Be on the lookout for the mobile Trojan-themed smoker/grill. The grill was stolen from Trojan Field over the weekend.
If you have seen the grill or have information on it, call Mike Jett (404-313-6019), coach Jamie Abrams (770-358-8641), Tonya Treadwell (678-972-649), Shannon Jett (404-201-4730) or local law enforcement.
The Lamar County Trojans called for a Red Out and broke out throwback red jerseys with black numerals outlined in white but yellow was the color of the night Friday at Trojan Field as LC dropped to 1-2 under a virtual avalanche of penalty flags as they fell to Mary Persons 20-7.
These were not bad calls by the officials; LC earned them all legitimately.
It appeared the pressure got to the Trojans. LC lost last year due to a controversy over lightning but, this year, LC, though out-athleted on the lines of scrimmage and well short of MP depth-wise, shot themselves in the foot in what was, otherwise, a competitive game. [Full Story »]
This terrier/chihuahua mix (maybe) was found Friday morning on Greenwood Street. It is a male wearing a green John Deere collar. He may have run away during Thursday night's storms. If you know where he belongs, call 770.358.3442.
Though we hate to legitimize rumors via our coverage, rumors of violence at area schools Friday originating out of the Black Lives Matter movement have prompted extra security.
Sheriff Brad White said he will have extra deputies at all Lamar schools Friday.
School superintendent Dr. Jute Wilson sent this memo to staff and teachers today:
As you may have heard, there are rumors on social media of violence planned in the Spalding/Pike/Lamar/Monroe/Upson area. At this time, we have no reason to believe these are anything other than rumors. We are in close communication with our local law enforcement. As a precaution, there is an increased presence of law enforcement on our campuses for visibility and security. The increased officer presence will be in place tomorrow at our schools and the home football game as well.
Again, all measures are precautionary. We will communicate any updates if needed. In the event you have any concerns, please contact your administrator."
No school or law enforcement in the area have been able to verify any of these rumors as credible threats.
Some have described Friday's precautions as a 'soft lockdown'.
As if there were not enough drama surrounding the matchup Friday night between Lamar County and Mary Persons, the game will pit two brothers, each a star in his own right, against each other. [Full Story »]
The Lamar County Trojans host the Mary Persons Bulldogs in the home opener Friday night at Trojan Field.
The two teams have always been rivals but this game took on added significance after last year’s debacle in Forsyth.
MP built a 29-13 lead but Lamar came roaring back and cut the margin to 29-27. The Trojans were lining up for a two-point conversion at the 1:53 mark of the third period when an MP administrator ran onto the field and halted the game due to lightning. Lightning was visible but well off in the distance.
The game never resumed though the lightning abated. LC never got to try the PAT, lost its appeal to the GHSA and the game went down as a 29-27 loss.
You can bet the bitter taste of highway robbery will be in the Trojans’ mouths when they take the field Friday night.