Lanier County Advocate

Lanier County Advocate Our purpose is to serve the citizens of Lanier County by keeping them informed on events and issues related to the community.

We are a weekly newspaper that publishes every Wednesday. Staff Lorene Warren-Office/Sales Manager Len Robbins-Publisher Phone: 229-482-1045

Mission: Our purpose is to serve the citizens of Lanier County by keeping them informed on events and issues related to the community.

07/24/2019
07/24/2019
07/23/2019
07/23/2019

This week, on Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure, Ben and Blake discuss: Wacky News (6:40); Upcoming Movies (17:30); ComicCon reveals (23:10); Sports Entertainment – The progression of professional wrestling (34:10); Top 5 Sports Entertainers (48:20); Florida Man news (1:38:41); and what’s happening regionally in entertainment events (1:42:25). This podcast is sponsored by your hometown pharmacists at Acme Pharmacy in Homerville. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/07/23/ben-blakes-excellent-adventure-podcast-july-23-2019/

07/22/2019
07/19/2019
07/19/2019

Lakeland Masonic Lodge 434 will have a BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 17th at the courthouse to support one of our brothers in a time of need. 100% of the proceeds will go to support Erik Brown and his family. Please spread the word throughout our community. We will be serving 1/2 grilled chicken, baked beans and coleslaw (Bread). 11 am- 1pm serving time

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Mining operation app...
07/17/2019
Behind The News podcast – July 17, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Mining operation applies for permit south of Swamp (3:28); Lanier County educator named to state board (7:57); Back-to-school event in Atkinson County (10:08); Bike Fest for Kids in Lakeland (12:05); Atkinson County Commissioners discuss library (14:23); Walking Club in Clinch County (17:45); Life Skill classes in Lanier County (19:00); football season approaching (20:03); and much more! Thanks to our sponsors – Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance Agency in Homerville, Roberts Milling Company, and The Shack Cafe and Country Cabin restaurants in Atkinson County. Join us next week for another episode of Behind the News!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/07/17/behind-the-news-podcast-july-17-2019/

Behind The News podcast – July 17, 2019 By Editor | July 17, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/7-17-19-Behind-the-News-Mixdown-1.mp3In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Mining operation applies f...

What are your favorite songs? This week, on Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure, they unveil their Top 5 songs. In the pod...
07/16/2019
Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – July 16, 2019

What are your favorite songs? This week, on Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure, they unveil their Top 5 songs. In the podcast, they discuss: Wild News headlines (7:33); R. Kelly arrested (18:35); Area 51 (22:23); Top 5 Songs with guest Laura Nipper (36:10); Florida Man (1:46:17); and what’s happening regionally in entertainment events (1:50:32). This podcast is sponsored by your hometown pharmacists at Acme Pharmacy in Homerville. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/07/16/ben-blakes-excellent-adventure-podcast-july-16-2019/

Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – July 16, 2019 By Editor | July 16, 2019 | 0 https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/7-15-19-Excellent-Adventure-Podcast-Mixdown-1.mp3What are your favorite songs? This week, on Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure, they unveil th...

07/12/2019

NOTICE from the City of Lakeland:
The City of Lakeland mailed all June 2019 Utility bills on June 28, 2019. The bills were mailed from the local Lakeland Post Office. The Post Office has failed to deliver many of the City of Lakeland utility bills. The City of Lakeland makes every effort to assure the monthly utility bills are received by each customer. The City apologizes for any inconvenience. If you have not received your utility bill please contact the local post office. Thank you. Mayor Bill Darsey

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Dollar General comin...
07/11/2019
Behind The News podcast – July 11, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Dollar General coming to Fargo (3:45); Local family to be on ‘American Pickers’ (5:28); Shake-up in Atkinson County athletic department (6:43); Errant fireworks catch house on fire (10:13); Police reports (15:08); Faith & Football (19:15); and much more! Thanks to our sponsors – Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance Agency in Homerville, Roberts Milling Company, and The Shack Cafe and Country Cabin restaurants in Atkinson County. Join us next week for another episode of Behind the News!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/07/11/behind-the-news-podcast-july-11-2019/

Behind The News podcast – July 11, 2019 By Editor | July 11, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/7-11-19-Behind-the-News-Mixdown-1.mp3In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Dollar General coming to F...

