A section of High Falls Park Road near its intersection with Hwy. 36 East has been closed for over a month now due to a washed out culvert forcing residents and travelers to make a…
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Scenes from Saturday’s graduation ceremony for the Lamar County High School Class of 2023.
The Lamar County High School Class of 2023 will receive hard-earned diplomas at graduation exercises to be held Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Trojan Field. Many of the seniors are pictured in this week’s…
Under the leadership of chairperson Kathryn Green, herself a breast cancer survivor, Relay for Life is back after a hiatus of some years and multiple events are scheduled over the summer leading up to the main event.
The main event weekend is set for Nov. 3-4. The Survivor Celebration will be held Friday, Nov. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Women’s Clubhouse. The actual Relay is set for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5 from 9 p.m. – 9 a.m. at Summers Field Park and is returning to the overnight format.
The opening ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Saturday and laps begin at 6:30 p.m. The closing ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Activities will include carnival-style games, food trucks, a health fair, cancer support group expo tables, a kids park and more.
There are multiple events scheduled in the months leading up to the main event.
A community yard sale is set for Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Vendors are being sought. There is a $20 application fee and vendors are asked to donate 20% of sales to Relay for Life.
Barnesville businesses and the Downtown Development Authority will host a Ladies Night event Tuesday, July 18 from 5-9 p.m. A portion of sales will go to Relay.
A Small Fry Tri will be held Saturday, July 29 at the recreation department track. Kids ages 2-6 will compete in a triathlon style race which will include running, bikes, trikes and wagons and sprinklers.
The cost is $20. Each kid will get a t-shirt and medal. There will be music, inflatables and snacks.
For adults, a Texas Hold’Em poker tournament will be held at the Women’s Clubhouse August 12. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the dealing starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $150 and included dinner and two drink tickets. The winner will get $1000 with second place paying $500 and third place paying $250.
Tickets for those not playing poker are $25. There will be music and silent auction items to bid on.
For more information or to volunteer, call 678.572.7723.
Two of five appointments that are normally routinely approved led to stalemates at the May 16 regular meeting of the Lamar County commission. The commission voted unanimously and without discussion to reappoint Olivia Banks and…
Charges are unlikely in connection with the discovery of potential explosives in a storage unit off Grove Street in Barnesville May 15, according to BPD chief Belinda Penamon. Suspected explosives were found at D&R Mini…
A Jackson man was killed Monday morning in a three-vehicle collision on Hwy. 36 East near its intersection with Chappell Mill Road. According to a preliminary report from the Georgia State Patrol, a Subaru Outback…
The Gordon State College campus in Barnesville is shut down today. In social media notices issued Sunday night, the school did not give a reason for the closure. The Herald Gazette has learned from multiple…