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Obituaries: Florine Harvey Ward

Florine Harvey Ward, 91 of Madison, died February 19, 2014. She was born May 22, 1922 in Oconee County to Jasper and Alma Harrison Harvey. She was married to George Ward on November 1, 1941. Mrs. Ward worked at Schandig Corporation for 27 years. She was a

Dancing with the Lake Oconee Stars Comes to the Plaza Arts Center

Move over Amber Riley, Emmitt Smith and Helio Castroneves. And make room for a new wave of dancing champs. On Thursday, April 3, Dancing with the Lake Oconee Stars will launch its first competition at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. This stellar event will benefit First

Adult Daycare Center Opens

  Vibrant Life Enrichment Center, a new adult day healthcare center, has opened at 1061 Park Drive in Greensboro at the entrance to Harbor Club. The locally-owned business provides full- and half-day programming to assist caregivers who have responsibility for an older adult who cannot be left

Sustaining Wildlife

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist Okay, usually I end my story recommending a book. This time I am going to start the story with a book title. Douglas W. Tallamy has written a great book about sustaining wildlife entitled ‘Bringing Nature Home’. It is filled with wonderful ideas

Best of the Best: A Novel Idea

By Cathy Best, Columnist What’s happened to the service industry? Somehow we’ve managed to accept self-service as common practice. It snuck up on us disguised as a novelty. Isn’t it novel to stand in the rain and pump our expensive gas, and novel to be stranded in

CDC approves Mannington expansion plans

By Nick Nunn staff writer Mannington Mills’ plans for a 45,000 square foot facility expansion at 1421 Amtico Road, Madison, passed under the eye of Madison’s Corridor Design Commission (CDC) during a called meeting last Friday, Feb. 14. Pending administrative approval on a couple of aesthetic details,

Buckhead to move forward with $10k ‘safety playground’ project

By Tia Lynn Lacorchick staff writer The Buckhead City Council voted to accept Gary Timberlake’s bid to install safety playground zones in Buckhead’s city park in order to comply with the federal park standards of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). The renovations will cost about $9,500 and

Historic Commission makes approvals

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted to give final approval of a new construction at 854 Jasper Street. The building, which will be a 2,000 square foot home in the Georgia Cottage style, underwent the first round of the HPC’s conceptual review

Constitutional Duties

Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note. HB 645 seeks to standardize and clarify the increasing amounts of insurance business transacted via electronic means. The bill sets standards for providing documentation and

A view from the house

Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note. HB 645 seeks to standardize and clarify the increasing amounts of insurance business transacted via electronic means. The bill sets standards for providing documentation and