The Woodmen-Life Chapter 199 of Barnesville will hold a Patriot Day - In Honor and Remembrance ceremony and an American flag presentation Friday, Sept. 11 at noon in Greenwood Cemetery.
“In fulfilling our promise to never forget the tragedy of September 11, 2001, WoodmenLife members and associates organize nationwide Sept. 11 for In Honor and Remembrance ceremonies each year,” said local WoodmenLife Chapter President Maxine Gibson.
Margaret Hice, who lives on Van Buren Rd., works remotely as an administrative assistant for Safari Club International. To handle that job and her everyday online and social media needs, she needs bandwidth and lots of it.
One problem: she cannot get it.
“I had high-speed DSL from AT&T or, at least, I was paying for high speed. It was unreliable, dropping out all the time. At times, it was as slow as dial-up,” she said. She made call after call to customer support but got little of that commodity. One day she did as we all have thought of doing in that situation. [Full Story »]
After more than two years of debate about just how much Piedmont Green Power is worth for tax purposes, a hearing last Thursday in superior court ended with no monetary decision. The hearing resulted from “motions for summary judgement” to Judge Tommy Wilson.
Both sides filed a motion for summary judgment, said county attorney Scott Mayfield.
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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.