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8/5/2017 8:25:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
The bite has slowed and many anglers have decided to wait for cooler weather to arrive. There is one fish that will bite at Lake Oconee, but most anglers associate the crappie bite as being a cool or cold weather bite in the winter and spring. Several ...

8/4/2017 9:27:00 AM
The Business Journal
Daniel has developed or managed a number of resort communities, including Reynolds Lake Oconee and Ritz Carlton Lodge. “The McKee family has been faithful stewards of the High Hampton Inn for three generations and our vision is to honor and build upon ...

8/4/2017 1:18:00 AM
Rounding out the top five was the Georgia squad from the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team. Breaking 946 clay targets, Lake Oconee was led by Riley Downs of Mitchell with 197, followed by Baylor Garland of Eatonton with 189, Graham Eubanks of Eatonton and Hank Hall ...

8/3/2017 2:18:00 PM
How far do you have to get from a big city before vacation mode sets in? If the city is Atlanta, and the destination is Lake Oconee, the answer would be 75 miles. The Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee sits on 30 of the 374 miles of shoreline along this eastern ...

8/3/2017 12:59:00 PM
‘They had no enemies’ The call came in on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from inside Reynolds Plantation, a gated community located on Lake Oconee, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta. Neighbors of Russell and Shirley Dermond had gone to their home inside the ...

8/1/2017 7:33:00 AM
My fishing partner Polly Dean cast her Norman Little N crankbait in gray and white shad pattern just beyond a corner post on the boat dock. A couple of turns of the reel handle and the lure halted, securely connected to the jaw of a largemouth bass.

7/31/2017 4:50:00 PM
The spring semester begins again in California and then we stay pretty close to home the remainder of the spring with tournaments at Palmetto Golf Club, Great Waters at Lake Oconee and then our home event the weekend before The Masters.” The fall season ...

7/31/2017 2:17:00 PM
Do you ever have weekends planned that you know are just going to be crazy? A lot of people, which will be fun, but surely it will be chaos? That’s how I pictured this past weekend would go when my extended family all gathered to celebrate my Grandma ...

7/31/2017 1:47:00 PM
“Patients want relief, and this is a customer service business,” says Richardson, who runs Lake Oconee Urgent and Specialty Care Center, when asked about Ebell’s research. Richardson says respiratory issues increase to about 20 percent of his ...

7/30/2017 4:56:00 PM
WWAY NewsChannel 3
SENECA, SC (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina woman has died after she went scuba diving with three others at a lake. Oconee County coroner Karl Addis says 43-year-old Angelia Marie Dover of Boiling Springs died Saturday. He says she and three ...

7/29/2017 2:37:00 PM
The Union-Recorder
I had to modify my understanding about fishing on Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee during the period of mid-July until about mid-September. For many years I thought that most fish like largemouth bass and crappie would head for deeper water during that period ...

7/28/2017 6:43:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Russell Dermond, 88, found decapitated in his garage in their Putnam County home. Ten days later, 87-year-old Shirley Dermond’s body was found floating in Lake Oconee. She had sustained two blows to the head with a blunt object. Who killed them ...

7/28/2017 5:16:00 PM
While still maintaining the elegance of the Ritz Carlton name, it has a lodge feel and is incredibly family-friendly. I loved the little touches – including the raccoon pillow in my room! Each morning I had coffee delivered with my wake-up call and drank ...

7/28/2017 12:39:00 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The junior varsity squad from Georgia's Lake Oconee Shotgun Team claimed their second national title with their winning performance in Sporting Clays during competition at the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team ...

7/27/2017 6:34:00 PM
Press of Atlantic City
He’ll also play the Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee from Oct. 6-9 in Greensboro, Georgia. That will be his final tournament before his sophomore season at St. Augustine next spring. “Winning (Thursday) puts my summer ...

7/27/2017 3:39:00 PM
‘They had no enemies’ The call came in on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from inside Reynolds Plantation, a gated community located on Lake Oconee, about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta. Neighbors of Russell and Shirley Dermond had gone to their home inside the ...

7/27/2017 3:18:00 PM
Luxury Travel Magazine
BBQ Butler at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee – Georgia The BBQ Butler is offered at the lakeside resort in Greensboro, Georgia and is a signature culinary program only offered in the private Cottages by the Lake and the four-bedroom Lake House.

7/26/2017 8:11:00 PM
LOS ANGELES — Rich Rodriguez recently was relaxing at his vacation home at Lake Oconee, Georgia, when son Rhett called him. Rhett, an incoming freshman quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats, was sitting in the film room in Tucson with teammate Donavan Tate.

