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Marcheta Forrester and Allyson Edenfield, members of the Hot Mama’s Relay for Life team, dressed as rock stars for their team’s first trip around the track Friday at Oconee County High School.

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Ansley Irvin puts her arms around her sister’s neck and holds Crystal Bradberry in a tight embrace. They are standing on the track inside the stadium at Oconee County High School. Music is playing at the opposite end of the field. People are walking past on the track. On the field, kids are running around, kicking a ball or blowing bubbles or just chasing each other. It is easy to smell the hotdogs cooking on the grill at the tent where the Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church Relay for Life team is set up. • View more photos from the Oconee…

The garden at Cindy Karp’s house, which is part of the First Annual Oconee Garden Tour on Saturday.

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North Oconee's tennis teams (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

North Oconee tennis teams qualify for Final Four for first time

Throughout the history of North Oconee’s tennis program, there have been several players who have gone on to play at the collegiate level. They have won several region championships but the thing the Lady Titans and Titans have never done is advance to the semi-final round of the state tournament. That changed on Friday. The Lady Titans beat St. Pius in the Elite Eight and the Titans beat Grady in the Elite Eight to both advance to this week’s Final Four in the Class AAAA state tournament. For photos of the match, click here “This is a program first on…