Area News

Georgians Calling on President to Reconsider Keystone LX Pipeline

View as a webpage GEORGIA – Attorney General Chris Carr and a coalition of 13 other attorneys general today called on President Joe Biden to reconsider his unilateral revocation of the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and advised him that the states are reviewing available legal options to protect their citizens and interests. “Your decision…

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REGISTER NOW! 30th Annual Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference, Feb 24-26

REGISTER NOW! 30th Annual Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference, Feb 24-26 Join in-depth conversations about the continued call for racial justice, challenges of covering COVID and what’s next for elections in Georgia.REGISTER NOW The 2021 Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference will be virtual, with six sessions spread over three days — all centered on issues at the…

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“Strict Absentee Voting Limits Proposed After Record Georgia Turnout”

Please note the following piece this week in the Atlanta Journal Constitution that showcases new Georgia proposals that would END no-excuse absentee voting and automatic voter registration.Below is an op-ed by AME Georgia Bishop Reginald Jackson – published on Sunday, January 24th- addressing this exact issue. Bishop Reginald T. Jackson is presiding prelate of the 6th Episcopal District of the African…

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ABAC, Murray State Partner for Graduate Program in Agriculture  

TIFTON, Georgia – A new agreement between the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College School of Agriculture and Natural Resources (SANR) and Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture (HSOA) will afford ABAC graduates the opportunity to further their education in a graduate level program. SANR graduates from ABAC who meet the given criteria will be accepted…

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Valdosta State University Announces Fall 2020 Graduates

VALDOSTA, Georgia – Valdosta State University is proud to recognize its graduating class of Fall 2020, which includes the following area residents. Malcolm Allen of Hahira earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Hanna Berryhill of Ray City earned the Bachelor of Arts in English Julie Blodgett of Hahira earned the Bachelor of Business…

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Valentines Charity Silent Auction to benefit local charities

LAKELAND, Georgia – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Lanier County Centennial Committee—in an ongoing effort to continue monthly Centennial Celebration activities in a COVID world—is sponsoring a Charity Silent Auction to benefit local charities and a to-be-determined culminating Community Centennial Shindig. The Charity Silent Auction, billed as a Facebook Event, will take place on the Lakeland-Lanier…

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Legislation to Address Decades of Federal Discrimination Against Farmers of Color, Announce Major Aid Provision in Pandemic Relief Bill Introduced

The Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act would provide $5 billion in direct payments to historically-underserved farmers of color to pay of federal loans, expand land access and opportunities  Led by Sens. Rev. Warnock, Booker, Luján and Stabenow, legislation to be included in $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), joined…

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Rescheduled: Mayor’s Paddle, Troupville to Spook Bridge, Withlacoochee River 2021-02-27

VALDOSTA, Georgia — “Out of an abundance of caution, all the organizers agree on rescheduling the Mayor’s Paddle because of thunderstorms predicted for this Saturday, February 6, 2021,” said WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman. “We don’t want to risk inexperienced paddlers in this kind of weather,” said expedition leader Bobby McKenzie, who made the decision to…

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Coke bottler closing Valdosta facility

By Dale W. Everett VALDOSTA, Georgia – The Lanier County News has learned that a Valdosta soft drink botting company plans to transfer its operations to a new facility in Tifton, one year after the company built a new state of the art facility.   Get the full story in the February 11th edition of…

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Carr and AG Colleagues Reach $573M Settlement with McKinsey & Company for its Role in the Opioid Epidemic with Purdue Pharma

LAKELAND, Georgia – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories in a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company, resolving investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid companies, helping those companies…

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