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Lakeland Misdemeanor Offender Dies in Jail

LAKELAND, Georgia – This week the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) arrested a misdemeanor probation offender and jailed him.  LPD housed the offender in the Lowndes County jail for the last two or three days.  This morning around 1:00 A.M., the offender, whose last name (as the Lanier County News understands) is Holbeck, is said to…

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GBI Makes Arrest in 2008 Lakeland, GA Murder 

LAKELAND, Georgia (October 2, 2021) – On Friday, September 24, 2021, the GBI obtained arrests warrants and charged Marquis Williams, age 30, and Andrew Johnson, age 36, with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, for their involvement in the 2008 murder of Norris Miller. Both Williams…

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ABAC First Tuesday Concerts Begin Oct. 5 in Howard Auditorium

TIFTON, Georgia —The ABAC music faculty and The Waybacks will be highlighted in the Welcome Back to Music Concert which kicks off the much loved First Tuesday Concert Series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic, the First Tuesday series has captured the spirits…

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Lakeland Community Patroness Dies at 97

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Devoted to her family and community, it is hard to drive through Lakeland and not be touched by the influence  of Mrs. Nell Roquemore and her grace, love of beauty, quick wit and passion.  Her midas touch and commemoration of those, who have grown up here, has…

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City of Lakeland: Possible Intended VS. Unintended Corruptive Practices: Missed Opportunity or Unintended Corruption

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia –.  On August 17, 2021, the City of Lakeland held a Called Lakeland City Council meeting in which it revisited the disapproval of one specific recent Alcohol License Application which was denied.  As the meeting progressed, the Lanier County News (LCN) learned that Lakeland City Mayor Bill Darsey…

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Miller Credits City Employees

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – “I would like to start by saying how truly blessed we are to have our good city employees.  I am truly grateful for the fact that they are willing to pitch in and come out on a Sunday to help with an emergency. It was transforming Sunday…

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Missy’s Thrift Shop Opening Celebration

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Missy’s Thrift Shop officially opened Saturday at 17 S. Valdosta Rd.  Melissa Kimmerling, store owner, officially brings the concept of thrifty shopping and helping a charity to Lakeland.  A portion of the sales proceeds is being donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. More about the opening in…

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Two New Businesses Are Unbolting Their Doors

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Two new small businesses have taken over shuttered and bolted buildings and are in the midst of opening.  As many area residents know, opening a small business holds plenty of challenges for getting open and staying open at any time.  Opening as the challenges of effectively dealing…

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Parent Protests School Mask Use Locally

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – After a lot of vocal posts on at least two Lanier County Facebook Group Pages, only one parent showed up to physically protest the newest mask guidelines for students and staff on Lanier County School property.  Local parent Carol Ekman was the one protestor that came out…

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