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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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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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April 15th Accident Causes Lakeland Power Loss

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – According to Officer Ryan Connor, he observed a 2021 white  F-150 Ford truck exited from W. Murrell St. by making a left turn into the south lane of S. Valdosta Rd.  According to Officer Connor’s motor vehicle crash report, Lajery Ratlif’s vehicle was in motion when it…

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Lanier Students Demonstrate an Aptitude and Love of Math

By Carol A. Gasser Moore VALDOSTA, Georgia – Lanier County High School students led by LCHS math teacher Margo Montgomery experienced their developing love for math.  They just returned from the Valdosta State University (VSU) 25th Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day.  The day was co-directed by Dr. Dense Reid and Dr. Sandy Trowell, both…

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Without Enough City Support Local Library Remains Closed on Mondays

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – During the April City of Lakeland Council meeting, attendees learned that the Miller Lakeland Library continues to have a 20% reduction in its operating hours.  The reduction began in 2015 or almost 7 years ago when the City of Lakeland’s library budgeted local library contribution began to…

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April Showers Rained at City of Lakeland Council Meeting

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – In Lakeland’s April City Council meeting, April showers did seem to bring May flowers in a sense.  The City of Lakeland Council was informed by Mayor Bill Darsey that the Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) has blessed the cost of the city’s street resurfacing and paving projects. Read…

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Darsey Touts ARPA Funded Infrastructure Project

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) on the ARP Act’s 1-year anniversary spotlighted the City of Lakeland’s Water and Sewer Infrastructure project as an example of an infrastructure project using ARPA funds. Read all about it in the April 28th edition…

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