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DeeDee Gaines, with her dog Sophie and son Knox, is helping to organize the Canines and Cocktails event at Mutty Paws in June to raise money for improvements at the Bark Park at Oconee Veterans Park. 
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Event seeks to raise bucks for Oconee Bark Park

Last summer the Facebookers of Oconee County managed to secure a $25,000 grant from Pet Safe to make improvements to the Bark Park at Oconee Veterans Park. This summer, supporters of the park are hoping to raise another $10,000 to complete the project. On Sunday, June 12, Mutty Paws in downtown Watkinsville will host a Canines and Cocktails event hoping to raise a portion of the money still needed to finish the improvements at the Bark Park. DeeDee Gaines, who sits on the county’s parks and rec department and is helping to organize the event, said the county hopes to…

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Retired Marine Pfc. John McGilvray salutes the flag as "Taps" is performed at Oconee County Middle School in Watkinsville, Ga.       
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North Oconee Titans golf finishes third, Lady Titans fifth in Class AAAA

The North Oconee Titans finished third and the Lady Titans finished fifth in the Class AAAA state golf tournament last week. Marist won the boys’ state title with a 302 and Woodward was second with a 305. “We like to think we are a premier program. We like to think we are going to compete to win a state championship every year. When it doesn’t happen, the euphoria that everyone thinks we should have, public school state champion and third-place finish, it is a depressing thing in the sense that in an afterthought, we know we had a team that…