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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






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.

Kelly Hughes announces run for mayor of Barnesville in 2023

As a young girl raised in a small town by my grandparents, hard work was always a priority. My grandfather owned the local Mom and Pop grocery store, well before there was an Ingles or Kroger, while also managing the family farm.

We grew cotton, pimento peppers, and corn. Our family also served our community helping those who were in need. The values of hard work and service that he taught still lives in me today. Those who know me know that service is in my DNA.

I’ve lived in Barnesville-Lamar County for almost 40 years. I’m married to Brian Hughes. We have four children, five grandchildren, and one more on the way! Not only is my family important to me but also my faith.

We attend Barnesville First Baptist Church where I have served in various positions in the church. Presently I am a 2nd grade Sunday School Teacher and a Board member of Faith Friends Academy.

I’ve been the Manager of the Barnesville-Lamar County Library for 26 years, loving and serving the people of this community. My experience includes managing staff, daily operations, budgeting, and administrative duties. These will help me serve the community well as I seek your vote as Mayor.

It’s been “A Wonderful Life” living in Barnesville-Lamar County. I could not imagine being a part of a better community.

As Mayor, communication between our leaders and the people we serve will be the key to our success. I will serve with honesty, integrity and passion to make Barnesville, “Our town. Our future.”

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