Friday, June 22, 2018
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By Mark Engel | engel@lakeoconeenews.us The Union Point City Council and the Greene County Commission failed again on Wednesday to resolve their three-year-old lawsuit over the city's use of the... + continue reading

Rafe Slate rumbles down the backstretch and into turn three at Atlanta Motor Speedway during a recent qualifying session.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Eatonton’s Rafe Slate left the track frustrated after the conclusion of last Thursday night’s U.S. Legends Pro series race in the Thursday Thunder... + continue reading

Steve Edwards, Joel Crissman and Doug Smith (not pictured) brought home awards after finishing last week’s golf tournament with the lowest gross score.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Last Friday’s sweltering weather did not stop dozens of people from participating in a golf tournament benefitting the Morgan County football team... + continue reading

Before wrapping up last Thursday’s final camp session, camp participants compete in a basketball-flavored game of red light/green light, which forced them to run while dribbling.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us As the summer continues rolling on, so does camp season in Morgan County.Each week in June, the Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department hosts a... + continue reading

Members of the Georgia Zoo, LLC passed out these plastic animals attached to brochures June 13 stating the Georgia Safari Conservation Park will open spring 2020. The 5-year economic impact of the first phase includes 77 direct and 179 indirect jobs and $43 million taxable park revenues, according to the brochures.

Friday, June 15, 2018
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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.us“If you would, let’s keep the pressure on them to make sure this gets done, at least from your side and I will go beat up on the county if I need to, to move... + continue reading

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06/07/2018
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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.usThe Madison City Council has added the adoption of an ordinance establishing the creation of a seven-person Public Art Commission to a consent agenda scheduled for June 11. Ken Kocher, planning and development, addressed council members June 1 during a work session meeting. A study committee was formed... + continue reading
06/07/2018
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 St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital will host a community blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hospital, located at 5401 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro. All eligible donors are urged to donate at the Red Cross bloodmobile, which will be set up at the hospital. Donated blood and blood... + continue reading

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Guests of the Housing Opportunity Commission’s Georgia Initiative for Community Housing showcase participated in a walking tour of four Canaan District homes that have benefitted from the home improvements.

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Homeowners who have participated in the grant programs received certificates

06/15/2018
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 Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.us The city of Madison’s Housing Opportunity Commission held the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Showcase at the Gilmore House on June 10. The event included a mini tour of homes, a homeowner reception and a presentation by CEO Cathy Williams of NeighborWorks, Columbus. The nonprofit... + continue reading

Kalyn Anderson (left) and Makinley Lancaster run through agility ladders before making diving grabs for simulated shallow popups thrown by current MCHS players.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

06/13/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us High school softball season in Lake Country will not start for a couple of more months but, last week, the Morgan County High School softball field was buzzing.The MCHS softball team hosted a skills camp for area kids aged 5 to 14 years old. In total, around 58 campers showed up to practice the game,... + continue reading

After completing his qualifying run, Rafe Slate drives his car off the track and back to the garage area to wait for the Pro series race to begin.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

06/13/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us For the second week in a row, Rafe Slate notched a top-five finish in the Thursday Thunder series.The series, which runs for 10 consecutive weeks until early August, is held at Atlanta Motor Speedway and runs on the “Thunder Ring,” which is how the Thursday Thunder officials refer to the tri-oval area... + continue reading

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Rafe Slate rumbles down the backstretch and into turn three at Atlanta Motor Speedway during a recent qualifying session.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

06/20/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Eatonton’s Rafe Slate left the track frustrated after the conclusion of last Thursday night’s U.S. Legends Pro series race in the Thursday Thunder... + continue reading

Steve Edwards, Joel Crissman and Doug Smith (not pictured) brought home awards after finishing last week’s golf tournament with the lowest gross score.

PHOTO: Contributed

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Before wrapping up last Thursday’s final camp session, camp participants compete in a basketball-flavored game of red light/green light, which forced them to run while dribbling.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

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Kalyn Anderson (left) and Makinley Lancaster run through agility ladders before making diving grabs for simulated shallow popups thrown by current MCHS players.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

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06/20/2018
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By Justin Hubbard The Braves are back. There, I said it. I have no problem declaring the Atlanta Braves officially ‘back’ as one of the top teams in Major League Baseball.As of Tuesday morning,... + continue reading

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(L-r) Jordan Richey, Cameron Loyal, Isabel Arenas and Josh Hudson will be performing a series of Broadway shows at Highgate Estates and Gardens beginning June 30.

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A series of concerts and a chance to enjoy the magic of Highgate Estates five European-style gardens begins June 30.

06/07/2018
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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.usEatonton native Joshua Hudson, Bogart native Isabel Arenas and North Oconee High School graduate Cameron Loyal will bring a bit of Broadway to Highgate Estates... + continue reading

Jennifer Cox, general manager of the Greensboro McDonalds with D'Andre McLendon Joshua Miller, Brylasha Parks, Davion Peek and franchise owner Jodi Hudson.

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