City Councilman Vince Lewis told the mayor and council at Monday night’s meeting that he believes the city could save $900,000 per year by eliminating the city police department.

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Mark Engelengel@lakeoconeenews.us Greensboro city councilman Vince Lewis dropped a budget bombshell at Monday night’s regular council meeting.  He wants to eliminate the Greensboro Police... + continue reading
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Katherine Klimtkatherine@lakeoconeenews.us In a called meeting on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 3, the city council held public hearings for and ultimately unanimously approved the proposed 2018... + continue reading

At three community engagement sessions this month, small groups answered questions about the Greene County School System’s strengths, weaknesses and challenges.

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 Mark Engelengel@lakeoconeenews.us More small groups, more ideas and more sheets of paper on the walls. The third and final community input meeting for the 2017 Greene County schools... + continue reading

Happy babies, happy moms: Mothers participating in St. Mary's Bundles of Joy group have fun with their babies while learning ways to maintain the breastfeeding relationship. The breastfeeding support group meets weekly, as does Toddle Time, a group for mothers with toddlers and newborns.

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The Family Birth Center at St. Mary's Hospital is enhancing care for newborns and their mothers by implementing 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, including skin-to-skin contact after delivery and... + continue reading
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Led by strong outings from senior Katee Finney and junior Madison Henry, the Morgan County softball team opened its regular season Monday night with a 6... + continue reading

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A pair of rabbits valued at approximately $40 were stolen from a Madison residence on Beaver Dam Road last Friday, according to an incident report obtained from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.The woman who reported the theft said the rabbits went missing sometime after 4:30 p.m. when she last saw them in the cage, which was also stolen.The... + continue reading
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 Special to the Lake Oconee News For Mandy Enloe, an Air Force veteran and former U2 crew chief, there was no question she would eventually wind up at the University of Georgia. “I’ve always been a Dawg,” she said.  Enloe, one of 250 veterans enrolled at the university, has received a 2017 Reynolds Veterans Association scholarship.... + continue reading

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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us It didn’t take long for the Greene County football team to prove it can hold its own despite losing 19 players to graduation.The Tigers seemed destined for a rebuilding year after losing one of the program’s most talented groups of players, which featured the likes of Devin Wynn, Anthony Grimes and C.... + continue reading
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us  Rafe Slate drove his car the best he could last Saturday during the finale Thursday Thunder race of 2017, but he was unable to match Hudson Halder and finished second in the race and the series standings.Slate, who lives in Eatonton, entered the finale third in the points and 30 points behind... + continue reading
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us We keep inching closer to the return of college football, and we here at Lake Oconee News are nearing the end of our best Yellow Jackets of the past decade series, too.So far, we’ve listed three of the top five Georgia Tech football players since 2007. The fifth-ranked player was Jonathan Dwyer,... + continue reading

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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Led by strong outings from senior Katee Finney and junior Madison Henry, the Morgan County softball team opened its regular season Monday night with a 6... + continue reading

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There exists a picture of me, back before photographs were merely shimmering decorporealized surfaces of ones and zeros floating upon a weightless ether and onto which the bored and enterprising... + continue reading

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Larry Hone, long-time president of the Reynolds Veterans Association, presents scholarship check to Ted Barco (left) retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Reynolds Lake Oconee resident and director of UGA’s Student Veteran’s Resource Center.

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 Special to the Lake Oconee News For Mandy Enloe, an Air Force veteran and former U2 crew chief, there was no question she would eventually wind up at the University of Georgia. “I’ve... + continue reading

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Madison resident Madison Evans as the festival’s eponymous insect showing young townspeople her dance moves.

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