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Introducing Seamus Romney, 'Mr. Personality' - 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog - Political Intelligence - Boston.com

Jacobs to lead proposed college consolidation

Brodrick noted for long career in education, wisdom in life | Online Athens

Rest in peace Martha Brodrick - Longtime educator dies

Broun draws Democratic challenger | Athens Banner Herald Mobile

Graffiti near Elder Bridge is perceived as gang warning sign, call to action

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Graffiti tags near Elder Bridge causes letters to be written and photos to be taken. The following are letters from Angela Helwig and Bill Zorn that have been minimally edited.

I am all for protecting Elder Mill Covered Bridge by all means necessary.
Subject: RE: elder bridge EMERGENCY!!!!


Mr. Zorn (and all), As Director of Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, I receive e-mails from Keep America Beautiful regarding their various programs.  One that I have mostly ignored is their "Graffiti Hurts" campaign.  I see now that I was mistaken to believe that it would not be a problem here. Here is a link to the Graffiti Hurts website:  http://www.graffitihurts.org/.  It contains a lot of information including prevention, task force creation, best practices, etc.  There have been grants available the past few years from KAB for this program.  According to the KAB website, "In 2011, KAB expanded the national grants program and added one additional $2,500 cash grant, three $2,500…

The Day Jobs: Upcoming Event: Drive-By Truckers Memorabilia Auct...

The Day Jobs: Upcoming Event: Drive-By Truckers Memorabilia Auct...: As the annual Drive-By Truckers ' three-night stand at the 40 Watt approaches (this will be the 7th year) , so does the annual DBT Memorabi...

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Less Conservative Than Its Reputatio...

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Less Conservative Than Its Reputatio...: Not Tea Party Heaven Oconee County has a reputation as a bastion of conservative Republicanism. WGAU newsman Tim Bryant even referred to t...

Officials cut ribbon on Oconee Connector | Online Athens

Faculty ‘shocked’ by college merger plan

Conservative group attacks Broun opponent | Online Athens

Huckaby: Regents will approve college mergers | Online Athens

The Oconee County campus of Gainesville State College is run horribly both here and from afar in Hall County expensively and inefficiently (it has not been always) and without the least bit or regard for the needs of the students of the area. Instead of working with the University of Georgia in terms of classes and curriculum, it has suffered a lack of enrollment recently and shown a distinct inability to retain either faculty or staff. These are not opinions, they are facts. They have attempted to purchase their way into the local political arena with maximum contributions to the percieved incumbents or Good Ol' Boys without the slightest regard for fairness, compassion, or innovation. They have almost soured their relationship to the University of Georgia, and could have done what Medical College of Georgia in Augusta did long ago. Michael Adams is actually doing us a favor by keeping the growth controlled on the closest alternative mini-college campus, but the Regents and local…

Citizens help nab burglary suspects in Oconee County | Online Athens

Hell yes. Great job social media, police of all jurisdictions, folks in both subdivisions who were instrumental with them getting caught. I am thankful that nothing worse happened to those who were arrested, as well as those involved with the arresting.
Citizens help nab burglary suspects in Oconee County | Online Athens

UGA student chosen to make high-stake, half-time field goal attempt | Online Athens

Lawmaker: 8 Ga. campuses could merge into 4 | Online Athens

Oconee commissioners approve bonuses, critical needs list | Online Athens

Ga. ag chief: Congress must fix immigration system | Online Athens

Adams, other Athenians on most-influential list | Online Athens

Republican state rep. looks forward to 'thump therapy' for Occupy protesters at Iowa caucuses

Oconee County Historic Sign

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Oconee County Historic Sign, a photo by jimmywayne on Flickr.

Watkinsville, Georgia, Unnamed Monument

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Watkinsville, Georgia, Unnamed Monument, a photo by J. Stephen Conn on Flickr. Witches' pot?

State funding criteria could bode well for Hard Labor reservoir - WaltonTribune.com: News

Shields: Iowa doesn't deserve political bashing | Online Athens

Elder 2011 Caregiver of the Year | Online Athens

Congratulations to a very deserving Joy Elder Elder 2011 Caregiver of the Year | Online Athens

Owners Show Off Agile Dogs In Perry Competition | 13wmaz.com

Elaine Boris of Watkinsville comments about her dogs' competitive skill Owners Show Off Agile Dogs In Perry Competition | 13wmaz.com