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  1. Chicken Mull: The Rarest Stew in Barbecue?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Southern Living

    ... their particular area, since no one they talk to elsewhere seems to know what it is. Hot Thomas Bar-B-Que is in Watkinsville, Georgia , about 15 miles outside of Athens. The Athens Locally Grown web site notes that mull is "One of the few recipes ...

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  2. Oconee deputy discovers meat peddler has long rap sheetRead the original story

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    A Watkinsville resident called the sheriff's office recently to complain that a man was selling meat from door-to-door in his subdivision. When an Oconee County sheriff's deputy responded to what has become a common complaint, he discovered the seller was a convicted felon who didn't have a license to peddle merchandise in the county.

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  3. Watkinsville man killed in fiery wreck in AthensRead the original story

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Lucas Gibson died after he lost control of his pickup truck on South Milledge Avenue near Davis Street, where he sideswiped a car he was passing, Athens-Clarke County police said. Then pickup burst into flames after it struck a curb and the driver's side door impacted the sign for the Shoppes of South Athens shopping Center.

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  4. Bystanders watch helplessly as man dies in burning vehicle after wreck in AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Examiner.com

    ... time that Lucas Gibson was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 in the same direction. Gibson, of Barnett Shoals Road in Watkinsville , approached Hoobler's vehicle from behind and when they were near the Davis Street intersection, Gibson attempted to pass the ...

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  5. Athens-Clarke Police: Speed a Factor in Fatal WreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Patch.com

    A Watkinsville man was killed after he apparently lost control of his vehicle in a fiery wreck Monday night on South Milledge Avenue, police said. Athens-Clarke County police said Lucas Gibson, 35, died after his Ford F-150 sideswiped another vehicle while passing it at the Davis Street intersection around 11:20 p.m. "It appears that the Gibson vehicle was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and he lost control of his vehicle and it left the roadway."

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  6. Douglas DayRead the original story

    Tuesday | MainStreetNews.com

    ... Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Cobb Day. Survivors include his wife, Pat; daughter, Tonya Day, Watkinsville; two grandchildren, Janie and Lexie; numerous cousins in Florida and Tennessee; and all of his Winder breakfast and lunch ...

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  7. Doug Day, former Sprint Car racer, passes awayRead the original story

    Tuesday | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    ... help young drivers get started in the right direction.' He is survived by his wife, Pat, daughter Tonya Day of Watkinsville, GA, two grandchildren, Janie and Lexie and numerous cousins in Florida and Tennessee. Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. ...

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  8. Oconee County Planning Commission Recommends Against Recreational Vehicle Storage FacilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Patch.com

    ... Quarter. And the Commission approved by a split vote a request to divide 15 acres on SR 15 south of Watkinsville into two lots, one for a single-family home and the other for what had been built as a tenant house. For more on the story, please go to ...

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  9. Oconee County Planning Commission To Discuss Medical Complex, RV Storage, Tenant Farm DwellingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Patch.com

    ... the Planning Commission will review a request from Samuel F. Border to divide his 15 acres on SR 15 south of Watkinsville into two lots, one for a single-family home and the other for what had been built as a tenant house. The Planning Commission ...

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  10. Tickets on sale now for Christmas at The Classic Center in downtown AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Patch.com

    Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Christmas at The Classic Center festival in downtown Athens on Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 20-21. The festival is a fun filled wonderland featuring ice skating, a Festival of Trees, pictures with Santa, a Santa's workshop full of crafts for kids and more! Part of the proceeds benefit Extra Special People, a nonprofit in Watkinsville, Ga., that strives to enhance the lives of young people with developmental disabilities in nine Northeast Georgia counties.

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  11. Christmas at The Classic Center brings spirit of the season to AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... taking in all the festivities of Christmas at The Classic Center, an event benefiting Extra Special People, a Watkinsville-based organization that provides programs and support for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. By 10 ...

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  12. Accounting firm Turner and Patat welcomes new employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and attends First United Methodist Church. She is a resident of Watkinsville. a Kristi Juneau, CPA, is a native of Thomas County, Ga., and has resided in Athens since 2001. She holds a bachelors degree ...

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  13. Education law could potentially subject state to legal action, says FryeRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... the local legislative delegation to vote against the bill. Reps. Regina Quick, R-Athens, and Chuck Williams, R-Watkinsville, voted in favor of the measure, as did Sen. Bill Cowsert, R-Athens. Sen. Frank Ginn, R-Danielsville, did not vote on House ...

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  14. Alleged lewd act gets Athens man banned from Oconee parkRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... and questioned the man, who was not charged, but he was banned from the park located on Hog Mountain Road near Watkinsville.

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  15. Watkinsville To Hold Special Election In March On Liquor By The DrinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Patch.com

    The Watkinsville City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a referendum allowing the sale of liquor by the drink in the city's restaurants on the ballot in a special election on March 17. The Council took the action after Mayor Charles Ivie informed the four council members and the public that he had concluded that the city could not determine precisely how city voters had cast their ballots in the county-wide referendum on Nov. 4. City voters make up part of two of the county's 13 precincts-City Hall and Annex-and those precincts voted 61.5 percent and 64.9 percent respectively in favor of the county referendum. The overall vote in the county was 65.4 percent approval of the referendum.

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  16. Christmas at The Classic Center to feature Breakfast with SantaRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... attracted nearly 6,000 people in 2013 and raised $17,500 for Extra Special People, a nonprofit organization in Watkinsville that works to support young people with developmental disabilities in nine northeast Georgia counties. "We were thrilled with ...

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  17. Featured Charity: Extra Special PeopleRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Extra Special People Inc., a nonprofit located in Watkinsville, has been enhancing the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families in northeast Georgia for nearly 30 years. Founded by Martha Wylie in 1986, ESP provides support and service to children with Spina Bifida, Autism, behavior disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Asperger's, Angelman Syndrome and more.

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  18. Oglethorpe County teen remains hospitalized from wreck injuriesRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... rol. The truck, hauling live chickens, veered off the highway after the collision, but the driver, who was from Watkinsville, was not seriously injured, authorities said. 1 comment

  19. Watkinsville Council And Oconee County Board of Commissioners Seem...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Patch.com

    Liquor by the drink is likely to be a topic of conversation at both the Watkinsville City Council meeting on Wednesday night and at the Oconee County Board of Commissioners meeting next Tuesday evening. Watkinsville City Clerk Julie Sanders told me on Friday that while the topic is not an agenda item for Wednesday night's meeting, based on her conversation with Mayor Charles Ivie, she expects the topic to be part of the mayor's report.

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  20. Do One Thing: Purchase a local calendar to benefit a local causeRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... of all proceeds from the calendar sales will benefit the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, a nonprofit based in Watkinsville that assists women achieve a higher education through scholarship funding. Since its beginning in 1976, the Jeannette Rankin ...

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