UPDATE: Southern Rivers had restored all power as of early Monday morning.
By Cade Lancaster
At about 6 p.m. Sunday evening, Lamar County Fire Rescue responded to 721 Brook Road for what was originally reported as a blown power transformer with fire present. "When we arrived on scene, we did not see a blown transformer, but we did find three downed power lines and a fire in the field where they had fallen," said Captain William Reeder of LCFR.
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The Lamar County Trojans (3-2) return to the gridiron Friday night when they host Bleckley County at Trojan Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Royals were off last week as were the Trojans. Bleckley is 1-4. Their lone win was a 13-0 decision over Hawkinsville. They have losses to Dodge County, West Laurens, Dublin and Berrien County. They have been outscored 136-49 over four games. In contrast, LC has outscored its opponents 103-77 while playing a non-region schedule of much larger schools.
Friday’s contest is the first of five straight region games for Coach Jamie Abrams and his team.
The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week and the theme — The Power of the Press — points to the importance of watchdog journalism, accurate reporting, strong editorials, comprehensive public notices and a free, open public forum. In 1841, Thomas Carlyle wrote about the power of the press, conjuring the words of Edmond Burke. “Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.” [Full Story »]
Five Lamar County Middle School students recently signed REACH Georgia scholarships as Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal gave them tips for furthering their educations. Students earning the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen $10,000 scholarship included five members of the class of 2020 - Trinity Fuller, Julianna Solis, Chrislar Tacbianan, Alexa Tacbianan and Erieyuna Watson. Some of the advice the First Lady gave during her Sept. 30 visit included don’t miss school, choose friends wisely, keep a high GPA and remember mentors are there to help along the way.
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