More than $500 was raised this fall.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The donation, made Wednesday, will allow the school to move forward with plans to construct a new field house starting in January.
Prince Avenue Christian School's football team's bid for the championship title at the Georgia Dome on Friday isn't the only big news buzzing around the school this week. School officials Wednesday were presented with a $125,000 check from Zaxby's that will go toward the school's building fund. "We saw the opportunity to help the school with their building campaign, so we wanted to put a big step forward in kicking it off," said Tony Townley, Zaxby's executive vice president. "It's going to be good for the kids. It's going to provide more room and jump start their field house." The Oconee Enterprise notes in an article about the donation that Townley has three kids who attend PACS. "Zaxby's has had a great year this year," said Townley…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A representative of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police delivered six new vests to the department on Monday.
The Watkinsville Police Department has something to be thankful for this holiday season: six new ballistic vests. The Xtreme body armor, made of kevlar, was delivered Monday by Clay Bridges of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police. It's a donation made possible through the Operation Protect our Protectors program, which provides vests to agencies that may not have the funds available to purchase them at a cost of several hundred dollars each. "Officer safety is a critical issue in law enforcement, and the ballistic vest has been proven to not only reduce injuries but also save lives," Bridges said in a released statement. "Every officer should wear one every day. The FOP is working to ensure that more officers within our state have …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The program currently provides weekend meals to 76 students in need.
A representative of Walmart at a meeting of the Oconee County Board of Education this week presented a $1,000 check to the Oconee Food for Kids program. "We're just thankful that we can come and help in the communities where we work," Brock Toole said. "Hopefully it will be a long-term partnership." During the meeting, the Board also heard about the program's latest developments. A team of volunteers, which includes students from a jobs readiness class at North Oconee High School, meet weekly at Oconee County Elementary to bag weekend meals for needy schoolchildren in the county. Fresh fruit is included every week. Several times throughout the year, toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss are packaged along with the meals, which are designed…