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Fri
22
Jun

Greene County-Union Point talks yield frustration, no progress

By Mark Engel | engel@lakeoconeenews.us

 

The Union Point City Council and the Greene County Commission failed again on Wednesday to resolve their three-year-old lawsuit over the city's use of the county's 911 dispatch and radio services, said Union Point attorney Joe Reitman.

 

The court-ordered mediation effort at the Greene County Courthouse took all day and afterward, Union Point Mayor Lanier Rhodes was clearly frustrated.

Fri
15
Jun

Safari so good;  Zoo says it will break ground by early fall

Members of the Georgia Zoo, LLC passed out these plastic animals attached to brochures June 13 stating the Georgia Safari Conservation Park will open spring 2020. The 5-year economic impact of the first phase includes 77 direct and 179 indirect jobs and $43 million taxable park revenues, according to the brochures.

Georgia Zoo, LLC partner Mike Conrads (far right), CEO Bill Killmer (back left) and Brandie Anderson (front left), Manager of Operations, Education and Public Programs, addressed the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Product Development Resource Team June 13 with encouraging words about the development of the Georgia Safari Conservation Park.

Shellie Smitley

shellie@lakeoconeenews.us

“If you would, let’s keep the pressure on them to make sure this gets done, at least from your side and I will go beat up on the county if I need to, to move them along,” said Georgia Zoo, LLC partner Mike Conrads to City Council members June 11. “We are ready to go.”

Fri
15
Jun

Funds available for Canaan District homeowners

Guests of the Housing Opportunity Commission’s Georgia Initiative for Community Housing showcase participated in a walking tour of four Canaan District homes that have benefitted from the home improvements.

Homeowners who have participated in the grant programs received certificates

 

Shellie Smitley

shellie@lakeoconeenews.us

 

The city of Madison’s Housing Opportunity Commission held the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Showcase at the Gilmore House on June 10.

Thu
07
Jun

A new public art commission; something to chalk about

Photo credit Shellie Smitley

The Madison City Council has added the adoption of an ordinance establishing the creation of a seven-person Public Art Commission to a consent agenda scheduled for June 11.

 

Shellie Smitley

shellie@lakeoconeenews.us

The Madison City Council has added the adoption of an ordinance establishing the creation of a seven-person Public Art Commission to a consent agenda scheduled for June 11.

Fri
01
Jun

Greene County deputies seize $5 million in heroin, cocaine at truck stop

T. Michael Stone

michael@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Thu
31
May

Buckhead Mayor takes on town's garbage

Shelliesmitley@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Buckhead is faced with a dilemma after Sanitation Department Manager Zeb Walker broke his leg May 23.

Sat
26
May

The unsinkable Rita Harris receives Georgia Lions Club award

Rita Harris received the Georgia Lions Outstanding Blind Award during a ceremony in Helen May 19.

Lions Club recognizes Rita Harris with state-wide award

Harris received the 2017-2018 Georgia Lions Outstanding Blind Award during a ceremony in Helen May 19. The award is presented to a blind person for outstanding achievement or unusual services performed in his/her Georgia community. The recipient must be nominated by a Lions or Lioness Club. Harris was nominated by the Madison Lions Club and chosen above nominees from throughout the state.

Thu
17
May

Newborn baby’s foot found near White Plains

Authorities rope off a portion of this property located at 1670 Chester Road with crime scene tape as they investigate the discovery of a newborn baby's foot near White Plains. 

Several law enforcement agencies were on the scene Thursday as the investigation continues.

 

Investigators with the Greene County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating the discovery of the remains of a newborn baby off Chester Road in the White Plains area of Greene County. 

 

Thu
17
May

Lake Oconee drowning update

Greene County EMS personnel respond to the Old Salem campground after receiving reports of a body floating in the water.

 

 

 

The body of a man was pulled from Lake Oconee near the Old Salem campground at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Thu
17
May

Deputies promoted

 

Two deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office received promotions recently to Sergeant. Pictured (l-r) are Captain Dietrich Roland, Sergeant Dustin Mines, Sergeant Ryan Saye and Sheriff Robert Markley. According to Morgan County Chief Deputy Keith Howard, the staff of the sheriff’s office is nearly at full strength with a couple of vacancies on the jail staff.

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