EDDIE BARNES

Though growing up in Panama City, Fla., it’s the Wiregrass where the roots of basketball coach Eddie Barnes run deep.

“This is what’s so special about being inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame,” Barnes said. “You know, I received a lot of awards. It’s important stuff, but it’s by your peers, and this is by a community. And when you know you affected a community, you know you’ve done something special.”

Barnes will be among the Class of 2017 inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday.

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