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Lanier County COVID-19 Cases Rise 6%: Local Football Scrimmages Cancelled

  By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, Georgia – As Emory University infectious disease experts raise strong concerns about fall sports being played in areas, such as Georgia, particularly where there are high levels of COVID-19 cases the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has cancelled all preseason football scrimmages across the state.   When the GHSA…


ATLANTA, Georgia  – On July 23, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Fire Investigations Unit took out warrants on Nilesh Patel, 41, and Bhavinkumar Joshi, 34, both of Lakeland, for Arson in the 1st Degree and Insurance Fraud. Patel and Joshi were later arrested by the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office on July 31.…


  By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, Georgia – This week in Georgia brought the largest single-day rise in deaths since 78 were reported May 21.  In Lanier County, the Georgia of Department of Public Health (DPH) has not added the two known Lanier County citizens deaths last week into its count, but they…

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UPDATE: Presentation adds speaker on sustainable roadways

By DNR BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA – The virtual presentation on energy policy and sustainability slated for noon Friday, June 5, 2020, has added Allie Kelly, the director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s “The Ray” project, which seeks to create the most sustainable stretch of highway in America. She will be online from the solar array at Exit…

National Boating and Fishing Week: June 6–14, 2020

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LANIER COUNTY, GEORGIA – Need a motive to go boating and fishing in Lanier County, Georgia? Particularly during this time of national health stress, boating and fishing offer a great way to connect with family and friends.  It’s a great type of stress relief!  Fishing in particular offers a boundless…

Fish Were Biting at Banks Lake on Sunday, May 3rd!

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, GEORGIA – The Southern Bass Busters fishing tournament was held on Saturday at Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  The first were definitely biting! Get the details on the fishing tournament in Thursday’s, May 7th e-edition of the Lanier County News!

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