EXILE returning to The Threatte Center, November 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Lanier County Advocate
Presented By:
The Threatte Center and
 Lakeland-Lanier Chamber of Commerce

​Farmers & Merchants Bank, The Jay Shaw Company, Georgia PrintCo

​Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, KY but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their more than 50 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980s, Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want to Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The five original members of Exile reformed in 2008 and continue to tour today. • Got their start on Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars” • Hit single “Kiss You All Over” sold more than 5 million copies •The book –50 Years of Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition written by musicologist Randy Westbrook chronicles the band’s five decades as a band • Have toured with everyone from Aerosmith to Merle Haggard • Music featured in movies, including “Happy Gilmore” “Man on the Moon” “Employee of the Month” “Wild Hogs” and “Zookeeper” • Band members J.P. Pennington and Sonny LeMaire have both been recognized as songwriter of the year by BMI • Band member Les Taylor awarded BMI’s Country Award for his songwriting on Janie Fricke’s “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy” • Inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2013

Lakeland Murals are coming to "Life!"  ...

... The Real Life story behind the mural is ready for you to hear. You can now hear a mural's story at all locations. Scan the QR Code and you will be taken back in time to 1925. Pick up a brochure at The Welcome Center with the code and map of the murals. Same 

All you need is a Smart Phone with a QR Code Reader. Apps are available for Apple and Droid phones.

For more information contact the Chamber in the Welcome Center while in town. When the Chamber is Closed Mural brochures are available just outside our front doors. You can also access online by

The Great Outdoors...

Banks Lake at the edge of Lakeland's western city limits on GA 122 (ED Rivers Memorial Highway) is open to the visitors seven-days-a-week. The Banks Lakeland concession store "Banks Lake Outdoors" is open Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Call Us to Place Your Event Here
(229) 482-9755

Shop for Lanier County Grown Products in the Chamber's 37-Trail Store and at
Banks Lake Outdoors Trail Store


See Why We
Love Lanier County!

The Lakeland community has:
  • Consolidated school system (one high school, one middle school, one elementary school and one primary school)
  • Wiregrass Technical College GED Class Facility
  • South Georgia Medical Center - Lanier Campus
  • Two weekly newspapers

Did you know....
  • Georgia Governor E. D. Rivers, who was elected from Lanier County in 1936 brought free text books to the schools of Georgia.

Lakeland by the numbers..
  • Lakeland population: 3,376 (2011 census update)
  • Lanier County population: 10,400 (2012 census estimate)

  • The city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.28%) is water.
  • Lakeland is located at 31°2′21″N 83°4′13″W (31.039214, -83.070397)