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Potter Michael Klapthor holds one of his clay ray guns.

Georgia potter builds robots out of clay; works on exhibit at Perspectives in Watkinsville

Decatur potter Michael Klapthor was shaping clay about four years ago for an art show with a science-fiction theme when lo and behold a figure emerged. A thick-bodied thing with a weathered and worn look had taken shape. It was the tell-tale image of a robot that was spawned from the potter’s muddy hands. Since that day, many clay robots have taken shape in Klapthor’s studio. On Aug. 26, some samples of these robots will come to Watkinsville. The 14th Annual Perspectives Georgia Pottery Invitation opens that day at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Center. And one of the galleries…

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Athens Academy's Maddie Anderson celebrates a point with her teammates in the second set Tuesday night against North Oconee (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Athens Academy tops North Oconee 3-0 in volleyball

Playing in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Spartan Center on Tuesday evening, it was the home team Athens Academy Lady Spartans who came away with a 3-0 win against in-county rival North Oconee. “It is great. Last year we played them and it was a tough match just like this year but they ended up winning. It is great to come back in our own house and take care of it,” said Athens Academy junior Malia Busenitz. Several students and fans from North Oconee made the short drive to Athens Academy to cheer on their classmates. They…