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Old 10-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #103
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Lanier County Courthouse, Lakeland GA...... and an al fresco lunch

Location: Lakeland

Date Built: 1973

Architectural Style: Modern

Designer: Thomas Sanders

In an act of Aug. 11, 1919, the General Assembly proposed a constitutional amendment to create Lanier County from Berrien, Clinch, and Lowndes counties (Ga. Laws 1919, p. 68). An act of Aug. 7, 1920 amended the constitutional amendment to redefine the boundaries of the new county (Ga. Laws 1920, p. 45). Georgia voters approved the constitutional amendment on Nov. 2, 1920, which marks the official date of Lanier County's creation (although a state historical marker on the courthouse grounds incorrectly lists Aug. 11, 1919 [the day the legislative act proposing the constitutional amendment was approved] and Aug. 7, 1920 [the day that act was amended] as the dates Lanier County was created).

Locals were raising money to help an man with medical bills related to cancer treatment. I traded legal tender for a half a chicken dinner. The old bird didn't put up much of a fight after laying out on that grill for a while. A coke, a smile and an Aleve were also enjoyed as i sat on the curb.
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