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  1. State ACT scores up, Oconee schools among state's highestRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Georgia students posted the top average score on the ACT college readiness test among Southeastern states this year, the Georgia Department of Education announced this week. Students who took the test in Oconee County's two high schools scored an average of 23.6 points on the test, tying Decatur City schools for the second-best average in the state.


  2. Football poll: Jefferson picked to finish second in Region 8-AAARead the original story

    Thursday |

    ... the Blue Devils finished 4-2 in 8-AAA while Jefferson finished 6-0. Hart County finished second last season while Oconee County earned the fourth and final playoff spot. Hart finished third in the voting this year with 25 points edging out Oconee ...


  3. Late night moped rider wrecks while fleeing Oconee deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County sheriff's Deputy Bill Parks was on routine patrol about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday when he observed a bright orange moped traveling along Epps Bridge Parkway. "You talk about a way to invite the man into your life.


  4. History of 1800s Watkinsville house targeted for demolition or moving begins to emergeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Athens Banner-Herald

    If a Watkinsville church's plans to move or demolish an 1800s-era house on its property come to fruition, it's likely that no one will be more sad to see it go than Nancy Smith, who lived there for five years in the 1940s. Smith, who now lives in the Jennings Mill subdivision in Oconee County, spent the first five years of her life in the home off Second Street and Barnett Shoals Road in the Oconee County seat of Watkinsville, and has previously tried to ensure its preservation.


  5. DOT announces traffic delays along Mars Hill Road construction in Oconee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... according to DOT District Engineer Harold Mull. The project will widen the highway from Hog Mountain Road to the Oconee Connection and will include four lanes of travel, a grass median, with bike lanes and sidewalks in each direction. The 3.2-mile ...


  6. Athens Regional comes to Oconee as anchor tenant for Oconee Centre Three SixteenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Athens Regional Health System is expanding its presence in Oconee County by more than 40,000 square-feet as the anchor tenant in the new 142,000-square- foot Oconee Centre Three Sixteen health park. This will be the first health park in Northeast Georgia - "an evolutionary concept in outpatient health services which allows us to provide hospital quality services in one convenient location," said Athens Regional President and CEO, Dr. Charles Peck.


  7. Man found with multiple stab wounds in MilledgevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 |

    ... was laying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to his back, head and arms. Emergency medical services took him to Oconee Regional Center for treatment. The victim is expected to make a full recovery. Several witnesses spoke to officers who were ...


  8. OCAFa s 2015 Perspectives opens August 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Oconee Leader

    ... Hall. Among the piecesWoodruff has in the sale this year are her beloved "bottle head" sculptures. (ROB PEECHER/Oconee Leader) Watkinsville potter DeWitt Smith says it only makes sense that one of the best pottery shows in the country is held ...


  9. Softball: Dragons fall to 0-2 after loss to OconeeRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 |

    Despite her team starting out with a pair of losses, first-year Jefferson softball coach Kacie Shields said she's seen things it can build upon. The Dragons fell to Oconee County 4-1 Thursday after dropping their opener last Tuesday to Flowery Branch 5-4 in extra innings.


  10. Oconee woman in fundraising effort to help military vets with medical needsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A volunteer who takes disabled military veterans from the Athens area to the Charlie Norwood Hospital in Augusta is trying to make the drive safer by raising money to purchase a new or newer transport van. "We have been driving a van with over 200,000 miles on it and it finally gave up the ghost," said retired Oconee County veterinarian Dr. Carole Ludwig.


  11. 'Generation of Leaves' reunion returned to Athens after 17 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... "The Generation of Leaves." While the reunion began in Athens with its ancestral roots going back to Greene and Oconee counties, every year it is hosted in another city in the United States. The cities are too numerous to mention, but include Las ...


  12. DOT warns of major traffic delays this week at Mars Hill Road project in Oconee CountyRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Georgia Department of Transportation released a statement Monday warning motorists to expect major delays Wednesday and Thursday along the Mars Hill Road widening project in Oconee County. During this time, beams will be placed for a new bridge over Barber Creek, which is near the Oconee Connector end of the project.


  13. High school roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | Athens Banner-Herald

    OCONEE COUNTY GOES 3-2 : At Canton, Oconee County posted a 3-2 record and reached the quarterfinals of the Gold bracket at the Sequoyah Classic. In Saturday's pool play, Oconee County lost to Lassiter before facing East Coweta, the No.


  14. Thieves steal $16K in computer items at 2 Oconee schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Thieves entered two schools in Oconee County during the summer break and stole more than $16,000 worth of mostly computer equipment, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. The thefts occurred at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville and Malcom Bridge Middle School in Bogart, where both schools had construction projects underway, authorities said.


  15. Leader Relaunching As Free Paper Delivered To Driveways In Oconee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 |

    The Oconee Leader , which ceased publication on May 15, is relaunching, with the first edition to be delivered to driveways and distribution stands around the county on Thursday. The paper will be owned by the Athens Banner-Herald , according to an Aug. 2 post on Facebook by former Leader owner Rob Peecher.


  16. Oconee's Bark Park gets $25,000 from PetSafe contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The Oconee Leader

    Tongue wagging, Gaucho gives Titus a break between rounds in their wrestling match at the dog park August 2 while Gaucho's owners, Enrique Rodriguez and his wife Liliana, talk with Titus's owner, Alan Hickerson . Oconee County's dog lovers have been rewarded for their efforts after a months-long social media campaign sponsored by PetSafe, winning the runner-up slot in the "Bark for Your Park" contest.


  17. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Offers Personalized Wedding Songwriter ExperienceRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Sys-Con Media

    The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation , on picturesque Lake Oconee, Georgia, is delighted to now offer an exclusive songwriting service for bridal couples. Those getting married at one of the resort's venues such as the Sandy Creek Barn, Lakeside Lawn or The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom may have a personalized song created by a famed songwriter of their choosing to debut at their wedding.


  18. Delmus MetzRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 |

    ... Delbert Metz, Buford, and Rocky Wayne Metz, Taylorsville, Ky.; siblings, Gardenia Wilcox, W. Virginia, Bill Metz, Oconee; Dallas Metz, Akron, Ohio; George Metz, Milledgeville, Kay, W. Virginia, Henry Metz Reedsville, W. Va., and Joe Metz, Grafton, ...


  19. Top Archer prospects travel to see Oconee County's Jaleel Laguins playRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Two top prospects were at the North Oconee-Oconee County scrimmage Friday night, but they were not playing. Archer offensive lineman E.J. Price and athlete Jamyest Williams, both considered top 100 players in their class by Scout, were on hand to watch friend and Oconee County linebacker Jaleel Laguins.


  20. Video: Oconee County tops North Oconee in scrimmageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County's Champ Bell hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Zeb Noland in the first quarter of play. Tre Whitehead added a long touchdown run in the second quarter.


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