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National Boating and Fishing Week: June 6–14, 2020

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, GEORGIA – Need a motive to go boating and fishing in Lanier County, Georgia? Particularly during this time of national health stress, boating and fishing offer a great way to connect with family and friends.  It’s a great type of stress relief!  Fishing in particular offers a boundless…

As Georgia Announces Record Low COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Lanier County’s Positive Testing Increases by Four

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, GEORGIA – Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced Georgia has tested 59.7% of all nursing home residents, in addition to reporting a new low in COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized.  Locally, the Lanier County News learned that when Lakeland Villa tested a few weeks ago, staff thought they might…

Two Recent ATV Accidents in Lanier County

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, GEORGIA – Both a local citizen as well as a member of the 723rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were involved in separate ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) accidents in May. Read the details in this week’s May 21st e-edition of the Lanier County News!

Area Sports

Fish Were Biting at Banks Lake on Sunday, May 3rd!

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, GEORGIA – The Southern Bass Busters fishing tournament was held on Saturday at Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  The first were definitely biting! Get the details on the fishing tournament in Thursday’s, May 7th e-edition of the Lanier County News!

Coronavirus: Lions nap on road during South African lockdown

The LCN Editor thought this international news report from the BBC was worth posting locally for its human interest and connection to wildlife!  While not exactly a “sport” I’m including it an area where outdoor sports and, therefore, outdoor lovers abound! BBC |  Sooner or later animals were going to notice that the humans had disappeared…

DNR Wildlife Resources Division responds to the pandemic: how response affects outdoors recreation

GEORGIA – Coronavirus details are changing frequently. Visit and the Georgia Wildlife blog for the latest on how the DNR Wildlife Resources Division is responding to the pandemic and how that response affects outdoors recreation in Georgia, including hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing and hiking. While the agency is operational statewide, services provided online or by phone will be…

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