Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Katherine Klimtkatherine@lakeoconeenews.us  A pair of zoning variances that would affect the lot width of two land parcels on North Avenue hit a snag in the Planning and Zoning Commission... + continue reading

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Amy Reber has taught at Lake Oconee Academy since its opening. This year, she is a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award, presented by the Grammy Committee.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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  WIL PETTYWil@msgr.comAmy Reber did not always want to teach music, but while in college the profession called to her.Now a teacher at Lake Oconee Academy, her work has garnered the... + continue reading

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Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills ais joined by Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier and a Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley as well as members of Georgia Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and Georgia State Patrol officialsEscaped prisoners returned to Putnam at press conference held in front of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office last Thursday.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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  By Lynn Hobbs and Michael Stonelynn@msgr.com and michael@lakeoconeenews.us Escaped inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe are back in Putnam County.Their extradition from Rutherford... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us By the time this copy of Lake Oconee News hits newsstands this Thursday, June 22, we will be 72 days out from the return of Georgia football.The Bulldogs... + continue reading
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us There was no way to determine a winner in last week’s offseason scrimmage between the Gatewood Schools and Nathanael Greene Academy boys basketball... + continue reading

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06/22/2017
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 There are more than a few topics of discussion where I find myself in the minority opinion. I like raisins in oatmeal cookies. I find Stella Artois to be a very overrated beer. I think the 2014 film “Prometheus” was actually pretty okay. And I think summer is the perfect season. And yes, I mean the Georgia summer, in all its gaspingly humid... + continue reading
06/22/2017
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 Rain may have been inescapable for the past few days around Lake Country, but the two events filled Madison and Greensboro with music last weekened..The sun shone on Town Park last Saturday evening for the annual Music in the Park concert, an event to benefit the Morgan County African American Museum and the Lake Oconee area... + continue reading

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06/21/2017
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Mother Nature has caused a plethora of problems for automobile racing leagues across the globe, and the Hampton-based Thursday Thunder series is not immune to her effects. The racing league, which runs races every Thursday night in the summer at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, had to... + continue reading

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06/21/2017
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Greene County football legend Joshua Nesbitt will host his first-ever skills camp this Saturday in Greensboro.Nesbitt played at Greene County in the mid-2000s. By the time he left the Tigers program, he was a star athlete who had garnered a lot of attention. Scout.com had Nesbitt as its No. 4 overall prospect, while Rivals listed Nesbitt as the... + continue reading

The Morgan County Board of Education recognizes the service of 2017 retirees:

 

Tommy J. Smith, Jr., Custodian, MCHS; Davis Bell, Assistant Principal, MCHS; Patricia “Patti” Baldwin, Assistant Principal, MCMS; Vicki Lovin, Media Specialist, MCMS; Susan Vizurraga, teacher, MCMS; Marcia Craig, teacher, MCES; Tammy Wilson, teacher, MCES; Debbie Lamb, special education teacher, MCPS; Diane Allmond, human resources Hattie Brown, custodian, MCPS; Robert Carter, custodian, MCPS; James D. Doss, Sr., bus driver; Lula Mae Hope, school nutrition assistant, MCPS; Linda Brannon-Ricks, teacher, MCPS; Mary DeVane, teacher, MCPS; Karen Miller, paraprofessional, MCPS.

06/16/2017
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  T. Michael Stonemichael@lakeoconeenews.us  Results from the latest round of testing indicate that Morgan County students are learning faster and more efficiently than ever before. Chip Meyer, the testing director for the Morgan County School System, said that results from five different testing programs have come in, but he... + continue reading

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06/21/2017
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us By the time this copy of Lake Oconee News hits newsstands this Thursday, June 22, we will be 72 days out from the return of Georgia football.The Bulldogs... + continue reading

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06/22/2017
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 WIL PETTYWil@msgr.comMy routine every morning is basically the same.I wake up, open my Facebook app, and manage to get angry within three to five minutes over an article where an entire group... + continue reading

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06/22/2017
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 There are more than a few topics of discussion where I find myself in the minority opinion. I like raisins in oatmeal cookies. I find Stella Artois to be a very overrated beer. I think the 2014... + continue reading

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Amy Reber has taught at Lake Oconee Academy since its opening. This year, she is a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award, presented by the Grammy Committee.

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(L-r) David Nunn, Shey Daniel, Bob Bell, Bob Mason, Shawn Stephens, Shani Allen, Anne Stamps, Keith Davis and Bob Hughes join in for the ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Infinite Warrior Yoga Studion on Eatonton Road.

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