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With brown stoneware clay in hand and their feet on the pottery wheel pedal, local teens learned how to forge their own pottery pieces during Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s summer camp last week. 

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Extra Special People’s Big Jump event is just another way for Steve Nugent to continue supporting children and young adults with disabilities. Nugent, who serves on the nonprofit’s board of directors, will skydive out of a plane during the fundraiser. 

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Just before Extra Special People’s first round of summer camps began, the Oconee-based M & K Foundation gave the nonprofit a $4,000 boost to help more campers attend. 

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“It’s foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived,” Brig. Gen. John Gentry said at the annual Memorial Day program at Oconee Veterans Park. He was quoting the late Gen. George S. Patton. 

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Smiling and dressed in blue regalia, triplets Caleb, Ethan and MaKayla Ward and cousin Bryce Jenkins relished revisiting old teachers and classmates at Colham Ferry Elementary School just three days before graduating from Oconee County High School.