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Nov. 16: 3694 cases, 105 deaths

Lamar County was up to 3694 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 105 deaths as of the Nov. 16 case count update from DPH. Lamar has recorded 270 hospitalizations.

Statewide there have been 2,258,328 confirmed cases with 129,654 hospitalizations and 33,975 deaths.

Surrounding counties:

Pike: 3026 cases, 222 hospitalizations and 81 deaths.

Upson: 4918 cases, 433 hospitalizations and 189 deaths.

Monroe: 4449 cases, 326 hospitalizations and 142 deaths.

Butts: 5383 cases, 336 hospitalizations and 152 deaths.

Spalding: 11,769 cases, 930 hospitalizations and 373 deaths.

Lamar school bus involved in crash, no injuries

A Lamar County school bus was involved in a collision Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Silver Dollar Road and Ga. Hwy. 7.

Initial indications were the school bus was crossing the four-lane from Silver Dollar Road and broadsided a northbound Chevrolet pickup.

Neither driver was injured and no kids were on the bus.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

“We are thankful no students were on the bus and no injuries were reported. We do not anticipate any interruptions to our routes from this incident,” superintendent Dr. Jute Wilson said.

Trojans roll 42-21; will host Bleckley County in Sweet 16

The Lamar County Trojans (10-1) routed the Claxton Tigers (4-7) here Friday in the first round of the GHSA Class A, Div. I state football playoffs. Lamar will host Bleckley County here in the Sweet 16 round next week. The Royals defeated Brooks County 14-10 Friday night.

Lamar substituted heavily beginning in early in the third period agianst Claxton

Realtime scoring from the sidelines.

3:51 1st: LC 7 Claxton: 0: Ty Head 1-yard TD run. Josh Moore PAT.

0:28 1st: LC 7 Claxton 7: Claxton 49-yard TD run. PAT good.

7:14 2nd: LC 14 Claxton 7: CJ Allen 75-yard TD run. Moore PAT.

Lamar’s Kaden Carter (16) bursts through a hole on his way to a 16-yard TD run Friday night. (Photo: Walter Geieer).

2:29 2nd: LC 21 Claxton 7: Antonio Altman 9-yard TD run. Moore PAT.

0:06 2nd: LC 28 Claxton 7: Altman 3 yard TD run. Moore PAT.

10:17 3rd: LC 35 Claxton 7: Ty Head 6-yard TD run. Moore PAT.

8:30 3rd: LC 42 Claxton 7: Kaden Carter 16-yard TD run. Moore PAT.

Lamar’s Jordan Glover loses a fumble in Friday night’s game which got sloppy for long stretches. (Photo: Walter Geiger)

1:54 3rd: LC 42 Claxton 14: Claxton 3-yard TD run. PAT good.

4:25 4th: LC 42 Claxton 21: Claxton 1-yard TD run. PAT good.

FINAL: 42-21

OTHER SCORES OF INTEREST FROM ROUND ONE:

METTER 42 TEMPLE 6

HEARD COUNTY 27 BRYAN COUNTY 16

SCREVEN COUNTY 35 CRAWFORD COUNTY 28

SOCIAL CIRCLE 10 WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 7

Festival of Scarecrows set for downtown Saturday

Scarecrows have dominated the landscape, and survived attacks by vandals, in downtown Barnesville for much of the fall. They will soon be giving way to Christmas decorations but not before one last blowout.

The Festival of the Scarecrows will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 2 p.m. Event organizers plan a fun-filled afternoon of games, refreshments, photo shoots and the opportunity to meet the creative folks who designed and created the scarecrows.

For more information, call Heather Stanley at 678.815.5102.

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