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Windows outage shuts down tax/tag office

Due to the global IT outage the state vehicle registration and titling system is down. This means every county in Georgia is unable to process any transaction. At this time, the tag office cannot issue a tag, receive tax payments, title a vehicle, etc.

This is out of Lamar County’s control.  The tag office is closed. 

The county’s ERP system is also currently down.  That does not effect the citizens.  It is the county’s in-house software financial and payroll system.

State Patrol: Blowout caused crash that injured BPD officer; benefit fund set up

Officer Patrick Saunders of the Barnesville Police Department was lifeflighted to the trauma center at Atrium Health in Macon Saturday after a serious crash on Ga. Hwy. 7. Sanders was headed to work in a city patrol car when he heard a call and responded emergency status. According to a state patrol report, the patrol car had a tire failure while Saunders was negotiating a curve. He lost control and the car ran off the west side of the highway and struck a tree.

BPD chief Belinda Penamon reported Saunders has a spinal injury for which he will have surgery. He also suffered fractured ribs and a punctured lung. Penamon said benefits for his family will be organized soon. Saunders previously worked at the Lamar sheriff’s office.

A BPD patrol car is pulled from the woods after Saturday afternoon’s crash. (Photo: Walter Geiger)

UPDATE: Saunders spent a long time in surgery Wednesday as doctors tried to repair his spine.

A fund to help the Saunders family with expenses has been set up and donations can be made at any United Bank location.

All-Stars stay hot, post 13-9 win

The LC 10U All-Stars won their fourth straight game at the USSSA World Series in Baton Rouge Friday morning. They defeated the Aleda Black All-Stars 13-9.

They move on the the final four of the winners bracket and face the Northpoint-Tallasee winner Saturday morning. That game is tentatively set for 11:30 a.m. (central).

Photo: Abby Matthews

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