Lamar deputies were working an accident on I-75 near the Butts County line Thursday morning in which a vehicle carrying components for a meth lab wrecked. At 10 a.m., hazmat teams were enroute to the area.
Traffic was snarled for some time before one lane was opened.
Teammates since they were five years old, LC standouts Pippin Davis and L.J. Smith signed national letters of intent to play football for rival colleges Wednesday morning at the College & Career Academy.
Davis signed as a linebacker/long snapper with the Valdosta State University Blazers.
Smith signed as a defensive back with the University of West Georgia Wolves.
Standout athlete L.J. Smith of the Lamar County Trojans will sign his letter of intent to play football for the University of West Georgia Wolves at ceremonies set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the high school. That is National Signing Day for fledgling college football players.
The LC Trojans and Lady Trojans can make some noise in the region standings tonight when they take on Bleckley County at the local gym.
The Lady Trojans will be fighting to hold onto third place in Region 4AA after they got blown out by #1 Putnam County 45-24 Tuesday in Eatonton. Putnam and Bleckley are tied atop the region standings at 8-1 while Lamar is 5-3 and Macon County is 5-4.
The Trojans are tied for third in the region. Highly-touted Crawford County is 10-0 while Macon County is 6-3. LC and Monticello are right behind at 5-3.
UPDATE: Playing without star Daishai Almond (shoulder) and fellow starter Lexy Head, the Lady Trojans hung tough for three quarters before getting blitzed in the fourth quarter and losing 52-40.
Personal Property tax returns have been mailed. There is an error in the printing of these forms.
The company that printed them for us, has printed a business personal property tax return for each person that also has a marine personal property tax return. You will not have to do anything to the business personal property tax return, but will need to fill out the marine one.
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After an emotionally-charged session in Monroe County superior court Jan. 12, Linda Jessica Gunn was sentenced to hard prison time after pleading guilty to three of the eight charges against her.
She pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and two counts of first degree cruelty to children. “I’ll let you decide on the sentencing but we need to make sure to get her out of her kids’ lives,” assistant district attorney Mark Daniel told Judge Tommy Wilson. [Full Story »]
Lamar County’s first baby of the year was Eliana Faith Hayes of Milner. The daughter of Aaron and Heather Hayes was born at Piedmont Hospital in Fayetteville at 8:42 a.m. Monday, Jan 4, 2016 and was 20 inches long at 7 pounds, 10 ounces with fuzzy brown hair at birth.
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Although she remains humble about her numerous academic achievements, Tempe Korb is being celebrated as the 2016 STAR student for Lamar County High School. She scored a 2000 on her SAT and is receiving Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program as well as honors from the board of education and the Kiwanis Club.
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