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The Watkinsville Christmas Parade will begin Sunday at 4 p.m. Entries will line up at Wire Park, giving more space for spectators on Barnett Shoals Road. The theme is “Star Light, Star Bright.” 

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Deborah Gonzalez will be the new District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit. 

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Over almost 20 years, Oconee State Bank Vice President and Main Office Financial Center Manager Kerrie Bramlett has been committed to the company’s philanthropic arm. After many years spearheading efforts for those in need, she now finds herself on the receiving end of a community’s generosity.

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This year, Mingle with Kringle will have a different look, but OCAF feels it’s important that the joy of the season not be lost. 

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The Greatest Generation kept tyranny and dictatorship at bay. Their legacy is fighting for Democracy, prosperity and the life we live today, Hildred Shumake said this fall during a road marker dedication of a fallen World War II veteran.

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Not a day goes by in which the teachers at Prince Avenue Christian School aren’t proud of their students’ academic achievements and also their Christ-like character. 

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When Watkinsville City Councilwoman and Realtor Christine Tucker got married last month, she quite literally kept her wedding close to home. She married local contractor Jim Lybarger at a small wedding Oct. 24 her home on Barnett Shoals Road. 

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Before he was a regular contributor to “The New Yorker” for three decades, cartoonist Peter Steiner was pleasantly surprised when he landed his first consistent job drawing for The Oconee Enterprise at a rate of $25 per editorial cartoon in 1977. 

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North Oconee High School sophomore Michael Risher was brainstorming ideas for his Eagle Scout project in the spring when he learned about a shortage of personal protective equipment among healthcare workers. 

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After combining his love for the local ecosystem with his desire to give back to one of the county’s beloved parks, Oconee botanist Mincy Moffett Jr. recently earned regional and statewide accolades for his efforts. 

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Retired U.S. Army sergeant Mark Edwin Taylor Sr. and his son, retired U.S. Navy petty officer second class Mark Taylor Jr., were both honorably discharged from the military at the same rank, E5. 

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Oconee County Schools’ graduation rate for 2020 is 97.5 percent, which is the highest rate in the state for school districts with 300 or more graduates. It’s also No. 4 among county school systems in Georgia. 

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Just south of Watkinsville across from Thomas Orchards, Greenhouse and Giftshop, something really big is under construction. A 141-foot water tower will be finished later this fall to improve water pressure and water quality around Watkinsville. This is a county project, not a city project. 

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The General Election may be over, but there are still some outstanding races that require two separate runoff elections.