strictly with film, he said. [Full Story »]
A Mexican national with a Clayton County address was killed and multiple others injured in a head-on collision amidst a chaotic scene that followed a concert Saturday night at Rancho de Centenario racetrack on High Falls Park Road here.
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