•   Barnesville- Lamar County Covid-19 Support and Updates:

  • Shelter-In-Place Overview
    Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber stands with Governor Kemp and our state leaders on their prudent decision to ensure the health and well-being of all Georgians, while recognizing the significant role business and industry are playing in the fight against Covid-19. We will continue to diligently provide resources on our website along with resources from the Georgia Chamber and their website,, including the overview below, and work in tandem with our partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) to deliver clear and consistent guidance during this time. 

    The Georgia Chamber has prepared an overview of Governor Kemp’s Executive Order that includes the following:

    • A one-page summary of the Shelter-In-Place Executive Order
    • A copy of the Governor’s Executive Order
    • A copy of the 22-page handout from the Governor’s Office
    • Information from the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s webs


  • In an effort to help assist companies with business related information, The Barnesville-Lamar County Industrial Development Authority has created a COVID-19 page within its website for business related news as it evolves. We will try to post the most updated information as it becomes available both here and on our website.
    Stay Safe and Wash your Hands!





     Alerts Gov. Kemp Closes Schools for the rest of the year!
    Students & Parents, The purpose of this communication is to provide an update on the current plan for instruction for Lamar County students. Friday, March 13th, students were given 5-day packets to work on this week. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Lamar County teachers will be reaching out to their students and families to monitor the progress of this week's work and to roll out an additional 5-day packet. This information will be shared online. Please be sure to read the curriculum update posted on our website and social media. We understand that not all students have online access. If you do not hear from your child's teacher by Wednesday, March 25th, or you cannot access this information via Internet or with a digital device, please contact your child's principal at the email below, so we can work to arrange for a paper copy to be delivered. We will have a number you can call by next week. PS: jhawkins@lamar.k12.ga.us ES: jsteele@lamar.k12.ga.us MS: stephen.boyd@lamar.k12.ga.us HS: david.boland@lamar.k12.ga.us As you are aware, there are many unknowns. At this time, the health and safety of our students and staff are top priority. Limiting social contact is extremely important. We will continue to work to meet the academic needs of all students, to the best of our ability. As a reminder, ALL students ages 3-18 (up to 21 with special needs) can pickup FREE breakfast and lunch meals daily, Mon-Fri, 11-12, at one of two locations: -Milner Public Library -Downtown Barnesville, near GA South BBQ The Milner Public Library site is serving meals via "drive through". There is no need to exit your vehicle; volunteers will look for a head count and distribute meals accordingly. This method allows for a quick and easy exchange, while limiting exposure. Again, these meals are FREE and available to ALL children. Please help us spread the word. Effective immediately: Student Learning Packets for grades Pre-K through 8 are available in front of your child’s school, in labeled bins by grade level. They will no longer be distributed at meal sites. HS students should contact their teacher for resources (High School student schedules vary tremendously). All resources are available digitally, online. Please help us with our resources by accessing these online when possible. It is important we keep open communication lines between teachers and students/parents. On another note: Our Spring Break is scheduled April 6-10. Our return to school is subject to change and will require authorization by the Governor. The Lamar County School System will not return to the buildings before Monday, April 27th. We sincerely appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work through this challenge together.


    Updates about operational hours for our Members. (updated: 3-31-2020)

     Georgia Chamber Updates: https://www.gachamber.com/covid19/

    Ag South- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution- Limited number of staff.

    Akins Feed & Seed- Normal Hours

    Antiques on Atlanta- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution- Limit number of shoppers.

    Anytime Fitness- Normal hours-Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution

    Balamo Building Supplies- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution

    Bankston Lumber Supply- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulation for Precaution

    Bankston Roll Off- Normal Hour

    Barnesville Lamar Office LLC- Normal Hours

    Barnesville Marble & Granite Co.-Normal Hours

    Barnesville Motel- Normal Hours

    Barnesville Rehab Solutions- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution

    Barnesville Tax Center- Drop off only- Tuesday and Thursday

    Blue Bear Restroration-Normal Hours

    Bottoms & Associates- Normal Hours

    Buggy Town Auction- Closed to the public

    Carpet Cure- Normal Hours-Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution- All equipment sanitized

    Chappell  Mill Trees, LLC- Normal Hours

    Country Oaks Farm & Home Supply-Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and regulations for Precaution

    D-Check Development-Normal Hours

    Dairy Queen- Normal Hours- Drive Thru only

    Deraney's Two City Tavern- Closed

    Dr. Woodall, Wilson & Manley- Normal Hours-Car Triage available if you call a head. 

    Elements of Style- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution.

    Farm Supply, Inc.- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations for Precaution

    First Baptist Church of Barnesville- Closed to public- Online and Social Media Services & devotions

    Georgia Power- emergency services only

    Georgia Rural Water- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations

    Goggan's Florist- Normal Hours-Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations

    Heritage Inn of Barnesville Health & Rehabilitation- Closed to public- Following CDC's Guidelines and Regulations-770-358-2485 call for patient information

    Hines Prescription Shop- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulation for Precaution- Drive Thru only

    Idol And Associates- Normal Hours- Tax Deadline pushed to July 15

    Jen-Tex- Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guideline and Regulations for Precaution

    Jennifer Camp- Paragon Reality- Normal Hours

    Jordan Forest Products- Normal Hours-No Visitors

    Judy Patton Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping- call 770-358-7157

    Justin Hogan-County Side- Normal Hours

    Lamar Farm Bureau- Closed to public- Full Staff  and conducting business by phone calls- 770-358-2298

    Legal Shield- Normal Hours

    Loan South Finance & Tax Service-Normal Hours

    Mama's Kitchen- Normal Hours- Take-out/delivery 

    Midstate Mortgage- Normal Hours

    Pam's Garden Patch- Closed

    Paragon Reality-770-468-6736  

    Peterbilt of Atlanta- Normal Hours

    PetroSouth, Inc- Normal Hours

    Piedmont Green Power, LLC- Normal Hours- No visitors

    Pike Lamar Services-Normal Hours

    PS Wireless- Normal Hours-

    Salon on Main- Normal Hours-Closed Until April 7.

