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This scarecrow placed outside Watkinsville City Hall portraying Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz was one of 23 entered in the contest. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Scaring up some votes: 23 entries in Chamber contest

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is still accepting votes from the public on their favorite scarecrow entered in the chamber’s first scarecrow-making contest. The scarecrows were put on the display last Saturday at the annual Oconee Chamber Fall Festival in the downtown area and runners in the Scarecrow 5K were allowed to vote on their favorite. There were 23 entries in the contest, said Tammy Gilland, who coordinated the contest. “We hope to make it an annual tradition as part of the festival and the Scarecrow 5K,” she said. The scarecrows have been placed at various businesses and locations…

Annette Whitaker Sledge sits on the front porch of her home where she often reads the Bible when the weather permits. (Photo by WAYNE FORD)

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The Warriors react after Roques Dowdy's interception near the end zone late in the fourth quarter (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Oconee County comes from behind to beat St. Pius 20-16

The records of Oconee County and St. Pius going into Friday night’s game at Warrior Stadium were 5-1 for the Warriors and 0-6 for the Lions. Despite a winless record, the Warriors knew they were going to be in a battle against the Atlanta private school. After getting down 13-0 and 16-7, the Warriors fought back and took a 20-16 lead 10:08 left in the game, which is the score they ended up winning by to remain undefeated in the region and improve to 6-1 overall. For photos of the game, click here “It was really big from coming back…