Oconee Lake News

4/29/2015
Named "Best Man-Made Whitewater" and one of the "Top 12 Man-Made Adventures on the Planet" by USA Today in 2013!! Whitewater's 2015 season on the Chattahoochee River officially begins May 8th with multiple activities planned on RiverFest Weekend. Rafting, zip lining, kayaking, fly fishing and paddle boarding on the…

4/19/2015 1:11:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
The nonprofit’s upcoming fundraiser is a celebrity golf tournament at the Reynolds Plantation Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee on July 1, featuring Mike Bobo, former University of Georgia offensive coordinator, and Josh Murray, star of The Bachelorette…

4/18/2015 5:07:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Just about any day now Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee will begin to explode each day at daybreak. That explosion occurs on both lakes and is caused by shad baitfish by the thousands coming to the shoreline to spawn. They make a distinctive clicking sound as…

4/17/2015 2:05:00 AM
Athens Banner-Herald
Watch your toes at Lake Oconee! Mason Milby, of Farmington, was just 8 years old when he caught this giant blue cat on June 17 last summer while jug fishing with his dad Boone and his pastor Steve Powers. The enormous Lake Oconee fish weighed about 50 pounds…

4/15/2015 3:27:00 PM
41 NBC News
Georgia Power will continue to manage Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. The recreation site at the plant will be operated by the company's Land Department. “Plans for demolition and future use of the properties including sale or lease are under review…

4/6/2015 2:20:00 PM
jdsupra.com
In a 6-to-1 decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld a Greene County Superior Court ruling denying the validation of revenue bonds to build additional facilities for Lake Oconee Academy (the “Academy”) in Greene County (the “County”)…

4/4/2015 8:36:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
If the warm weather and rising water temperatures continue the largemouth bass in Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee will be bedding over the next 2-3 weeks. A water temperature of 63 degrees is the excepted temperature for the bass to initially begin spawning…

3/29/2015
"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout…

3/28/2015 9:29:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
The winning weights for the five tournaments this year have been outstanding and that is a good barometer of how good the largemouth bass populations are in Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee where the tournaments are held. The last two tournaments were won by…

3/28/2015
Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for…

3/17/2015 12:40:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
Taste original culinary creations from local chefs and more than 100 premium wines during the annual Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival this weekend at the new Ritz-­Carlton Lodge in Reynolds Plantation. The Friday and Saturday event will kick off with a…

3/14/2015 6:35:00 PM
Albany Herald
Despite the long economic downturn and resulting budget cuts, she has stuck with her passion for nursing. Thanks to Lake Oconee, built in 1979, historically rural Greene County has attracted tourists and some very affluent residents in recent decades…

3/11/2015 8:39:00 PM
Statesboro Herald
I would not be surprised to see a few striped bass show up in creels as well because they have been stocked in Lake Oconee for the last few years. These fish can be taken on a variety of lures and some people even use minnows under a cork with good success…

3/11/2015 1:00:00 AM
World Golf
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Tom Weiskopf came so close to winning The Masters tournament, finishing runner-up four times. But just down the road from Augusta, Weiskopf certainly was victorious with his co-design of a stunning and award-winning golf course at Harbor…

3/9/2015 8:02:00 PM
Napa Valley Register
Talley earned $50,000 with her second-place finish in October at the Big Break Invitational at the Reynolds Plantation Great Waters Course in Lake Oconee, Georgia. She finished just one stroke behind the winner, Jay Woodson, in a competition broadcast by…

2/22/2015 8:01:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
Employment opportunities are available at all of Pike Nurseries’ 14 metro Atlanta locations and at the Lake Oconee location. Open positions include manager trainees, department heads, sales associates, operations personnel and cashiers. Interested…

2/17/2015 1:27:00 PM
Rockdale Citizen
The Amici in Conyers is the seventh one to open in the area. Other locations include Athens, Monticello, Lake Oconee, Milledgeville, Monroe and Madison, where the business was founded in 1993 by Chris Torino and his college friends from the University of…

2/16/2015 5:48:00 PM
Buffalo News
He and his wife retired to their home in Lake Oconee, Ga., in 1999. In addition to other roles, Mr. Fricano served as a vice president of the New York State AFL-CIO, as a board member of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York and was the first…

2/14/2015 5:13:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
After two tournaments at Lake Sinclair, the 2015 Berry’s Team Tournament Trail moved to Lake Oconee on Feb. 7 and 133 two-man teams showed up at Sugar Creek Marina to compete in the third tournament of the new tournament season. The fish bite had been…

2/13/2015 8:23:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
“We spent time in Milledgeville before, camping here and going to Lake Oconee,” Drouillard said. “We fell in love with the area, so when we decided to open a school, we opened it here.” Drouillard’s Karate Studio has classes for both kids and…

2/11/2015 3:05:00 PM
Oconee Enterprise
Supporters raised money through the purchase of garden flags. Putnam County residents Robyn and John Morgan of Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee Golf Resort partnered with Lake Oconee Living Magazine to help raise $100,000 for ESP. The Turner Family Foundation…

