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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 ...

10/15/2015 9:06:00 PM
Eatonton Messenger
LAKE OCONEE -- She waited in the cove, the waterborne earth-mover, on twin pontoons and spudded to the bottom, her bow-mounted business end submerged on an extended green claw. Mud-stained water surrounded like a moat, bounded inside seawalls and a ...

10/8/2015 3:39:00 PM
Yahoo Finance
GREENSBORO, GA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, the AAA Five-Diamond hotel located on picturesque Lake Oconee, GA, is unveiling new services and amenities at the Cottages by the Lake and The Lake House to offer guests ...

10/2/2015 5:03:00 PM
The Daily Meal
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge resides in the prestigious Reynolds Plantation development, a renowned golf and residential community along Lake Oconee’s gorgeous, wildlife-rich coastline, and it recently completed an overhaul of the renowned spa and infinity ...

10/1/2015 10:11:00 PM
Fans of Amy Grant are used to seeing her in spacious venues such as the Fox Theatre or Chastain Park Amphitheatre. But those who prefer an intimate encounter — and have some deep pockets — can experience a weekend with the awards-laden singer ...

9/29/2015 7:00:00 AM
Fishing World
five bass, 10-15, $598 5th: Erik Green, Tallahassee, Fla., four bass, 10-13, $513 6th: Thom Dickson, Cartersville, Ga., five bass, 10-10, $470 7th: Robert Fleming, McDonough, Ga., five bass, 10-5, $427 8th: Jamie Amerson, Savannah, Ga., four bass ...

9/17/2015 3:06:00 PM
The Union-Recorder
We even had contributions from outside the area. We had some from Lake Oconee and a few out of Macon," Reynolds said. He added that last year's event raised a little more than $6,500. "Our goal this year is to raise more money than we did last year."

9/8/2015 7:42:00 AM
Heartlander Magazine
The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to Lake Oconee and then to the Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species. Lead in the soil at the project site is 20,000 times higher than federal ...

9/7/2015 5:01:00 PM
stupid DOPE
While kicking it at the Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee, we were fortunate enough to catch up with world renowned wakeskating phenom, Danny Hampson. While kicking it at the Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee, we were fortunate enough to catch up with world renowned ...

9/5/2015 5:23:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Anglers tend to believe that fish like the largemouth bass are easier to pattern on Lake Oconee in the fall than on Lake Sinclair. On Lake Oconee, good locations include shallow water stumps, dock posts and any shoreline objects. Crankbaits and topwater ...

8/27/2015 2:50:00 AM
World Golf
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Harbor Club, a 1,000-acre resort community located on the shores of Lake Oconee, is offering an inviting Fall Foursome Stay and Play Golf Package for 2015. The package starts with 18 holes of golf per day on the stunning lakefront golf ...

8/25/2015 9:09:00 PM
Flagpole Magazine
Sounds like the perfect bartender. The name of the operation will be Lake Country Brewing Company (stressing the Lake Oconee connection, of course). I can’t wait to see what kind of beers they come up with, based on pure water drawn deep from a nearby ...

8/15/2015 5:07:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Truth is, you can catch good numbers of crappie during the hot daylight hours on both Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. All you need is a good sunscreen, plenty of cold water and a little knowledge about where the crappie will hang out during the summer months.

8/4/2015 12:41:00 PM
For the fourth year in a row, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) took first place at the annual Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Lifeguarding Competition held on Lake Oconee in Greene County on July 20. GCPR lifeguards come from ...

8/4/2015 1:09:00 AM
We have a wonderful weekend of creative discovery planned for you on Georgia's beautiful Lake Oconee this October. Creativity requires risk. Most good things do. Would you like to consider a little creative risk-taking? Maybe a change of scenery for a ...

7/18/2015 3:53:00 PM
There has been a family of bats residing behind the shutters on the porch of my house on Lake Oconee for more than a year now. They don’t really bother me much. I like that they eat bugs. I like that they don’t bother anyone during the day, and during ...

7/18/2015 5:07:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Georgia Power continues to aggressively locate and treat Egeria and other non-native grasses in Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. Over the last few weeks Georgia Power has treated Egeria in locations near Oconee Springs Park in Lake Sinclair where the non ...

7/11/2015 11:44:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
Anyway, deciding who to put into the red flag zone was so stressful, they went on a $13,858 “team building” retreat at the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee. Oh well, at least they got a whole weekend at the Ritz-Carlton. Columbia County government officials ...

7/10/2015 2:32:00 AM
Athens Banner-Herald
Take a kid catfishing this summer at Lake Oconee, and make some great memories. For more information on fishing in Georgia, including specific locations to c atch catfish on Oconee visit www.gon.com and forum.gon.com.

6/25/2015 6:55:00 AM
Access Atlanta
Kids 4-12 enjoy activities with Ritz Kids while the adults golf, fish or boat on Lake Oconee or escape to the spa. Evenings include together-time as you enjoy fine dining, s'mores around the campfire and a dip in the infinity pool. Adventure Lodge Program.

6/19/2015 1:12:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta-based charity Enduring Hearts will host their Second Annual Georgia Celebrity Golf Classic on June 30 and July 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Lake Oconee. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the Enduring Hearts ...

6/19/2015 1:00:00 AM
The Augusta Chronicle
Hank worked in Atlanta as a CPA before returning to Augusta and then running the firm's Lake Oconee wealth management office. Dad said his objective was to get the sons to run the business, which they are already doing. Buzz Hankinson said the business is ...

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