Many high school students who seek part-time jobs find themselves working as a cashier, babysitting, or delivering pizzas. Sixteen-year-old Clay Dunagan, on the other hand, embarked on an innovative business venture three summers ago when he got the idea to renovate mailboxes.

Dunagan saidhe was inspired to start the business when a friend of his brother’s painted a mailbox for a school project. He started small, and as he perfected his craft, business started to increase. This summer, he was painting about 10mailboxes per week. 

For more on this story, see the Sept. 16 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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