Respected Reader, my goal in writing these articles is to inspire, educate, and stimulate thinking about topics that hopefully lead to greater understanding and connection within yourself and with others. Sexual orientation and lifestyle of the LGBTQ community are not well understood and acc…

Do you want to be happier? Research has shown positive psychological well-being is directly linked with lower blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease, healthier cholesterol profiles and stronger immune function. 

There is no doubt that the Toastmasters Organization creates winners and leaders through their skillful “Learn by Doing” approach to giving presentations!

GREENSBORO, Ga. — As of the close of January 2020, five agents at Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee/Lake Country are celebrating anniversaries with the company — with three agents celebrating over a decade of service. In particular, Margie Sorrell is celebrating her two-year anniversary while Tim …

Anglers in the local area have two programs where they can gain recognition for their catches. One program, run by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (GWRD), is called the Georgia Bass Slam and recognizes black bass catches.

The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of handmade blankets.  

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The internationally acclaimed, 250-voiced men’s chorus, Sons of Jubal, presents a free concert at the Talmage Auditorium of Rock Eagle in Eatonton on Thursday. Preludes by the group’s 40-piece Jubal Brass, 16-member Jubal Tones vocal ensemble, and the 5-octave Jubal Handbell Choir begins at …

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Several members of the Harbor Club Ladies League recently trod  a portion of the Antebellum Trail to learn more about two famous local authors. First stop was to Andalusia, Flannery O’Connor’s home in Milledgeville, where most of her writing took place. After a tasty lunch at The Club at Lak…

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On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Lake Oconee Lodge members donated 48 coats to the Putnam County Head Start program and 44 coats to the Greensboro Boys & Girls Club. This was part of ‘Operation Warm Kids.’ The Elks Lodge received a grant from the Elks National Foundation for this project. In Decem…

The judges for this year’s 2020 Fine Art Show  are La Ruchala Murphy and John Gholson. Murphy is currently the executive director at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) in Watkinsville, Ga. Her areas of expertise are curatorial practices, museum administration, arts management, and pr…

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — As of the close of the final quarter of 2019, 23 agents from the No. 1 ranked real estate company in the region, Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country, are celebrating anniversaries with the company — with three agents celebrating over two decades of service and o…

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On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Lake Oconee Elks Lodge members presented a 65-inch Samsung TV, a sound bar and two Extreme speakers with radio and microphone system to the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville. The veterans love to watch TV and listen to music, so these items will be a great addit…

I have written before about the various viewpoints from anglers, landowners and recreational boaters about fishing tournaments and thought that since a new tournament season has begun on Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, I would again address the pros and cons of fishing tournaments. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S., with almost 10 percent of women considered iron deficient. 

HOME INSPECTIONS are a vital part of the Real Estate transaction process, so it makes sense to learn as much as you can about them.

The LifeSource Food Distribution Program, sponsored by The Peoples Bank, will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Putnam County Elementary School Gym.  ["USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider”] Putnam General Hospital will provide blood pressure or glucose testing, FE…

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MAXEYS, Ga. — The ninth annual Firefly Trail Ticket to Ride, third annual Union Point Firefly Trail Festival and second annual Firefly Funfest in Athens will be held Saturday, March 28, to raise funds and awareness for the effort to enhance health, safety, active transportation, community pr…

GREENSBORO, Ga. — Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country continues its unprecedented growth in the Lake Oconee region with the addition of luxury real estate agent and interior designer, Robin Knopf, to its roster of more than 75 Realtors.

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Nancy Mittendorf won a boat rental with a Captain for a Day, a $500 value, sponsored by Freedom Boat Club, in the Rotary Week 4 Raffle.The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties is a local service organization affiliated with the Rotary International organization. The Greene and Putnam Cl…

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On Tuesday, Jan. 14, members from the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge delivered art supplies to the veterans’ art class at the Georgia War Veterans Home. The supplies included canvases, frames, mat boards, colored pencils, markers, paint palettes, water containers, scissors, glue sticks, pencil sharp…

Over the years I have thought about how there are two sides to a coin when dealing with Real Estate. The buyer and the seller, who both want the best deal on the price of the home.  

For those of you who follow my writings you know that I strongly encourage people to be more aware, attuned — more conscious. To the extent that you develop high consciousness to that extent you are able to participate in life at a deeper and more profound level.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity. One reason it is so common is because many daily activities require fast, repetitive use of the arms, hands and fingers. 

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Twenty years ago, a group of Reynolds residents who enjoy singing had the idea to form a group, and from that group, the Reynolds Chorus was born. Jude Martincic, Linda Disosway and Jean Merritt spread the word and on Nov. 16, 2000, the first rehearsal was held with 21 participants. 

GREENSBORO, Ga. — Jarvis Wingfield and the Splitz Band will perform favorite hits from the Motown songbook on Feb. 15, at the Oconee Brewing Company starting at 7:30 p.m.

Imagine a night of Erin Go Braugh, “Ireland Forever,” a breath-taking green island that meets an unforgiving ocean that is inhabited by a passionate people with a humorous and soulful saying and song for every occasion. The Oconee Performing Arts Society invites you to experience “An Irish H…

GREENSBORO, Ga. — Downtown Greensboro is prepping for the 22nd Southland Jubilee on Saturday, April 18,2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Greensboro resident Jalisa Grimes didn’t know what she was going to do when she found out she was pregnant. She was planning to go to nursing school and pregnancy was not in her future. She walked through the doors of First Call Pregnancy Center in Greensboro and she was greeted by a staff o…

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Donna Osborne won a Sonos Wireless Speaker Set, a $380 value, in the Week 3 Rotary Super Raffle, sponsored by Cathy and Lee Rhodes.The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties is a local service organization affiliated with the Rotary International organization. The Greene and Putnam Club s…

Injuries to anglers were almost unheard of just a few short years ago. Most injuries normally occurred when anglers were inadvertently hooked by a fishing lure or they took a spill getting in and out of a boat. I was once hooked by a lure while trying to remove a feisty hybrid bass and belie…

Well everyone, the 2020 awards season is unfortunately coming to an end this Sunday, Feb. 9, with the 92nd annual Academy Awards. This season has been both predictable and unpredictable in the best way possible, and what better way to celebrate the end of a great year of fantastic films than…

Everyone feels tired from time to time, whether due to a late night out, traveling, staying up to watch your favorite show, or putting in extra hours at work. Oftentimes you can pinpoint the reason you're not feeling your best, but what about times when you can’t identify the cause of your f…

One of the things I enjoyed about being a psychotherapist is listening to people as they share with me how they are living their lives. Some are overworked, exhausted, while many others are bored and have a life of ennui. 

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — The 2020 Heart & Soul Gala, which raises funds for St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital and was held on Saturday, Feb. 1, eclipsed all previous versions of the event, selling out the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee and hosting the most successful live and sile…

The Kim and Lin Logan Team strives not only to provide world-class service to their clients, but also serve and support the lake country community through their charity, Brittney Cares.

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — We have officially entered the month of February! The Greene County Family Connection organization program present Motown on Main at the Oconee Brewing Company on Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

EATONTON, Ga. — Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair realtors, Kim and Lin Logan and their real estate team, sell the lifestyle they love to live. More than that, the real estate agents are passionate about giving back to the community they love so much. Through their foundation created in honor of…

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