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The Sons of American Revolution Color Guard gave a three-gun salute during the ceremony. marking the grave of Sydney Johnson III. (PHOTO BY WAYNE FORD(

Sons and Daughters of American Revolution host ceremony in Bishop

The Sons of the American Revolution honored one of its own Sunday afternoon in Bishop as a plaque was unveiled at the grave of Albert Sydney Johnson III. The ceremony drew members of the SAR along with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and other groups formed to preserve the memories of ancestors long gone. The ceremony was held in the Bishop Cemetery. Johnson, who died in December 2014, was a man who studied American history, but who also “emphasized family history and how those families fit into the overall place in our national history,” said Paul Maxey,…

Athens Academy 11th-graders visited the University of North Carolina campus and its football stadium. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

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Pictured are (left to right) Colin O’Neal, Harrison Morris, Wesley John, Megan Crozier, Cailey Dunford, Caroline McArthur, Nicole Pachuta, Norine Moore, Maggie Clutter, Tanner Schroer, Kelton McConnell, Jake Hadden, Tucker Shroer and Sam Hunt (contributed photo)

Oconee County cross country sweeps Aubrae Gunderson Invitational

Oconee County’s cross country teams had a successful day in last Saturday’s Aubrae Gunderson Invitational in Conyers. Running in the small-team meet, Oconee County finished first in the boys’ and girls’ meet and had Wesley John win the boys’ run with a time of 16:23 and Nicole Pachuta win the girls’ run with a time of 19:59. For the full meet results, click here Caroline McArthur finished fourth (21:16), Norine Moore finished eighth (21:50), Cailey Dunford finished 16th (22:57) and Megan Crozier finished 22nd (23:20) out of 94 runners. The Lady Warriors had 42 points and beat Druid Hills and…