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  1. Clarke, Oconee rank high on list of healthiest Georgia countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Forsyth ranked as the most healthy county in 2015, just as it did the previous two years, and Oconee County came in at No. 5. Rounding out the top 10 in the 2015 rankings are Gwinnett, Fayette, Cobb, Cherokee, Columbia, Harris, Coweta and Lumpkin counties.

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  2. Oconee Farmer's Market to open for 12th seasonRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Oconee Farmers Market will launch its 12th season Saturday in front of the Oconee County Courthouse on Main Street in Watkinsville. Last year's market opening had 29 vendors, selling eggs, honey, goat milk, pies, meats, boiled peanuts, herbs, landscape plants and greens.

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  3. Prep games of the week for March 31Read the original story

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    This week, a batch of local track and field teams will pull double-duty and compete in two of the area's biggest meets and two area baseball teams enter crucial region series. Here's a look at the week's best high school games and events: Athens Academy, Athens Christian, Cedar Shoals, Clarke Central, North Oconee and Oconee County will compete for the city title at North Oconee Tuesday.

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  4. Area track teams to vie for area-city championshipsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Six area teams - Athens Academy, Athens Christian, Cedar Shoals, Clarke Central, North Oconee and Oconee County - will compete in the Athens city-area championships at North Oconee Tuesday. "It's a track party for the area," Athens Christian coach Tim Cummings said.

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  5. Replenishing their lines: Oconee County hosts Clarke CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    After graduating six multi-year starters from last season's Class AAA state runner-up, Oconee County coach Colin Connors knew he'd have to experiment with his new roster. "We definitely had a lot of questions, a lot of things to get figured out and we're still trying to figure it out even up to the last game, we're still trying people in different positions," Connors said.

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  6. Oconee Artists Exhibition XXXII Call for EntiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | 13WMAZ.com

    Allied Arts is currently accepting entries for the thirty-second annual Oconee Artists Exhibition. Entries will be accepted through Friday, April 17. This juried exhibition is open to all adult artists who live in central Georgia and practice a visual art form.

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  7. North Oconee boys, Oconee girls win in soccer actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Fifth-ranked North Oconee topped its second ranked opponent in three games with a 3-0 win over host Oconee County Wednesday. "It feels great to beat them.

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  8. Oconee County student faces soccer foes, AP classes, and kidney transplantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The announcer at Oconee County high school took a deep breath before he called out the name Sara Lewis, adding extra emphasis to go along with the louder round of applause and cheers than any other starter received Wednesday night. Sara thought that was a little bit weird.

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  9. Chamber of Commerce women's group speaks to studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Oconee Leader

    ... earlier. To arm students with information as they begin to ponder important life decisions, a group of women from the Oconee Chamber of Commerce visited Malcom Bridge Middle School last week. The Women in Business group talked to eighth-grade female ...

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  10. Athens officials to explain SPLOST methods to Oconee residentsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County residents interested in learning how Athens-Clarke County residents select projects for funding by the 1-percent sales tax can attend a public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oconee County Library. Don Martin, manager of Athens' SPLOST program, and former Athens mayor Gwen O'Looney, will give an overview of the program and then take questions.

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  11. Senior-led North Oconee readies for rival WarriorsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... us to be this good. I think we're surprising some people, but I knew we had the potential to be great." North Oconee is ranked fifth in its first season in Class AAAA and, thanks to the leadership of seven seniors, topped 2014 Class AAAAA state ...

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  12. GDOT Board Member Boswell Acknowledges Benefit To His Clients Of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Patch.com

    ... would think anybody would agree with that." The extension of Daniells Bridge Road with the flyover to the stub of the Oconee Connector at Home Depot also "will benefit 95 percent of the people in Oconee County," he added. Boswell said the Oconee ...

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  13. Area soccer teams kick it up a notch with their opponentsRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... streak to nine against neighboring Prince Avenue (1-2). Athens Academy has allowed just four goals this season. North Oconee's boys (8-2) are ranked fifth and enter the week following big wins over Clarke Central and Chestatee. They open with Monroe ...

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  14. Oconee County food program for kids goes beyond the classroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Every Thursday morning, more than 100 bags of nutritious food are prepared at an old brick building in rural Oconee County. From there, volunteer drivers take the bags to schools across the county so teachers and other school officials can drop them into the backpacks of students while the kids are out of the classroom.

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  15. Baseball: Dragons take two of three from Oconee Co.Read the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | MainStreetNews.com

    The Jefferson baseball team took two out of three in its series with Oconee County - and moved back into a tie for first place in the region - with a doubleheader sweep of the Warriors on the road Friday. The Dragons beat Oconee County 4-2 in the opener and 7-2 in the night cap after losing to the Warriors 4-0 on Monday.

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  16. Baseball: Dragons sweep doubleheader from 8-AAA foe OconeeRead the original story

    Friday Mar 20 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Jefferson baseball swept a Region 8-AAA doubleheader at Oconee County on Friday in Watkinsville. The Dragons took Game 1 4-2 and Game 2 7-2.

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  17. Oconee Women in Business offer advice, encouragement to middle-schoolersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... journeys often imbue women with a certain wisdom. Eager to share that wisdom, women community and business leaders in Oconee County offered themselves as mentors on Wednesday to eighth-grade girls at Malcom Bridge Middle School. During a program ...

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  18. Baseball: Dragon streak ends after impressive night from Oconee Co. pitcherRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | MainStreetNews.com

    The Jefferson baseball team's seven-game winning streak came to a halt after an overpowering night from a Division I-bound pitcher. Oconee County's Brooks Crawford, who has signed with Clemson, threw a two-hit shutout, striking out 16 batters, in the visiting Warriors' 4-0 win over Jefferson Tuesday.

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  19. Former Edmund Burke Academy headmaster dies in wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | WALB-TV Albany

    William Cribb, 40, of Waynesboro was driving a pickup truck west on S.R. 22 toward Milledgeville around 11 a.m. when he crossed over into the other lane and hit a Volvo tractor-trailer head-on, according to WGXA in Macon . The driver and the passenger of the Impala - 46-year-old Michelle Leohne and 50-year-old Barbara Woolard of Hephzibah - are being treated at Oconee Regional Medical Center for their injuries.

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  20. Baseball: Jefferson drops 8AAA contest to Oconee Co.Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The Jefferson baseball team dropped its first Region 8-AAA contest of the season Tuesday in a 4-0 loss to Oconee County at home. The Dragons could not generate any offense behind Micah Carpenter, who took the loss on the mound.

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