Due to the unforeseen events happening with the coronavirus, during the month of April, all Second Harvest food will be distributed at the Greene County Food Pantry located in the Morningside Apartments at 10 Martin Luther King Drive in Greensboro.

Due to the extension of the CDC COVID-19 guidelines until April 30, and in an effort to protect the local community and employees, Lake Oconee Eye Care will keep the office closed to routine eye exams through April 30. 

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The Men’s Golf Association winter season came to an end on Feb. 29. The season is referred to as the Mudders Cup, and if you played golf from December through February you know why the name  applies.

Thank you for your round-the-clock efforts during this difficult and unprecedented time, as the world faces the pandemic outbreak of the novel coronavirus, to keep the public safe and manage the disruption to people’s lives and the economy.

 

I am a Beatle fan. I often am taking one of their songs and dissecting the lyrics to understand what the lyricist wrote and to see what application to life it may suggest. The Beatles often tell stories with their songs and “Nowhere Man” is one of them. Who is he? Is he you or someone close …

With all the uncertainty going on in the world right now, it’s a good time to consider prepping meals for the upcoming week or stocking the freezer for easy-to-reach-for meal options. This type of pre-planning can help limit your exposure to high-traveled areas, like the grocery store, while…

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Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA welcomed three new members of its Board of Directors, each with three-year terms which began Jan. 1.

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On Feb. 28-March 1, area Elks, representing Lake Oconee Lodge No. 2849 traveled to Valdosta and Valdosta Elks Lodge No. 728 to meet with Elks National President Robert Duitsman of Culver City, California and Past National President Mike Smith of Plant City, Fla. The three-day meeting consist…

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Kathleen Fike won a Yeti cooler, a $300 value, sponsored by Lake Oconee ACE Hardware, in the Rotary Week 6 raffle. The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties is a local service organization affiliated with the Rotary International organization.  The Greene and Putnam Club supports many lo…

GREENSBORO, Ga. — The Greene County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the following March 2020 Greene County Chamber of Commerce business, employee and non-profit of the month. 

GREENSBORO, Ga. — The City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Main Street Program have made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Southland Jubilee that was set to happen on April 18.

I have always been fascinated with migrations that occur in nature whether it is bird migrations, large animal migrations or those migrations that occur in the world of the fish species. It also amazes me how one species in nature depends on another specie’s migration for their livelihood.

Magnesium is one of the most critical minerals in the body, and up to half of Americans are deficient without knowing it. In fact,The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine published a study finding those deficient in magnesium were twice as likely to die an earlier death compared to those who h…

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The top three teams finished within 1.2 pounds of each other at the Berry’s Tournament Trail out of Sugar Creek Marina on Lake Oconee on Saturday March 7. It was a tough day for many anglers as only 21 teams out of 112 could bring a five fish limit to the weigh scales at the end of the tourn…

Festival Hall is suspending current spring events due to concerns from the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of our community are very important to us.

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It is amazing what a community can achieve when it works together for a wonderful cause. This was evident on March 10when Spivey Jewelry and Fashion hosted a morning and evening fashion show at ATLAS Ministry which raised more than $10,000 for First Call Pregnancy Center in Greensboro which …

GREENSBORO, Ga. — In response to the unprecedented Covid-19 (Coronavirus), The Big Event, scheduled for March 21, is formally postponed. Due to apprehension surrounding the crisis, we believe this to be our only prudent decision. The welfare of our vendors, guests and community are of the ut…

Spring is just around the corner. It is that time of the year when Georgia comes alive. The flowers are budding, Bird’s sing and the sun is bright. As spring starts to blossom, people will start thinking of selling their homes.  If you are in the market to sell your home, we would like to of…

Ever had your heart broken? Most people have had a taste of that emotional impact and downturn. Some people never get over it and stay stuck in their lonely world. Others look for ways to move forward, releasing the pain of rejection, and re-opening their hearts to hope for a good relationship.

Taking good care of your skin is crucial if you want it to remain healthy and youthful. When looking for ways to help reduce the signs of aging, you do not necessarily need to invest in expensive creams or lengthy procedures. There are many simple, inexpensive steps you can take to help your…

On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge recognized Sean Brown from Nathanael Greene Academy as one of the Lodge's recipients of the Most Valuable Student contest. Brown will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use to attend college next fall. Brown was unable to attend the Lodge's Schol…

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) spelling bee winners Shelby Marullo (fourth grade) and Lauren Glass (seventh grade) represented LOA at the district spelling bee on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Both girls worked diligently to study Scripps National Spelling Bee words and competed in the even…

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On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge No. 2849 hosted its annual scholarship awards reception. It is during this special event that the Lake Oconee Lodge formally recognizes the winners of various scholarships and awards which they present each year to local high school seniors.

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On Thursday, Feb. 20, the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge recognized Sean Brown from Nathanael Greene Academy as one of the Lodge's recipients of the Most Valuable Student contest. Brown will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use to attend college next fall. Brown was unable to attend the Lodge's Schol…

Hunters are preparing for the upcoming start of the 2020 Georgia wild turkey season, which begins on Saturday, March 20, and runs through May 15. The eastern wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is the largest gallinaceous bird in North America. The turkey is a native of North America and their…

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Left to right: Laura Poyner, Rotarian, Super Raffle Prize Sponsor, Exchange Bank; Jeanne Rowland, Rotarian; and Rich Panyik, Rotarian.

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The ladies of DelWebb Lake Oconee’s Sew Much Fun Club, spearheaded by Fran Gravgaard,    recently delivered ten colorful ‘scrap’ quilts to the residents of Greene County’s Circle of Love.  Scrap quilts, so called because they are made from the quilters own ‘stash of fabrics.  These cheerful …

I try each year to write an article about the importance of protecting yourself from the sun’s damaging rays. That applies to any activity that places you in the sun, and fishing is one activity that can account for many hours in the sun. We have had little sun over these last few weeks but …

GREENSBORO, Ga. — Don and Shirley Smith have announced joining the RE/MAX Lake Country Office as the RE-MAX Lake Oconee team. Don and Shirley Smith are some of Lake Oconee’s top realtors, receiving awards such as: The Diamond Society Award (Top 3% of agents in the nation), President’s Club (…

I am all about self inventory, as my concluding Socratic statement suggests. I believe strongly in self examination. So, Respected Reader, I bluntly ask you to know yourself better by determining why you are a good person. If you are not one, perhaps you could make a conversion! There are a …

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Crowe Marine joins the list of sponsors to support the Heart and Soul Gala, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital's biggest fundraiser, held at the Ritz Carlton, Reynolds Lake Oconee on Feb. 1.

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