Welcome to Lamar County!



Welcome to Lamar County, Georgia, a place of growth and development filled with tradition and small town values. Lamar County, with rolling landscapes and pecan and peach groves, is a fantastic place to raise your family, start your business, or establish an industry.

 Lamar County Notifications


PUBLIC HEARING Rezoning App# 2018-01 by Patrick Brown to rezone approximately 1.00 acre from A-R ( Agricultural Residential) to R-4 ( Residential 4) Rezoning App# 2018-02 by Kevin Fabian to rezone approximately 2.01 acres from R-3 ( Residential R-3) to R-4 ( Residential 4)  
The Bridge is OPEN! Ruffner Road at Potato Creek near Allen Road is now Open After Being Closed Since Last March!
Commissioner Thrash is at the ACCG County Commissioners and Crossover Day at the Georgia Capital. Pictured are Governor Nathan Deal, Commissioner Nancy Thrash and past ACCG president Tommy Lyons
The Milner Pecan Festival is Scheduled for May….

The annual Milner Pecan Festival is set for Saturday , May 19th from 2:00 -4:00 p.m.

The Run like a Nut 5k starts at 8:30 a.m.

Registration for the race is available online at:

http://raceentry.com/race-reviews/pecan-festival

   
Lamar County had the honor of accepting a Senate Resolution recognizing Lamar County’s innovation in Solid Waste Reduction and the successful entry into the Television Production Arena with Sharp Objects filled in Barnesville, Georgia.  Pictured in the Delegation is: County Chairman Charles Glass, City of Barnesville Mayor, Peter Banks, City Manager, David Rose, City of Milner Mayor, Joe Bostwick, Johnny Poore of the Solid Waste Authority, Chamber President, Christopher Deraney and Kathy Davis Oxford, Industrial Authority Director. Senator Marty Harbin and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.  
 PRESS RELEASE:
Lamar County is going to begin the upgrade/repaving of Industrial Road from Old Milner Road to Jordan Lumber on Monday, March 5th. This project will involve deep reclamation of the existing pavement, repacking of the base material, and extra strong asphalt being applied for the surface. It will also involve repairing/replacing all culverts under the road and creating “stacking lanes” at both ends of the project. The stacking lanes will allow trucks to pull off and not block traffic if they get backed up while they wait to unload.During construction at least one lane will remain open but delays are likely. We have worked with Blount Construction to minimize the disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. All of the businesses in the Industrial Park have been notified of the project and potential delays. We ask that citizens recognize the complexity of this project and help us by avoiding the area if possible and showing plenty of patience if they do get delayed. In the end this project will benefit all of us by reducing maintenance costs and enhancing the efficiency of traffic in the Industrial Park. This $1.6 million project is being funded by a combination of SPLOST pennies, Lamar County’s portion of fuel taxes, and a $300,000 grant from DOT. One of our primary goals was to provide a long-life road surface to access the industrial park. Our engineers assure us this design should last 20 years even with the extreme loads and traffic it will see every day. We are excited about investing in our future and look forward to the ribbon-cutting ceremony in a few months.
Any questions or requests for further details should be directed to the County Administrator, Mr. Bob Zellner, at 770-358-5146
The Lamar County Public Works Department has begun taking down the trees on 118 Academy where the new Lamar County Health Department will be located.  
Lamar County is seeking individuals who are interested in being on the Comprehensive Planning Committee. If you are interested, please contact Chairman Glass at 770-630-2372 or the Lamar County Board of Commissioners Office at 770-358-5146.  
NEWS FROM THE LAMAR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
The Barnesville Lamar County Library is open for business.
In 2017 Lamar County Implemented a Wellness Program for all County Employees. Corporate Health Partners is continuing to implement coaching, healthy breaks and planning with challenges for many employees reporting that they are trying to maintain some healthy behaviors throughout the year 2018.  BMI , Diabetes and Smoking continue to be factors that contribute to unhealthy reports.      
ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soccer and Baseball Season has begun at the Lamar County Recreation Department

Games- Opening Day Saturday March 3rd 2018

(Season will end around early May 2018)

Sign up at the Lamar Rec Office located at 112 Andrew Drive Barnesville, GA 30204 Mon-Fri. 8:30am-5:30pm
Lamar County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of a grateful community, thank Captain Daniel L. Rainey, Jr. for this most generous and patriotic gift of the Holiday Ensign that was flown from the mast of the USS SAVANNNAH (AOR-4) on September 17, 1987, Constitution Day and it was raised at the Lamar County Courthouse for the first time on September 18, 2017, Constitution Day.  
      PRESS RELEASE February 22, 2018     Lamar County is going to begin the upgrade/repaving of Industrial Road from Old Milner Road to Jordan Lumber on Monday, March 5th. This project will involve deep reclamation of the existing pavement, repacking of the base material, and extra strong asphalt being applied for the surface. It will also involve repairing/replacing all culverts under the road and creating “stacking lanes” at both ends of the project. The stacking lanes will allow trucks to pull off and not block traffic if they get backed up while they wait to unload. During construction at least one lane will remain open but delays are likely. We have worked with Blount Construction to minimize the disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. All of the businesses in the Industrial Park have been notified of the project and potential delays. We ask that citizens recognize the complexity of this project and help us by avoiding the area if possible and showing plenty of patience if they do get delayed. In the end this project will benefit all of us by reducing maintenance costs and enhancing the efficiency of traffic in the Industrial Park. This $1.6 million project is being funded by a combination of SPLOST pennies, Lamar County’s portion of fuel taxes, and a $300,000 grant from DOT. One of our primary goals was to provide a long-life road surface to access the industrial park. Our engineers assure us this design should last 20 years even with the extreme loads and traffic it will see every day. We are excited about investing in our future and look forward to the ribbon-cutting ceremony in a few months. Any questions or requests for further details should be directed to the County Administrator, Mr. Bob Zellner, at 770-358-5146  
LAMAR COUNTY WAS AWARDED $750,000.00 FROM A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) to BUILD A NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT.