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Despite significant opposition from residents of Summit Oaks Drive just outside the city limits of Watkinsville, the Oconee Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a special-use request for a neighborhood-scale church off Summit Grove Drive. 

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Three men, all with law enforcement experience, are vying to become Oconee County’s next Probate Court judge as the outgoing Judge David Anglin steps down after 32 years of service. 

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When Oconee voters go to the polls in November, they will decide whether to renew the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. A portion of those SPLOST funds will go toward projects for Parks and Recreation Department. 

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When Oconee attorney David Ellison makes a legal argument, it’s backed by many hours of historical research. On any given day, Ellison’s perusing deed books and tax digest records.

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Leadership Oconee is hosting a fundraiser for the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation with a Roaring ’20s theme. The Golden Gatsby Soiree will take place on March 7 from 7-10 p.m. at Rocket Hall in Watkinsville. The event will feature décor by Oconee Events and food by Epting Catering.

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 ATHENS, Ga – The Classic Center Cultural Foundation will host its second annual golf tournament on March 30, 2020 at The Georgia Club. Last year’s inaugural tournament was a resounding success, with fun had by all and support raised for a worthy cause. With an 8:30 a.m. registration time an…

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 ATHENS, Ga. – Third Thursday is a collective effort on the part of local organizations around Athens to make art accessible to the public while highlighting and encouraging local talent. Various organizations open their doors from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. …

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At the STAR student and teacher breakfast last week, North Oconee High School social studies instructor Richard Rosch said his greatest goal as an educator is to train the next generation of leaders.

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The Oconee County Recreation Advisory Committee is seeking citizen input on Parks and Recreation projects for the 2021 SPLOST. 

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It is yet another busy morning at the wood fired kiln on the Breedloves’ family farm in south Oconee County, as several ceramic artists, including Lori Breedlove and Kyle Jones, carefully pluck pottery pieces ranging from earthen mugs with faces to oblong or patterned vases out of the kiln. 

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Human trafficking is the second most prominent criminal activity in the world, said multiple speakers at last week’s forum about the issue hosted by the North Oconee Rotary Club at the Oconee County Civic Center. 

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Monday’s Board of Education meeting was a special night as the board recognized several Special Olympics awardees at the middle and high school levels.