A look back at some of the biggest, most interesting, and special moments that occurred in Oconee County, Ga this past year.
Before the start of 2013, take a few minutes to look back at some highlights from 2012. How will you remember 2012? Tell us in the comments below. February Fifth Annual Big Hearts Pageant 2012 STAR Students and Teachers Celebrated March On the Fast Track: Caterpillar Plant Construction Begins in Oconee-Athens July Oconee's Fireworks Grand Finale Wows Crowd September Bells Ring, Cannons Boom on Constitution Day in Watkinsville Watch Bill Nelson, Teacher of the Year, Accept Award October Wounded Marines Start 'Amputee Outdoors' to Support Their Own Swimming Pigs Newest Attraction at Washington Farms November Retired Educator Roger Bailey Inducted Into the Oconee County Schools Hall of Fame Martha Brodrick's Legacy Lives on in the …
Here's what scholars and scientists are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar and their potential impact.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And, despite the plans for "end of days" parties in Northeast Georgia and elsewhere, the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What is All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. From professors at Tampa Bay’s own New …