By Kay S. Pedrotti
Barnesville and Lamar County continued to move in positive directions during 2013, led by concerned public officials, dedicated volunteers, outstanding fire and police personnel – and a stellar Lamar County high Trojans football team.
The year started on a happy note when Carter Altman, 3, was rescued safely after falling into an abandoned well. Fire and police personnel could not descend to Carter lest the sides of the hole collapse, so fire chief Steve Andrews sent down a looped rope, tightening it against Carter’s arm as he reached up, and pulled the toddler to safety.
Carter Altman is comforted by his mother after his dramatic rescue from a well collapse. (Photo: Walter Geiger)