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This house off Second Street in Watkinsville was sold by Watkinsville Memorial Baptist Church to local historical preservationist James Carter.  (photo by John Roark/THE OCONEE LEADER)

1800s Watkinsville house ready for short move to new tract

Jacked up and resting on timbers and steel beams, its two front porches removed, a 19th-century Watkinsville house that might have been dismantled and sold piecemeal is instead ready for the short move to its new home, according to James Carter, the local historic preservationist who purchased the structure in May. The Second Street house, which had belonged to Watkinsville Memorial Baptist Church, is being moved to a half-acre lot next to the church property, a journey of several dozen feet. The move could come soon as today, Carter said last week, although there is no particular timeline for the…

A referendum on Sunday alcohol sales will be on the agenda for the Oconee Commission's voting meeting in August.

Oconee referendum on Sunday alcohol sales moving forward

The Crump Mill area on the Broad River. (photo courtesy of Joe Cook)

User’s guide covers the Broad River in depth


Amber Howell (photo courtesy of Armstrong State)

Prince Avenue Christian grad Amber Howell named assistant coach at Armstrong State

Prince Avenue Christian grad Amber Howell was a graduate assistant coach last season for Armstrong State University where she played collegiate basketball for two years. Last week, Howell was named a full-time assistant coach by Armstrong State head coach Fala Bullock. “My sophomore year out of my junior college when I started to get recruited again for my four-year, a lot of the schools I looked at talked about graduate assistant coaching. Before then, I didn’t know you could be a GA and that could help you be an assistant. Going into my junior year, that is why I picked…