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National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

4/9/2016 5:10:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
The striped bass can live over 30 years and the world record is 125 pounds. The Lake Oconee record striped bass weighed 29 pounds and 14.9 ounces and was caught in 1996. The Lake Sinclair record striped bass weighed 42 pounds and was caught prior to the ...

3/26/2016 1:00:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Lake Sinclair is now seeing non-native flathead catfish and blue catfish in the lake and either they came from upstream Lake Oconee through the Wallace Dam or someone illegally introduced the fish believing that it would improve the fishery. The most ...

3/23/2016 2:43:00 PM
Pike Nurseries Lake Oconee hours for the Spring Garden Party are 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Springtime is here! To help customers celebrate the start of the season, Pike Nurseries is hosting its annual Spring Garden Party. Guests can enjoy complimentary wine and ...

3/22/2016 9:51:00 PM
Lander men's golf finishes in top 10 The Lander men's golf team finished ninth of 17 teams Tuesday in the two-day, three-round Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College at the par-70 Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. Lynn University won the overall team title ...

3/22/2016 9:41:00 PM
Valdosta Daily Times
The Valdosta State golf team closed out the 2016 Bobcat Invitational with a 17th place finish after teaming up for a third round score of 34-over 314 during the final round at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee in Eatonton on Tuesday. Chris Rogers closed out the ...

3/21/2016 7:58:00 PM
The Augusta Jaguars are five shots off the lead after 36 holes of play at the Linger Longer Invitational and sit in third place in the 13-team field at Great Waters Golf Course at Lake Oconee. Round two began at the 11th annual LLI, hosted by Kennesaw ...

3/17/2016 7:39:00 PM
Cavalier Daily
The 25th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team travels to Lake Oconee, Ga. Sunday to start the three-day Linger Longer Invitational, its fourth tournament of the spring season. The 13-team tournament features teams from across the South, including seventh ...

3/15/2016 7:05:00 AM
It's been proven that the right technology paired with great instruction can improve one's golf game. This has been put into practice for many years at the golf-rich Reynolds Lake Oconee just west of the Atlanta metro area. The hub of golf instruction at ...

3/14/2016 11:58:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
The Georgia Military College Prep junior varsity soccer teams took on Lake Oconee Academy last week with the boys picking up their first win of the season. The GMC Prep girls came out strong against LOA, scoring two goals in the first half. Sophomore ...

3/10/2016 5:26:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
Everybody gets excited about March Madness, but for bass fishermen it has nothing to do with basketball. Big bass move shallow this month, and March is an excellent time to catch a lot of bass with a good chance at a personal best. Lake Oconee is one of ...

3/5/2016 5:19:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
We do not have anything similar to annual bird migrations going on in area lakes, but fish migration, or movement for spawning purposes, does occur every spring on Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. In cases of fish migration on those lakes, the extended ...

The Union-Recorder
Anglers have found the fishing very tough at Lake Oconee for largemouth bass over the last few weeks due to the muddy water and weather fronts that regularly pass through our area. Now that the weather has warmed the air and water temperatures and the ...

3/3/2016 2:16:00 AM
World Golf
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Harbor Club, a 1,000-acre lake and golf community located on the shores of Lake Oconee, has jumped to the #3 ranking among the "2016 Best Courses You Can Play" in Georgia, according to Golfweek Magazine's recently released annual ranking.

2/25/2016 9:59:00 AM
Hotel Interactive Network
A key to success in attracting non-golfers, said Caroline Basarab-Dennison, director of retail and golf professional at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA, is visually merchandising the golf shop with non-golf products in their own location.

2/23/2016 8:53:00 AM
World Golf
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- For 25 years Harbor Club has welcomed eager golfers traveling to and from the Augusta area for the year's first major championship. Tucked halfway between Augusta and Atlanta, the community is the ideal stopping-off point for a round of ...

2/23/2016 6:54:00 AM
Other Georgia four-star hotels include The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at Lake Oconee, Barnsley Resort in Adairsville and Savannah’s Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront and Hamilton-Turner Inn. Four star restaurants: Atlanta’s Bacchanalia, Park 75 and ...

2/20/2016 5:18:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Beginning this week, the water temperature is now at 51 on Lake Sinclair and about two degrees colder at 54 on Lake Oconee. These last few days have warmed the water a few more days. Will this warm and stable weather continue? That is anybody’s guess ...

The Union-Recorder
The Berry’s Tournament Trail moved to Lake Oconee and Sugar Creek Marina on Feb. 6 after two tournaments opened the season on Lake Sinclair. Unlike the last tournament at Lake Sinclair that saw record catches of largemouth bass, anglers encountered tough ...

2/9/2016 8:30:00 AM
Rockdale Citizen
Barnsley Gardens Resort, The Tree House (Atlanta), The Gastonian (Savannah), Smithgall Woods State Park in Helen, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at Lake Oconee, and The Paxton in Thomasville.

