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About Us

Lakelife Magazine is published bimonthly by Smith Communications, Inc.

Smith Communications is a six-generation publishing company owned by A. Mark Smith Sr. and based in Eatonton, Georgia. 

Since purchasing The Eatonton Messenger newspaper in 1956, Smith Communications has grown to publishing four weekly, award-winning newspapers: The Eatonton MessengerLake Oconee NewsBaldwin Bulletin and Jones County News, as well as six magazines: Lakelife, Jones Living, Georgia Lake Country's Health & Fitness, Homefinder, Lake Country Outdoors, and Lake Country Boating.  

Smith Communications publications offer hyper-local reporting and storytelling on all aspects of Georgia’s Lake Country and beyond, with reach from Madison/Morgan County, down to Milledgeville and Macon.

Lakelife Magazine is available free to subscribers of the Lake Oconee News, the Eatonton Messenger and The Baldwin Bulletin.


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Creative Director
Katie Marie O'Neal

​Circulation Manager
Matt Smith

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Matt Plocha

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Heather Harris

Tom Gorman

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No portion of this issue (including publisher-designed advertisements) may be copied, scanned, or reproduced in any manner without prior written consent from the publisher.

Lakelife accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, artwork or photographs. These will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 


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