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Runoff from heavy rains overwhelmed the Barnesville storm water drainage system as evidence by this displaced manhole cover on the Gordon campus. (Photo: Walter Geiger)

Storms lash Lamar

Strong thunderstorms pounded Lamar County overnight and well into Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the usual assortment of downed trees and power lines. Lamar County schools are closed.

Southern Rivers Energy, Georgia Power and the City of Barnesville have multiple power outages.

Stay inside if at all possible. Use extreme caution if you must get out on the road.

More to follow….

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