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Two Trojans shine at Adidas nationals

Two LC athletes turned in strong performances at the Adidas Outdoor National Track and Field Championship last week in Greensboro, NC.

Freshman phenom Makayla Watts placed 10th in the 100-meters out of 90 athletes. She was also 13th overall in the 200-meters out of a field of 150 runners.

Ross Hamrick finished 18th in the high jump out of a field of 90 athletes.

Juan Diaz just closed out his second year as head coach of the LC track and field operation. “I think we are moving in the right direction to be a state contender. We took 18 young people to the state meet and brought back 14 medals. Makayla had an outstanding year rewriting the state record book,” Diaz said.

The Lady Trojans were 2.5 points shy of a state title while the Trojans were 11 points from the top.

Juneteeth celebration is Saturday here

The annual Barnesville-Lamar County Juneteenth Festival will be held Saturday, June 22 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. This celebration of freedom will begin with a parade at noon and continue at the Barnesville Civic Center with a program from 2-3 p.m.

The Lamar County senior line dancers, Upson County line dancers and others will provide entertainment. A live band will take the stage from 3-5 p.m.

The day includes activities for children, food, vendors, crafts performances, messages of hope and education on the importance of this day.

For more information , contact Yasheka Buckner or Narkeshia Evans at the E.P. Roberts Center or call 770-358-3311.


These are FINAL unofficial results from Lamar County only.


Mike Dugan: 267

Brian Jack: 712

Runoff vote is today

Abysmal turnout is expected today in the Georgia general primary runoff. Polling places here in Lamar County will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The only regional race on local ballots is that for the Republican nomination for the US House of Representatives from District 3. Incumbent Drew Ferguson (R) is not seeking reelection.

Brian Jack and Mike Dugan are battling to face Democrat nominee Maura Keller who defeated Val Almonord in the general primary.

Early voting ended Friday. During that period, elections superintendent Anita Reid and her staff served 267 early voters and processed 36 absentee ballots.

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