What is your favorite TV series of all time? In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake d...
07/09/2019
Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – July 9, 2019

What is your favorite TV series of all time? In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Crazy News Stories (12:40); Dry Shampoo (25:40); A round of “Would You Rather?” (31:24); Ben & Blake’s Top 5 TV series (43:52); Florida man (1:32:00); and what’s happening in area entertainment (1:34:04). This podcast is sponsored by your hometown pharmacists at Acme Pharmacy in Homerville. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/07/09/ben-blakes-excellent-adventure-podcast-july-9-2019/

Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – July 9, 2019 By Editor | July 9, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/7-7-19-Excellent-Podcast-Mixdown-1.mp3What are your favorite TV series of all time? In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast,...

In a special Independence Day holiday edition of the Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the ...
07/05/2019
Behind The News podcast – July 5, 2019

In a special Independence Day holiday edition of the Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: City of Homerville water/sewer increase proposal (3:18); Report on Willacoochee City Council meeting (8:21); July 4th celebrations (11:23); Clinch County Commission won’t pass on trash increase to residents (13:40); Charlie Strong 5K (15:30); Atkinson County school transportation dept. receives award (18:45); Football preview tabs coming up (20:00); Lanier Family Connection offering unique summer classes (21:18); and much more! Thanks to our sponsors – Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance Agency in Homerville, Roberts Milling Company, and The Shack Cafe and Country Cabin restaurants in Atkinson County. Join us next week for another episode of Behind the News!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/07/05/behind-the-news-podcast-july-5-2019/

Behind The News podcast – July 5, 2019 By Editor | July 5, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/7-5-19-Behind-the-News-Mixdown-1.mp3In a special Independence Day holiday edition of the Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following t...

What are the Top 5 Comedy movies of all time?In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake d...
07/02/2019
Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – July 2, 2019

What are the Top 5 Comedy movies of all time?

In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Upcoming Netflix and movie offerings (9:40); Weird facts (23:04); Ben & Blake’s TOP 5 Comedy Movies (43:43); What’s happening in area entertainment (1:19:00); Florida man (1:14:18). This podcast is sponsored by your hometown pharmacists at Acme Pharmacy in Homerville. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/07/02/ben-blakes-excellent-adventure-podcast-july-2-2019/

Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – July 2, 2019 By Editor | July 2, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/6-30-19-Excellent-Adventure-Mixdown-1.mp3In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: ...

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Laura Nipper discuss the following topics: Bank fraud case in ...
06/28/2019
Behind The News podcast – June 28, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Laura Nipper discuss the following topics: Bank fraud case in Clinch County (5:18); Traffic stop arrests (10:00); Manor duo arrested selling tobacco products stolen from convenience store (11:03); Echols valedictorian visits Governor’s Mansion (13:30); Atco singer nominated for GMCA (15:36); Old Fashion Day in Willacoochee (21:13); Summer Reading in Lakeland (22:20); Atkinson County Commissioners meeting (26:15), and more! Thanks to our sponsors – Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance Agency in Homerville, Roberts Milling Company, and The Shack Cafe and Country Cabin restaurants in Atkinson County. Join us next week for another episode of Behind the News!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/06/28/behind-the-news-podcast-june-28-2019/

Behind The News podcast – June 28, 2019 By Editor | June 28, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/6-27-19-Behind-the-News-Mixdown-1.mp3In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Laura Nipper discuss the following topics: Bank fraud case in Clinch...

06/26/2019
In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Wild Animal stor...
06/25/2019
Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – June 25, 2019

In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Wild Animal stories (9:07); Job opportunities (18:38); Movies and shows coming and going on Netflix (23:00); Top 5 Historical Drama films with Len Robbins (33:36); What’s Happening in concerts and entertainment choices in the area (1:15:46); and Alabama Man news (1:21:39). This podcast is sponsored by your hometown pharmacists at Acme Pharmacy in Homerville. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/06/25/ben-blakes-excellent-adventure-podcast-june-25-2019/

Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – June 25, 2019 By Editor | June 25, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/6-23-19-Excellent-Adventure-Mixdown-1.mp3In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics...

11th ANNUAL CeCe Lacey Fun Day, July 4, 2019 the Martin Luther King Park, from noon - 4 p.m., we will have water slides,...
06/25/2019

11th ANNUAL CeCe Lacey Fun Day, July 4, 2019 the Martin Luther King Park, from noon - 4 p.m., we will have water slides, bounce houses, and giving away bicycles, book bags, tv's, tablets, and much more. If anybody will like to donate anything to this event, please contact Kuallula Rigell @ 2295690063