7/25/2017 11:45:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Georgia's Lake Oconee Shotgun Team took the Doubles Skeet title in the Junior Varsity Division during competition at the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships. Lake Oconee was led by Baylor Garland of ...

7/25/2017 10:03:00 AM
Eatonton is a small town in central Georgia in the middle of lake country. Our community is the anchor for two recreational lakes, Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee. Our church has a deep historical heritage and will be celebrating our 200th anniversary in 2018.

7/24/2017 12:38:00 PM
One thing that really makes this golf course stand out is its lovely location on the shores of Lake Oconee. Nestled among the pine trees and red clay soil, this is an accessible course that’s been highly rated by Golf Digest. Another perk is that the ...

7/24/2017 10:04:00 AM
For the first time, The Victory Junior Tour held its inaugural tournament, a junior golf scoreboard ranking points event on July 24 to July 25 at The Golf Club at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. Jeff Amershadian, a longtime veteran of the golfing industry ...

7/22/2017 8:49:00 PM
The Augusta Chronicle
The next nearest establishment is The Overlook at Great Waters, which is over by Lake Oconee in Eatonton, Ga. Of course, we all know one the world’s most extensive – and expensive – wine cellars are found right here in Augusta at 2604 Washington Road.

7/22/2017 8:10:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
Water temperatures are heating up making the fish sluggish and slowing the daytime bite. However, Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee offer the option for fishing at night for largemouth, crappie, hybrids and catfish. The summer months offer good night fishing ...

7/21/2017 5:15:00 PM
The Telegraph
Sills said that after Rowe and Dubose killed corrections officers Curtis Billue and Chris Monica they hijacked a passing car east of Eatonton near Lake Oconee. That car was damaged when it was ditched in neighboring Morgan County, near Madison. The sheriff ...

7/21/2017 4:34:00 PM
The Union-Recorder
“One of my first calls was the Dermond murders,” said Wood, referring to the chilling 2014 slaying of an elderly Lake Oconee couple. “I said ‘Jeez, I got back from Afghanistan thinking I was just going to be a country cop’. Then, I think it was ...

7/21/2017 12:52:00 AM
Third place,with 870 targets, went to the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team of Georgia who were led by Aaron Copelan of Eatonton and Mitch Marsh of Hillsboro, each with 186. Teammates Taylor Hyatt of Greensboro and Julianna Johnson of Sparta added 169 each while ...

7/20/2017 4:07:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
Game wardens with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have made a dozen cases this year against people who were illegally using nets to catch game fish on Lake Oconee. “This is like the seventh group we’ve caught in the past few months,” DNR ...

7/20/2017 1:44:00 PM
Covington News
During this time she cultivated a strong partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. As Managing Editor of the Lake Oconee News (Greensboro), she implemented the Pete Nance Boys & Girls Newspaper Club. Working side by side with the youth of Pete Nance ...

7/19/2017 3:49:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A fisherman was arrested after hundreds of fish were found to be illegally taken from Lake Oconee in Middle Georgia, according to state officials. The violation was discovered after Sgt. Matt Garthright checked a fisherman’s license, according to a ...

7/19/2017 1:59:00 PM
11 Alive
A man was arrested after 259 fish were illegally taken from Lake Oconee, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. DNR officials said that Sgt. Matt Garthwright was checking a fisherman's license when he found a cast net with 42 fish nearby.

7/19/2017 12:49:00 PM
4 Traders
It mentions that Daniels operates the upscale golf and lake resorts, Reynolds Lake Oconee and Ritz Carlton Lodge, which are near Eatonton, Georgia. Reynolds Lake Oconee was originally called Reynolds Plantation. "Daniel is one of the most recognized and ...

7/19/2017 7:14:00 AM
Daniel Communities is one of the country’s leading developers and managers of premier destination resort communities including the renowned golf and lake resort, Reynolds Lake Oconee and Ritz Carlton Lodge. Daniel is one of the most recognized and ...

7/18/2017 3:39:00 PM
The Bulldogs head coach did that this weekend when he took the 2017 class out to his home at Lake Oconee for some fun on the water. The event is meant to cap off the end of summer and to serve as a way to blow off some steam before preseason camp begins in ...

7/15/2017 8:24:00 AM
The Union-Recorder
It can also degrade water quality. Each winter lakes Sinclair and Lake Oconee receive visits from small populations of the double-crested cormorant. You may have seen some of the mostly black birds swimming in the lake and then disappearing under water for ...

7/14/2017 7:56:00 AM
We all know the song is “Sweet Home Alabama” but “Sweet Home Georgia” is more like it. I’ve had Georgia on my mind since my college days at Clark Atlanta University. I’ve always had a soft spot for the state. However, previously I’d only ...

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