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At a Board of Commissioners town hall last week, Chairman John Daniell and other commissioners promoted a roundabout at the parent entrance of Malcom Bridge Middle School, even though Oconee County Schools has repeatedly stated its opposition. 

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The Watkinsville Police Department recently welcomed its newest recruit, veteran officer Brandon Torrence. The police force is now fully staffed with eight officers, including Chief Shannon Brock. 

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Two dual-enrolled University of Georgia students and some of their peers have created a talk show to inform the public about the COVID-19 pandemic and other pressing public issues. 

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“I want to build a space of inclusion, love, care and support,” UNG psychology major Damien Helms told The Oconee Enterprise after receiving the school’s Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Equity Award. 

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Julia Mann, the 17-year-old girl who has been missing since Feb. 20, has been located in a state that’s not 

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Aside from some landscaping, the Harden Hill sidewalk project is finished. The sidewalks are five feet wide, which is comparable to the sidewalks on VFW Drive, and extend from Main Street to New High Shoals Drive for 4,300 linear feet. New curbs and gutters have been installed.In September 2…

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North Oconee High School 2011 graduate James Todd has learned a litany of skills while serving in the U.S. Army infantry and travelling to places like Hawaii and the Ukraine. Now that he’s back home, Todd is closer to his family and in a completely different field. 

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Since Stephanie Wimpey was a young girl, she has had a heart for children in foster care and adoption. Over the past few years, she has been able to enrich children’s lives as a foster parent and as a volunteer for local nonprofit Chosen for Life. 

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Since March, the Rev. Steven Barnes has been leading the congregation of Oconee Presbyterian Church through virtual worship service. Barnes succeeded former pastor Joel Tolbert. Barnes intends to serve OPC for just a couple of years. With the aid of additional training, he will help the chur…

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After training for a variety of special combat operations and helping fight ISIS in Iraq, local alumnus Alex Dempsey was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army.

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‘This is what America looks like,” Marvin Nunnally, a deacon at Bethel Baptist Church, told a crowd of about 300 people last Friday during a Watkinsville forum on race relations. “Thank God we have people like you tonight to come out and listen.”

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Five years ago, Grace Fellowship Church members Geoff Rushing and his wife, Connie, were called to go beyond their normal volunteering at the local food bank. God led them to start a food distribution ministry for the Athens-Oconee area.

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New Life Apostolic Church on Hog Mountain Road was one of the first churches in Oconee County to open up its sanctuary in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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At a recent budget hearing, Oconee County Finance Director Wes Geddings told the Board of Commissioners that the county is taking a “conservative approach” this year due to the economic impact of the novel coronavirus. The county will still fund a number of road projects, including the widen…

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While rising Oconee County High School sophomore Josie Green may not be able to travel the world right now, she is doing her best to paint every bit of it. 

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Jennifer Wilcox, who co-owns The Picnic Basket Meal Market with her partner, Jeremy Jordan, has never been more impressed with a young person than when she first met recent University of Georgia graduate Lainey Tagliaferri.

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Recent Oconee County High School graduate Vivian Hilyard will attend one of the oldest music and dance conservatories in the nation, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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ATHENS, Ga – IAVM, or the International Association of Venue Managers, represents public assembly venues from across the world, including everything from convention centers to stadiums to auditoriums. Each year, IAVM selects a class of 30 venue professionals who are under 30 years of age to …