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Thu
19
Apr

NIBCO Named Manufacturer of the Year

Pictured (l-r) Matt Arthur, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia;

Pat Wilson, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development; Nathan Deal, Governor, State of Georgia; Doug Purnell, Plant Manager, NIBCO; Chris Moore, Packaging Supervisor, NIBCO; Tiffany Smith – Continuous Improvement Coordinator, NIBCO-Greensboro; and Brenda Moody, Manager Environment, Health & Safety, NIBCO.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Thu
19
Apr

The Foster Park kerfuffle: residents ask judge to hear case

 

 

Shelliesmitley@lakeoconeenews.us

Controversary 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 the mayor and city council members.

Thu
19
Apr

Greene money discussed at BOE meeting

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).

 

 

Mark Engel

engel@lakeoconeenews.us

 

The Greene County Board of Education tackled some big money issues at the April 9 monthly meeting.

 

Thu
19
Apr

Buckhead discards optional service charge

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.

Shellie Smitley

shellie@lakeoconeenews.us

The Buckhead City Council voted to amend the solid waste ordinance April 16, making it mandatory for all residents to pay the $3 monthly charge.

Thu
19
Apr

Keep on trucking: Madison to see new travel plaza

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

 

shelliesmitley@lakeoconeenews.us

Stacy 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 permitted use in the Interstate Commercial District. Council voted unanimously to allow the change.

Thu
19
Apr

Council benches residents’ request

Photo credit: Shellie Smitley

 Council members measure the outside of the City Hall building April 2 to determine the size of the benches needed to fulfill residents’ request for a peaceful place to sit.

Shellie Smitley

shellie@lakeoconeenews.us

Bostwick City Council met April 2 and discussed dealing with the backwash of the city’s water filtration system.

Tue
10
Apr

Taliaferro deputies arrested in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Two former Greene County deputies who were currently working for the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office have been arrested in Gulf Shores, Alabama and charged with possession of marijuana, according to a WJBF news report online.

Marcus Greene and Marcus Conrad Richards were both by suspended by the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office, and Greene has since resigned, according to the report.

Richards is the son of Taliaferro County Sheriff Marc Richards.

Check this week’s issue of the Lake Oconee News for more details on the arrests.

 

 
 
Mon
09
Apr

Car flies apart as man flees deputies

 

 

T. Michael Stone

michael@lakeoconeenews.us

 

A Sparta man is in jail after leading Greene and Hancock county deputies on chase down Hwy 15 and Hwy 22 as his car literally fell apart.

In the process he broke more laws than anyone in recent memory.

Quantayvious Shevorkus Lamar, 32, was charged with 16 offenses after his arrest on March 29.

Sergeant Brett Rutledge first saw Lamar’s Nissan Maxima pass by as he was sitting at Aisha’s restaurant on Highway 15 in Siloam.

Wed
04
Apr

City evicts curbside junk

Furniture and clothing left behind by a renter who was evicted from 513 Mill Street in February. Law requiring that it sit in the front yard for two weeks before being removed will be change to a three day waiting period.

 

Mark Engel

engel@lakeoconeenews.us

 

If one man’s junk is another person’s treasure, then you’re going to have less time to sift through the treasure left behind by people evicted from rental homes in Greensboro.

 

The city council passed on first reading Monday night a change in a city ordinance regarding evictions.

 

Wed
04
Apr

BOC regulates home-based classes

Photo credit: Shellie Smitley

Ed Price listens to Planning Director Chuck Jarrell address County Commissioners with proposed text amendments pertaining to the Morgan County Zoning Ordinance related to personal instruction.

 

Shellie Smitley

shellie@lakeoconeenews.us

Commissioners voted 3-1, Tuesday, to amend Article 3 Definitions, Article 4 Districts and Maps, and Article 7 Regulations for Specific Uses of the Morgan County Zoning Ordinance, related to personal instruction.

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