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The Rotary Club of Barnesville will host an Honor Walk on Nov. 12 and has started accepting registration for participation. The Rotary Club would like to thank local first responders and all servicemen for their honor, courage and sacrifice that continuously place service above self.
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As word was breaking that the FBI was reopening its invesitigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal, Donald Trump Jr. spoke to a packed house Friday at the 1100-seat sanctuary at Rock Springs Church in Milner.
The event opened with a rousing invocation by Pastor Mark Burns that brought the flag-waving throng to its feet.
Trump Jr. noted he had been brought up to work and can drive a D9 Caterpillar. "My Dad doesn't need this job. He is taking the stones thrown at him and the arrows launched at him because he loves this country and wants to take it back from the politicians," he said.
Dr. Benny Tate agreed. "Poly means many and a tick is a blood-sucking insect. We need to take our country back," he added.
After his remarks, Trump Jr. waded into the crowd, greeting well wishers and taking selfies. He then posed with the Rock Springs Academy Chorus for photos and exchanged high fives with the young performers who sang the National Anthem.
Though it has been overshadowed by the presidential election and hurricane frenzy, drought has set in here and it has gone by the critical stage to near disaster.
Sauney and Geraldine Pippin got out of the military in 1970 and came back to Redbone to farm along with Sauney’s brother Jackson and his wife Jackie at sprawling County Line Farm. They know farming, they know the land and they know the status of row cropping and raising cattle here.
“In the 46 years I have been back on the farm, I have never seen it this dry. I’ve seen soybeans dry up. I’ve seen cotton dry up. I’ve seen winter grazing dry up. Anything planted on dry land is dead, period. Irrigation is the only thing that has saved us. Our creeks and ponds have dried up and we have dried some up irrigating out of them,” Pippin said.
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Much to the delight of a room full of supporters, the Lamar County commission voted Tuesday night to include $250,000 for the construction of an animal shelter on its list of projects for next year's SPLOST vote.
Supporters vowed to continue their fundraising efforts to assist the shelter.
Commissioner Van Baker lauded Fred Morris for his pivotal role in ramrodding the shelter and led the support group in a standing ovation for Morris.
Details in the 10.25.16 print edition of The Herald Gazette.
Quarterback Dylan Johnson and tailback D. J. Atkins ran over, around and through a listless Lamar County Trojan team Friday night to lead the #3 Callaway Cavaliers to a 38-7 win at Trojan Field.
Lamar (3-3, 0-1) got behind early and the Cavs poured it on in taking a 38-0 lead at the half. Callaway called off the dogs in the second half which was played with a running clock. Callaway improved to 6-0 overall and took command of the Region 5AA race with the rout.
Realtime scoring from the game was provided by Walter Geiger.
Judge Bill Fears will preside over a busy day of criminal court here Thursday with multiple high-profile cases on the docket.
Joshua James Cox, 25, will be in court. He is charged with malice murder, felony murder and two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony in connection with the July 14, 2015 shooting death of Donald Terrell Clark.
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