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Last Wednesday’s virtual Watkinsville City Council meeting ended with a tense exchange between Mayor Bob Smith and Councilman Brian Brodrick over how to keep the Oconee County Library inside the city limits. 

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On March 22, Oconee had its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. Forty days passed until a resident of the county died of the disease. Since May 1, fatalities have been on the rise in Oconee County, even though the frequency of coronavirus-related deaths have declined throughout th…

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Ahrens attorney and former state House Rep. Deborah Gonzalez is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger for violation of First Amendment speech and voter rights.

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While social distancing guidelines prevented the mass gathering of people to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, Oconee’s civic organizations still commemorated the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 

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Even the sky will not limit Westminster Christian Academy graduating senior Madison Zinn. After practicing gymnastics for almost 17 years, the 18-year-old will attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with the aid of an athletic scholarship. 

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During Saturday’s virtual graduation commencement, North Oconee High School valedictorian Celina Zhao challenged her graduating peers to make a positive impact on others, even amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Downtown Greensboro’s summer concert originally scheduled for June has been called off.(Greensboro, Ga.—May 25, 2020) The City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Main Street Program announce that the annual Pickin’ on the Greene summer concert originally scheduled for June 19, 2020, will not t…

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As they pulled up to the Oconee County Civic Center last Sunday, Deesha Hagwood woke up her 15-year-old son, Landon, who had just finished his last treatment of chemotherapy at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Egleston Hospital.

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A portion of Malcom Bridge Road from the 2400 block to its junction with Mars Hill Road is closed through July 31 for the construction of a roundabout at the bus and staff entrance to Malcom Bridge Elementary and Middle schools.

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Athens and Oconee-area businesses have received over $50 million in payroll protection program loans from Oconee State Bank, said Chief Lending Officer Philip Bernardi. 

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After caring for animals like goats, cows and horses most of her life, Watkinsville native Zoe Latimer is becoming what she always dreamed to be: a veterinarian.

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After being recognized as Athens Academy’s two STAR students, twin brothers Elliot and Logan Williamson both hold another prized academic recognition as two of the school’s three valedictorians. 

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Oconee County resident Steven Strickland was recently appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force, which addresses connectivity demand and broadband access in under-served farmland areas. 

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The nationwide economic impact of COVID-19 will have ripples in Oconee County. Board of Commissioners Chairman John Daniell, candidate Carol Bennett and candidate Johnny Pritchett addressed the county’s economic future at Monday’s Oconee County Republican Party forum. The two-and-a-half hour…

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At the forum Monday, Board of Education Post 5 candidate Michael Ransom championed the need for the BOE and the Board of Commissioners to work together as the county continues to grow. 

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During last week’s sheriff candidate forum hosted by The Oconee Enterprise, neither James Hale nor Jimmy Williamson took sides on whether roundabouts should replace school traffic deputies. They did, however, share their personnel connection to the 2008 death of deputy David Gilstrap and ack…

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Oconee probate judge candidates Mike Hunsinger, George Roberts and Jimmy Williams all agreed that court-related application processes should be streamlined in the near future. 

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The Oconee County Elections Office, located at 10 Court Street, has a box in front of building for people to drop off their absentee ballots. The box is secure and under 24-hour surveillance, said officials.