The Georgia State Patrol report on a horrific collision involving a Georgia Power truck and a Norfolk Southern locomotive in downtown Barnesville July 6 has been released. The driver of the truck miraculously escaped serious injury.
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The Bach Society of Atlanta’s String Quartet will fill Ritz Park with the sounds of classical music at 8 p.m. Friday, July 15 at a concert in the park. The event is free to the public. The Bach Society’s main focus is to reach school children and adults who may not have had an opportunity to hear classical music played by a string quartet, said Barnesville mayor Peter Banks.
The Kazanetti String Quartet is an award-winning group that has distinguished itself across the country through its diverse programming and its commitment to excellence.
Newly-appointed Artists-in-Residence at Georgia College, Kazanetti’s mission statement— to serve, to enrich, and to educate through the voice of music—embodies its desire to make music available to everyone. Recently, Kazanetti returned from France as one of the selected quartets to perform at the Debussy Conference in Paris.
Performers include Michele Mariage Volz, violin; Elizabeth Alvarex, violin and viola; Julie Rosseter, viola and violin; and George Butler, violoncello.
Through its original kazanetti4kids programming, it combines music, reading, literacy, and the core academic curriculum to connect with the community.
A woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning when her Cadillac smashed into a railroad crossing sign stanchion on Veterans Parkway nears it's intersection with Highway 36 West in Barnesville.
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On May 24th 2016 Aubrey Jayce Carroll, white male, 15 years of age, was reported as a Runaway Juvenile after not returning home from Spalding High School.
Aubrey is 5’08” and weighs 150 lbs, with blonde/brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white polo style shirt, red windbreaker style jacket and white Nike tennis shoes. Mr. Carroll has not been heard from since he ran away, despite pleas from family and friends. Mr. Carroll has family in the Jones County and Wilkinson County areas.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been notified and are currently working in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office.
If anyone sees Aubrey Jayce Carroll or knows his whereabouts, they are encouraged to notify the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282.
Recent flushing of Barnesville fire hydrants has some residents concerned about using tap water for bathing and drinking. Most hydrant flushing occurs on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it can cause sediment to show in local citizens’ water from faucets in and outside their homes. [Full Story »]
Former honor graduate and president of the LCHS Class of 1999 Jameda Hugh Owens will officially be returning to the school as assistant principal in the fall and is honored that her new office is the old office of former principal and mayor Dewaine T. Bell.
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Officials with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the 376 visitors who bought tickets to Saturday’s Expedition had rave reviews about the ‘Buggy to Barnesville’ event.
“We are astonished with the quality of the homes, furnishings and hospitality of the people of Barnesville,” said Georgia Trust president Mark McDonald. “This has been a wonderful event. Barnesville is an undiscovered gem.”
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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 »]