Dinner May 18 at the Thomas Cotton Gin will be catered by Hot Thomas BBQ.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The former UGA football coach and athletic director is participating in the third annual Jump, Fly, Be Different next month in Monroe.
UPDATE: The fundraiser has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 1. Extra Special People issued the following announcement on Thursday evening: "ESP is committed to the community and it's supporters through successful events which includes the safety of our jumpers and attendees. Skydive Monroe has projected that both the cloud height and the wind speed are not acceptable conditions for skydiving." Look to the skies of Monroe next month and you'll see a University of Georgia legend among dozens who'll be leaping from airplanes to raise money for Watkinsville's Extra Special People. Vince Dooley will be taking the plunge alongside his grandson, Matthew, and his son, Daniel, Good Day Atlanta reports. Matthew has cerebral palsy and does …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The money from the fundraiser at Fox's Pizza Den on April 7 will help fund a handicap van for Anna Kate Frazier.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Sanders family thanks the community for the support they continue to receive as Randy battles cancer.
The following is an open letter written by Watkinsville City Clerk Julie Sanders: In our minds there is always someone that needs help more than us. We can handle things ourselves. This is far from the truth and a hard lesson learned starting in 2010 when a tornado hit our home on April 8, 2010. We realized then that we do need help sometimes. A long overdue thank you goes out to every fire department member, emergency personnel, police department, and every volunteer from family members to friends to even strangers that assisted us during that difficult time. As many people know, Randy had a heart attack on December 1, 2010 – just ten days before we were able to move back home. Just as we are beginning to get settled back home and …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The 3rd annual Night of Blue Lights fundraiser for the Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors is coming up on March 9, 2013.
Saturday's forecast calls for an afternoon high of 65 and chilly temperatures into the evening, but hearts will be warm regardless at the third annual Night of Blue Lights in Oconee County. The event, organized by Oconee County resident Lee Dyer, serves as a fundraiser for the Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). It's also a way for officers from different agencies to have an opportunity to mingle outside of police work. This year the event will again be held at Oconee Veterans Park. From 3 p.m. until about 9 p.m., there will be K-9 demonstrations, live music, raffles and kids activities. At dark, the blue lights will be turned on simultaneouly in remembrance of fallen peace officers. Oconee County Sheriff Scott …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Mayor Charles Ivie has issued a proclamation to "Paint the Town Purple" for the month of March.
Downtown Watkinsville will transform into a sea of purple next month as Oconee County gears up for Relay for Life on March 22-23 at Oconee County High School. Mayor Charles Ivie surrounded by Relay organizers on Friday issued a proclamation to "Paint the Town Purple." "We felt like we wanted to do our part," he said in an interview later that day. Ivie described himself as a veteran of the Relay, and said the cause is close to him because five of his family members have had cancer. Tonya Wagner of the American Cancer Society says the goal is to raise awareness for the upcoming event by fastening purple bows to city light posts. "We're building excitement, showing survivors we will rally around them," she said. Residents and business …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A fundraiser in a neighboring city will raise money for the family of Hannah Rinehart, who passed away last week after battling a bacterial infection.
Weather: The work week starts out with mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 82 degrees, according to the Weather Channel's forecast. The overnight low will be 59. Top things to know:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Sixth Annual Taste of Oconee – Saturday, Jan 28 presents a match made in heaven!
With more than 20 restaurant and drink vendors participating, A Taste of Oconee is expecting another “sell-out” year! According to Publicity Chair Eleanor Cotton, ticket sales have been very good already and Saturday’s event should sell-out the 1,000 tickets which will fill up the venue. The sixth annual event is Saturday, Jan 28 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Oconee County Civic Center. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 at Oconee Middle School, at the Civic Center and at the Chamber of Commerce. You may purchase them at the door for $25. According to Cotton, this will be “one delicious and enjoyable event!” Event Chair Karen Joyce and Vendor Chair Maria Twedt have put together a great array of tastings for the evening. …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
A multicultural health fair and a chair quilting class are two of the events taking place in the area today. See what else there is to know.
1. The weekend starts off with mainly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to forecasts. 2. The College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia hosts a Multicultural Health Fair from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the J & J Flea Market. There will be information about a variety of health topics including dental hygiene. Health screenings, blood pressure checks, and cholesterol screenings will be available to the community. 3. Skydive for a good cause. Extra Special People, Inc. is looking for "Super Heroes" to Jump, Fly, and Be Different by leaping out of planes to raise money for the organization's programs that assist children and young adults with developmental …
Monday, March 28, 2011
A Minority and Small Business Expo at the University of Georgia is one event going on today. See what else is happening in and around Oconee.
1. The work week begins with a 70 percent chance of rain in the morning and partly sunny skies in the late afternoon. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s, according to the Weather Channel. 2.The Oconee County Senior Center offers a line dance class and an exercise class this morning. For more information about membership, call 706-769-3979. 3. From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., the University of Georgia is hosting Minority and Small Business Expo III in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center. The expo is free and open to all vendors. 4. Book Babies at the Oconee County Library invites infants and toddlers up to 23-months-old and their caregivers to enjoy stories and movement exercises followed by playtime. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. 5…