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Lake Lanier Islands is hiring part and full time positions
Help wanted

There are many current openings at Lake Lanier Islands. Some are full time and others are temporary or part time.

Round-up on this week’s job postings

If you missed one of our job postings this week, here is a round up. Click on the relevant link for more information.


Bostons, BBQ and Blues Festival

Blues, BBQ and Boston Terriers headed for Monroe this spring.

Clearview to host Senior Circle Bingo

Clearview Regional Medical Center and Clearview Hospital Auxiliary will host Senior Circle Bingo.

Community News

Movies at the Mill return in the Summer of 2015
Movies at the Mill

If you missed out on Movies at the Mill in the summer of 2014, there is good news.

The Gospel of John, Live off Broadway to be presented at Grace-Monroe
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The Live off Broadway presentation of The Gospel of John by actor Brad Sherrill has been performed all over the world.

Weekend antique festival to take place in Monroe this spring
Antiques. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

If you’re into antiques, Walton County is the place to be, especially this spring.

First Presbyterian Church of Monroe news and events
First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. Contributed photo

This Sunday (3/29) is Palm Sunday and we invite you to join us!

5 K Walk/Run to help make cancer history
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Run at the end of this month in Monroe will raise money for cancer.


A Hot New Game Show
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Recently, my husband and I have had the 4,234,672th petty squabble of our marriage.

A Rose By Any Other Name…
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Theoretically, I have standards.  First world standards.

Sit or Squat?
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One of the great joys of parenting is the ability to drive to East Bumblefudge on your weekend to watch your children participate in whatever sporting/academic/competitive event is going on that Saturday.

Too Old for Overtime
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I watched the Duke/UNC college basketball game the other night.  As a Duke alum, I’m pretty sure I signed something upon graduation saying that they could take away my diploma if I didn’t watch this game.  Which is fair enough, because I would never not watch it on purpose.

I Want a Ten Minute Vice

I had reason to say this today: I wish I smoked.


Obituary and funeral services: Jimmy Wayne Kirk, 70 of Social Circle

Jimmy Wayne Kirk, age 70, of Social Circle, died on March 23, 2015.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: Cheryl Annette Armistead, 67, of Monroe

Cheryl Annette Armistead, age 67, of Monroe, died on March 3, 2015.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: Alice Mae Everett, 95, of Monroe

Alice Mae Everett, age 95 of Monroe, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Obituary and funeral services: Tommy Bowers, 66, of Social Circle

Tommy Bowers, age 66, of Social Circle, passed away March 23, 2015.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: Jimmy Wayne Kirk, 70, of Social Circle

Jimmy Wayne Kirk, age 70, of Social Circle, died on March 23, 2015.


$3000 REWARD!! Lost Microchipped Male Yorkie Smyrna

Please help us!!! $3000 REWARD!!

Found Female Brindle Pit Covington/Jersey


REUNITED!! Found Male Boston Terrier Auburn

Found in Auburn.

Lost Dachshund/Beagle Mix Auburn

Max our Dachshund Beagle Mix was last seen near the East Brookside Crossing Subdivision Entrance on Tama Hill Court and Auburn Road on Friday March 13th at 7pm.

REUNITED!! Stolen Mircrochipped Male Mixed Breed Dog

Oakely was returned to his home today.


Legalese — Fishing Licenses
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Now that it is officially spring, and around here the weather is decidedly warm and (usually) sunny and spring-like, lots of folks want to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the outdoor time, especially before it gets too hot as it tends to do here in the summer.

Legalese — Sexting
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Yesterday I got the nine millionth phone call in my career in which an adult was extremely worried about a young person he cared about who had done something stupid on the computer and might have life changing consequences as a result.

Williamson fights back against EPA’s ‘job destroying’ proposed Clean Power Plan

March 20, the Georgia House Natural Resources & Environment Committee favorably reported House Resolution 613, a resolution co-sponsored by Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe), Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta) and others.

Legalese — When Can Teenagers Work?
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Now that my son is a teenager, and he has more opportunities to do things without my direct supervision, he wants access to his own money.

Legalese — Cutting Costs in Litigation
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One of the things people complain about the most – and rightfully so – is the cost of going to court and litigation.  Lawyers cost money, court costs are expensive, and mediation fees seem to just add to the expense.