You have bad html all over the place in the footer and sprinkled throughout the page. For some reason there are empty anchor tags in multiple locations which google will interpret as an attempt as gaming their index and most likely will penalize the site or sandbox it.
I would remove structures which look like this since they are only visible to google bot. You have less then 10 of them in footer.php
You are also not closing a few anchor tags, which is causing that one gigantic link in the footer as well as IE problems since unlike FF or Chrome, IE doesn't attempt to interpret invalid html.
You also are using inner table cell tags outside of the table in the footer without a closing tag in the body as well as footer.
<td align="left" valign="top">
I tried to run your code through a validator, to fix it up, and it crashed after the 21st error. http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Flakemartintoday.com%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=1&ss=1&st=1&No200=1&verbose=1 ..
I am not sure what there is to fix since the footer is invalid and should be rewritten using valid html syntax.
Please consult html reference http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_intro.asp in conjunction with the above link to fix the errors in the customizations.
Email me your footer.php file since its structure looks changed and I need to see php to help you. usjahm (at) gmail (dot) com