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Students from both Oconee County Middle School and Malcom Bridge Middle School last week got to visit with area professionals to learn more about the sorts of jobs they might enter in the future during the annual 8th grade Career Fair. Above: Monique Sanders (left) and Nguyen Dinh (center) of Noramco Inc., talk to MBMS students Cameryn Ekeler and Nellie Gates (photo by ROB PEECHER/Oconee Leader)

Career Fair offers students a look at future options

For middle school students in eighth grade, their future careers may seem an eternity away, but on Friday, students from both Malcom Bridge Middle School and Oconee County Middle School got a glimpse into what that future might look like. More than two dozen local businesses and high school clubs participated in this year’s Eighth Grade Career Fair, where students from the two middle schools had an opportunity to talk to professionals from various career fields. The career fair was set up at the Oconee County Civic Center, and students were able to visit booths set up by the various…

At last year’s annual open house at Happy Valley Pottery, Kim Wright looks through a box of blown glass she bought from Loretta Eby (file photo)

Chappelles hosting open house this weekend

At last year’s tree lighting in Watkinsville, Trey Danis showed Santa that what he wanted for Christmas were his two front teeth (file photo)

Santa Claus is coming to town: Tree lighting, parade


John Huff is joined by head coach Mark Richt, father Dr. Kelly Huff, mother Rita Huff, sister Laura Huff, grandfather W.R. Huff and grandmother Mary Lynn Huff for UGA’s Senior Day festivities last Saturday at Sanford Stadium (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Huff suits up Between the Hedges one final time

“Say I can’t.” It’s a message Oconee County graduate John Huff’s father Dr. Kelly Huff has written on the front of the red shirt he wears to Georgia Bulldog games. “Say I can’t” comes from a poster John had in fourth grade. He said the whole message was, “Say I can’t. I shouldn’t even try. Tell me I won’t. Tell me it’s impossible. Tell me the risk is too high, the challenge too great. The feat too tough. Tell me I will never make it. Say I will never make it. And I will.” The author wasn’t listed on the…