2/7/2015 5:21:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
We do not have anything similar to those situations on area lakes but migration for spawning purposes does occur every spring on Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. On area lakes, water temperature is the trigger that indicates to the lake fish that it is time…

2/6/2015 7:46:00 AM
worldpropertyjournal.com
Residents, members, and visitors to Reynolds Plantation - located on 19,000-acre Lake Oconee between Atlanta and Augusta - are abuzz over the new vitality the improvements have infused in the community. And it's translating into some of the strongest real…

2/4/2015 1:19:00 AM
Examiner
Greene County has gone through some changes over the past ten to fifteen years in which affluent retirees who generally vote Republican began to move from suburban Atlanta to the Lake Oconee area. According the 2010 census, Greene County is now only 38.4%…

1/30/2015 2:26:00 PM
CBS News
Concerned friends found the headless body of 88-year-old Russell Dermond in May of last year in the garage of his home on Lake Oconee. His wife, 87-year-old Shirley Dermond, was originally thought to have been abducted until her body was found a few weeks…

1/29/2015 1:23:00 PM
The Business Journal
BrandMortgage welcomes Will Lombard to its Lake Oconee branch. Will has served in all capacities in the banking world, but has over 20 years experience focused on finding mortgage solutions for his clients…

1/29/2015 9:17:00 AM
The Business Journal
BrandMortgage welcomes Will Lombard to its Lake Oconee branch. Will has served in all capacities in the banking world, but has over 20 years experience focused on finding mortgage solutions for his clients…

1/29/2015 9:12:00 AM
The Post and Courier
1. Kiawah Island, S.C. 2. Los Suenos Resort and Marina, Costa Rica 3. Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee, Ga. 4. Miromar Lakes, Estero, Fla. 5. Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Fla. 6. Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C. 7. Longboat Key Club, Sarasota…

1/29/2015
The Business Journal
BrandMortgage welcomes Will Lombard to its Lake Oconee branch. Will has served in all capacities in the banking world, but has over 20 years experience focused on finding mortgage solutions for his clients…

1/26/2015 6:16:00 PM
the Augusta Chronicle
These folks may or may not have a speed trap. But, the county may need the money. After all, the Lake Oconee communities can only produce a few million in revenue a little at the time. INSULT TO INJURY: Now Dr. Ricardo Azizz will also be paid an extra $…

1/26/2015 5:55:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
These folks may or may not have a speed trap. But, the county may need the money. After all, the Lake Oconee communities can only produce a few million in revenue a little at the time. INSULT TO INJURY: Now Dr. Ricardo Azizz will also be paid an extra $…

1/26/2015 9:15:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Reynolds Plantation. (Greensboro) The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation sits beautifully on Lake Oconee with lodge-like charm and service you’ve come to expect from Ritz-Carlton. Spend the days playing golf or tennis, or renting a pontoon boat…

1/23/2015 11:55:00 AM
rustourismnews.com
With views across the still Lake Oconee and the scent of fresh pine, the cottages at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation provide a quiet that is only disturbed by the crackling of wood-burning fireplaces. Down on the shores of the Caribbean, barefoot…

1/23/2015 4:46:00 AM
AZoBuild
Symphony Senior Communities also has two additional resort-style retirement communities in the planning stages for 2015 - Symphony at Lake Oconee in Georgia and Symphony at The Villages in The Villages, Florida. Symphony at Eagle's Landing sales and…

1/22/2015 4:32:00 PM
Market Watch
With views across the still Lake Oconee and the scent of fresh pine, the cottages at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation provide a quiet that is only disturbed by the crackling of wood-burning fireplaces. Down on the shores of the Caribbean, barefoot…

1/22/2015 10:50:00 AM
Yahoo Finance
With views across the still Lake Oconee and the scent of fresh pine, the cottages at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation provide a quiet that is only disturbed by the crackling of wood-burning fireplaces. Down on the shores of the Caribbean, barefoot…

1/21/2015 2:54:00 PM
Market Watch
Symphony Senior Communities also has two additional resort-style retirement communities in the planning stages for 2015 - Symphony at Lake Oconee in Georgia and Symphony at The Villages in The Villages, Florida. Symphony at Eagle's Landing sales and…

1/19/2015 10:37:00 AM
Parade
I also enjoy Wolf Creek Amphitheatre and Lake Oconee. My guilty pleasures, on those rare occasions when I let myself indulge in them, are red velvet Cami-Cakes [specialty Atlanta cupcakes] and ice cream. Q: Word is you have an impressive shoe collection…

1/14/2015 6:00:00 PM
Oconee Enterprise
Bone Island Grillhouse has operated at Lake Oconee for three years, after nearly a dozen years on Lake Sinclair. The new location has been a bonanza for the restaurant, which specializes in dinner meals only. “Oconee is one of several areas that we are l…

1/12/2015 1:29:00 AM
World Golf
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Harbor Club on Lake Oconee has been recognized by LINKS Magazine as one of the world's elite golf communities in the publication's special real estate issue titled Premier Properties. The issue looks at a select number of premier golf…





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