A crowd of over 250 people was on hand at the Veterans Memorial at the Barnesville Library Tuesday for the annual Veterans Day celebration Tuesday. The event is held each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month as tradition dictates.
A long list of veterans who have died over the past years was read to the somber audience.
LCHS athletic director Calvin Scandrett reported Monday that no passes will be honored for Friday night's playoff game pitting Lamar County against Swainsboro at Trojan Field.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and only credentialed media and those with GHSA passes will be admitted without a purchased ticket.
You also need to plan to bundle up for the contest. The extended forecast calls for clear skies and a temperature of 36 degrees at kickoff. Temps will drop to near freezing by the time the game is over. Friday's overnight low will be 28 degrees.
On Tuesday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, many will gather to remember, salute and honor those veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served, were wounded and paid the ultimate price for American freedom.
The ceremony will be held in front of the Veterans Memorial area at the Barnesville-Lamar County Library on Thomaston Street.
William T. “Junior” Hamrick, commander of Post 6542, Veterans of Foreign Wars, says this year’s program will feature a local 28-year veteran, Lt. Col. Glen H. Walters. Walters has served in the Georgia Army National Guard for 28 years and is assigned now to the G4 Maintenance Branch Chief, Joint Force Headquarters Georgia National Guard at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
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The #6 Lamar County Trojans faltered late and lost 36-21 to Macon County Friday night in Montezuma. MaCo is the Region 4AA champ. LC is runner up.
The game turned halfway through the final quarter when LC gave up a long kick return and subsequent TD. The Trojans fumbled the ensuing kickoff, setting themselves up for the kill. Dog star Roquan Smith was glad to oblige as he owned the last six minutes of the contest.
Lamar will host Swainsboro (5-5) in the first round of the playoffs and MaCo will host Dublin 6-4.
Barring a huge upset, the second round will see match ups with powerhouses GAC or Lovett for both Lamar and MaCo.
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