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An artist’s rendering shows what the new Extra Special People building will look like on VFW Drive.

ESP fundraiser: engraved bricks for new facility

With construction underway on VFW Drive for Extra Special People Inc.’s new facility, the Watkinsville-based group is asking the community to continue supporting ESP through its ongoing Pave the Way campaign. The Pave the Way campaign allows people to buy for $100 engraved bricks to be used at the new facility. The engraving can be up to 18 characters on three lines, and though the campaign runs through December 1, all bricks bought by October 30 will be matched by the Turner Foundation, according to ESP Director Laura Whitaker. Through the summer, crews worked to clear the land on VFW…


September 17 hearing to discuss Mars Hill corridor

DeeAnn Cox browses the pieces on display in Rocket Hall. Cox said she has always loved pottery and has
been to Perspectives every year. (Rob Peecher/Oconee Leader)

OCAF’s Perspectives has ‘crazy busy’ opening weekend


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Lady Titans keep on rolling, win four more

Four matches last week resulted in four wins for the top-five ranked North Oconee Lady Titans as they improved to 13-2 entering this week’s region-opening matches. The Lady Titans defeated Morgan County 25-9, 25-10 and Walnut Grove 25-15, 25-13 last Tuesday. For photos of North Oconee’s win against Rockdale, click here   Emma Boughner had four kills and two aces against Morgan County and six kills, three digs, two aces and two blocks against Walnut Grove. Alyssa Butler had four kills against Morgan County. Makenzie Perry had six kills and three aces against Morgan County and five kills, two aces…



Peecher: The Great Debate Society chooses favorites

From time to time I gather together a group of young intellectuals, men upon whose thoughts entire nations may one day turn. We discuss issues of extreme importance: Economics, politics, history, the start of the 2015-16 English Premier League soccer season, and whether or not it is reasonable that their teachers expect them to complete summer reading assignments. For the record, we have all agreed that summer reading assignments are unreasonable and that summers are meant for more important pursuits, such as riding down the river in a canoe. I call this young coterie of brilliants the Great Debate Society….