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  Shelliesmitley@lakeoconeenews.usControversary surrounding the Foster Park Project moves from the City’s meeting hall to the courtroom as a group of residents file a civil action against... + continue reading
Greene County Board of Education

The Greene County Board of Education discussed a variety of money issues at its monthly meeting on April 9: (Pictured from left) John Heinen (Dist. 4), Clarence Hunt (Dist. 3), Superintendent Chris Houston, Board Chair Mike Lynch, Joe Bashore (Dist. 2) and Vice Chair Velicia Cobb (Dist. 1).

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  Mark Engelengel@lakeoconeenews.us The Greene County Board of Education tackled some big money issues at the April 9 monthly meeting. They approved a new two year contract for... + continue reading
Buckhead City Council

Renovations on the old City Hall Building, constructed in 1910, will take place soon. The future-use of the building is uncertain and is limited by a lack of plumbing.

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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.usThe Buckhead City Council voted to amend the solid waste ordinance April 16, making it mandatory for all residents to pay the $3 monthly charge. The ordinance... + continue reading

Travelers might see a Love’s Travel Stop like this one at the intersection of I-20 and Monticello Hwy soon.

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 shelliesmitley@lakeoconeenews.usStacy Pippin of Chipola Engineering Group, Marianna, Fla., asked Madison City Council April 9 to amend text to include truck stops and travel plazas as a... + continue reading

Zeb Walker, Tobias, Lori Christian, and Atticus during Buckhead’s 2017 Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

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President Richard Nixon first established National Volunteer Week in 1974. Every president since then has signed a proclamation promoting the volunteer week. April became National Volunteer Month as... + continue reading

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04/19/2018
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   Gov. Nathan Deal recently named NIBCO, located in Greensboro, the winner of the 2018 Manufacturer of the Year award in the category of Medium Manufacturer with 150 to 500 employees.  “These three companies represent the best we have to offer for manufacturing in the state of Georgia,” Gov. Deal said in his keynote address to... + continue reading
04/19/2018
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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.usBostwick City Council met April 2 and discussed dealing with the backwash of the city’s water filtration system. The task at hand for the council is to figure out how to pipe out the excess water. Right now the water drains into a ditch. The council wants to run the line down property on Second Street, but... + continue reading

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Derrick Williams recently announced he is leaving Nathanael Greene Academy to take a job at Rock Springs Christian Academy. Williams led NGA’s girls and boys basketball teams this past year, coaching the Lady Patriots to their first playoff victory since 2015.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

04/18/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us After one year at Nathanael Greene Academy, Derrick Williams will soon depart for another job.Williams, who served this past year as the school’s girls and boys head basketball coach, recently accepted a job at Rock Springs Christian Academy in Milner. He said he decided last Monday to take the job... + continue reading

Flanked by LOA athletic director Chris Ingle (left), LOA boys basketball coach Michael Brooker (center, back) and Brewton-Parker men’s basketball coach Gavin Chapman (right), LOA’s K.J. Harris signs a basketball scholarship to Brewton-Parker College.

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04/18/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us His full name is Ka’Jarius Harris but everybody knows him by two letters: K.J.It’s short but effective, just like Harris’ time at Lake Oconee Academy. The senior was an integral part of the Titans basketball team’s early stages once he joined the school after attending Carson Middle School. He was... + continue reading

Aris Hubbard, a senior at Morgan County High School, signed a track scholarship to Georgia Southern University last Thursday during a ceremony held inside MCHS’s Freshman Academy.

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04/18/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Aris Hubbard is taking her talents to Statesboro.The Morgan County High School senior last week signed a scholarship to run track at Georgia Southern University. The signing followed a successful career in Madison, where Hubbard shined on the Lady Dogs track team.She received numerous offers from... + continue reading

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Derrick Williams recently announced he is leaving Nathanael Greene Academy to take a job at Rock Springs Christian Academy. Williams led NGA’s girls and boys basketball teams this past year, coaching the Lady Patriots to their first playoff victory since 2015.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

04/18/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us After one year at Nathanael Greene Academy, Derrick Williams will soon depart for another job.Williams, who served this past year as the school’s girls... + continue reading

Flanked by LOA athletic director Chris Ingle (left), LOA boys basketball coach Michael Brooker (center, back) and Brewton-Parker men’s basketball coach Gavin Chapman (right), LOA’s K.J. Harris signs a basketball scholarship to Brewton-Parker College.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

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Aris Hubbard, a senior at Morgan County High School, signed a track scholarship to Georgia Southern University last Thursday during a ceremony held inside MCHS’s Freshman Academy.

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Morgan County senior track star Alex Rountree signed a scholarship from Augusta University during a ceremony held last Wednesday at MCHS.

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04/19/2018
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  They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're altogether ooky, The Addams Family. Their house is a museum When people come to see 'em They... + continue reading

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Zeb Walker, Tobias, Lori Christian, and Atticus during Buckhead’s 2017 Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

04/19/2018
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President Richard Nixon first established National Volunteer Week in 1974. Every president since then has signed a proclamation promoting the volunteer week. April became National Volunteer Month as... + continue reading

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Beverly and Ray Henry, Madison, met on Craigslist and were married in August 2016.

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With U.S. Representative Jody Hice by his side, Lake Oconee Academy senior Bobby Hatfield signs an appointment to attend the U.S. Naval Academy this past Tuesday.

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PGA Tour golfer Kevin Kisner and his wife, Brittany, pose together for a family portrait with their two children, Kate and Henry. 

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