They might make an annual appearance on your Thanksgiving table in the form of sweet casseroles and pies, but sweet potatoes are also a surprisingly nutritious vegetable that can be incorporated into your diet year-round. 

 

From arguably the best television producer in the game, Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”), “Bridgerton” is the new Netflix series that everyone, and I mean everyone, is talking about.

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Yes, we are smiling! Smiling behind protective masks, representatives from the Greensboeo First United Methodist Church Mission Committee present a check for five hundred dollars to the Pete Nance Club.

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Alex Falanga won a restaurant gift card, a $300 value, sponsored by Da Corrado Ristorante, in the Rotary Week 52 raffle.

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There has been plenty of anecdotal evidence this challenging past year describing how people were migrating from city life to suburban and resort life.

Starring Anna Kendrick, Zoë Chao and Peter Vack, along with a few other familiar faces here and there, HBO’s daughter streaming service, HBO MAX, finds its first original series with “Love Life.” It’s your typical romantic comedy about modern love in the big city. 

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Thomaesa Brundage Bailey was recently sworn in as an attorney during a ceremony at the Putnam County Courthouse by Superior Court Judge the Honorable Brenda Trammell.

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The Del Webb Lake Oconee 100 Who Care group’s final donation of the year, a check for $5,210 was presented to (COTS) the Christian Outreach Thrift Store in time for holiday assistance to those in need.  

 

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Lake Oconee Elks Lodge's Mary Zachary (Impact Grant Committee Co-Chair) delivered 175 DVDs to the Georgia War Veterans Home in December. 

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Debbie and Sam Orr won a splurge at Reynolds Pro Shops, a $300 value, sponsored by Sean Ellerbee Allstate Insurance, in the Rotary Week 48 raffle. 

 

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On Dec. 3 Oconee Performing Arts Society debuted their inaugural holiday show Fa-la-la bringing a brand-new, not-to-miss holiday season tradition to the Lake Country community.

Stress is common during the holiday season. While the holidays certainly bring joy, they also bring a bevy of demands from decorating to shopping, cleaning to baking.

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a2b Fulfillment announces that it has pledged $150,000 to the Pete Nance Boys and Girls Club’s Capital Campaign for its new facility in Greensboro, Ga. a2b has funded $60,000 to date, and will remit another $90,000 over the next three years. 

Bill won massages and lunch for two, a $500 value, sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in the Rotary week 46 raffle. 

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Lynda Grant won a pizza and beer party for 20 people, an $800 value, sponsored by Copperwood Pizza and 44 Draft House & Growler Bar in the Rotary Week 47 raffle. 

 

Ferst Readers has a gift idea for you! You can “adopt a reader” in honor of or memory of a friend or family member or a hard-to-buy-for person.

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On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge held its second Turkey Shoot of the year at the Old Hudson Plantation.

In last week’s article, I discussed the materials that can be used in building fish attractors, and this week I will discuss some locations you might want to consider when placing the attractors in the water.

Local Elks Lodges from every state nationwide, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone, will be busy helping communities this holiday season. 

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Vince Forte won a jewelry shopping spree, a $300 value, sponsored by Aurum Jewelers, in the Rotary Week 45 raffle.

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Second Harvest will be holding a mobile food distribution on Saturday, Dec. 19from 8 to 9:30 a.m. (or until food supplies are depleted). 

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Pictured are donations taken in during the Ocmulgee Circuit Adult Treatment Court Collaborative Program (ATCC) Toy & Food Drive.

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