    Smith, Welch,Webb, & White-Phone calls only- 770-358-3630

    Southern Rivers Energy- Drive Thru only

    State Farm Insurance- suspend walk-in traffic at the office-770-358-1108

    Team One Real Estates- All Agents Available-

    The Herald Gazette- Normal Hours- Please Drive Thru Window

    Thompson Vet Clinic- Follow this link to our Telemedicine Website for detailed instruction for making an appointment:  https://sites.google.com/tvsga.com/tvs-telemedicine-clinic/home In light of the CDC and governmental authorities’ guidelines for prevention of the spread of the corona virus disease, Thompson Veterinary Services has implemented the option of virtual Telemedicine appointments – effective Monday, March 23, 2020. This means that your pet's appointment will be held over video chat from the comfort of your home/farm.

    UGA Extension Service- Appointment only 770-358-5163

    United Bank- Normal Hours- Drive Thru services available/online banking options

    Upson Regional Medical Center-Normal Hours- Using CDC's Guidelines and Regulations- extremely busy!

    Village Photography-

    Waffle House- Normal Hours- Take-out only- some dine in

    Zaxby's Barnesville- Drive Thru Only









  • Important Information for all Employers! Employers must file unemployment claims electronically for all employees affected by coronavirus. These "partial" claims WILL NOT count against employer unemployment accounts if filed by employer. Claims already filed due to coronavirus should be filed again by employer and it will override and expedite the claim filed by employee.



  • University of Georgia    Emergency Resources UGA- County Extension: https://extension.uga.edu/topic-areas/timely-topics/emergencies.html?fbclid=IwAR2q1JnCqk36s7uV2ad7KHCBWwJl6WoYIC1ZyldkewnVMsKjhfIZmOMIwsI

    UGA- COunty Extension Office is open by appointment only!



    Instructions – Applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

    How to Apply for an SBA Disaster Relief Loan: Is your business or non-profit organization feeling the impact of the response to COVID-19? Are you considering applying for an SBA disaster relief loan? 



    Click here for an important Annual Registration announcement.

    Georgia Secretary of State’s annual registration season for calendar year 2020 is from January 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020. Your annual registration must be postmarked by May 1, 2020If your annual registration and payment are not postmarked by the May 1st deadline, you will be assessed a $25.00 late filing penalty fee and/or your entity may be administratively dissolved or revoked by the Secretary of State.

    To keep your entity in “Good Standing” with the Office of Secretary of State, we encourage you to file your annual registration online with a credit card at https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov, as soon as possible. The Corporations Division accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and ATM/Debit Cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo for online filings only.

    Use our intuitive website that allows you to file your annual registration from the One Click Annual Registration or the Annual Registration portions of the website.

    The One Click Annual Registration button allows you to pay the annual registration quickly without a login if there are no changes required to the entity. (You must be current on all annual registration fees.)

    The Annual Registration button allows you to file an annual registration with or without making changes after logging into eCorp.sos.ga.gov.  If you need to make changes to the entity, then you must login. A logged in filer will be able to review all filings and receipts in the filer’s dashboard, and the annual registration and receipt will also be emailed to the filer.
    The Bulk One Click Annual Registration option allows logged in customers to process up to 100 annual registrations without any changes at one time with one credit card payment.


    The annual registration fees are: $50 for profit corporations, LLCs, and LPs; $30 for nonprofit corporations; and $25 for foreign LLPs. If the amount listed for your entity is more than the stated fees, then the total reflects amount(s) due from previous year(s) and any applicable late fee(s) and/or service charge if filing in paper format.  

    Annual registrations not processed online may be filed by mail and require a printed annual registration form and payment with a check, certified bank check or money order. A paper form may be printed from our website at https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov. There is an additional $10 service charge if an annual registration filing is submitted in paper format. Please mail your completed annual registration form and payment to the following address: Office of Secretary of State, Annual Registration Filings, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.,  313 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334. All checks must be pre-printed with a complete address in order to be accepted by our office for processing. Absolutely no counter or starter checks will be accepted. We cannot accept cash for payment. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will delay or possibly result in the rejection of your filing. Checks that are dishonored by your bank are subject to a $30.00 NSF charge. Failure to honor your payment could result in a civil suit filed against you and/or your entity may be administratively dissolved or revoked by the Secretary of State. [See. O.C.G.A. §13-6-15 and Title 14, respectively.]

    Any person authorized by the entity to do so may sign and file an annual registration (including online filing). Please be advised that a person who signs a document or submits an electronic filing he or she knows is false in any material respect with the intent that the document be delivered to the Secretary of State for filing shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished to the highest degree permissible by law. [O.C.G.A. § 14-2-129.]

    We have provided a how to guide to help you navigate through the system and lead you through the annual registration process. You can access this guide on the Corporations Division’s website at https://sos.ga.gov. If you need additional assistance, we can be reached at corporationswebmail@sos.ga.gov, at 404-656-2817 or toll-free at 844-753-7825. We are expecting heavy call volumes and long wait times and encourage you to first review the how to guide. 

    More information regarding annual registrations is available at our website.

    Thank you very much for your business.

    Corporations Division
    Office of Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger


    The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. For other information about the COVID-19 virus, people should visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.coronavirus.gov) for health information. Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus. The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

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