Fall is finally in the air! While the changing leaves add visual beauty to our surroundings, the comforting and soothing scents of the season are cropping up all around us. It’s time for pumpkin spice and everything nice!

Last week’s column discussed some lures that are good for catching largemouth bass in the fall. If you are interested in having a successful fall season using any of those lures or other lures you may choose, success depends on the location of the baitfish. Regardless of the lake species you…

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Maggie Bellville, co-president of the Harbor Club Ladies League opened the October meeting by welcoming members and introducing guests Margaret Copeland, Pam Myers and Kimberly Bennett.

GREENSBORO, Ga. —  The Gift Gallery at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital will hold a Christmas Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of Nov. 4-8 at the gift shop, located on the first floor of the hospital at 5401 Lake Oconee Parkway. All are welcome.

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Reynolds Lake Oconee is pleased to announce the recipients of its Third Quarter Employee Awards for 2019. Susan Ladner, Controller, has been named Leader of the Quarter, while Laura Rowland, Administrative Assistant, and Edna Ogletree, Staff Accountant and Payroll, have bee…

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Following an 18-month total renovation, Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee has re-opened. The completely rebuilt, modernized, and reconditioned version of the 1992 original is a visually breathtaking 18 holes of championship golf along the Lake Oconee shoreline that looks…

Last week’s column discussed some lures that are good for catching largemouth bass in the fall. If you are interested in having a successful fall season using any of those lures or other lures you may choose, success depends on the location of the baitfish. Regardless of the lake species you…

In today’s parlance, you will hear many people say I am spiritual, but not religious. Others will say spirituality is inherent in their religious faith. I would like to add some clarity regarding these two perspectives. Your spiritual and/or religious beliefs say a lot about you. They help d…

1.Ever wonder why land is called real estate? Well, the term “estate” literally refers to the land and buildings upon the land, but “real” is derived from the Latin word for what?

An afternoon slump, whether it is literal (posture) or figurative (energy), can affect us all from time to time. Many people find that, around 3 p.m., their eyelids begin getting heavy and their posture starts to slump. When this happens, it’s tempting to reach for the caffeine or begin scro…

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Eighty-eight pink clad ladies from our Lake Country golf clubs and beyond descended on the course at Harbor Club last week for the Pink Ribbon Charity Golf Tournament and luncheon held annually by the Harbor Club Ladies Golf Association. This year’s winning team — Patricia Balduff, Gail Peac…

The Middle Georgia Chapter of Project Linus met Saturday, Oct. 5, at Greensboro First Baptist Church, bringing together ladies from five different groups and four counties for their bi-annual Blanket Day. The Busy Bees of Liberty Church hosted the event and served a delicious brunch. 

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Novelis, Inc. recently held a special Thursday Dinner for Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club members. Several employees from Novelis team participated in serving the youth during their sponsored dinner night. 

Last week’s article discussed one non-native species, the armadillo. This week, I received information that a non-native and invasive fish species had been found in Georgia. The fish species is the northern snakehead. The initial report about a snakehead in the United States that I personall…

Chances are if someone mentions pumpkins, your first thought will be pie at Thanksgiving or carving jack-o-lanterns. But pumpkins are also a wonderful, nutrient-dense ingredient that can be added to soups, salads, casseroles, breads and more — and fall is the best time of year to enjoy this …

Emotional neglect, abandonment, is more pervasive than most people realize. Why? Because it is “invisible.” Parental connection, meeting your emotional needs, is not something done unto you, rather it was what you did not receive. Thus, there is no conscious memory of this experience. Howeve…

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Greensboro, Ga. – On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge No. 2849, the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Publix at Lake Oconee Village and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its opportunity in to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding the…

On Sept. 25, the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge donated $2,500 to the ‘Pets Love Vets’ program started by the Rotary Club a few years ago.  The donation is continued support for the program which places pets from animal shelters with Veterans that would benefit from the companionship of a pet but ca…

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Members of The Harbor Club Ladies League opened the season with a fashion show revealing the latest in fall/winter fashions from Donna Smith of LL Mio Gioiello, and modeled by several Ladies League members.

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Bob McConnell won a round of sporting clays for four, a $400 value, Sponsored by Sprayberry & Company. Pictured: Donna O’Neal, Rotarian and winning raffle ticket seller, and Josh Sprayberry, raffle prize sponsor. Bob McConnell, prize winner, was unavailable. The Rotary Club of Greene and…

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Last week’s article discussed one non-native species, the armadillo. This week, I received information that a non-native and invasive fish species had been found in Georgia. The fish species is the northern snakehead. The initial report about a snakehead in the United States that I personall…

This is a reminder that Second Harvest and all of its dedicated volunteers are holding a food distribution on Saturday, Oct. 19from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Distribution will be held at Greensboro Elementary School located at 1441 Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Greensboro. 

Yoga is a rich ancient practice that originated over 5,000 years ago in Eastern culture but has become well known throughout Western society in the last several decades. Yoga is a combination of deep stretching, strength building poses, breathing practices and meditation. 

EATONTON, Ga. — Locals know that Rock Eagle’s history spans back farther than anyone around today can remember. But do they know what life at Rock Eagle was like before it was transformed into a 4-H Center? Join us as we journey back in time on a night hike through Rock Eagle Woods where his…

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Joy Anglin won a classic wines shopping spree Sponsored by Inside the Gates, a $300 value, in the Rotary 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 local…

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The Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) Cheer Titans took first place at the Ninth Annual Tiger Cheer Classic at Commerce High School on Saturday, Sept. 28. The LOA middle school team dominated the small division, beating the competition by 21.5 points. The LOA varsity team delivered a solid performan…

GREENSBORO, Ga. – For the seventh year in a row, St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital and TenderCare Clinic are partnering to provide no-cost mammograms to uninsured women and raise awareness about breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Lake Oconee Academy’s High School Competition Theatre Troupe is preparing for their first performance of the school year, “Quilters,” a musical about a pioneer woman and her daughters. The action of “Quilters” depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, ch…

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School may have just started, but it is already time for high school seniors to apply for college scholarships. The Lake Oconee Elks Lodge No. 2849 has announced that the Elks National Foundation has kicked off the start of the 2020 Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarship contest. The Most V…

I put out a trail camera to see what was coming into my yard at night. On any given night deer, opossums, skunks, raccoons, house cats, dogs, bobcats, foxes, coyotes and armadillos were visiting my yard. I thought about putting out a sign that said come see my zoo. Did you know that all but …

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