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Bottlenose Dolphins Along the East Coast Proposed to be a Different Species

GEORGIA – Scientists propose that the coastal form of common bottlenose dolphins found along the U.S. East Coast is a different species, distinct from the offshore form of common bottlenose dolphins. Ana Costa, Ph.D. measuring a dolphin skeleton, used to describe and name the species, Tursiops erebennus. The specimen is housed at the Academy of Natural Sciences…

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GBI Makes Arrest in Baxley Death Investigation

BAXLEY, Georgia – Ronnie “RJ” May, age 29, of Sandersville, GA, is arrested and charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Tampering with Evidence. The arrest is related to the shooting death of Lennal Dasher, age 29, of Baxley, GA. The Baxley Police Department requested…

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USG Leaders Learn More About VSU’s Commitment to Excellence, Success 

VALDOSTA, Georgia — University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue, Board of Regents Chairman Harold Reynolds, and Regent Tim Evans stopped by Valdosta State University Monday to learn more about Blazer Nation’s unique strengths, opportunities, and needs.   “I am truly grateful for their visit and this opportunity to share a small sampling of the…

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Plant-Based Soap Products Available in Our Area

By Carol A. Gasser Moore VALDOSTA, Georgia – A new customizable soap ‘makery’ has expanded into South Georgia.  Buff City Soap, a rapidly expanding handmade plant-based soap product, along with its body products have the unique offering of being made daily in-stores.  It’s first Valdosta location is at 1830 Norman Dr., Suite A (formerly the…

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Crisp County Vehicle Fire Ruled Arson

CRISP COUNTY, Georgia – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Crisp County vehicle fire has been ruled an act of arson. Officials with the Cordele Fire and Police Departments were dispatched just before 1:00 a.m. on April 12th in response to reports of a 2010 Cadillac Escalade on fire…

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Age Old Tradition Offers Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – According to one historian, the first known egg hunt was hosted by Protestant reformer Martin Luther. Luther organized egg hunts for his congregation, in which men were sent to hide eggs and then women and children were sent to find them. Regardless of who started the…

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Georgia Demands OSHA Permanently Withdraw Unlawful Vaccine Mandate

ATLANTA, GA – The State of Georgia is demanding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permanently withdraw its rule that purports to mandate full vaccination for businesses with 100 or more employees. Sent in a formal comment letter signed by Attorney General Chris Carr, the request follows a 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to…

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ABAC First Tuesday Concert Series Presents Youngstown Guitar Duo on February 1

TIFTON, Georgia — Two critically-acclaimed guitarists will perform as part of the First Tuesday Concert Series at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Francois Fowler and Christopher Mrofchak will delight the audience with a concert filled with pieces from 250 years of global music history in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium. The duo’s…

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Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc. Opens

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – Burton Fletcher, has opened a non-profit corporation titled the Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc. (BFFA) Fletcher is a retired college, and university professor, who taught over a span of 27-years, and an emeritus attorney in Georgia, admitted in 1981. Get the full information in the…

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Lakeland UMC and American Legion Dedicate a New Flagpole

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – Lakeland United Methodist Church unveiled a new memorial plaque and dedicated its Veterans Memorial Flagpole on Sunday, November 8, in a special ceremony following the church’s regular Sunday morning worship service. Get the whole story by reading this week’s Lanier County News, November 11 edition!

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