LCHS alumni Lance Austin picked up at blocked field goal and returned it 78 yards for a TD with no time left in regulation to give unranked Georgia Tech a 22-16 win over Florida State Saturday night at Grant Field in Atlanta.
This was the biggest upset in college football Saturday as Tech, on a five game losing streak, stopped the undefeated Seminoles.
The play was #1 on ESPN's Top 10 plays for Saturday's college football action.
The LCMS Lady Trojans open district playoff action today when they host Carver Road Middle School of Spalding County. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at Aldora Field. The Lady Trojans enter the playoffs as the #1 seed from their side of the district. They will also host a second round game here Thursday at 5 p.m.
LCMS closed out regular season play Friday with a 9-7 win over Gray Station. In their 10 region games, the Lady Trojans went undefeated and outscored opponents 110 - 24.
The champion Lady Trojans are (front, l-r) Kaitlin Cherry, Taylor Turner, Carissa Thompson, (back, l-r) Ryla Traylor, Kelyse Harris, Tionna Thomas, Jamizayah Banks, Brinkley Yevak, Cayla Bishop, Issys Foster, Trinity Fuller, Ava Smith and Kaylee Horne.
The Lamar Lady Trojans, coached by Jessica Evans and Dana Hutto, topped the Lady Royals of Bleckley County 3-2 in Cochran Oct. 8 to clinch the Region 4AA fast pitch softball title.
Lamar hosts Early County today in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs Doublehear games will be played at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Aldora Field. Tickets are $7 as set by GHSA rule.
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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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A political forum featuring candidates in the Nov. 3 Barnesville municipal election will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the civic center.
Invited are incumbent Barnesville mayor Peter Banks and his challenger, Wanda Sumners Brothers, and Ward 3 incumbent councilman Sammie Shropshire and his challenger Dorothy Carter.
The forum is sponsored by the chamber of commerce and Lamar County Farm Bureau. It will be moderated by Herald Gazette publisher Walter Geiger.
The polling place at the civic center will be open from 7 a.m. -7 p.m. on election day.
Advance voting begins Monday, Oct. 12 and runs through Friday, Oct. 30. All advance ballots must be cast at the board of elections office in the courthouse annex located at 408 Thomaston Street in Barnesville. This is the old T Street Barracks building.
Advance ballots may be cast from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
Many Lamar County citizens have received their 2015 tax bill and the net digest to be collected this year will be $13,202,428, compared to the $12,736,509 collected last year. There are 1,142 parcels of personal property listed this year, up from 1,091 last year and the 2015 real property count is 9,188, down slightly from the 9,194 last year.
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