Thursday, May 17, 2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us The Greene County High School track teams brought home some hardware last weekend.The Tigers competed in the Class A state track and field meets, held... + continue reading

During the first of two U.S. Legends series races held last Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Eatonton’s Rafe Slate (No. 8) overtakes Russell Fleeman (No. 98) to secure second place. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Rafe Slate went to Atlanta Motor Speedway this past weekend wanting to finish third or better in both races of a doubleheader. He got his wish.Slate,... + continue reading

Diamond Dogs senior first baseman Grant Cofer covers his face as he walks to the dugout following Morgan’s elimination from the playoffs Monday night. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us The Morgan County baseball team’s impressive run through the postseason came to a crushing end this past Monday night in Madison.The Diamond Dogs hosted... + continue reading

Authorities rope off a portion of this property located at 1670 Chester Road with crime scene tape as they investigate the discovery of a newborn baby's foot near White Plains. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018
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 Investigators with the Greene County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating the discovery of the remains of a newborn baby off Chester Road in the... + continue reading
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Greene County EMS personnel respond to the Old Salem campground after receiving reports of a body floating in the water.    The body of a man was pulled from Lake Oconee near the Old... + continue reading

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05/17/2018
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 Two deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office received promotions recently to Sergeant. Pictured (l-r) are Captain Dietrich Roland, Sergeant Dustin Mines, Sergeant Ryan Saye and Sheriff Robert Markley. According to Morgan County Chief Deputy Keith Howard, the staff of the sheriff’s office is nearly at full strength with a couple of... + continue reading
05/10/2018
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  The Morgan County Board of Education made three appointments to leadership positions during a called meeting held on April 30. ​Greg Thompson was named an assistant principal at Morgan County High School.He had been serving as an interim assistant since January. Thompson, 49, is in his 20th year in education, the past 14 in Morgan... + continue reading

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05/17/2018
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 The concrete foundation has been poured (foreground) for a new Burger King along Highway 44, just south of the I-20 interchange.  John Payton, Superintendent of Paragon Construction, says with good weather, it could be completed by mid-summer.  A new Tru by Hilton hotel is in the planning stages for the property just beyond the... + continue reading

Those living in a camper, outside of a campground, may soon find themselves in a court of law. Approximately, two-thirds of the campers in Country Boys RV Park are permanent homes.

05/17/2018
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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.usThose living in a camper, outside of a campground, may soon find themselves in a court of law. Morgan County’s ordinance 7.18.15 prohibits people from living in campers for more than 15 days out of every 60 days, unless the camper is set up in an RV park. No camper can be used as a permanent residence,... + continue reading

Attorney Robert E. Jones is followed by his clients Andrew L O’Connell and William Killmer as they enter Madison’s courthouse for the second day of a two-day trial.

05/10/2018
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The Georgia Zoo, LLC journeys further down the turbulent road that has spanned more than four years. Judge Brenda H. Trammell presided over the two-day civil court case which began May 2 in the Superior Court of Morgan County. Testimony for the defense was heard from partners of the Georgia Zoo, LLC, William Killmer and Chief Financial Officer... + continue reading

Sports

05/17/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us The Greene County High School track teams brought home some hardware last weekend.The Tigers competed in the Class A state track and field meets, held... + continue reading

During the first of two U.S. Legends series races held last Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Eatonton’s Rafe Slate (No. 8) overtakes Russell Fleeman (No. 98) to secure second place. 

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

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Diamond Dogs senior first baseman Grant Cofer covers his face as he walks to the dugout following Morgan’s elimination from the playoffs Monday night. 

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

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Rafe Slate poses in the winner’s circle this past Saturday night after winning a race at Sunny South Raceway in Grand Bay, Alabama. 

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05/17/2018
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By Justin Hubbard Lake Country’s high schools will hold their commencement ceremonies later this month. To celebrate the senior student-athletes who will soon depart from our schools, I am... + continue reading

Gregory Peck won an Oscar as Best Actor in 1962 for his role as Atticus Finch in the film "To Kill a Mockingbird" based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Mary Badham is best remembered for her role as Scout. 

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Community

05/10/2018
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 By Hank SegarsLakelife Associate Editor Walking the streets of Madison, you may cross paths with Kristen Higgins, an industrious young lady who is heavily involved in local organizations... + continue reading

Cutline: Lena Estelle Perriman instilled in her son, Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, a devotion to Jesus Christ.

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The Grascals

Grammy-nominated bluegrass band The Grascals take the Cultural Center stage on Friday, May 4. A pre-concert lecture with Dr. Dan Boner from East Tennessee State is included with a ticket. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

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Rear (l-r) Mary Caravella, Ginni Dornheggen; front (l-r) Connie Slusher holds Monica, a puppy ready for adoption, and Donna Eaton holds Shadow the cat, also ready for adoption.  

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