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Peggy Sommer drops off donations for the annual Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Thrift Sale. The sale this year will be held March 18 and 19. Donations are being accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (photo by ROB PEECHER/Oconee Leader)

OCAF accepting donations for thrift sale

For the next several weeks, the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation will be accepting donated items for its upcoming thrift sale, a fundraiser designed to generate money both for OCAF’s capital fund and for its programs. Peggy Holcomb, who is helping this year to organize OCAF’s annual thrift sale, said donations will be accepted every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’re taking pretty much everything,” Holcomb said. “We need donations and volunteers. This year were doing something a little different. This year we’re accepting clothes that are in good…


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Members of the Lightning react late in overtime of last Friday’s win against Oconee (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

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Last Monday, Malcom Bridge and Oconee County played in the regular season finale, a game won by the Lightning 49-47 in double overtime. Last Friday, the two teams squared off again but this match-up was to determine a spot in this week’s championship game.   For photos of last Friday’s game, click here   Just like last Monday’s meeting, the semi-final game came down to the wire and went into overtime. And just like last Monday’s meeting, it was the Lightning who came away with a victory, 58-53, to earn a spot in Wednesday’s championship.   For the game story…