Rev. Ben H. Taylor, 56, of Monroe County, died Friday, December 27, 2013 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Milner Baptist Church, where he served as pastor, with Dr. Ed Cliburn and the Reverend Franklin Gibson officiating.
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After 31 years and seven months with the Georgia State Patrol – not counting his 27 months of annual leave and comp time built up over the years – Truman Boyle is not yet hanging up his patrol car keys. “I’m not retiring, I’m changing gears,” Truman said.
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Herald Gazette sportswriter and peerless local football historian Kenny Green is a patient at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon after suffering a stroke Tuesday.
More information on his condition is expected today.
Green was stricken four days before his alma mater plays in the first state championship football game in its history.
UPDATE: Green will not require surgery and will be treated with medication. He can be weaned from his ventilator when he regains consciousness. Maybe he will wake up in time to see the big game Saturday!
The coming weekend has turned into a two-day pair of events for fundraising for Gavin Lance and family. Lance had an accident in August, suffering a brain trauma, and has recovered enough to attend the Holiday Hustle road race at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. [Full Story »]
Barnesville native Libby Burrell will appear in the first half of the venerable Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a patriotic clown. Libby is the daughter of Mary Beth and Greg Burrell and works for Kate Spade in New York.