2/9/2016 7:30:00 AM
Newton Citizen
Barnsley Gardens Resort, The Tree House (Atlanta), The Gastonian (Savannah), Smithgall Woods State Park in Helen, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at Lake Oconee, and The Paxton in Thomasville.

Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from North Georgia, North Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Al. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is…

2/4/2016 4:11:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
Fishing guide Doug Nelms of BigFishHeads Guide Service is organizing a special Lake Oconee fishing tournament where anglers can compete in three divisions catching stripers, bass and crappie. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit 4Sarah, a faith ...

2/2/2016 11:46:00 AM
Other comforts include hot tubs and a catering service that delivers guests’ meals. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee - Greensboro This is one of the finest lake resorts in the country with 251 guest rooms and suites, plus a 5,400 square foot lake ...

1/6/2016 2:01:00 PM
WALB 10 News
People there do place their homes several feet in the air for severe flooding like this, and residents said they face flooding every few years, especially when Lake Oconee and others open flood gates in North and Central Georgia. To them, it's about ...

1/1/2016 12:05:00 PM
Albany Herald
The hoverboard was left in a room at the Ritz-Carlton on Lake Oconee, in Greensboro, when the fire started, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. It wasn’t known what type of hoverboard was involved. The fire was extinguished and no one was ...

12/27/2015 9:11:00 PM
Napa Valley Register
Talley has been a participant on the Big Break. She earned $50,000 with her second-place finish in 2014 at the Big Break Invitational at the Reynolds Plantation Great Waters Course in Lake Oconee, Georgia. She finished just one stroke behind the winner ...

12/27/2015 10:16:00 AM
Atlanta Magazine
I understand why families flock here: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation seems designed for us. Set on the banks of gorgeous Lake Oconee, it has a small beach, floating hammocks, and a dock with stand-up paddleboards and kayaks. An infinity pool ...

12/19/2015 1:23:00 PM
The Union-Recorder
The tournament trail is comprised of eight one-day tournaments divided equally between Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee and those eight tournaments are then followed by a two-day classic with one day of competition on each lake. The remaining schedule will ...

It's a day to remember. Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation: Jack Nicklaus used Lake Oconee to create a handful of cool holes over coves and inlets along the lakeshore. Great Waters is a scenic test that's spectacular in the fall. The Golf Club at Redlands ...

12/5/2015 5:15:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
All species of fish in Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee go through a transition when fall weather gives way to winter conditions. You cannot look at the calendar to get an answer to when this transition will occur. The transition I am referring to relates to ...

12/4/2015 12:30:00 AM
Statesboro Herald
Warning — It is not for those with a weak constitution. As the story opens Steve Cisson, my fishing / golfing / coaching buddy had called to see if I wanted to go to Lake Oconee and look for hybrids. Coming on the heels of three straight days of rain and ...

12/1/2015 3:18:00 PM
Travel is all about discovery. That’s especially nice when it’s driveable, which we discovered on our first outing ever to Greensboro, GA, to sample the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. What a beautiful discovery. The lake is large at 19,000 acres ...

11/29/2015 8:52:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
Representatives of The Lake Oconee Area Builders Association recently paid a visit to the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club of Greene County. Their purpose was to offer support to the club. Julie Wade, charitable contributions chairman of the LOABA, surprised ...

11/21/2015 5:21:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
In 2000, Jill was the Putnam County Dairy Queen. Presently she teaches at Lake Oconee Academy in Greensboro. To have a better chance to harvest a big buck like Jill, you need to be hunting now as the rutting period is ending in our area. Once the rutting ...

11/3/2015 2:58:00 PM
Statesboro Herald
Warning — It is not for those with a weak constitution. As the story opens Steve Cisson, my fishing / golfing / coaching buddy had called to see if I wanted to go to Lake Oconee and look for hybrids. Coming on the heels of three straight days of rain and ...

11/2/2015 3:13:00 AM
World Golf
LAKE OCONEE, Ga. -- Harbor Club, a 1,000-acre, family-owned lake and golf community on Lake Oconee, has unveiled a comprehensive new club membership program that provides enhanced benefits to both current residents and outside individuals, families and ...

10/22/2015 11:13:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Those thinking about doing such work need to remember that they first must be given authorization to do such work by officials with Georgia Power Company, which manages both Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, which is on the other side of Putnam County.

10/17/2015 5:13:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Lake Sinclair does not produce the numbers of crappie that are caught at neighboring Lake Oconee but both lakes can produce big crappie in the fall. Excellent fall crappie fishing can be had for those who can locate brushpiles and standing timber in water ...

10/16/2015 5:02:00 PM
Knoxville News Sentinel
Greensboro, Ga The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. Set on the shores of Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga., couples can take advantage of the Lakeside Romance overnight package, which includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine and rose petal turndown ...

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