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OARC fundraiser supports Dolly’s Imagination Library
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The Oconee Area Resource Council is hosting a “Books, Boots and Bling” outdoor fundraiser June 10 from 7-10 p.m. at Wire Park in order to raise money for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides children from birth to 5 years…
Baseball, softball training facility opens at Wire Park
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The Yard, an indoor 30,000-square0foot baseball and softball training facility, has recently opened up at Wire Park in Watkinsville. The facility offers baseball and softball instruction to all levels of athletes and boasts a turf infield, 11 batting cages, automated…
West Point graduate inspired by grandfather
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On May 21, Prince Avenue Christian School alumnus Forde Norris will graduate from the United States Military Academy, West Point. Norris follows in the footsteps of his brother, Sutton, who graduated from West Point in 2019.
Michael Scott Seger
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Michael Scott Seger of Athens passed away on May 4, 2022, at the age of 57. Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, West, Watkinsville, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 12, print edition…
Joan Staiger
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Joan Staiger, 91, of Watkinsville, passed away on May 6, 2022.Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West, Watkinsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 12, print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.
Mary Elizabeth Lovern
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Mary Elizabeth Lovern, 87, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022. Lord and Stephens, West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 12, print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.
Stanislaus Skalski
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Stanislaus Skalski, 88, of Watkinsville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 8, 2022.Lord and Stephens, East, 4355 Lexington Rd, Athens, GA.www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 12, print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.
BOC approves contract for Calls Creek plant upgrade
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The Board of Commissioners has agreed to a $6.6 million contract withCrowder Construction for the first phase of an upgrade to the Calls Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Teen gets surprise welcome home celebration after brush with death
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Victory looks different depending on the person. In the old days, it looked like a victorious lap in a chariot pulled by a white horse. Today, maybe it looks like pumping a fist into the air whilst holding a trophy.
Watkinsville filmmaker addresses mental health
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A malevolent mother, a puppet named “Geronimo” who gives love bites, a traumatized child and a woman battling mental illness come together in a film by Watkinsville filmmaker Pamela Perrine called “The Journeyman.”
Oconee woman donates kidney to her father
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As Leta Brooks, owner of Watkinsville’s Status Market and Design, sat watching her father hooked up to a dialysis machine, her heart broke for him.
ESP opens its first permanent Java Joy café
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Oconee Health Campus is now home to a “great cup of coffee, the best hug you have ever felt and a joy that will make your heart sing,” according to the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce.
Oconee woman celebrates her 100th birthday
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Watkinsville resident Leona Faye Grayson, who turns 100 years old on Friday, sat working on a giant puzzle as a game show played in the background. As her daughter, Debi, and son, Ric, told tales of her life, she listened…
High school FFA sells mailbox posts
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Oconee County High School’s FFA has revived its painted mailbox posts that are for sale to raise money for the program.
Christopher “Scott” Thomas
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Christopher “Scott” Thomas, also known as “Snapper,” passed away on Apr. 23, 2022 at the age of 49. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West, Watkinsville, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 5, print…
Jean Nicholson Cowart
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Jean Nicholson Cowart, 96, of Watkinsville, passed away on Apr. 29, 2022. Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, East, Athens is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 5, print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.
Brandon Randell Smith
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Brandon Randell Smith, 41, husband of 12 years to Jessica Smith, died on Apr. 25, 2022. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Wes, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 5, print edition of…
Jeremiah Taylor Shaw
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Jeremiah Taylor Shaw, 44, died unexpectedly on Apr. 21, 2022 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com. For a full obituary, see the May 5, print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.
Daniel Matthew Joseph Coyle
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Daniel Matthew Joseph Coyle, 80, died Apr. 20, 2022. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 5, print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.
Mary Ann Downs Edwards
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Mary Ann Downs Edwards, 83, of Smithfield, Virginia passed away on Apr. 16, 2022 at her home on The Oaks Farm in Smithfield. Little’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service (https://www.littlesfuneralhome.com) when available. For a full obituary, see the April 28,…
F. (Francis) George Marable
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F. (Francis) George Marable, 74, of Watkinsville, comfortably passed away on Apr. 20, 2022, in his home while surrounded by family. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com For a full obituary, see the April 28, print edition…
Bernice “Bonnie” Mary Merritt
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Bernice “Bonnie” Mary Merritt passed away peacefully on Apr. 7, 2022 at the age of 79 after battling multiple medical conditions including COPD. The staff of Central Cremation Services is honored to be selected to provide end-of-life services. For a…
David K. Elster
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David K. Elster, 64, of Marietta, formerly of Athens, passed away March 20, 2020. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com. For a full obituary, see the April 28, print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.
Businessman saves Costa’s Cleaners
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Business is thriving in the Barnett Shoals Road corridor of Watkinsville. In addition to the dozens of tenants who have committed to Wire Park, Costa’s Cleaners announced new ownership and Seller’s Eatery, which offers sandwiches and a salad bar, opened…
Watkinsville restaurant honors veterans, public servants
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Five years ago one morning at 5 a.m., Sheila Bennett stood outside Suncatcher Café and prayed for strength and guidance as she embarked on a new journey as a Watkinsville restaurateur.
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