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!

Letters to the Citizens of Lamar County  From the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners 

SHELTER IN PLACE

Novel Coronavirus Defense

 Lamar County Notifications

Press Release from the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Please click on the link below: Novel Coronavirus Defense  
PUBLIC NOTICE The following advertised public hearings for zoning and subdivision applications are postponed: Rezoning Application #2020-01 Emily Hutto:  Request to Rezone 536 Hwy 18 W from R-3 (Residential) to C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) Subdivision Application # 2020-01 Parsons:  Request to divide 7.537 acres into one 4.037 tract and one 3.5 acre tract These hearings are postponed for the safety of our residents.  The County will re-evaluate the guidelines for gatherings of more than 10 people at the end of April to determine if the postponement will continue into the month of May.  When a definite hearing date is scheduled, new notices will be sent as required by OCGA 36-66-1.   If you have any questions, please contact Anita Buice at 770-358-5364.
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility. Hotline: (844) 442-2681  
    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
From the Office of the County Administrator The Following Is a List of Departmental Information regarding the staff that will be in place during the Shelter in Place. Admin Staff– Staff 2 in the office every day and teleworking Planning and Community Development will be accessible by phone (678-603-3114) and email (abuice@lamarcountyga.com) during normal business hours. Inspections will be limited to Tuesday and Thursday only. Payments received by mail will be processed on Wednesday and Saturday. Tax Assessors– Staff-1 in office and one in the field with teleworking Public Works Department- will be staffed with 4 and 1 Dogcatcher, plus will be replacing pipe on McKenzie Road and emergency calls. Board of Elections: Staff- 1 in the office and teleworking Probate Court-Staff- 1 in the Office and Teleworking+ Fire Department– Normal Staff to run Calls Sheriff’s  Office– Normal staff to run Calls Recreation Department: Staff 2 maintenance and teleworking Building & Grounds: Staff 2 and on-call EMA– Staff 1 and teleworking Clerk of Superior:  Staff 2 and teleworking  
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated all counties in Georgia eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Georgia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Please note the deadline is December 18th, 2020.   How to apply:
  • Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
  • Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. 
  • Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. 
  The official press release with instructions from the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance is attached and you can visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance for more information.   Additional Resources:
  • The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center has 17 offices across the state, covering every county, with consultants available to assist small business owners through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application process. You can find and connect with your local UGA SBDC office at this Link: UGA SBDC Locations or send a message to our State Office in Athens here: Contact Us. Many of our offices are working remotely, so if you do call and get a voicemail, we will work to return your call as soon as possible.
  • COVID-19 Community Resources: GA VOAD and GEMA/HS Community Recovery are working together to provide updated resources for nonprofit and faith-based organizations and the communities they serve. This is an evolving document that will continue to be updated. If you have additional resources to be added please reach out to sarah.jackson@gema.ga.gov  and secretary@gavoad.org.
Please click on the link below to access the form for the Blue Reflective Light Signs: Blue 911 sign letter 2019

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

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LAMAR COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: Please see the attached Press Release regarding cases of the virus in Georgia.  DPH News Release – COVID-19 Preparations 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
  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. ·         Review the CDC Travel Health Notices. If your Spring Break or other travel plans have you going to or through one of the areas affected, please carefully review the advisories and associated recommendations, which may include self-imposed quarantine for 14 days after your return. Should this be a situation you anticipate, please reach out to the management team so we can discuss possible accommodations for you. ·         Practice good hygiene to avoid exposing yourself and others during flu season and in the case of COVID-19 appearing in your area. ·         Authorities have recommended getting the flu shot. While this will not currently prevent COVID-19, it may help you avoid the seasonal flu and prevent additional concerns.    
LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER   THE LAMAR COUNTY SENIOR CENTER will be closed to the Public until April 24th 2020 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.