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Thu
22
Jun

Millennials aren’t the cause of everyone’s problems

 

WIL PETTY
Wil@msgr.com

My routine every morning is basically the same.

I wake up, open my Facebook app, and manage to get angry within three to five minutes over an article where an entire group is blamed for a random change in culture.

Thu
22
Jun

The Order of Red Men

 

Hank Segars

Lakelife Associate Editor

 

Civic clubs, fraternal organizations and veterans’ groups have always played an important role in Georgia’s Lake Country. These non-profit clubs sponsor educational, benevolent and charitable projects that benefit and improve our local communities. It is interesting to think about the influence of these organizations and to learn about historic associations that were once active in our region.

Wed
21
Jun

The best CFB players of the last 50 years

By Justin Hubbard

 

Earlier this week, Athlon Sports, the national sports publication company, released its ranking of the top 50 college football players of the past 50 years.

The list dates back to 1967, when Athlon Sports was founded, and includes a bevy of supremely talented players. Athlon entrusted a panel of respected college football writers, including Lake Country’s own Tony Barnhart, to determine the list.

Overall, I think those guys got it right. Legendary Georgia Bulldogs tailback Herschel Walker topped the list, which shouldn’t come as a shock to many folks around these parts.

Fri
16
Jun

National leaders should support Puerto Rico statehood

 

Wil Petty
wil@lakeoconeenews.us

When I was a child, my favorite book to read wasn’t the “Velveteen Rabbit” or “Goodnight, Moon,” it was a 1967 world atlas one of my parents bought well before I was born.

Wed
14
Jun

Sports musings: Vol. 4

By Justin Hubbard

 

Another week has come and gone, and with it went a bunch of big sporting news.

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again. Aaron Judge is not only making a case for rookie of the year honors but also the American League MVP award. The Atlanta Braves’ “Beat the Freeze” has become a nationwide sensation. And Ryan Blaney picked up his first NASCAR Cup Series victory.

With all those happenings, it’d be impossible for me to pick one thing to write about. So I’m dusting off my keyboard to present my thoughts about a handful of different topics.

Why I will never be an NBA fan

I don’t dislike the game of basketball. I covered the UGA women’s basketball team for two years for The Red & Black student newspaper in Athens and learned to appreciate the ins and outs of the game.

Thu
08
Jun

Barn Dance Dive

By Bill Dudley

So, a couple weeks ago, Saturday, Big El and I…and 500 neighbors attended a Reynolds’ party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “The Barn.” More accurately this was a celebration of the renovation of what we non-farmers call a barn, but what real farmers call a palace. It was a grand time with dinner, dancing and two bands. Anyway, I’d been there a couple hours hip-checking my dance partners into the boards and discussing Jim’s round of golf, Sarah’s dog Zack, Tom’s regard for Villanova basketball and Kathee’s back surgery, when I started to feel a bit woozy, nauseous and clammy. Then my legs started to cramp. Whoa! This can’t be right.

Thu
08
Jun

An open road education

 

WIL PETTY
wil@msgr.com

It’s been several years since summer had any real meaning to me.

Thu
08
Jun

Economic development update

Economic development update

Hank Segars

Lakelife Associate Editor

 

Thu
01
Jun

The road ends for the Midnight Rider

Cover art for Columns Magazine by the legendary Timm Chambliss

Only to a magician is the world forever fluid, infinitely mutable and eternally new. Only he knows the secret of change, only he knows truly that all things are crouched in eagerness to become something else, and it is from this universal tension that he draws his power.

From “The Last Unicorn” by Peter S. Beagle

 

Thu
01
Jun

Dairy Festival Days

Herman Talmadge

Miss America Sharon Ritchie

 

Hank Segars

Lakelife Associate Editor

 

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