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  1. Area wrestling traditionals to begin FridayRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... and Shimobi Obijuru carry over to area competition. Area 4A-8 at Chestatee Area teams: Madison County and North Oconee Of note: Class AAA champion Buford moved up to Class AAAA this season. Buford finished fourth at state duals. Area 3A-8 at Elbert ...


  2. United Way of Northeast Georgia recognizes volunteers, donors as it...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Athens Banner-Herald

    The United Way of Northeast Georgia is just months away from reaching its goal of raising $2.4 million to be allocated to 29 human service agencies in the eight-county region it serves, according to President and CPO Rubielen Norris. At the United Way's annual meeting and awards banquet Tuesday night at Athens Country Club, hundreds of people were updated on the status of the organization's annual campaign to support nonprofit groups in Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties.


  3. Bed Bath & Beyond And Party City Coming To Oconee County's Epps Bridge CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 |

    Oconee County has issued a permit for a 39,000-square-foot building at Epps Bridge Centre to house both Bed Bath & Beyond and Party City. The new building will be located to the west of Marshalls in the last open area in the central core of the strip mall that lies between the Oconee Connector, SR Loop 10 and Epps Bridge Parkway.


  4. Oconee County Chamber celebrates a year of success at annual banquetRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Scott Norris speaks during the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the Oconee County Civic Center on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. OnlineAthens / Athens Banner-Herald If the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is successful, it's only because of the time and energy donated by its volunteers.


  5. Oconee County Police BlotterRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... worth of damage done to the car. BURGLARY: On Jan. 15, Deputy Matt Towe was dispatched to Studio Dance Co. at the Oconee Connector, where a burglar entered by damaging a window and stealing a computer and stereo valued at $1,600. THEFT: On Jan. 17, ...


  6. Oconee County Commissioners Told They Should Consider Increasing Property Taxes This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 |

    Given the costs of paying for the enticements to bring Caterpillar to the area, the need for new judicial facilities, and the plans to build new roads and maintain the existing ones, Oconee County commissioners should consider an increase in the county's property tax rate. That was the message of Wes Geddings, county finance director, in the opening session of a day-long planning meeting held by the Oconee Board of Commissioners at a conference venue in Athens-Clarke County today.


  7. County teams ready for home stretchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Times-Herald

    Northgate and Newnan swim teams each finished in the top-half of a talented lineup of schools at the annual Clarke-Oconee Invitational at the University of Georgia's Ramsey Center on Saturday. Among 28 teams, Northgate finished a solid 10th overall with 139 points and Newnan placed 13th with 118 while paced by a strong performance from its boys that included two individual state- qualifying times by senior Caleb Schenck.


  8. High school games of the weekRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... two-point loss to rival Clarke Central in December. Clarke Central (10-7, 5-3) is 3-5 since visiting Cedar Shoals. Oconee County's girls (6-11) upset North Oconee (14-4) in the teams' first meeting this season. Saturday's game against the Titans ...


  9. Boys' basketball: Jefferson rallies, beats Oconee in double OTRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 17 |

    It was a region win, but it was perhaps more than that. Jefferson rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit and survived two overtimes to upset Oconee County 53-44 at home Friday night.


  10. Girls' basketball: Lady Dragons win sixth-straightRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 17 |

    With a trio of scorers reaching double figures, the Jefferson girls' basketball team continued its winning ways in region play - and in general. McKenzie Tyner led the Lady Dragons with 14 points, Lauren Wagner added 12 and Abbie Franklin finished with 10 as Jefferson beat Oconee County 52-45 Friday at home to move to 6-1 in the 8-AAA standings.


  11. Athens area high school games of the weekRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Four area teams will try for state wrestling titles this week, while a batch of basketball teams look to pick up crucial wins over region opponents. White County travels to North Oconee for a Region 8-AAAA game.


  12. Wrestling: Fourth-place finish 'stings' for PanthersRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 |

    Jackson County took home a trophy from the area duals Saturday but not the one they were gunning for. The Panthers finished fourth at the Area 3A-8 Duals at Oconee County Saturday, losing a close second-round match to the host Warriors and never quite recovering from the disappointing defeat.


  13. Around Here CalendarRead the original story

    Friday Jan 9 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... River Church Road, Danielsville. The cost is $30 per person and entertainment will be provided by Tommy Hall. The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Oconee Civic Center. Tickets are $50 per person ...


  14. Jefferson's arrival shakes up Area 3A-8 wrestling sceneRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... in Class A and six in Class AA. "Everybody's going in trying to win it and all, but Jefferson's pretty dang good," Oconee County coach Al Yauck said. Oconee County will host one of the five area duals featuring Athens-area teams on Saturday. Clarke ...


  15. Oconee sheriff's investigators trying to ID man who robbed pizza deliverymanRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Oconee County sheriff's investigators have developed some theories in connection with Monday night's robbery of a pizza deliveryman who was locked in the trunk of his car, but have not been unable to identify a suspect, Sheriff Scott Berry said Thursday. The robbery was a traumatic experience for the 22-year-old man, but he was not physically harmed in the incident, Berry said.


  16. 2014 ABH All-area volleyball teamRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Emma Boughner, Middle Hitter, North Oconee, Sr. - A first-team All-Region 8-AAAA selection, Boughner posted 217 kills, 32 aces, 67 blocks and 81 digs for the Titans, who went 28-20 and advanced to the third round of the Class AAAA state tournament. M.E. Eberhardt, Setter/Hitter, Athens Academy, Jr. - A first-team all-area selection, Eberhardt posted 506 assists, 243 kills and 57 aces for Athens Academy, which advanced to the second round of the Class A Private state tournament.


  17. Athens area below high rate of pedestrian deaths documented statewideRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Athens Banner-Herald

    There were 182 pedestrians killed on Georgia roads in 2014, but Athens and its contiguous counties did not experience such a spike in this surge of fatalities. There was one fatality each reported in Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Jackson counties, according to authorities.


  18. Event calendar for the weekRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 4 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... County Library, 2025 Baxter St. Children of all ages welcome. . Movie Night: 6 p.m., Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Rd. "Casablanca" from 1942 will be shown. Rated PG. . Al-Anon ...


  19. Around Here calendar itemsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 2 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... River Church Road, Danielsville. The cost is $30 per person and entertainment will be provided by Tommy Hall. The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville is offering two painting courses this month. Portrait painting in oils will be taught ...


  20. Oconee Youth Playhouse presents Beauty & the BeastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 |

    Oconee Youth Playhouse will present the beloved Broadway musical Beauty & The Beast for six performances at the Oconee County Civic Center in January. Shows are Jan. 9-11 and Jan. 16-18, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. The cast of local young people is headed by Cameron Loyal, a junior at Clarke Central High School, as the Beast, while the role of Belle is shared by Ivy Hitchcock, a homeschooled junior, and Bailey Chastain, a junior at North Oconee High School.


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