By Walter Geiger
The search is on for a new head football coach at Lamar County High School following the abrupt departure last week of Jason Strickland.
Strickland, who led the Trojans to the best season in school history last year at 12-1 and had a wealth of talent returning, was hired as the head coach of Fitzgerald High School Feb. 16. Strickland was 27-18 overall at LCCHS and 26-8 over the past three seasons. This was his first head coaching job.
A home invasion murder that could send two local men to prison for life without opportunity for parole, interrupted an off-campus party thrown by Gordon students and attended by neighbors in the Westchester Heights subdivision, according to testimony at a pretrial hearing Feb. 8. [Full Story »]
Two girls remain in extremely critical condition following a Sunday morning fire at their mobile home at 1927 Hwy. 36 East Sunday moring. Meanwhile all nine persons involved in the fire have been identified and the cause of the blaze has been narrowed down.
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