Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills takes a cell phone call from a well-wisher while joined by supporters at his celebration barbecue gathering Tuesday night at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The supporters include, from left, Alice Ashurst, Charlotte Knight and Carol Haley. In the background Sheriff Andy Taylor smiles down from a video screen that was playing an episode of the "Andy Griffith Show."

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(Editor’s note: This version of the story is updated from the print edition version, which listed an incorrect term length.)Don Richesoneditor@msgr.comPutnam County incumbent Sheriff Howard Sills... + continue reading

District 1 Board of Education candidate Erica Veasley hugs opponent Cheryl Bland after the two got word that Bland had won the primary.

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Jody Milford Moss and Becky Astin await the results of the primary by checking the results on their cell phones and following the up to date information on a screen in the Morgan County Board of Elections Office lobby. 

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Leila Scogginsleila@lakeoconeenews.usThe race for the Morgan County Board of Education District 1 seat proved to be the highlight of Georgia Primary Election in Morgan County as results came in on... + continue reading

Sheriff Donnie Harrison

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Greene County Sheriff elect Donnie Harrison celebrates his win with his family Tuesday night at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Pictured, from left, Donnie Harrison Sr., father, Mike Harrison, brother, Sheriff Donnie Harrison and Lauren Ellis, daughter. 

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Jackie GutknechtJackie@lakeoconeenews.usGreene County Interim Sheriff Donnie Harrison beat out four challengers in the special election to fill the unexpired term of Chris Houston and two challengers... + continue reading
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The Salut Salon quartet, Angelika Bachmann (violin), Iris Siegfried (violin and vocals), Anne-Monika von Twardowski (piano) and Sonja Lena Schmid (cello), know better than any other chamber music... + continue reading

Dr Julian Nussbaum, Co-Director of the Culver Vision Discovery Institute hugs his father Dr james Culver, who with Jean Culver endowed the centre that now bears their name.

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After visiting Lake Oconee to speak to the Ladies of the Landing group, Augusta ophthalmologist, Dr, Julian Nussbaum, reached out to a local patient and friend Betty Ann Jacks to help him create a... + continue reading

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills takes a cell phone call from a well-wisher while joined by supporters at his celebration barbecue gathering Tuesday night at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The supporters include, from left, Alice Ashurst, Charlotte Knight and Carol Haley. In the background Sheriff Andy Taylor smiles down from a video screen that was playing an episode of the "Andy Griffith Show."

District 1 Board of Education candidate Erica Veasley hugs opponent Cheryl Bland after the two got word that Bland had won the primary.

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Jody Milford Moss and Becky Astin await the results of the primary by checking the results on their cell phones and following the up to date information on a screen in the Morgan County Board of Elections Office lobby. 

Sheriff Donnie Harrison

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Greene County Sheriff elect Donnie Harrison celebrates his win with his family Tuesday night at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Pictured, from left, Donnie Harrison Sr., father, Mike Harrison, brother, Sheriff Donnie Harrison and Lauren Ellis, daughter. 

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Dr Julian Nussbaum, Co-Director of the Culver Vision Discovery Institute hugs his father Dr james Culver, who with Jean Culver endowed the centre that now bears their name.

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05/31/2016
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What: Weather permitting, a Georgia Department of Transportation contractor will apply new roadway stripes to State Route (SR) 24 in Jefferson County and alsoremove/replace Reflective Pavement Markers (RPMs) on SR 15 in Greene County and SR 77 in Oglethorpe County next week.This is a slow-moving operation that requires rolling lane... + continue reading
05/31/2016
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What:Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will Tuesday return to Interstate 20 for scheduled eastbound shoulder maintenance work withinMorgan, Greene and McDuffie counties. Also, contract slab work around Exit 190 in Columbia County will require lane closures starting Wednesday.The traveling public should pay close... + continue reading

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Deputy Sheriff Donnie Harrison was sworn into office as Interim Sheriff Jan. 21 by Probate Judge LaVern Ogletree at the Greene County Courthouse.

05/25/2016
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Jackie Gutknechtjackie@lakeoconeenews.usGreene County Interim Sheriff Donnie Harrison has defeated four challengers in the special election for the unexpired term of Chris Houston and two challengers in the Republican Primary Tuesday, May 24. According to the unofficial results released Tuesday night by the Greene County Board of Elections... + continue reading

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Greene County Sheriff’s Sgt. Zack Tanner, Deputy Conrad Easley and Deputy Robert McCannon and his K-9 partner Renzo confiscated a large amount of methamphetamine May 11 after an initial traffic stop on Highway 15. 

05/19/2016
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Jackie GutknechtJackie@lakeoconeenews.usAfter initially conducting a traffic stop on what he suspected was a lost Richmond County vehicle, Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Conrad Easley landed in the middle of a large methamphetamine bust.Dena Lynn Borseth, 3736 1/2 Wheeler Road, Augusta, and Anastasia Elizabeth Kub, 1422 Dellrich St., Augusta, were... + continue reading

Kiki Pollard holds up pieces of the wall as they were distributed to their new owners. 

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The Great Art Wall of Madison spans the length of a room at the Icehouse Creative where guests were able to view the wall before the pieces were distributed to ticket holders. 

05/19/2016
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Leila Scogginsleila@lakeoconeenews.usThe Madison Artist Guild’s newest spring fundraiser, The Great Art Wall of Madison, had community members catching the creative bug and celebrating hours of hard work at the creations big reveal party last weekend.“Our goal was to inspire the community to be creative and to have fun doing it,” said the Great... + continue reading

Sports

Greene County Livestock Association members (l-r) Cody Cody Duvall, Jim Thurman, Charles Crumbley and Doug Higdon are blindfolded by rodeo clown Seth McFarland prior to the banana eating and dancing contest.

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Greene County hosted the annual professional rodeo last weekend at the Ag Center. The rodeo was brought to Greensboro by the Greene County Livestock Association and the Greene County Extension... + continue reading

Tayor Strozier reaches back for a little something extra.

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Aris Hubbard takes the gold in the 200 meters

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I spend a fair amount of time at the ball park watching the little guys and gals play this time of year.In some ways, the kids are the last real ball players.Major leaguers make so much money now... + continue reading

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Conference attendees gather to celebrate.

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The Carson Middle School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America recently traveled to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Conference Center in Perry for the annual Georgia FBLA Middle Level... + continue reading

Dr Julian Nussbaum, Co-Director of the Culver Vision Discovery Institute hugs his father Dr james Culver, who with Jean Culver endowed the centre that now bears their name.

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