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

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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 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.... + 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

Wednesday, June 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... + 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

Wednesday, June 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... + continue reading

(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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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

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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
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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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BYB Hurricanes player Devontae Dunn swings around the perimeter before driving into the paint to shoot a layup during a recent practice. 

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06/07/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us When most people think of Amateur Athletic Union basketball teams, chances are they think of programs that have been around for years and thus have nice facilities. The newest AAU team in Lake Country does not fit into that category.The BYB Hurricanes, started by Greene County native Brandon Johnson,... + continue reading

Rafe Slate drives his car down the backstretch during the opening lap of an off-season race held last month at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

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06/07/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us The good news for Rafe Slate is he posted his third-straight top two finish in last week’s Thursday Thunder season opener.The bad news for him is he finished second in all three of those races.Slate, who competes in the Pro division of the U.S. Legends series, ran two “Furious Five” offseason races at... + continue reading
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us When you win a state championship, you are bound to show up on the postseason all-state lists.That’s the case for Lake Oconee Academy golfers Ryan Smith, Emma McCord and Katie Scheck. The trio each played a role in the school’s first-ever athletic state titles a couple of weeks ago during the Class A-... + continue reading

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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

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... + 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

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BYB Hurricanes player Devontae Dunn swings around the perimeter before driving into the paint to shoot a layup during a recent practice. 

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Rafe Slate drives his car down the backstretch during the opening lap of an off-season race held last month at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

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06/13/2018
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By Justin Hubbard Can I tell you a story really quick?I first interviewed at Lake Oconee News back in July 2016. I was a couple of months removed from my graduation from the University of... + 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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