Life Celebration of WIllie Mae Bailey (1954-2020)

Willie Mae Bailey – 66 of Lakeland, GA passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at South Georgia Medical Center – Lanier Campus. She was born on February 21, 1954 in Lakeland, GA to the late D.L. and Mildred (Rowe) Reynolds. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her 2 sons, Eric…

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ONLINE RENTAL PAYMENTS

Dear Consumer Ed: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, my landlord has been forcing residents to pay their rent online, which incurs an $18 to $30 fee. Is this legal? Consumer Ed says: Your question raises two issues: (1) Can a landlord require you to change your method of payment, and (2) can that landlord require…

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TWO LANIER COUNTY MEN CHARGED WITH ARSON, INSURANCE FRAUD

ATLANTA, Georgia  – On July 23, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit took out warrants on Nilesh Patel, 41, and Bhavinkumar Joshi, 34, both of Lakeland, for Arson in the 1st Degree and Insurance Fraud. Patel and Joshi were later arrested by the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office on July 31.…

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Lanier County Now Has 202 Positive COVID-19 Cases: Up 8%

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Health South District of the Georgia Department of Public Health reports 202 positive COVID-19 cases in Lanier County.  The related death rate has gone up by 25% to 4 cases and the hospitalization rate is up 15% to 13 cases as of 3:00 o’clock Monday, July 27th.…

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Recalling Ashley Badillo, Well Known Citizen About Town  

  2012 LCHS Graduate’s Life Cut Short By Carol A. Gasser Moore   LAKELAND, Georgia – Anyone who knew Ashley Badillo can vouch to his honesty.  He tended towards a slightly reserved nature, until he got to know you.  Badillo could be cautious, honorable and strong-willed.  Ashley’s qualities were evident just as much in his…

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Desperate Shootout on Unity Church Road Hospitalizes Home Invader

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – Wednesday, July 22nd was a typical hot Lanier County summer day, until a lone gunman, traveling north through Lanier County, decided to enter two homes near Unity Church Rd. just after 12:00 p.m., noon.  An unknown armed white male, who some have described as ‘crazed’, entered…

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