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!

EMERGENCY ALERTS 

The Executive Order

Governor Brian Kemp has signed Executive Order 09.24.30.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency.  The new Executive Order takes effect on October 1 at 12:00 AM and runs through October 15 at 11:59 p.m.  The Public Health State of Emergency is extended until November 9, 2020.

To see the press release with a link to the Executive Order, click here.

Testing Site Upson County  (1-800-847-4262) 

 Lamar County Notifications

Call your doctor before going to see them if you think you are at risk for COVID-19. That allows them to take precautions before you arrive to protect others in the waiting room. The same measures that are urged to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus are increasingly important for all Georgians:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For  More Information Contact Debbie Heard: Executive Assist./BOH Liaison301 Main Street Ph. 706-298-7727 Follow us on Twitter http://www/twitter.com/D4publichealthWebsite http://www.district4health.organd Facebook http://facebook.com/District4Health and https://www.facebook.com/CCBOH/Visit our website http://www.district4health.org and www.claytoncountypublichealth.org Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/D4publichealth and https://twitter.com/CCBOH Facebook http://www/facebook.com/District4Health debbi.heard@dph.ga.gov LaGrange, GA 30240 District 4 Public Health
There will be a  Lamar County Board of Commissioners Workshop meeting  on December 15th 2020 at 7:00 p.m.   Agenda is Pending  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89951494210?pwd=RnBsU1pSc1NvcW5yMEc3VVhnWkVWUT09 Meeting ID: 899 5149 4210 Passcode: 492560
Attached is a Public Hearing Notice from the Planning and Community Development Public Hearing Notice   
Thanksgiving Announcement from the Department of Health  Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely Stay Home to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission Atlanta – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing families to make difficult decisions about their 2020 Thanksgiving celebrations. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to plan ahead and take steps to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the flu as they celebrate. COVID-19 spreads easily whether gatherings are large or small, putting families and friends at risk – especially individuals who are elderly or have underlying medical conditions. The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to stay home and celebrate with people in your own household. Travel increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. “The surge of COVID-19 infections in Georgia and across the country mean we must rethink our idea of a traditional Thanksgiving this year,” said Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., DPH commissioner. “Each family must assess the risk of exposure to COVID-19, especially among elderly or medically fragile individuals, as they weigh the decision to host or attend a holiday gathering. Everyone needs to follow the guidance of wearing a face mask, social distancing and washing your hands frequently. And get a flu shot.” If you do plan to spend Thanksgiving with people you don’t live with, take steps to reduce the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals who have not lived in the household during the two weeks ahead of the holiday (members of the military or college students home for the holiday) stay in a separate area of the house with a designated bathroom, if possible. Other recommendations include: Wear a mask • Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19. • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. • Make sure the mask fits snugly against the sides of your face. Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or flu. • Keeping 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
The Lamar County Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 26th and Friday November 27th, 2020. Have  a SAFE and BLESSED HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      
RISK LIMITING AUDIT PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Risk Limiting Audit for the November 3, 2020 General/Special Election will be held on the following dates and times: Friday, November 13, 2020  8am-8pm Saturday, November 14, 2020 8am-8pm Monday, November 16, 2020 through Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8am-8pm Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (if needed) 8am-11:59pm Press Release from the Lamar County Board of Elections Said audit will be conducted at the Lamar County Board of Elections and Registration Office located at 408 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, GA 30204. This audit is open to the public.
The Lamar County Board of Commissioners will meet on November 17th, 2020 at 326 Thomaston Street at 7:00 p.m. November 17th, 2020 Regular Meeting Agenda
ANIMAL CONTROL  For All Animal Control Calls Please Contact 770-358-5090   Image result for Dog And Cats
Governor Brian Kemp has signed Executive Order 09.24.30.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency.  The new Executive Order takes effect on October 1 at 12:00 AM and runs through November 9th  at 11:59 p.m.  The Public Health State of Emergency is extended until November 9th, 2020. To see the press release with a link to the Executive Order, click here.
Notice to Property Owners and Occupants concerning visits to your Property. Georgia Law (OCGA § 48-5-264.1) requires property owners and occupants be provided reasonable notice prior to a site visit conducted by or on behalf of the Lamar County Board of Assessors. In accordance with this law, please be advised that the Lamar County Appraisal Staff will be visiting properties in the NORTH END OF THE COUNTY FOR THE REST OF 2020 AND 2021. The purpose of this visit will be to verify correctness of the improvements in our records. The appraiser will only gather necessary property information about the outside of any improvements and take photographs. The appraiser will have a photo identification badge and will be driving an appropriately marked vehicle. If the appraiser is not allowed access to your property, estimations will be performed. If there is any question about the identity of the appraiser, or if there are any questions regarding the visit, do not hesitate to contact the Lamar County Assessor’s Office at 770-358-5161. As a courtesy the appraiser will knock on the door first and then if there is no answer, he will walk around the outside of any improvements on the property. It is not required that someone must be home, or someone answer the door. The appraiser’s name currently is James Thomas Williams (Tom) and he drives a 2017 White GMC Sierra Pickup with tag # RUV8593 Hart County, GA. With a Lamar County emblem on the side of the door.    
Please click on the link below to access the form for the Blue Reflective Light Signs: Blue 911 sign letter 2019
NOTICE TO VOTERS in LAMAR COUNTY, GEORGIA CLICK ON THE LINK TO ACCESS THE INFORMATION MX-M3571_20201019_091036
  LAMAR COUNTY ABSENTEE BALLOT STATUS CHECK Absentee Ballot Status Check QRG\  

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative serves as the local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address the serious challenges facing our children, families and community.

Welcome to the Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative

Lamar County Family Connection Collaborative: Region 4 122 Westgate Plaza Barnesville, GA 30204-1526

Kellie Mercer:  Executive Director lamarcountyfcc@gmail.com 678-572-8286, Phone 770-358-5020, Fax

Deidra Fitzpatrick: Chair dfitzpatrick@augusta.edu

  LAMAR COUNTY ANNOUCEMENT REGARDING  COVID-19 What we are doing: ·         Lamar County is monitoring national and local recommendations and will continue to update the site above with the latest information and updates. ·         Plans are in place to respond should any of our communities be directly affected. What you can do: ·         Please review and follow all CDC recommendations listed on their website and on our website above.      
LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER THE LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER will be closed to the Public until further notice because the Health Department has recommended that Senior Citizens take extra measures to lesson the risk of exposure.  All Meals on Wheels Clients will continue to receive their scheduled meals as well as the Senior Citizens during this time.  The Senior Center Director, Antionette Watts and Staff will report to work as usual during this time. FOR MORE INFORMATON PLEASE CONTACT THE SENIOR CENTER AT 770-358-5361.    
Important Information: Click on the LINK    :     I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes Project Update 2020-11-17 The I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes project is part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The project adds two, non-tolled, truck-only lanes along I-75 in the northbound direction from the I-475/I-75 Interchange near Macon to SR 155 in the  McDonough area. The lanes will be separated from the general purpose lanes by concrete barriers. Delivery of this project in 2028 incorporates the 2017 Executive Order of One Federal Decision/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) acceleration. While we have yet to realize the true impact of the new process, we are confident that this streamlining will have positive impacts on the delivery of all major projects. Questions can be sent to 75CVL@dot.ga.gov or by calling the project hotline at 678-528-7275. Thank you for your participation and support.