There are more than two dozen service projects planned in Athens and Oconee County.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Is it a day to celebrate, a day to give back or the last day of a long weekend?
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, it is a day to honor the prominent civil rights activist by giving back to the community, like these opportunities chronicled in Athens Patch and Oconee Patch. For others, it is a day of celebration, a way to celebrate the unity in the community, like the second annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day Parade that will take place in the city of Snellville on Monday. And for others, it is the final day on a long weekend and an opportunity for a day off work. So which is it for you? A day to give back, a day to celebrate or the last day of a vacation weekend? A little history, courtesy of Wheaton Patch Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
There are more than two dozen service projects planned for Monday, Jan. 21, in Athens and Oconee County.
Many Americans will have a holiday from work Monday to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Hands on Northeast Georgia is hoping those in the Athens-Clarke and Oconee area will consider devoting some of that time to various local service projects as part of the 2013 MLK Day of Service. "Last year we had 35 sites and over 1,000 volunteers and we are looking forward to an even more successful day this year!" the organization's website states. Are you planning to volunteer on the 2013 MLK Day of Service? Have you participated in the past? Share about your experiences below. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will disperse to work on their designated project. The afternoon will conclude with the 3nd Annual Dream to be Able ML5K …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Our quick daily roundup of what's happening in Oconee today.
1. Give the Gift of Life! The NE GA Chapter of the American Red Cross is continuing their special blood donor drive today due to an severe blood shortage in Georgia. Stop by the blood donor center at 3525 Atlanta Hwy in Athens. To make an appointment, call: 706-546-0681 or make an on-line appointment at your convenience. All blood types are accepted. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old, healthy, and not taking antibiotics. Grab a bite before you donate. It's National Blood Donor Month. It's easy, it's fast and it can save a life! 2. Enjoy a play! This is the last performance of The Oconee Youth Playhouse's presentation of "Annie," the famous Broadway musical modeled after the comic strip "Little Orphan …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Oconee County District School Office has set the dates for making up the missed school days this week due to winter weather.
Oconee County School Superintendent John Jackson released a letter Friday announcing the snow make-up dates scheduled to replace the school days missed this week. In a letter to school parents, students and staff, Dr. Jackson said Oconee students will be making up three of the five days missed this week due to icy road conditions. The two other days missed will be "forgiven" for students as permitted by provisions in Georgia State Law. The make-up days are as follows: These three days were already in this year's school calendar as possible make-up days for Oconee students. The state allows Georgia school districts four emergency days in the school calendar year before requiring a special waiver or scheduling the make-up days at the end of …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Here's your daily round up of what you need to know today in Oconee County.
1. Lady Dawgs UGA and So. Carolina tipoff today at 2 p.m. at Stegeman in a great SEC matchup. 100 Smith St, Athens. 877-542-1231. Tickets: $3 Youth / $5 Adult. Buy Tickets. 2. "Praise from the Past" service New Life Apostolic Church, 2050 Hog Mountain Rd. in Watkinsville at 6 p.m. tonight. http://www.nlac.tv/ 706-769-6824. 3. Stone Mountain Christmas Festival Today is the last day of the Stone Mountain Christmas Festival at Stone Mountain Park. 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain. Festivities are today from 2:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. 800-401-2407. One-day ticket: $21 Child / $27 Adult. Buy Tickets 4. MLK Day Of Service Register for the MLK Day of Service with Hands on Northeast Georgia. Contact Dawn Aiello: daiello@…