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Did a woman escape from serial killers because of who her father was? By Jack Bagley The second week of February is upon us, and a famous person in American history has a birthday this week. Yes, Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, turns 212 years old on February 12th. Honest, Abe, you…

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GSBA Capitol Watch

By Angela Palm GEORGIA – With all the happenings in the political world of late, it seems like the General Assembly beginning its session Monday is almost a footnote in the news — but that will change. This is the beginning of a new two-year session, so all Committees will have to be appointed.  The…

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IT’S GOOD TO LAUGH By Gary Toole, The Christian Way Ministries

  Not only is laughter good for your health, but it’s good for your reputation.  The only thing worse than one sour puss is two.  Christians should be the happiest people on earth.  Always carrying around a big old smile.  That’s the best thing we can put on in the morning.  A bright smile is…

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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests temporarily shuts down trailheads, access points to Appalachian National Scenic Trail

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests is temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and nearby trails to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. The decision aligns with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and guidance from the Centers…

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Check Out the Latest Trout Stocking Report!

GEORGIA – The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division (Fisheries Management Section) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stock streams with trout for anglers to enjoy. The number of trout stocked and the stocking frequency depend on a stream’s fishing pressure, accessibility, and water conditions. View our weekly stocking report to see the most current stocking list! https://www.laniercountynewsonline.com/2020/03/29/121166/

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Life Celebration of Peter T. Moore

Peter Thomas Moore died peacefully at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on January 3, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 65.   Peter is survived by his closest friend and former wife Carol A. Moore in Lakeland GA: children, Mary Joyce (19) of Chattanooga, TN, Emma (16) and Jonathan (16) in Lakeland, GA; and brothers,…

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Return to the Amazon

By Dan Simmons In the Wake of Roosevelt and Walking in the Tracks of the Jaguar   This all started when I received a call from my friend Phil Marsteller. He owned and operated the Rio Negro Lodge, which was the original and premium Peacock Bass fishing destination on the Amazon’s Rio Negro River. Read…

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Automobile Services

Bobby’s Citgo: 46 N Carter, Lakeland.  229-482-2724   Detailz on Wheelz:  Mobile Car Wash.  Wash / Wax / Full Detailing.  Spot Free Rinse.  Roger 229-300-7065   Lakeland Tire:  145 W. Thigpen Ave, Lakeland.  229-482-1000   Parker Chevrolet Buick, GMC, INC:  517 Gorday Dr, PO Box 268, Ashburn.  229-567-3306

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