Monday, February 11, 2013
OCHS Head Tennis Coach Dan Gruetter has announced the 2013 Warrior Varsity and Junior Varsity Tennis Schedules.
Monday, February 11
The Warrior Girls' and Boys' Varsity begin the 2013 season hosting Flowery Branch Tuesday, February 12th, as they attempt to defend their respective 8-AAA region crowns. The OCHS girls finished the 2012 season ranked 10th in state AAA, with a 19-4 record, while the Warrior boys finished 8th in state AAA, with a 20-3 mark.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Susan Burger hopes her drawings will offer comfort to the families of those killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
It started with one face: that of sweet Emilie Parker. Oconee County resident Susan Burger cried along with the nation -- and world -- on Dec. 14, 2012, as the tragic news unfolded that 26 lives in Newtown, Conn. had been taken in a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Twenty of the victims, the children, were around the same age as her granddaughter. The mother of two felt immense heartache as she listened to Robbie Parker, 6-year-old Emilie's father, speak to the media about the loss of his beloved daughter while images of the blonde-haired, blue-eyed first grader were shown. She felt a connection to Newtown, too. Burger grew up about 60 miles away in the town of Vernon. Feeling moved to do something, the high school graphic …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The OCHS team opens the season in 3-1/2 weeks with a match at Flowery Branch.
Wednesday, January 23
OCHS tennis teammates, Jordan England and Will McDonald, both recorded USTA tournament wins in their respective divisions this past weekend at the Hamilton Mill Junior Championships in Dacula. England, a sophomore, won three straight matches enroute to the 16 and under championship, while McDonald, a senior, also won three straight matches to win the 18 and under championship. England, McDonald and the OCHS team open the season in 3-1/2 weeks with a match at Flowery Branch.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The OCHS Swimming and Diving team outscored 32 teams for the overall win at the 2013 Clarke-Oconee Invitational at the UGA Gabrielsen Natatorium on Saturday.
Monday, December 24, 2012
A selection of artwork created by Oconee County High School and North Oconee High School students is on display this month at the Oconee County Schools district central office building.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Cathi Mutimer is the instructor at NOHS and Jim Pinneau is the instructor at OCHS.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
No charges are expected, and no one else was seriously injured in the collision Monday on Timothy Road, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A 16-year-old Oconee County High School student was involved in an accident that killed a Newton County man Monday, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. Christopher Tyler Evans, 37, of Newborn, was riding to Georgia Square Mall to see Santa Claus with his excited 5- and 7-year-old sons when the car his wife was driving pulled into the path of an oncoming Jeep, driven by the student. The collision on Timothy Road near the Athens Perimeter killed Evans, the Athens Banner-Herald reports, on the couple's anniversary. The student had been volunteering with a youth group and working at a nursing home that day, police told the newspaper. No charges are expected, and no one else was seriously injured. It is the second fatal accident to occur in …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Oconee County Schools could receive around $900,000 in state funding to go toward the estimated $8 million project, which is scheduled to begin in 2014.
Renovations to Oconee County High School may be partially funded by the state. At a meeting Monday, the Oconee County Board of Education agreed to submit a fiscal year capital outlay application to potentially receive $918,778 toward the project. In order to qualify for the funding, the school system must contribute at least $220,000 and can't begin construction until 2014. Since the project is estimated to cost $8 million, Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Student Services Mark Channell said meeting that benchmark wouldn't be a problem. The bulk of the project will be funded through the education local-option sales tax (E-LOST). Though the bidding process could begin in 2013, state funds, if approved by the Georgia Geneneral …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The paint was cleaned up Friday and no permanent damage was reported.
For the second time this week, an Oconee County Sheriff's deputy met with an administrator at Oconee County High School. Sometime between 2:50 and 7:11 Friday morning, someone came onto the school's campus and used window paint to write "taunting remarks and lewd comments" on the windows of the school, according to an incident report. The paint was easily removed with window cleaner by maintenance workers and nothing appeared to be permanently damaged, the report noted. On Sunday, school officials learned vulgar images and obscene words had been painted on the front and back of the school's booster club sign, entrance to the school's doors, and on the windows and sidewalks. Mark Channell, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, said…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Preview all the High School Pigskin action in the Oconee, Athens, Barrow and Loganville areas right here!
The air is getting crisp as fall approaches, but there will be plenty of heat in area stadiums, as regional foes clash tonight in the third week of action. North Oconee High will face Madison County at home tonight. Both teams are hungry for their first win of the year. Last week, North Oconee opened their season with a 58-15 loss to St Pius X Academy. Next week they will face Athens Christian Acedemy. The Monroe Purple Hurricanes will try to maintain their catergory 5 strength against the Oconee Warriors in Watkinsville tonight. The 'Canes are 2-0 after leveling Winder-Barrow last week, and Loganville with a similar lopsided score the week before. Oconee is coming into tonight even at 1-1 following a close loss to last week. Both teams …