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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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Urging Congress to Act “Boldly” and “Urgently”, Senator Reverend Warnock Highlights Top Relief Priorities for Georgians, Efforts to Pass New Legislation to Help Farmers of Color

In first news official news conference, Senator Reverend Warnock laid out how $1.9 trillion in federal relief being debated in Congress would benefit Georgians Senator Reverend Warnock also discussed his new Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act that would invest $5 billion to help Black farmers, farmers of color address COVID-19 and historic discrimination…

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Don’t Fall for Scams Requiring You to Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine

GEORGIA – Attorney General Chris Carr today warned Georgians that scammers have been trying to exploit the vaccine rollout by calling, texting or emailing consumers asking for payment for the promise of getting the vaccine, scheduling an appointment or getting on the waiting list. “Sadly, during this time of heightened emotions, scammers are once again…

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Nail-biting Runoff Election:  Is Lanier County out of step?

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – Every resident in Georgia, especially those registered to vote have been inundated with political advertising until many started crying out “Mercy!  Mercy!” or muted sound on their electronic equipment!  At this point unless there’s a person, such as an infant without speech development, the Lanier County…

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Lakeland PD Take Man Into Custody on Outstanding Warrants

LAKELAND, Georgia – A man was taken into custody Thursday, December 17th and additional arrests are pending further investigation in Lakeland.  Marvin Bradford Jr. was taken into custody for outstanding warrants out of Orlando, Florida, Jessup, Georgia as well as local Lakeland, Georgia narcotics charges, said the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) office. Read the whole story…

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Ray City’s Emma Paulk recognized by UNG president for earning 4.0 GPA

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – Emma Paulk of Ray City, GA, has been named to the President’s List at the University of North Georgia (UNG) for achieving a 4.0 grade point average during fall 2020. Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of UNG, recognized students who reached this academic achievement during the fall 2020 semester. Students enrolled in…

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Lanier County Schools Close Early to Slow Spread of COVID-19

By Carol A. Gasser Moore   LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – When the Nation’s communities hiccup, eventually the effect trickles down to Lanier County students and staff, who can be exposed to the coronavirus, and our local school system’s attendance can begin to fall like a house of cards.  American schools across the United States are…

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