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Oconee Co school year comes to a close

Today is the last day of the school year in Oconee County: students in schools in and around Watkinsville are in class for half a day, then dismissed to begin their summer breaks. Graduation ceremonies for students at Oconee and North Oconee high schools are set for tomorrow, 3 o’clock Saturday for North Oconee Seniors and 7 o’clock for their counterparts at Oconee County High School.
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GDOT sets price tag for Oconee Co intersection upgrade

The Georgia DOT says an early projected price tag for a reconfigured intersection at Highway 316 and Jimmie Daniel Road stands at $75 million. It’s work that could begin in 2024 and wrap up three years later. The DOT’s Kyle Collins says one plan calls for two traffic circles to replace the intersection in Oconee County.
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Early voting ends in Athens and around the state

Today is the last day of early voting in Athens and around the state, with voters casting ballots in advance of next Tuesday’s election day. Early voting sites in Athens include the Elections Office on Washington Street, the Library on Baxter Street, and the Miriam Moore Community Center on McKinley Drive. There is also the Extension Office in Bogart, the East Athens Tennis Center, and the Depot in Winterville. Early voting in Oconee County takes place at the Elections Office on Court Street in Watkinsville.
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Oconee Enterprise

Track and field stars bring home multiple state titles

There was no stopping Oconee County’s track and field teams during last week’s state finals. The county’s teams sent several competitors to the Georgia High School Association’s annual state championships, held in various locations across Georgia. Those track and field stars turned in quite a few impressive performances along the way.
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Oconee Enterprise

AOTW: Johnson enjoys strong senior year with OCHS

It’s not every day a leadoff batter like Darius Johnson Jr. appears at the plate. The senior has been a phenomenal player for the Oconee County High School baseball team throughout his time with the Warriors. Johnson first picked up a bat when he was just 4 years old....
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Oconee Co schedules forum for planned expansion of water plant

Oconee County schedules a public meeting to talk about plans to expand the Calls Creek water plant. It will be held on June 14. The Oconee County Water Resources Department will hold a public meeting on the proposed expansion of the Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in the Community Room at Oconee Veterans Park located at 3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, 30677, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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Oconee Enterprise

Lady Warriors tennis finishes runner-up in state championship

After a historic season, a state championship was just out of reach for Oconee County girls tennis. The Warriors finished as runners-up in the state championship last Saturday at the Rome Tennis Center located at Berry College. They were swept by Westminster, the defending champion, marking the Wildcats’ fourth title win in the past five seasons.
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Oconee Enterprise

RaceTrac murder defendant could face two trials

Former University of Georgia student athlete Ahkil Nasir Crumpton, 24, could be tried twice as a defendant in connection to the March 19, 2021 murder of RaceTrac clerk Elijah Wood. In March of this year, an Oconee County grand jury indicted him on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal...
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Public Safety Job Fair set for Saturday in Watkinsville

WATKINSVILLE — A Public Safety Job Fair will be held Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Oconee Civic Center, 2661 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville. National EMS will be one of more than 20 public safety agencies represented at the job fair, which is sponsored by the Oconee County Fire Department. Below is a list of those scheduled to attend this annual Job Fair.
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Oconee Enterprise

NOHS, OCHS girls lacrosse teams receive area honors

The two girls lacrosse teams in Oconee County had a good deal of success in their area this season. Because of those performances, each team received multiple nominations to the all-area team. Those postseason honors were announced last week. North Oconee High School had eight representatives named to the Area...
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West Point graduate inspired by grandfather

On May 21, Prince Avenue Christian School alumnus Forde Norris will graduate from the United States Military Academy, West Point. Norris follows in the footsteps of his brother, Sutton, who graduated from West Point in 2019. “It’s definitely a good feeling in being able to follow my brother but also...
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Some voters have new precincts

The Primary Election on Tuesday will be the first election with eight precincts, compared to the 10 last year and 12 in previous years. The people who voted at Antioch Christian Church (previously known as the Antioch precinct) last year will now be voting at Poplar Springs Baptist Church as the Colham Ferry precinct.
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OARC fundraiser supports Dolly’s Imagination Library

The Oconee Area Resource Council is hosting a “Books, Boots and Bling” outdoor fundraiser June 10 from 7-10 p.m. at Wire Park in order to raise money for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides children from birth to 5 years old with a free book every month.
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RaceTrac shooter could be tried twice

The Oconee Enterprise reports the man accused of killing the clerk of a RaceTrac store last year could be tried twice in connection with the murder. Former UGA student athlete Ahkil Nadir Crumpton was indicted by an Oconee County grand jury on charges of felony murder in March of this year in the death of Elijah Wood.
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Laverne Cooper

Laverne Cooper, 86, of Oconee County, entered the gates of heaven on May 12, 2022. He was born in Huntsville, Texas on the Fourth of July 1935 and later moved with his family to Jackson County, Georgia. After serving in the United States Navy during the Korean War, Laverne moved to Oconee County and resided there until his death.
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Public Meeting on Proposed Expansion of Calls Creek WRF June 14 at 2 p.m.

The Oconee County Water Resources Department will hold a public meeting on the proposed expansion of the Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in the Community Room at Oconee Veterans Park located at 3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, 30677, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The...
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