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Bottlenose Dolphins Along the East Coast Proposed to be a Different Species

GEORGIA – Scientists propose that the coastal form of common bottlenose dolphins found along the U.S. East Coast is a different species, distinct from the offshore form of common bottlenose dolphins. Ana Costa, Ph.D. measuring a dolphin skeleton, used to describe and name the species, Tursiops erebennus. The specimen is housed at the Academy of Natural Sciences…

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GBI Makes Arrest in Baxley Death Investigation

BAXLEY, Georgia – Ronnie “RJ” May, age 29, of Sandersville, GA, is arrested and charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Tampering with Evidence. The arrest is related to the shooting death of Lennal Dasher, age 29, of Baxley, GA. The Baxley Police Department requested…

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USG Leaders Learn More About VSU’s Commitment to Excellence, Success 

VALDOSTA, Georgia — University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue, Board of Regents Chairman Harold Reynolds, and Regent Tim Evans stopped by Valdosta State University Monday to learn more about Blazer Nation’s unique strengths, opportunities, and needs.   “I am truly grateful for their visit and this opportunity to share a small sampling of the…

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Governor Signs Georgia’s First Military Retirement Income Tax Exemption

By Carol A. Gasser Moore GEORGIA – Governor Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp and local, state, and federal leaders, signed the first military retirement income tax exemption in Georgia history, House Bill 1064.  Additional veterans related bills that Governor Kemp signed included HB 884.  It expedites licenses for military spouses, insuring they are…

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Exemplary 2021-22 Lanier County High School Band Celebrates!

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – The Lanier County School District has everything to be proud of as it offers one of the most progressive band programs in the South Georgia region. The entire Lanier County High School Marching Band received recognition for their highly successful year at its annual Band Banquet Awards…

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Plant-Based Soap Products Available in Our Area

By Carol A. Gasser Moore VALDOSTA, Georgia – A new customizable soap ‘makery’ has expanded into South Georgia.  Buff City Soap, a rapidly expanding handmade plant-based soap product, along with its body products have the unique offering of being made daily in-stores.  It’s first Valdosta location is at 1830 Norman Dr., Suite A (formerly the…

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Animal Welfare 2022 Heroes Named

By Carol A. Gasser Moore VALDOSTA, Georgia – Three animal rescue groups won top honors in the Animal Welfare Heroes 2022 Contest.  It was a South Georgia contest held by the Burton Fletcher Animal Foundation, Inc. The contest was open to individuals working in animal rescue from South Georgia according to its organizer.   Read…

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LCHS Marching Band Spring Fundraiser Announced

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Lanier County High School’s marching band is hosting a fundraising event, Chicken Dinner Sale, Saturday, March 14th at the Lanier County Courthouse, Parking Lot, 56 W. Main St.   Read all about it in the May 5th edition of the Lanier County News!

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Crisp County Vehicle Fire Ruled Arson

CRISP COUNTY, Georgia – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Crisp County vehicle fire has been ruled an act of arson. Officials with the Cordele Fire and Police Departments were dispatched just before 1:00 a.m. on April 12th in response to reports of a 2010 Cadillac Escalade on fire…

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