It didn’t take long for freshman District 16 state senator Marty Harbin to forget about his constituencies here in Lamar and Pike County and sidle up to big government and governmental secrecy in a big way. [Full story »]
A second body was located at Still Branch Reservoir around 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. The body was recovered using DRN side scan and sonar sector scanner and positively identified as Joseph "Brian" Reese, 34, of Concord, the father of Joseph "Flynt" Reese, 3, of Greenville whose body was found Monday evening at the reservoir. Brian Reese was a 1999 graduate of Pike County High School and loved to hunt and fish.
According to reports, another fisherman saw the un-capsized empty boat with nobody in it and called 911. The bodies recovered will be sent to the crime lab for autopsy.
"This incident is currently under investigation by the DNR," said Pike Fire Department PIO Anita Neath.
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Jan Jones Marsh, the wife of United Bank Pike division president Shep Marsh, died Sunday, March 8. Tentative plans are for a memorial service to be held Wednesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville with visitation an hour prior to the service in the fellowship hall. Hart's Mortuary of Macon has charge of arrangements.
Her obituary is posted under the death notices category below.
Lamar and Pike counties are right along the rain-snow demarcation line for winter weather forecast for the area Wednesday.
Models are changing hourly and residents - particularly those who commute to Atlanta - should pay attention to changing forecasts.
WEDNESDAY AM UPDATE: As of 7:30 a.m., it still appears all local precipitation will be of the liquid only variety but the system bears watching. Southern Crescent Tech has closed all locations today as a precaution.
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