Using Their Voices, Citizens Challenge Newest County Department and Employee

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – While there were no brightly painted protest signs at this week’s Lanier County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting on Monday, citizens filled the County Annex Suite B room and expressed themselves clearly to the Lanier County Board of Commissioners.  The primary statement was the common question…

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Has Spring 2021 Sprung?

Spring Starts: Saturday, Mar 20 5:37 am EDT Spring Ends: Sunday, Jun 20 11:32 pm EDT Region: Georgia/United States Astronomical Spring Dates The first day of spring (March equinox or vernal equinox) is when the sun shines directly on the celestial equator passing from south to north and the length of day and night are…

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Lanier County Administrator Submits Resignation

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – The Lanier County News [LCN] is working to confirm that long time Lanier County Administrator, Neil Ginty, has submitted his resignation effective as of some time in April.  This is a developing story. The position of Lanier County Administrator is a paid, non-elected government official position that…

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Good News – To Endure

By Vic Dove “If we endure hardship we will reign with Him…If we deny Him He will deny us.” 2 Timothy 2:12 Endure means to stand…to tolerate…to continue and to persevere.  I would like to use my farmer friends as an example of what it means to endure. Farmers are forced, at times, to endure…

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OPINION: RURAL REVIVAL IN THE MAKING – WILL YOU BE A PART?

TIFTON, Georgia – Will the events of the past year, including the pandemic, prove to be the spark that ignites a rural revival? Challenge and adversity lead to change. Necessity is often said to be the mother of invention. We have certainly experienced adversity and challenge over the past year, both of which have forced…

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South Georgia Film Festival 2021 Draws Judges From Across the Country

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The fifth Annual South Georgia Film Festival will features judges from across the country this year, including previous winners, feature filmmakers, comedians, Oscar nominees, and much more. With 109 films in this year’s festival, awards will be given for each of the following categories: Feature Film, Short, College, High School, Family Friendly,…

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Historically Speaking: Congressional Freedom of Speech

Congressional Freedom of Speech As the U.S. House of Representatives voted recently to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of all her committee assignments, I was reminded of two sections of the Constitution. The first is Article 1, Section 5, which reads, “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior,…

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