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Atkinson County repr...
06/20/2019
Behind The News podcast – June 20, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Atkinson County represented in Georgia Country Music Award nominations (3:10); Clinch County retired educator chosen to lead state association (8:28); Lanier County has big marijuana bust (9:44); Clinch County varsity basketball team wins VSU tournament (11:38); Bridge in Clinch County to be dedicated in honor of Vietnam veteran (14:35); DOT making progress on four-laming of Highway 84 (16:05); Willacoochee officer profiled (25:42); this week’s Fake News Report (26:46); and more! Thanks to our sponsors – Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance Agency in Homerville, Roberts Milling Company, and The Shack Cafe and Country Cabin restaurants in Atkinson County. Join us next week for another episode of Behind the News!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/06/20/behind-the-news-podcast-june-20-2019/

Behind The News podcast – June 20, 2019 By Editor | June 20, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Behind-the-News-6-20-19-Mixdown-1.mp3In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Atkinson County represente...

06/20/2019
In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Father’s Day (5:...
06/18/2019
Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – June 18, 2019

In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Father’s Day (5:45); Upcoming Movies (21:10); $1,000 to go without a smart phone (15:30); Guns N’ Roses U.S. tour (27:37); Vacation recommendation (28:58); Top 5 Obscure Albums (36:00); Florida Man news (1:07:55); What’s happening regionally in entertainment (1:14:45). This podcast is produced by AIR Publications and sponsored by Acme Pharmacy of Homerville. Join us next week for another episode of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/06/18/ben-blakes-excellent-adventure-podcast-june-18-2019/

Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – June 18, 2019 By Editor | June 18, 2019 | 0 In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Father’s Day (5:45); Upcoming Movies (21:10); $1,000 to go without a smart phone (15:30); Guns N’ ...

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Shooting of prisoner...
06/13/2019
Behind The News podcast – June 13, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Shooting of prisoner by Lakeland police officer being investigated by GBI (2:50); Former Clinch County band director being investigated for sexual assault (4:26); Pearson City Council story (6:21); Former Clinch resident wins gold at 3×3 World Cup (12:30); Chase Daniel named Pantherette basketball coach (16:03); fishing competitions in Lanier County (19:00); Old Fashion Day plans in Willacoochee (20:45); and much more. Thanks to our sponsors – Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance Agency in Homerville, Roberts Milling Company, and The Shack Cafe and Country Cabin restaurants in Atkinson County. Join us next week for another episode of Behind the News!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/06/13/behind-the-news-podcast-june-13-2019/

Behind The News podcast – June 13, 2019 By Editor | June 13, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/6-13-19-Behind-the-News-Mixdown-1.mp3In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: Shooting of prisoner by La...

In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Crazy News (8:10...
06/11/2019
Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – June 11, 2019

In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: Crazy News (8:10); Bigfoot Sightings (21:15); Obscure Music/Artists (29:23); Top 5 Most Overacted Movies (44:00); Florida Man news (1:10:00); What’s happening regionally in entertainment (1:16:00); and Mental Health Awareness (1:22:25). This podcast is produced by AIR Publications and sponsored by Acme Pharmacy of Homerville. Join us next week for another episode of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/06/11/ben-blakes-excellent-adventure-podcast-june-11-2019/

Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast – June 11, 2019 By Editor | June 11, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/6-9-19-Excellent-Podcast-Mixdown-1.mp3In this edition of Ben & Blake’s Excellent Adventure podcast, Ben & Blake discuss the following topics: C...

06/07/2019

Jury Trials scheduled for Lanier County for Monday, June 10,2019 have been CANCELLED.
Jurors do not have to appear.

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: GBI probing shooting...
06/06/2019
Behind The News podcast – June 6, 2019

In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: GBI probing shooting of inmate by Lakeland Police officer (3:30); Clinch Memorial opening family practice (7:20); Clinch County News and Lanier County Advocate win GPA awards (9:04); Former Clinch band director accused of sexual assault (13:30); Clinch girls basketball has new coach (16:45); Willacoochee City Council talks trash (21:05); Lanier County Advocate story about Wendy Moore (25:40); Illegal aliens DO NOT receive “welfare” (27:05); and more. Thanks to our sponsors – Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Insurance Agency in Homerville, Roberts Milling Company, and The Shack Cafe and Country Cabin restaurants in Atkinson County. Join us next week for another episode of Behind the News!

https://www.laniercountyadvocate.com/2019/06/06/behind-the-news-podcast-june-6-2019/

Behind The News podcast – June 6, 2019 By Editor | June 6, 2019 | 0 https://www.theclinchcountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/6-6-19-Behind-the-News-Mixdown-1.mp3In this week’s Behind The News podcast, Blake Pittman and Len Robbins discuss the following topics: GBI probing shooting of inmat...

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