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LCHS Football Team Wins!

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – The Lanier County High School (LCHS) football won their Homecoming 2022 game with a final score of 14 to 21. The Dawgs played Pelham High School at Roquemore Field. The game, originally scheduled for Friday night, September  30, was moved to Wednesday, September 28th and was held…

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Jashun Wilkins Wanted in Valdosta Teen’s shooting

By Carol A. Gasser Moore VALDOSTA, Georgia – Jashun Wilkins (17) is sought by the Valdosta Police Department, who is asking for area citizen’s help.  Another 17-year-old was walking toward his school bus near Weaver and Laura streets in Valdosta, when he was shot about 7:30 A.M. on Monday (September 26) morning. Citizens are said…

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DNR temporarily closes shellfish harvest due to potential hurricane-associated rainfall and surge

BRUNSWICK, Georgia – The recreational and commercial harvest of shellfish in Georgia’s marine waters will close by administrative order at 6 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022, until after the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) determines safe harvesting can restart.  DNR Commissioner Mark Williams today signed an administrative order closing the harvest due to expected rainfall…

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Georgia Department of Transportation Prepares for Hurricane Ian

ATLANTA, Georgia – The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) is monitoring Hurricane Ian’s trajectory and changes to predictions on how the storm will affect the state. Georgia DOT teams statewide have equipment loaded and crews are on alert, including immediate-response strike teams ready to respond should the storm turn into a severe weather event…

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Lakeland’s Hauser New Miller-Lakeland Library Branch Manager

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia — Marie Hauser is the Miller-Lakeland Library Branch Manager, who started at our local library on July 5th.  Marie mentions working for South Georgia Regional Library (SGRL) for several years in different capacities. Get the full story in the Lanier County News August 18th edition!

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Helms Family Still Grieving and Desires Answers

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – The grieving family of Brandon Lee Helms continues to grieve along with his friends.  They deserve answers.  It’s been almost seven years since they’ve been able to communicate with Brandon.  They are again bringing awareness of Brandon’s disappearance to the public’s attention hoping someone with information…

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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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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO LCN READERS and SUBSCRIBERS

A Notice From Carol A. Gasser Moore, LCN Publisher Here we are with 2020 ajar.  Some didn’t think the Lanier County News (LCN) would make it this far. Many things have changed.  So has the news.  Information is coming in so fast and considering the fluidity of the COVID-19 health crisis, we want to be…

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