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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 pine trees, is a fantastic place to raise your family, start your business, or establish an industry. Home is Just Better Here!

 Lamar County Notifications

Lamar County Detention Facility

Built in 1992 with a capacity of 152 Beds and a Sheriff’s Office staff of 26

Two Grand Jury Recommendations to upgrade or replace –2014 & 2017

Design flaw creates lack of supervision from control center operator

Now lack of Administrative Space – CID, Investigation, Patrol & Admin Staff                    


            Plumbing         Security/Locks                   Lighting

            HVAC – 26 units need replacing                 Roof Leaks

            Kitchen Fixtures /Appliances                      Electrical

Average Cost Over the Last 4 Years

Maintenance Costs                                                                   Operating Costs

            $103,734                                                                                 $949,967

Financial Analysis

Inflation Impact on Now vs. Later on $14,600,000
Base Year Projected Cost Inflation Cost % of Facility Millage Additional Bond Interest
Now $14,600,000 100% 1.469
Wait 1 Year $15,154,800 $554,800 95% 1.496 $563,350
Wait 2 Years $15,730,682 $1,130,682 1.549 $1,118,900
Wait 3 Years $16,328,448 $1,728,448 90% 1.585 $1,666,500
Wait 4 Years $16,948,929 $2,348,929 1.629 $2,203,100
Wait 5 Years $17,592,989 $2,992,989 75% 1.675 $2,728,300
Wait 6 Years $18,261,522 $3,661,522    1.722 $3,241,700



High Falls Road over 1-75 in Jackson, Georgia. The bridge closures are part of the Georgia Department of Transportation project M005670 for bridge rehabilitation. Please be aware that the High Falls Road bridge that will be closed is the road without access to 1-75, not the bridge at the 1-75 Exit 201 Interchange. The bridge will be closed to traffic and detoured on the weekends starting Friday evening April 5th, 2019 and will continue every weekend until possibly Monday morning July 1st 2019, if not sooner.   The weekly closures will begin Friday evenings at 5:00 PM until Monday mornings at 7:00 AM. The bridge will be open to through traffic during the week but could have one-lane flagging closures at times. This schedule is all weather dependent and if there happens to be inclement weather on a particular weekend, the bridge closure will not take place. Our intent is to complete the bridge work as soon as possible. Click on Link to access the MAP. GDOT Project M005670 High Falls Road Detour