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  T. Michael Stonemichael@lakeoconeenews.us Quick action taken by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office was instrumental in the recovery of a kidnapped 4-year-old girl abducted in... + continue reading
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Photo credit: Shellie SmitleyCutline: Although rarely used for voice calling, Juan Parks, left, Eli Dalton, center and Aiden Benise, right, said their cell phones are crucial to socializing with... + continue reading
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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By Dave Browndave@msgr.comGreensboro expects its residents to pay their water bills on time. Conversely and tangentially, the residents expect the municipality to send out the bills on time.The soft-... + continue reading

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The Buckhead City Council met Monday to catch up on business during their first meeting since November.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.usThe Feb. 19 meeting of the Buckhead City Council was a long one for members who met for the first time since November.At the top of the agenda was the... + continue reading

Zach Tolleson tosses a pitch during the first inning of Lake Oconee Academy’s season opener last Wednesday against Baldwin High School.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Lake Oconee Academy’s baseball team hasn’t had a season to remember through the first week of action.LOA (0-3 as of Monday) lost to Baldwin High School... + continue reading

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02/22/2018
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Photo credit: Shellie SmitleyCutline: An airplane begins to take off from Madison Municipal Airport Feb. 19. Shellie SmitleyThe State of Georgia has offered Madison a significant amount of funding to improve the safety of the city’s airport facility.Gov. Nathan Deal chose Madison Municipal Airport as one of 10 aviation facilities that wanted... + continue reading
02/15/2018
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Shellie Smitleyshellie@lakeoconeenews.usA local family is fighting to add the word “dyslexia” to the vocabulary of Georgia lawmakers and educators.Lake Oconee Academy students Betsy and Matthew Sligh traveled to the State Capitol Feb. 7 to explain to legislators what it is like for dyslexic children to attend Georgia public schools. They are... + continue reading

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As the final seconds of the Lady Patriots’ region championship loss to John Hancock expire, NGA head coach Derrick Williams embraces seniors Megan Hunt (1) and Brandi Bashore (10).

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02/22/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us A strong season for the Lady Patriots came to a disappointing end last week.The Nathanael Greene Academy girls basketball team defied odds this year all the way into the GICAA state tournament. The Lady Patriots won their first playoff game in three years on Feb. 12. Last Friday, though, their season... + continue reading

Morgan County freshman Trace Blanton takes – and scores – a free kick during the late stages of last Friday’s game. Blanton registered a hat trick during the game, scoring three goals.

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02/22/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us The Morgan boys soccer team’s 4-1 win over Hart County last Friday wasn’t particularly exciting, but the performance by freshman Trace Blanton got everyone’s attention.Blanton scored three goals, helping power the Bulldogs to their second win in a row and their first in Region 8-AAA play. After the... + continue reading

Zach Tolleson tosses a pitch during the first inning of Lake Oconee Academy’s season opener last Wednesday against Baldwin High School.

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02/22/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Lake Oconee Academy’s baseball team hasn’t had a season to remember through the first week of action.LOA (0-3 as of Monday) lost to Baldwin High School last Wednesday to open the season, 13-3. The Titans were shut out over their next two games, losing to Elbert County, 15-0, and Athens Christian, 11-0... + continue reading

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Freshman Brooke Butler races downfield and prepares to take a shot during the first half of the Lady Dogs’ game against Hart. Butler led Morgan with six goals.

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02/22/2018
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By Justin Hubbardjustin@lakeoconeenews.us Before the Morgan County girls soccer game versus Hart County ended in shortened fashion last Friday, Brooke Butler showed little mercy on the field.... + continue reading

Zach Tolleson tosses a pitch during the first inning of Lake Oconee Academy’s season opener last Wednesday against Baldwin High School.

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Morgan County freshman Trace Blanton takes – and scores – a free kick during the late stages of last Friday’s game. Blanton registered a hat trick during the game, scoring three goals.

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As the final seconds of the Lady Patriots’ region championship loss to John Hancock expire, NGA head coach Derrick Williams embraces seniors Megan Hunt (1) and Brandi Bashore (10).

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02/22/2018
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Hank SegarsLakelife Associate Editor There was a time when NASCAR featured authentic “stock” cars which meant, by definition, that the automobiles that raced looked a lot like the family’s sedan... + continue reading

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02/22/2018
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Photo credit: Shellie SmitleyCutline: Although rarely used for voice calling, Juan Parks, left, Eli Dalton, center and Aiden Benise, right, said their cell phones are crucial to socializing with... + continue reading

(L-r) Lt. Gov. Cassy Keagle, Matthew Sligh, Betsy Sligh, Michelle Sligh, Matt Sligh and Senator Majority Leader Bill Cowsert pose for a photo Feb. 7.

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Sixth grader Betsy Sligh met with Secretary of State Brian Kemp Feb. 7 to address the need to add the word “dyslexia” to Georgia State law.

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The Morehouse College Glee Club begins its concert at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center auditorium.

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Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, who is also on the board of the Morgan County African American Museuem, introduces the Morehouse Glee Club and recognizes sponsors who made the event possible.

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