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Thu
19
Apr

Christian is a true asset to Buckhead

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

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 part of President George H. Bush’s 1000 Point of Light campaign in 1991. This month is a time for Lake Country to recognize the selflessness of its volunteers.

Lori Christian is modest about the work she does.

Mon
09
Apr

Couple find each other through Craigslist

Photo credit: Shellie Smitley

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

 

ShellieSmitley@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Congress passed HR 1865 “FOSTA” March 21. If President Trump signs it into law, victims of sex trafficking will be able to sue tech companies for enabling sex traffickers to target them online. Craigslist took down its Personal Ads section March 22 in order to minimize the risk of criminal and civil liability by users who misuse the section, according to a post in the Personal Ads section.

“To the millions of spouses, partners and couples who met through Craigslist, we wish you every happiness,” the post reads.

Beverly and Ray Henry of Madison are one of the couples that found marital bliss on the website.

“I am glad we met before they shut it down,” Ray said and then laughed with his bride of almost two years.

Thu
05
Apr

LOA senior Hatfield signs with Naval Academy

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.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Bobby Hatfield had his hair cut high and tight.

Wed
04
Apr

Madison native experiences life with a professional golfer

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

Contributed photo

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Brittany Kisner may not have been a Morgan Memorial Hospital baby but she will always consider Madison, Georgia, home.

Formerly Brittany DeJarnett, she spent her early years in Marietta but moved to Madison when she was around 12 years old with her father, Stan, mother, Christy, and her two younger sisters.

Wed
04
Apr

Local sheriff’s deputy lends hand in Augusta

Greene County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robby McCannon has worked security at The Masters since the 2015 edition of the storied event.  

Contributed photo

By Justin Hubbard

justin@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Each year when officials at Augusta National Golf Club prepare to host The Masters, they must account for a plethora of things.

The course itself has to be prepared. Food, such as the fabled pimiento cheese sandwiches, must be brought in to feed participants and patrons alike. That’s not to mention the vast amount of tickets that need to be arranged.

Fri
23
Mar

Tritt show’s success should lead to more marquee events

Travis Tritt performs one of his many hits for a sellout crowd at Festival Hall during last Saturday’s concert in Greensboro.  

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard

 

I believe we witnessed a landmark moment for Greene County last Saturday night.

Travis Tritt, the country music star, played a sold-out acoustic set at Festival Hall. Tickets for the show went on sale in February. They were all gone within a few hours.

The quick sellout signaled Greensboro was ready and willing to welcome a legendary performer. What remained to be seen, however, was how well Festival Hall would handle the event.

Wed
21
Mar

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Friday, March 23

 

Thu
22
Feb

Smart phones becoming essential tools

Photo credit: Shellie Smitley

Cutline: 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 their peers.

 

Juan Parks, 16, Aiden Benise, 15, and Eli Dalton, 16, depend on their cell phones for socialization, and they are not alone.

As of December 2014, there were more than 327.5 million cell phone subscribers in the United States, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association.

 

Parks said he got his first cell phone at 10 years old. During the school year, he estimates that he spends six hours a day engaged in social media and videos for entertainment. That use increases to eight or nine hours a day in the summer.

Thu
15
Feb

Can you say ‘dyslexia?’ Family works to change disability laws

(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.

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.

Shellie Smitley

shellie@lakeoconeenews.us

A local family is fighting to add the word “dyslexia” to the vocabulary of Georgia lawmakers and educators.

Thu
15
Feb

MAGallery hosts Peter Loose and kids

Riley Knight, Belle Cawley, Peter Loose, Elizabeth Collins-Hanes, Joe Miles, Reese Freyer, Elijah Vaughan, Nathan & Sara Alexander, Alex & Sabrina Booker, Sarah Jane Potter.
 

By T. Michael Stone

and Karen Strelecki

editor@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Folk art rock star Peter Loose played the part of the Pied Piper to 10 young artists at the MAGallery on Main Street last Saturday.

Using scissors, glue, colored paper and a little watered down acrylic paint, Loose and the kids created funky fish galore. The kids had a great underwater adventure learning about scales, gills, fins and folk art fun, and their finished works of art reflect the joy Loose takes in working with young, budding artists.

 

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