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Please attend the Oconee Caucus 2:00 pm Saturday at Kumquat Mae bakery and cafe

We welcome any and all Oconee County, Georgia residents who are registered to vote or would like to get registered to vote and are older than 17 and a half years of age who would like to participate in the Oconee County Democratic Committee's biannual caucus 2:00 pm Saturday to elect committee members and officers for the next two years. The caucus will be taking place at the Kumquat Mae Bakery and Cafe at 18 Barnett Shoals Road in Watkinsville and should not last more than an hour. We appreciate your participation and please bring a friend along as well. The telephone number there is 706-769-1105. My cell is 706-372-1062.

Many thanks to the wonderful and beautiful Trae Stewart for allowing us to have the event at her restaurant.

Sad News about the death of Larry Sheats

Larry and I used to play basketball at Herman C. Michael back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He undoubtedly was much better than me at basketball but he always tolerate my slow white ass trying to keep up with him on the court and off the court. He was always ready to talk about anything, anytime and has a great family - my best to them in this trying time. He came home too early and is dunking with Jesus now. I will never forget having to literally tackle him one time after he blew past me like three times in a row on a fast breaks, and he completely took it in stride (and could have become extremely angry and kicked my ass if he wanted to, and just smiled and laughed).

He was always good for a hug at Bethel Baptist too.

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews

Sad News

Larry Sheats of Watkinsville passed away on July 28. Larry and his wife Lana joined the Oconee Democrats at our rally at Krimson's last February. Funeral services will be held Sat., Aug. 4, 12 p.m., at Bethel Baptist Church. …

Ashford Manor's 'Concerts on the Lawn' Series Ending After 12th Season

this week's farmers market

From: Oconee Farmers Market <> Date: August 10, 2012 9:33:29 AM EDT To: Daniella Adams < Subject: Fw: this week's market

Market Manager (currently being updated) 

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Greetings- Please join us for another great week at the Oconee Farmers Market in downtown Watkinsville. This our vendors will be bringing a variety of items including 100% grass fed beef, lamb, local wildflower honey, jams and jellies, free range eggs, tomatoes, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, brussel sprouts, beets, peppers, pink eye purple hull peas, watermelon, cantaloupe, figs, cut flowers and more! There will also be plenty of cakes, pies, muffins and breads, vegetable quiche, boiled…

Dozen years of Concerts on the Lawn comes to an end at Ashford Manor B&B

After 12 years, Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast in Watkinsville is ending its popular Concerts on the Lawn series on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. The final concert will feature The Sensational Sounds of Motown, with gates opening at 5 p.m. Sept. 3, and the concert running from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ashford Manor proprietors Mario Castro and David Shearon said they were saddened to end the series, which drew monthly crowds of around 500 to1,000 people to the four-acre estate -- the second largest concert venue in the Athens area. They cited economic reasons as well as dwindling attendance for bringing the series to an end.

“It’s been a tremendously hard decision,” said Shearon, “one of the toughest we’ve had to make since we’ve been here.”

Shearon and Castro, along with Shearon’s brother Jim Shearon, opened the bed and breakfast in 1997 and began the concert series three years later. For 11 years, the concerts took place nearly every Monday night from May through October. But atte…

The Fresh Market Now Hiring

Oconee Schools Hiring for Technology Support Technician

Enrollment at Oconee County Schools Shows Slight Growth

Water pressure quite low in some parts of Watkinsville this morning

The Oconee County Utility Department reported that they were aware of the low pressure of the water near Simonton Bridge area of Watkinsville and were ostensibly working on the situation before office hours Tuesday morning.

Not exactly the best way to start your day. Water would barely trickle through my shower head and not come out of my water filter.

UPDATE: crews were working on a site on Third Street just off Simonton Bridge before 8:00 am and were bleeding a line with a wide open fire hydrant east of that site toward Athens on Simonton Bridge/Whitehall Road. There was zero water pressure at area restaurants and houses at that time.

2012 Woodruff Scholarship Awarded to UGA Freshman

Program will provide tips on protecting Oconee County senior citizens from fraud

70-year-old man charged with looking at child porn at Oconee library

Regents set to vote on UGA Oconee County farm sale, other projects

70-year-old Bogart Man Accused of Viewing Child Porn on Oconee Library Computer