Former Atlanta Braves first baseman Ryan Klesko will be the featured speaker for the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a free event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Thursday, April 27. The venue has changed to the Women's Clubhouse on Stafford Avenue near Gordondue to forecasts for inclement weather. Participants can park at the Women's Center, the Alumni House or Summer's Field. Golf carts will transport attendees to the event as needed.
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The Gordon State College Chorus will perform a concert for the Fifth Sunday worship service at First United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 30. It is free to the public and all are welcome.
The choir’s repertoire is varied, ranging from classical to popular, gospel and world music. Selections for the concert on April 30 include: Throw Open the Shutters by Amy Bernon, Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus, two African-American spirituals, Soonah Will Be Done and Little David Play on Your Harp, arranged by Jennifer Durham, A Parting Blessing by Jerome Williams, The Lord Bless You and Keep You by Peter Lutkin and Hallelujah, Get Happy! arranged by Greg Gilpin.
The Gordon State College Chorus, under the direction of Joan Thomas, will be accompanied by Jennifer Durham and Janette Camantigue.
For more information, contact FUMC at 770-358-1494
The Barnesville Police Department will be progressively enforcing laws pertaining to the underage use of golf carts on the public roadways. The operation of a golf cart (low speed vehicle) on the roadway by an unlicensed driver is prohibited by state law and city ordinance.
The driver must have a valid driver’s license, instructional permit, or limited permit to operate a motor vehicle issued under the laws of this state.
The police department is asking for the support of all parents and citizens in this effort, we also ask if you witness these infractions to contact the Barnesville Police Department at (770) 358-1234 Daytime Monday - Friday, (770) 358-1246 Nighttime and weekends, or via email at email@example.com.
Copies of the local golf cart ordinance are available at the Barnesville Police Department or you may request one from the email noted above.
Thank you for your continued support in making our youth, neighborhoods, and streets safe.
Mr. Albert “Papa” Leon Chapman, age 70, of Barnesville, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 in a Bibb County Healthcare Facility. A native of Dalton Ga., Mr. Chapman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Judith “Judy” Chapman and was the Son of the late Mr. William Albert Chapman and the late Mrs. Willie Lou Conley Chapman. Mr. Chapman is also preceded in death by two Brothers, Randy Chapman and Bud Chapman. He was a Maintenance Foreman with Perdue, and was a member of the Baptist faith. Mr. Chapman is survived by: His Wife – Judith “Judy” Chapman of Barnesville; 2 Children – Wanda Jean Tompkins of Barnesville and Terry Lee Chapman (and Tammy) of Barnesville; 3 Grandchildren - Britney Dollar (and Simon), Cody Chapman and Abby Chapman; 2 Brothers - Donnie Chapman (and Libby) and Wayne Chapman; 2 Sisters - Jewel Bloodworth and Lori Hunley (and Hugh) Funeral Services for Mr. Albert “Papa” Leon Chapman will be conducted Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lamar Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home in Barnesville on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6- 8 p.m. Those who wish may view the Memorial Page and sign the Guestbook online at williamsfh.net . Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 358-1678.
The GHSA state soccer playoffs get underway Tuesday with 32 teams, four from each region, advancing to the postseason.
The Lamar Lady Trojans (14-4) are region champs, a #1 seed and ranked #6 in the most recent Eurosports poll. They host Coosa (7-5-0) Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Trojan Field. A win would send LC to round two where they would host the Bleckley County-Berrien County winner May 2.
Lamar advances 3-0.
The Trojans (9-9) are a #2 seed. They host Gordon Central (10-4-1) Wednesday at Trojan Field. Neither team is ranked. First touch is set for 5:30 p.m. A win would propel the Trojans to round two where they would face the Brooks County-Dublin winner May 3.
Admission to playoff games is $7 (set by GHSA) and sports fans are encouraged to support the LC teams in the postseason.
Soccer is a growing sport in the area and multiple other regional teams qualified for the playoffs as well.
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Julia Juanita Holloway Worthy, 88, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yep, it’s baseball season.
I remember the day I fell in love with baseball. It was 1965 or so. A friend invited me to go with him and his family to watch a game at Gordon Military College. After the game, one of the Bulldogs gave me a cracked bat (this was in the dark ages, before aluminum bats, speaking of which, the “ping of the bat” can’t compete with the “crack of the bat”).
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The 13th annual BBQ & Blues Festival returns this weekend with over 25 cook teams, food vendors and live music.
Festivities begin Thursday evening with the annual kick-off party and business after hours event hosted by United Bank. The opening night will feature a 16 team cornhole tournament, live music with Diana New, food and drink, raffle tickets and prizes and opportunities to meet with local businesses and sponsors. Registration for the cornhole tournament begins at 5 p.m. that evening and bags fly at 6 p.m.
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