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Oconee Today -- Dec. 10

High winds and thunderstorms are in the forecast as the work week begins.

Weather: Watch out for patches of early morning fog.  The Weather Channel predicts a 60 percent chance of late morning to mid-afternoon thunderstorms and winds of up to 20 mph. Highs will be in the upper 60s.

Top things to know:

  • This week, Oconee County Middle School is holding a silent auction in support of Relay for Life.  Stop by the lobby to drop off bids.
  • Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black visits UGA this morning for a seminar at Conner Hall about the "Feed My School" initiative. According to a news release, the program "has connected thousands of Georgia students with local farmers, by supplying their school cafeterias with enough local produce and meat to feed their school for a week."
  • Former Superintendent John Jackson and former school board members Chris Franklin, Mack Guest, and David Williams have requested time to address the Oconee County Board of Education at its 5 p.m. meeting.  The appearances are listed under "Recognitions" on the agenda. The Board is also scheduled to hear a report on the recent Can-a-thon and vote on final payments to contractors that worked on the Colham Ferry Elementary renovations and the North Oconee High field house. 
  • The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse where a rezone request made by Presbyterian Homes of Georgia will be discussed. The agenda is attached as a pdf.
  • Patch's annual "Deck the House" contest is under way. Snap a photo of your outdoor holiday decorations and upload it here for a chance to win up to $500 to pay for your December electric bill and score $100,000 for Oconee County Schools.  See details.

Be sure to check the Oconee Patch event calendar for more events. Have an event you would like added to the calendar? Click here to post it.

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