Dogs in Business

Meet the furry faces that greet customers and clients each day at local businesses around the lake – For some businesses around Lake Oconee, every day is “Take Your Dog to Work Day.” Like many of us, these business owners understand that life is better with dogs, and so it follows that work would be…

20 Years of Rescue

This year, the Oconee Regional Humane Society (ORHS) commemorates two decades worth of rescue and adoption. They plan to celebrate in style on Sept. 28 with a “Great Catsby and Barking 20s” birthday gala at Highgate Estate and Gardens in Greensboro. And, the group has a lot to celebrate. Over the course of the past…

High Flyers:

Lake Country Flying Club members share their love of the skies with students and the community through the Greene County Regional Airport. All work and no play can make for a very dull pilot. After the arduous hours of training and required testing for flight certification, new pilots are often ready to take to the…

Connecting the Dots:

From London to Boston to Eatonton, the Garrett family connects guests at the Dot 2 Dot Inn to their new community. Karen Henry-Garrett and her husband, Richard, welcome guests to the Dot 2 Dot Inn with an air of Southern hospitality that makes you think they have lived in Georgia their whole life. Not many…

Faces of Farmers Markets

It’s not just the farmers who connect us to the land. It’s their stories, shared with generations, that show us the importance of sustainable farms in our own communities. It’s also the ones who tell their stories and unite producers and consumers, helping them learn about their food and the faces behind it. Farmers Markets…

Who is Oconee Joe?

The bright green shoots of early spring fill the trees around with the promise of sunshine and warmth. Winter, as mild as it has been, is finished. The days are longer, the birds are chirping, and the river is flowing. The current of the Oconee River as it rolls by is inviting. In our piedmont…

Color it bright

Madison and Greensboro reclaim their history with Chero-Cola, a company that gave Coca-Cola a run for its money in the 1920s – Driving through downtown Madison or visiting the Oconee Brewing Co., it’s not hard to miss the bright, new Chero-Cola signs that have reclaimed their spots on historic brick walls. Thanks to “Color the…

Salvaging history

– The renovation of Central of Georgia Depot encapsulates Madison’s post-war history – Scribbled faintly across an old freight scale in the historic Central of Georgia Depot is the name, Bill Peacock. It’s one of many faded names written across planks and walls inside the freight room of the depot, which was built in 1901….

Derby Day tradition

– Madison’s annual celebration races forward into lasting conservation – Written by Tia Lynn Ivey – Photographed by Josiah Connelly – Hailed as one of the top Derby Day celebrations in the nation, Madison’s annual celebration, which serves as the major fundraiser for the Madison-Morgan Conservancy, is raising the stakes this year. In lieu of…