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Stacey Abrams, the minority leader for the Georgia House of Representatives.

Oconee County Democrats to host state House minority leader at upcoming social

The Oconee County Democratic Party will host an “Afternoon with Abrams,” an event planned to introduce local residents to Stacey Abrams, the minority leader for the Georgia House of Representatives. The ice cream social is set for Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the pavilion of Oconee Veterans Park on Hog Mountain Road. The New York Times recently named Abrams as “one of 14 young Democrats to watch” and described her as a “lawmaker of extraordinary distinction.” Abrams is the first woman and the first African-American to lead the Georgia House. After her election in the 89th District seat in…

An example of Barry Gregg's pottery. (Photo by CINDY FARLEY)

Plenty of pottery at Oconee ‘Perspectives’ show

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Oconee commission candidate forum scheduled for Sept. 15

Sports

Roques Dowdy returns a fumble for a touchdown in the fourth quarter last Friday night against Clarke Central at Warrior Stadium (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Oconee County wins opening game of season 34-10 against Clarke Central

After going almost the entire first half without scoring, Clarke Central got on the board first after taking an advantage of a mistake by Oconee County on a punt. The Gladiators got a 32-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead with 2:34 left in the second quarter. The Warriors then went on to score 34 unanswered points to take a 34-3 lead and came away with a 34-10 win against Clarke Central on Friday night at Warrior Stadium in their season-opening game. For photos of Oconee’s win, click here “I am very proud of how the defense played, especially…