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Special Called Meeting of Georgia State Election Board Feb. 28

Notice is hereby given that the Georgia State Election Board will conduct a Special Called meeting on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sloppy Floyd Building, 18th Floor West Tower, Room 1816, located at 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. All interested parties are invited to attend. For…

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Learn how to hunt wild turkeys this spring in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has launched a new online guide with information about how to hunt wild turkeys. Hunters can learn about finding a place to hunt, scouting, calling, needed apparel and gear, regulations, license requirements, and more. Florida’s wild turkey season opens March 7 south of State Road 70 and March…

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County Election Board Holds Emergency Called Meeting

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, GA – Tuesday, February 11th brought an “emergency” called election board meeting at the new location for the Lanier County Board of Elections, 162 W. Thigpen Ave., Suite C (Also Known As Annex).  A special emergency meeting is one in which special circumstances do not allow for 24 or…

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Did You Know…? … Mt. Rushmore

DID YOU KNOW…? Was the original plan for Mt. Rushmore to have someone other than U.S. presidents carved into the mountain? By Jack Bagley   So this week, we have one of those “created” holidays. I refer, of course, to President’s Day. Back when I was a kid, we had Lincoln’s Birthday and Washington’s Birthday…

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Best Kept Secret Around!

  By Carol A. Gasser Moore   LAKELAND, GA – Freemasonry seeks to improve the community.  Monday night, members of Masonic Lodge Lakeland Lodge #434 gathered, along with their friends, family members, and general public.  The secret is that they offered a fabulous steak dinner in an effort to develop funds to begin providing a…

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Turner Art Center: Eastern African Artifacts on Display

More than half a century ago, the Makonde tribe sculpted and created beautiful artifacts that were used as communication tools, to improve fishing and hunting skills, and to ward of illnesses. Today, those same artifacts are displayed at the Turner Center for the Arts where anyone can come and observe them free of charge. The…

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VSU Planetarium: Rock-A-Bye Bennu on Thursday

VALDOSTA, GA – On Thursday, February 20th, the VSU Planetarium will present Rock-A-Bye Bennu at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm. Rock along with Dr. Martha Leake as she presents the latest results from the OSIRIS REx mission currently in orbit around asteroid Bennu. This asteroid, over five football fields in length and covered with rocks of many…

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VSU Concert Band, Wind Ensemble Perform Feb. 18

VALDOSTA, GA — The Valdosta State University Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, in Whitehead Auditorium. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.   The 45-member Concert Band, conducted by Skye Holmes, will kick off the evening with Gustav Holst’s uplifting Mooreside March. Guests…

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