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Colham Ferry students craft a Watkinsville gingerbread village

Colham Ferry Elementary fifth grade teacher Leigh Anne Shore and CFES fifth grade and gifted teacher Bekah McGee may not have a snowy Thomas Kinkade painting hanging in the classroom around the holidays, but they have something better. For five years, local elementary school children have built gingerbread versions of Watkinsville businesses and landmarks. Each…

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Peace on earth and mercy mild

  Through an impressive float in the Watkinsville Christmas Parade, Watkinsville First Christian Church members proclaim the meaning of Christmas. “And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest. And on earth, peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:13-14. [Photo by…

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New church holds services in Bogart

Grace Life Church Pastor Ryan Wright said the new church, which will hold services in the Bogart Community Center, started with a small group of people from Normal Town Church in Athens. They prayed over what the Lord had planned and spread the Good News on the University of Georgia campus and around Athens. “We…

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Making Spirits Bright

Grand Marshal Marvin Nunnally waved to thousands of spectators along the Watkinsville Christmas Parade last Sunday. He rode in a carriage led by majestic Clydesdales from Classic City Clydesdales in Bishop. The parade’s 103 floats can be found on The Oconee Enterprise’s Facebook page. A photo spread of the winners is featured on A6 of…

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Late Bogart police officer remembered

Today marks 46 years since 39- year-old Bogart Police Department Officer Herbert Daniel Johnson was killed in the line of duty in the town he had always called home. His legacy as a man who knew everyone, took pride in his job and cared for his community is captured in local newspaper archives and honored…

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