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  1. Recovery of Confederate ironclad topic of talk at SCV meeting in Oconee CountyRead the original story

    Monday | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... ery of the ship is one of the largest maritime archeological excavations in the country. The meeting is 7 p.m. at the Oconee Veterans Memorial Park Senior Center, 3500 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville. The meeting is open to the public.

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  2. Athens area events for Sunday, July 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee School Supply Drive: Oconee Chamber of Commerce, 55 Nancy Drive, Watkinsville. The school supply drive benefits students in need at area schools.

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  3. Oconee Farmers Market WatkinsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Oconee Farmers Market is opened from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until the end of November in front of the Oconee County Courthouse in downtown Watkinsville.

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  4. Oconee County blotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... had broke into the store during the night. Nothing was stolen. BURGLARY: On July 14, deputies were dispatched to the Oconee Food Mart on Hog Mountain Road, where a burglar alarm was activated by someone entering the store by knocking a hole in the ...

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  5. Special election for vacant Oconee Commission seat set for Nov. 8, same day as general electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County election officials set an election date to fill the unexpired term of an Oconee County Commission member who resigned earlier this year to run for the commission chairmanship. Daniell resigned his Post 2 seat to run for the county commission chairman slot.

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  6. Interim leader named for Oconee campus of University of North GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The University of North Georgia's vice president for auxiliary services and real estate will serve as interim CEO of the university's Oconee County campus. Jerry Sullivan will take over the day-to-day management of the Oconee campus on Aug. 1, but will retain his vice presidential title, the university announced.

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  7. Oconee commissioners will talk about Sunday alcohol salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Oconee County Commission is set to take up the idea in its regular agenda-setting meeting Tuesday. Commissioners could follow up with a vote at an Aug. 2 meeting on whether to put Sunday sales on the Nov. 8 ballot.

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  8. Oconee woman appointed to advisory committee for Bishop bypass projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Penny Mills, a retired academic administrator who served with several organizations in Oconee County, was appointed to a Citizens Advisory Committee for the U.S. Highway 441 Bishop bypass project. Mills will represent Positively Oconee, a citizen's group monitoring the project, which is a planned bypass around Bishop.

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  9. Oconee and Clarke County Football Media DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The first ever Clarke and Oconee County Media Day is a way for media across the Clarke and Oconee county area to hear from and interview head coaches and selected players about the upcoming 2016 high school football season.

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  10. UGA opens up Oconee farm for organic tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A light but steady stream of visitors came out to the University of Georgia's Organic Twilight Tour in Oconee County last week to see and hear about what's new in organic agriculture. The fifth annual "Organic Twilight Tour" at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Durham Horticulture Farm drew visitors from all over Georgia as well as surrounding states.

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  11. HODGES, Thomas Mark Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | MDJonline.com

    ... who have gone before. A true supporter of the Georgia Tech Athletic family, he was born on the 26th of March 1927 in Oconee, Georgia and grew up in Dublin graduating from Dublin High School in 1944. He delivered three paper routes his senior year ...

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  12. Metro Athens among nation's best cities for teachers, group saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Athens metropolitan area is one of the best places in the country for K-12 teachers, and the second-best in Georgia, according to the data-crunching website GoodCall. The Athens metro area, which includes Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Madison counties, weighed in at no.

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  13. Watkinsville art program captures curiosity of city officials throughout GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... the Art Council of Georgia to get the program off the ground, but a key to the success was the willingness of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation to assist, the mayor said. "One company wanted (a sculpture) for their front lawn, but they were all ...

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  14. Six years in federal prison for Oconee woman who bilked Athens area investors in real estate schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An Oconee County woman this week received a stiff federal prison sentence for defrauding Athens area victims out of nearly $600,000 in a real estate investment scheme. Jackie Williams, 42, of Bishop was ordered on Tuesday to serve six years for the scheme which authorities said bankrolled a lifestyle including trips to Disney World, Universal Studios and cruises.

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  15. Athens area events for Tuesday, July 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, UGA Special Collections Library, 300 S. Hull St., Athens. Free. (706) 542-5788. Volunteer Oconee! Camp: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oconee Veterans Park, 3500 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville. (706) 540-4152. Rose of ...

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  16. Oconee County blotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    WOMAN ARRESTED: On June 30, Deputy Chris Higginbotham was dispatched about 1:30 p.m. to the Banana Republic store at the Oconee Connector, where a woman was yelling, cursing and generally causing a disturbance. The deputy confronted the woman and asked her name, which she refused to provide.

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  17. Dry weather leads to spike in water salesRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | MainStreetNews.com

    ... the Commerce reservoir, Bear Creek has remained full all year. The reservoir is fed by water pumped from the Middle Oconee River, but the amount the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority can pump from the river to the reservoir depends upon the level ...

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  18. Oconee commissioners approve fast-food rezone over sheriff's traffic objectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County will get two new fast-food restaurants with drive-through windows on Georgia Highway 13/Hog Mountain Road near Oconee Primary School despite the objection of Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry and a recommendation from the county's planning board that the requests be denied. The county's planning staff recommended allowing the landowner's requests, with conditions, to allow the restaurants.

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  19. Oconee deputies pair with Athens Regional to get kits to treat trauma injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County officials want to make their new casualty kits as ubiquitous as first aid kits among law enforcement officers and citizens. The casualty kits, which include a tourniquet, dressing, shears, gauze and chest seals, are used to treat people with life-threatening wounds during trauma situations.

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  20. Oconee County's Ingram named all-area girls player of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Ingram shot an 88 at the Class AAA state tournament and fired an 81 to earn low medalist honors and lead the Warriors to the Region 8-AAA tournament championship. Haley Grable, North Oconee: Carded an 81 to lead the Titans to a fifth-place finish at the Class AAAA state tournament.

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