Prices rising steeply in Augusta for Masters Week

...The sporting event even has a ripple effect, increasing lodging and transportation prices as far away as Columbia, Lake Oconee, Ga., and Atlanta, said Barry White, president and CEO of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau."When there's...

Kitchen tour to raise money for Symphony Orchestra Augusta

...travel to view the homes on it."We get great response. People come back year after year. People come from Aiken, Lake Oconee, Charleston and Hilton Head," said Amy Bernstein, event co-chairwoman.Lisa Jordan is one of those who comes...

Rants & Raves

...Greene County. 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...

Georgia lake slayings remain mystery

...run a chain of Atlanta-area Hardee's restaurants. About 15 years ago, he and his wife, Shirley, 87, moved to Lake Oconee to live out their years in a golf-course community in a waterfront home.Sometime during the first weekend in May...

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division sets up meetings to discuss possible changes

...14-inch bass must be released, all others kept) on Lake Oconee and replacing it with a size limit.The other proposals...set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeside Church at Lake Oconee, 5800 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Ga.Anyone attending the...

Georgia rivers dwindling, professor says

...studies water issues in the state. There's a lot of un-shaded surface area in big bodies of water like man-made Lake Oconee, Lake Sinclair, and the big reservoir upstream of Atlanta, Lake Lanier. And during hot summer days, huge amounts...

Decapitation mystery: Sheriff seeks 'savage' killer

...who lived in the Great Waters subdivision overlooking Lake Oconee, were in all likelihood killed sometime May 2 or 3...body of Shirley Dermond, 87, was found last Friday in Lake Oconee a few miles northwest of the Wallace Dam, roughly five...


...with Kiely.Kiely shot 75.Defending champion Cameron Hooper, of Atlanta, finished a shot back at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee.Augusta's Jeff Knox closed with 73 to tie for seventh at 219. Brad Jones, also of Augusta, tied for 23rd at 226...

Body found in lake likely that of elderly woman

...submersible to examine the lake for evidence.The killing was a shocking anomaly in a gated, exclusive community on Lake Oconee guarded by private security. Police have said they do not believe the violence was random. The home showed no signs...

Decapitation mystery: Security camera wasn't on, son tells AJC

The son of a man found decapitated at his Lake Oconee home tells the Atlanta Journal-Constition the security cameras weren't working.