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Thu
22
Jun

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS HONORED

 

On June 3, 2017, three outstanding high school graduates each received a $1,500 scholarship to attend institutions of higher learning by the Lake Oconee Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The recipients submitted essays and were honor students from local schools.

Jaleyn Stephens is a graduate of Taliaferro County High School. She is the daughter of Shawana Alexander. She will attend Middle Georgia State University and study to be a respiratory therapist.

Thu
22
Jun

Citizens express disquiet at zoning meeting

Katherine Klimt

katherine@lakeoconeenews.us

 

 

Thu
22
Jun

New podcast debuts with episodes on Lake Oconee murders

 

WIL PETTY
wil@msgr.com

 

Podcast host and lawyer Philip Holloway has a lot of faith in Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills.

“If I ever disappeared under suspicious circumstances, I personally hope Howard Sills is the person in charge of investigating my disappearance,” he said.

Thu
22
Jun

Escaped prisoners returned to Putnam County

MICHAEL STONE/Staff

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills ais joined by Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier and a Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley as well as members of Georgia Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and Georgia State Patrol officialsEscaped prisoners returned to Putnam at press conference held in front of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office last Thursday.

 

 

By Lynn Hobbs and Michael Stone

lynn@msgr.com and michael@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Escaped inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe are back in Putnam County.

Thu
22
Jun

Citizen requests Greensboro City Council revisit animal control ordinance

City Council member Morris Miller speaks on the issue of loose dogs throughout the city of Greensboro during the Greensboro City Council meeting, Monday, June 19.

WIL PETTY
Wil@msgr.com

Dogs and the town’s animal control ordinance were discussed again during the Greensboro City Council’s regular scheduled meeting on Monday, June 19.

Fri
16
Jun

North Carolina men arrested after crash

Patrick Carlton Harrington

Gerald Alan Smith

 

 

T. Michael Stone

michael@akeoconeenews.us

 

A pair of North Carolina were arrested In Morgan County last week after a crash on I-20 ended their Georgia drug run.

According to reports obtained from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, a highway safety worker reported seeing two white males running north from the scene of an accident in the I-20 median.

Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies and Madison police officers arrived to find a silver Cadillac with a stolen tag on it.

Fri
16
Jun

In my father’s shoes

Leila Scoggins

leila@lakeoconeenews.us

 

 

“What does your dad do?” I remember being asked the question over and over again as a child, teen and even now as an adult. When I was little, he was a cameraman. Later in life that definition became what he would say: he’s a television producer. With Father’s Day being just days away I’ve had a chance to reflect on what my dad does and all the memories we’ve had together through his job.

Fri
16
Jun

Milestones results indicate that Morgan students are trending up; attendance improves at all schools

The Morgan County Board of Education recognizes the service of 2017 retirees:

 

Tommy J. Smith, Jr., Custodian, MCHS; Davis Bell, Assistant Principal, MCHS; Patricia “Patti” Baldwin, Assistant Principal, MCMS; Vicki Lovin, Media Specialist, MCMS; Susan Vizurraga, teacher, MCMS; Marcia Craig, teacher, MCES; Tammy Wilson, teacher, MCES; Debbie Lamb, special education teacher, MCPS; Diane Allmond, human resources Hattie Brown, custodian, MCPS; Robert Carter, custodian, MCPS; James D. Doss, Sr., bus driver; Lula Mae Hope, school nutrition assistant, MCPS; Linda Brannon-Ricks, teacher, MCPS; Mary DeVane, teacher, MCPS; Karen Miller, paraprofessional, MCPS.

 

 

T. Michael Stone

michael@lakeoconeenews.us

 

 

Results from the latest round of testing indicate that Morgan County students are learning faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Chip Meyer, the testing director for the Morgan County School System, said that results from five different testing programs have come in, but he focused on the results of the MAP and Milestones tests.

Meyer said that Morgan County has had a better testing experience than he thought after listening to the horror stories other teachers told at state meeting attended by testing directors.

Fri
16
Jun

Greene Commissioners approve buying voting machines from California

Greene County Commissioner Byron Lombard talks to members of the Board of Commissioners about the request for new voting machines in the county.

 

 

WIL PETTY
wil@msgr.com

 

The Greene County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the purchasing of 48 voting machines from San Diego County, Calif. during their meeting on Tuesday, June 13.

The machines, which cost $2,500 brand new, will be purchased for $350 each.

Fri
16
Jun

BOE votes to change district insurance

Greene County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Houston, speaks to the Board of Education, requesting they approve the changes to district’s insurance policy


 

WIL PETTY
Wil@msgr.com

The Greene County Board of Education, following a 3-2 vote, decided to change the district’s insurance provider during its meeting on Monday, June 12.

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