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Pre-K registration now open

Parents can begin registering kids online for Pre-K at the Lamar school system beginning Wednesday, March 15. The registration period runs through March 30.

The registration portal is located at under the ‘For Parents’ section. If all slots are not filled by the end of the registration period, registration becomes first come, first served.

A lottery will be held for remaining slots on April 11 at 10 a.m. at the Fine Arts Center.

Children must turn four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2023 to be eligible for the program. For more information, call 770.358.8661.

Pedestrian hit by truck on Atlanta Street

A male pedestrian was hit by a pickup truck on Atlanta Street Friday morning at about 8:10 a.m.

Initial indications were the man suffered injuries to his arm and leg that were not life-threatening.

The incident occurred right in front of Antiques on Atlanta, the starting point for the Peaches to Beaches event. Big crowds are expected downtown and along Hwy. 341 South today and tomorrow so watch for pedestrians and other vehicles.

More to follow…

Chow down and find deals starting Friday

Two major events, one old and established and the other brand new, top the events calendar beginning Friday here.

The Peaches to Beaches event, known as the world’s longest yard sale, begins Friday at Antiques of Atlanta in Barnesville. The sale stretches along Hwy. 341 all the way to the Georgia coast. Deals on items of all descriptions will be available here and along the route.

The chamber of commerce will unveil its new Chow Down Buggytown event Friday beginning at 5 p.m. in the same area where BBQ & Blues is held along Library Street near the United Bank drive-thru operation.

Food trucks will be set up on site. There will be family friendly music until sunset followed by a screening of the film ‘Horton Hears a Who’.

Food trucks scheduled to take part include Rolling Thai, TwoMoo’s Coffee & Creamery, Big Burgers & Wings, Eggroll Daddy, Big James and Tacos y Mas.

For more information, call 404.733.7034.

LC soccer collects three wins; girls in Top 10

The LC varsity soccer teams were perfect over the past week, winning all three matches played. The Lady Trojans have cracked the Class A, Div. I rankings for the first time as they are #10 in the most recent voting.

On Tuesday, Lamar hosted Jones County and swept both games from the Greyhounds.

The Lady Trojans mercy ruled the visitors in the opener, winning 10-0. Samiya Smith had a hat trick with three goals and dished two assists. Cara Bishop had two goals and four assists. Armani Flewellen had two goals and one assist.

Adding single goals were DeeDee Bowles, Maci-Lauren Lanier and Aniya Barron. Emily McEvers had two assists.

In the nightcap, the Trojans rolled to a 3-1 win. Josh Moore, Caleb Miller and Chip Crawford had goals for LC.

On Friday, the Lamar boys hosted St. George’s Episcopal School. The girls teams did not play.

Miller had a hat trick for LC with three goals.

Joe Davis, Broxton Lanier, JD Banks and Crawford had one goal each.

LC hosts region foe Temple here Friday. Girls action begins at 5:30 p.m.


Lamar County Middle School opened regular season soccer play last week, sweeping four games.

On Monday, the Henderson Tigers of Jackson were in town.

In the first match, the Lady Trojans rolled to a 9-0 win. Harmony Flewellen scored three goals in the first 12 minutes for LC, earning a hat trick. She added a fourth goal in the second half.

M’Kenzie Smith also had a trick with three goals. Scarlett Bryan had a goal and an assist. Addie Swatts had a goal and Scout Woodall collected two assists.

Pitching in single assists were Wren Lonberg, Jenny Beverly and Kelaiah Watson. Keepers Caitlynn Whittaker and Jules Gotell combined for the shoutout.

In the nightcap, the Trojans posted a 2-0 shutout win. Aiden Romero scored off a well-placed corner kick by Kaden Wilson. Mills Callaway got the final goal off an assist from Haydyn Dickerson

On Wednesday, LC welcomed Jones County, which combines two schools for soccer, rolled to big wins.

The Lady Trojans cruised to a 7-1 victory behind two goals from Flewellen. Lonberg had a goal and an assist. Adding single goals were Beverly, Bryan, Smith and Gabby Nail. Woodall had an assist while Whittaker and Gotell had one save apiece.

The Trojans won a shootout in game two. Callaway got LC’s first goal on a perfect through ball from Dickerson and the locals led 1-0 at the half.

The Greyhounds scored early in the second half to tie it. Romero then fired a free kick into the box where it ricocheted off the head of Jayden Doctor and into the goal to give LC a 2-1 lead.

Just a few minutes later, Jones scored to tie it at 2-2.

With under four minutes left, Wilson broke free on a long run and Doctor hit him in stride with a perfectly hit long pass over the top. Wilson juked the keeper, scored and the Trojans held on for a 3-2 win.

Lamar traveled to Ft. Valley Monday. The girls won 10-0 and the boys prevailed 3-0. LCMS welcomes Byron to town today. Girls action gets underway at 5 p.m. at Trojan Field with the boys match to follow.

Golfers, sponsors sought for sheriff’s tourney

Participants and sponsors are being sought for Sheriff White’s Wednesday after The Masters Golf Tournament. The event will be held April 12 at Morgan Dairy Golf Course beginning at 10:30 a.m.

All proceeds go to the sheriff’s youth programs and the Boys & Girls Club of Barnesville.

For more information, call Ginger Story or Hope Thompson at 770.358.5159.

Health Fair set for March 25 at E.P. Roberts Center

The Lamar County Health Department is partnering with the Morehouse School of Medicine to offer a community health fair here. The event is set for Saturday, March 25 at the E.P. Roberts Center from 9 a.m. – noon.

Those attending will be offered free immunization counseling, flu and COVID-19 vaccinations along with HIV and Hepatitis C screening and counseling. Also available will be screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and more.

For more information, call the health department at 770.358.1483.

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