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  1. Reed's Odd & Ends heavily damaged in blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... going, Wallace Reed still went to the antique shop five days a week, the grandson said. The fire was reported to the Oconee County 911 Center at 10:47 p.m. by a passing motorist, according to Oconee Fire Chief Bruce Thaxton. "We had a truck here in ...

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  2. Oconee Boy Scout finds adventure, service to others while reaching rank of EagleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... project, a project that can take many forms. Cook took on a project of helping with the Food for Kids Program at the Oconee County Resource Council in Watkinsville. The Council has a program for providing foods to students in need, which takes place ...

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  3. Reed's Odd & Ends heavily damaged in blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... going, Wallace Reed still went to the antique shop five days a week, the grandson said. The fire was reported to the Oconee County 911 Center at 10:47 p.m. by a passing motorist, according to Oconee Fire Chief Bruce Thaxton. "We had a truck here in ...

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  4. Applications for The Classic Center Cultural Foundation performing arts scholarships due March 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Patch.com

    ... each recipient. Any high school junior or senior from Clarke County or the surrounding counties is eligible (Barrow, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Madison or Jackson). Previous Classic Center Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients are not eligible. An ...

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  5. Oconee Commissioners Discuss Daniells Bridge Road Projects During Primer On MACORTSRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Patch.com

    The Oconee County Board of Commissioners Monday night got a primer on the operation of the Madison Athens-Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation Study , the regional transportation planning body of which the county has been a member since 1980. Next they heard from the county director of strategic and long range planning, who moved project by project through the county's listings in the MACORTS planning documents.

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  6. State playoffs highlight best prep events of the weekRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... This will be the Red Elephants' season opener after the cancellation of their Saturday game against Buford. North Oconee, Athens Academy and Jackson County will be among the teams making the trek to Jekyll Island Golf Club Saturday. Apalachee, ...

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  7. Oconee County blotterRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... children as a dependent. PISTOL FOUND: On Feb. 12, Deputy Andy Corbin was dispatched to the Quick Trip at the Oconee Connector, where an employee said a customer turned in a .380-caliber pistol he found in the bathroom. The deputy took possession of ...

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  8. Shirley Dermond's body was weighed down with cement blocks before it was thrown into lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Daily Mail

    ... lake, it has emerged. Shirley and Russell Dermond, who had been married 62 years, were both killed at their Lake Oconee home the weekend of May 2, 2014 - but police still do not know who was responsible. Neighbors, concerned they had not seen the ...

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  9. Athens Academy's Timmy Huang is Oconee County STAR StudentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Athens Academy senior Timmy Huang is Oconee County's STAR Student for 2015, after posting the highest SAT score of any high school senior in the county. He bested a tough field that included four other Oconee school-level winners of the STAR competition - Chuanbo Pan of North Oconee High School, Anton Franzluebbers from Oconee County High School, Claire Daniel of Prince Avenue Christian School and two students from Westminster Christian Academy who tied, Daniel Lanclos and Justin Parsons.

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  10. UGA, other schools start classes late Tuesday due to winter weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... safety. Classes at UGA won't start today until 10 a.m. The same holds true for Athens Technical College and the Oconee County campus of the University of North Georgia. Schools in Clarke, Madison, Oconee and Jackson counties will open two hours ...

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  11. Parts of South walloped by winter storm, but Athens area sparedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... safety. Classes at UGA won't start today until 10 a.m. The same holds true for Athens Technical College and the Oconee County campus of the University of North Georgia. Schools in Clarke, Madison, Oconee and Jackson counties will open two hours ...

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  12. Oconee County Chairman Davis Raises Possibility of 50/50 Alcohol To Food Ratio In County RestaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Patch.com

    Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis has renewed his efforts to increase the percentage of revenue that Oconee County restaurants can earn from alcohol sales through his column in the Feb. 12 edition of The Oconee Enterprise. Davis said in the column he writes that "I understand" that several chains have inquired about locating in Oconee County, but "some" question the existing ratio of alcohol to food.

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  13. Oconee girl continuing effort to make African pygmy hedgehogs legal as pets in GeorgiaRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 14 | Athens Banner-Herald

    And in fact, the Oconee County 12-year-old, a student at Oconee County Middle School, has already picked out a name - for a boy hedgehog, anyway - if the state legislature decides that African pygmy hedgehogs ought to be made legal to keep as pets in Georgia. "Quilliam - instead of William - because they have quills," Bella said Saturday as she talked about her renewed effort to get the hedgehog subspecies made legal to keep as pets.

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  14. Brianna Carey is Chosen as GOAL WinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | 13WMAZ.com

    Brianna Carey, a Respiratory Care student at Oconee Fall Line Technical College , has been named as the College's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership . The announcement was made at the Sandersville Rotary.

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  15. Hearing Before Oconee County Planning Commission On Presbyterian Homes Rezone CancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Patch.com

    Oconee County has cancelled the public hearing scheduled for Monday night on the proposed Presbyterian Homes of Georgia continuing care retirement center on U.S. 441 and Wellbrook Road. The required advertisement did not appear in the county's legal organ, The Oconee Enterprise, at least 15 days in advance of the public hearing before the Planning Commission, as is required by state law.

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  16. Alert store employee in Oconee averts scam attempted on young Athens womanRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An alert employee at the Kroger supermarket on Epps Bridge Parkway stopped a young Athens woman from falling prey to a man posing as an FBI agent and trying to scare her into sending him $2,000, according to an Oconee County Sheriff's report. The 20-year-old woman told deputies that on the afternoon of Feb. 6, she received a telephone call from a man purporting to be with law enforcement in Atlanta who said she owed $2,400 to the government.

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  17. Regional Transportation Body Reactivates Project To Widen U.S. 441...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Patch.com

    The Madison Athens-Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation Study Policy Committee Wednesday morning took the first step toward reactivating the construction of a bypass of Bishop and the four-laning of U.S. 441 from Watkinsville to the Apalachee River. The project now goes to the public comment stage, with a key meeting to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Community Center at Oconee Veterans Park.

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  18. Lady Panther trio leads JCCHS to win in regular season finaleRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | MainStreetNews.com

    Three Jackson County players registered in double figures as the Lady Panthers scored a big road win over Oconee County in their regular season finale. Skyyla Strickland, who hit four three-pointers, and Brianna Love both scored 14 points in a 49-46 win over the Lady Warriors Friday.

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  19. Five things to watch during region basketball tournamentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... even throughout the campaign. North Hall nabbed the second seed and White County snagged the third, but North Oconee (seventh), Madison County (fourth), Chestatee (sixth) and Stephens County (fifth) were tied for fourth and went into a mini ...

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  20. Oconee County's Della Torre wins three state titlesRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 7 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County sophomore Danielle Della Torre won three state titles and helped the Warriors to a third-place finish in the state swimming finals at Georgia Tech on Saturday. Marist took first with 264 points and St. Pius X was second with 202.5 points.

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