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Relay for Life

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Coroner candidates divided over van

The base salary of the Oconee County coroner is about $4,500, Coroner Ed Carson disclosed at a candidate forum Monday at North Oconee High.

Posted: April 27, 2016
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Prince reunites with his costume designer

Jim Shearon knew Prince as “the musician formerly known as my boss.”

Posted: April 27, 2016
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DAR hopes to break world record

Local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution are attempting to set a world record for the most letters to military personnel collected in one month.

Posted: April 27, 2016
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Adorable, furry and in need of adoption

Kittens are born cute, but some are also born without a home.

Posted: April 27, 2016
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May First Friday

For more on this story, see the April 28 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, go to oconeeenterprise.com or call (706) 769-5175.

Posted: April 27, 2016
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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Mother and daughter make dresses for history festival

Last week, Eva Delaplane was an 1860s plantation debutante.

Posted: April 20, 2016
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Relay for Life supports cancer research

Photographer Sally Ross, 67, is the face of cancer.

Posted: April 20, 2016
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Cleanup covers entire county

The Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission’s annual Great American Clean up is Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Posted: April 20, 2016
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Wednesday 04/13/2016
90-year old twins celebrate birthday

Elsie Harper and Evelyn Walker were born with tufts of red hair, a peppering of freckles and sparkling blue eyes.

Posted: April 13, 2016
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Car show funds community projects

As soon as he was old enough to drive, Mike Rizzo secretly took joy rides in his uncle’s black 1976 Pontiac Trans Am.

Posted: April 13, 2016
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Church plant moves into Bishop Community Center

Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center will congregate every other week inside the Bishop Community Center sanctuary. The pastors are Tilman and Cassandra Shannon. 

Posted: April 13, 2016
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Watkinsville woman seeks spot at the Democratic National Convention

Watkinsville Democrat Angela Eells wants a president that is compassionate toward the elderly, poor and disabled. She believes Bernie Sanders’ vision for a better world is “rooted in principal, integrity and love.”

Posted: April 13, 2016
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Wednesday 04/06/2016
Golf tournament helps boy with leukemia

Monte Stephens’ heart sinks each time he enters an elevator at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.

Posted: April 06, 2016
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Festival revisits Oconee’s history

Wedding photos inevitably outlive a marriage, if only because they outlive you.

Posted: April 06, 2016
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Veterans raise money for rehabilitative

As a staff sergeant combat medic, it was Jarrad Turner’s job to bring everybody back home.

Posted: April 06, 2016
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Cancer survivor walks in memory of sister

The truth about surviving cancer is that triumph and anxiety coexist.

Posted: April 06, 2016
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NOHS counselor receives honor

Michael Kulp has no crystal ball, but as a soothsayer, he’s batting 1.000. 

Posted: April 06, 2016
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Truck overturns on Mars Hill

A dump truck overturned on Mars Hill Road Tuesday, causing delays during rush hour. First responders said the driver was transported to the hospital for non-critical injuries.  

Posted: April 06, 2016
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Families that dine together stay together

Family rituals foster a healthy household, according to Dr. William Quinn, the director of Families4Change, an organization whose mission is to better school attendance, grades and graduation rates while strengthening the bond of the family unit.

Posted: April 06, 2016
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Democratic Delegate

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Posted: April 06, 2016
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Wednesday 03/30/2016
OCAF Southworks

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Posted: March 30, 2016
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Oconee Farmers Market opens Saturday

Paw Paw’s P’Nuts and Such will return to the Oconee Farmers Market this Saturday, but its signature-bearded patriarch is now smiling from above.

Posted: March 30, 2016
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Animated movie to screen at Rocket Field

There’s no better respite from school than a recipe of candy and cinema.

Posted: March 30, 2016
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Third Grade Ag Day full of laughter

Agriculture experts answered some hard-hitting questions last week at Third Grade Ag.

Posted: March 30, 2016
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News roundup

Marine Corps jazz band performs

Posted: March 30, 2016
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OCAF offers classes

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation will offer a watercolor studio class for six consecutive Wednesdays

Posted: March 30, 2016
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Wednesday 03/23/2016
Artwork enhances downtown Watkinsville

Fifty-four years of marriage is symbolized in a welded steel sculpture situated at Ashford Manor.

