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Help pours in

Clean-up efforts have gotten underway with earnest in the aftermath of Thursday’s early morning tornado that devastated parts of Lamar County. National guardsmen and members of the Georgia State Defense Force are busy in the Grove Street and Piedmont Road/Hwy. 18 West areas assisting with efforts. Meanwhile, volunteers from all over are sorting and salvaging belongings, clearing debris and providing food, clothing and shelter. The Salvation Army is onsite on Grove Street. Warden Edd Sanders of the West Central Georgia corrections facility in Zebulon is bringing in 75 inmates this afternoon along with roll-off dumpsters and other storm relief materials. You can help by going to Reliable Mart at Grove Street and Hwy. 41(old Barnesville Academy) to volunteer your services. Lamar EMA and the Georgia Defense Force are coordinating manpower and resorces there. You can also donate food and clothes at the First Nazarene Church on Veterans Parkway or First Works Church on Old Milner Road for distribution to displaced families. Pearline Jones at Huddle House fed sandwiches to many victims and volunteers at lunchtime Friday. The restaurant is also collecting food, clothing and money for distribution to victims.

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