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Relay for Life ’09 draws huge crowd

One of the largest crowds ever was on hand for the Barnesville-Lamar County Relay for Life overnight Friday-Saturday.The event is held annually to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.Luminaries honoring or memorializing locals who…

Eagle Scout proposal turns into new resource for JROTC

It began as an Eagle Scout project proposal, but it will end with a new resource for the Lamar County JROTC unit ‘“ with a little help from the community.Cpl. Christopher Prestage, newly turned 18,…

Swine flu surfaces in LaGrange

A 30-year-old Kentucky woman with a history of travel to Cancun, Mexico is hospitalized in nearby LaGrange with the first report case of swine flu in Georgia.Georgia’s public health chief says she expects more cases…

BBQ & Blues a smokin’ success

Huge crowds and record receipts were the order of the weekend as the fifth annual Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival proved to be the best ever by far.Crowds at Friday night’s free concert were at…

Faces in Saturday’s blues fest crowd

By all accounts, the 2009 Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival was the most successful in its five-year history.Here’s a look back at the bands and fans from Saturday’s concerts.

It’s 90 degrees…the BBQ ain’t all that’s smokin’

The thermostat is reading a blistering 90 degrees. The BBQ stage has been flooded with the sounds of Phil Layove Soul Band, Bluegil Blues Band, and Junkshun late this morning and afternoon.At 1pm some 25+…

BBQ sauce, chili, and guitar winners announced

Rounding out the day’s entertainment today was local favorite 4-U-2-C. (video after the jump)Just before the close of their set though BBQ & Blues chairman TJ Imberger announced several winners including the new owner of…

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