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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.

Oconee Relay for Life brings community together in fight against cancer

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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Assistant coach Walker Daniel, Maddie Bruning, Ansley Hardeman, Kate Dukes, Hannah Daniel, Charlotte Hudson, Amanda Bounds and head coach Michael Williams following the Lady Titans' win on Monday (photo by MATTHEW CALDWELL/Oconee Leader)

North Oconee advances to state championship for first time in program history

The North Oconee Lady Titans keep making history for the tennis program. Having already advanced to the Final Four for the first time in program history, on Monday they took it another step forward. The Lady Titans beat defending state champion Woodward 3-0 to advance to the Class AAAA state championship, which is Saturday at Clayton County Tennis Center. For photos of the match, click here “It has been exciting. We played our hearts out every single match and it’s showing,” said sophomore Ansley Hardeman. “I am glad we are in the finals now. We are all ready for it….