Lamar County is under a flash flood watch until 1 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. According to the National Weather Service, flooding of streams, creeks and rivers is possible and temporary flooding of streets could occur as well. Lamar County experienced flash flooding Dec. 30 when many roads and yards were flooded as well as streams, rivers and lakes.
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Though snow was falling early Friday in extreme north Georgia, Barnesville-Lamar County will see only a light dusting of flakes and you will have to get up early Saturday to see those if current forecasting models hold true.
At present, snow is expected here during the 3 a.m. - 6 a.m. time period Saturday. Temperatures will rise above 32 degrees by 9:30 a.m. so any snow on the ground won't be there long.
Lamar took another heavy rain overnight Thursday and sustained winds of 15-20 mph are expected to blow in Saturday. Therefore, the biggest danger here likely will be downed trees impacting roads and power lines.
Weather models can change. Be vigilant. Check back for updates.
Gun permits issued by the office of the Lamar County probate judge jumped by about 66 percent in December 2015 over the same month in 2014, according to figures supplied by probate judge Kathy Martin. [Full Story »]
The new exhibit for Jan 15- Feb. 27 at Lamar Arts Depot Gallery will feature Marlin Adams, art professor at Gordon State College, considered a master of painting and sculpture, said John Votaw, LA president.
Adams has taught art at Gordon for 22 years. Renowned for landscapes, still life paintings and portraits, Adams “does amazing work,” said his friend and fellow artist Eleanor Stecker. Herself a widely acclaimed artist, Stecker is a member of the Lamar Arts board.
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