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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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Nick Morin is congratulated by Timothy Simpson (2) after his goal in the first half (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

Oconee boys win state tournament opener, Lady Warriors host on Friday night

Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s first-round game between Oconee County and Rockmart, the Warriors scored their first goal of the game. When the first half was over, they had a 4-0 lead and were well on their way to an 8-0 victory to advance. For photos of the game, click here “We played well. I am happy to get a shutout and score eight goals, four in each half,” said head coach Colin Connors. “I thought early on we were holding the ball too much, had too much dribbling. That isn’t going to work when a team has…