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The Sons of American Revolution Color Guard gave a three-gun salute during the ceremony. marking the grave of Sydney Johnson III. (PHOTO BY WAYNE FORD(

Sons and Daughters of American Revolution host ceremony in Bishop

The Sons of the American Revolution honored one of its own Sunday afternoon in Bishop as a plaque was unveiled at the grave of Albert Sydney Johnson III. The ceremony drew members of the SAR along with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and other groups formed to preserve the memories of ancestors long gone. The ceremony was held in the Bishop Cemetery. Johnson, who died in December 2014, was a man who studied American history, but who also “emphasized family history and how those families fit into the overall place in our national history,” said Paul Maxey,…

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Oconee County seniors Ansley McClain, Emily Boswell and Rachel Blanton (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Oconee County closes Senior Night with win against Stephens County

It was a special ending to Senior Night on Tuesday night for Oconee County’s volleyball team. With the match tied in the third set and the Lady Warriors leading 24-15, each senior contributed on the final point to give Oconee a 2-1 win. For photos of the match and Senior Night events, click here “It felt so good. Emily (Boswell) passed it Ansley (McClain) set it and I killed it,” said senior Rachel Blanton. “It is a very bittersweet. I love this team more than anything but my favorite part was our very last play, our senior passer passed it,…