Posted: March 23, 2016
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Schools raise awareness of colon cancer

Oconee County Primary School first grade teacher Suzanne Worthington entertains a lot of inquisitive questioning in her line of work.

Posted: March 23, 2016
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Students invent helpful products

A mother is alerted when her child is still seated after the keys leave the ignition.

Posted: March 23, 2016
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Dog park not yet made in the shade

Brodie the border collie can empathize with his owner, Hilary Hall.

Posted: March 23, 2016
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Wednesday 03/16/2016
Lacrosse league requests school teams

A room packed with lacrosse players had Board of Education members on Monday contemplating the merits of adding the sport to Oconee County Schools’ roster of teams.

Posted: March 16, 2016
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OCAF Thrift Sale boasts bargain deals

From kitchenware to kitschy, collectible to curio, practical to peculiar, the OCAF thrift sale has it all. 

Posted: March 16, 2016
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After Prom offers fun, safe space for teens

What does an Oconee teenager do after hosting the Olympics last year?

Posted: March 16, 2016
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Wednesday 03/09/2016
Cancer survivors speak ahead of Relay for Life

Six years ago, Becky Byrum was told by a doctor that she had cancer, a diagnosis that occurs every 20 seconds around the globe.  

Posted: March 09, 2016
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4-H’ers raise money for boy with leukemia

With every footstep of a 36-mile journey to Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Jared Daniel and Brantley Saye will be thinking about the day an Oconee 10-year-old can walk without having a cancerous cell in his body.

Posted: March 09, 2016
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North Oconee High needs help feeding families

In just eight hours, North Oconee High School hopes to package 30,000 meals to feed families with a limited income.

Posted: March 09, 2016
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Treasures sold at OCAF Thrift Sale

The annual OCAF Thrift Sale begins Friday, March 18 with a preview sale from 7 until 9 p.m. Admission that night is $5 and prices are temporarily doubled for first dibs. Shoppers can enjoy appetizers and wine as they browse tables.

Posted: March 09, 2016
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Thomas resigns from BOE to run for BOC

If elected to the Board of Commissioners, Mark Thomas will not be a stranger to Oconee County Schools.

Posted: March 09, 2016
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Agribusiness thrives in Oconee

Even in the Oconee Farmers Market’s off-months, there are plenty of opportunities to buy local.

Posted: March 09, 2016
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Wednesday 03/02/2016
State funding for library expansion unlikely

State funding for an expansion to the Bogart Library is unlikely this year, library advocates said after several months of lobbying.

Posted: March 02, 2016
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FFA educates elementary students on livestock

Fran is not an ordinary cow.

Posted: March 02, 2016
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Children climb aboard at Touch-a-Truck

The staff of Oconee Parks and Recreation hopes to pass down a love and appreciation for trucks, tractors and big rigs at its annual Touch-a-Truck on Saturday, March 12 from 11-2 p.m. at Heritage Park.

Posted: March 02, 2016
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Empty Bowls dinner fills hearts

Not a season goes by in which children in Oconee are not caring for the less fortunate.

Posted: March 02, 2016
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Counseling founded on Christian principles

Marriage counseling should not be a last hope; it should be the first step, according to Jackie Jones, the newly hired director of Bethel Haven.

Posted: March 02, 2016
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New strip mall in development off Hog Mountain Road

It takes construction work to make a good workout possible

Posted: March 02, 2016
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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Oconee Fire Rescue honors Enterprise Publisher

In a room full of firefighters and first responders, Vinnie Williams feels at home.

Posted: February 24, 2016
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Haley Grable of NOHS named Oconee STAR student

North Oconee High School senior Haley Grable is on a winning streak.

Posted: February 24, 2016
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Oconee Fire Rescue values its volunteers

Oconee Fire Rescue volunteers responded to more than 700 fire calls and 2,300 medical calls last fiscal year.

Posted: February 24, 2016
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Gunter Daniell celebrates his 100th birthday

There may be more and more centenarians every year, but it is still worth celebrating.

Posted: February 24, 2016
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