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Malcom Bridge sweethearts revisit school

Malcom Bridge Middle School holds a special place in the hearts of Chris Boswell and his wife, Joanna Adams Boswell. In 1997, they were both part of the charter seventh grade class. He was a football player; she was a cheerleader. They would pass love letters to each other between classes. In 2006,

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

Chromiak teaches compassion through music

Nestled amongst tiny chairs, instruments made for small hands and a rainbow carpet, Oconee County Primary School music teacher Charlotte Chromiak hopes that students find a place they can excel and be themselves. "This is a place where it's just a little bit different," said Chromiak, who is the OCP

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

Oconee Parks and Rec bans e-cigarettes, vaping

Following the school district's lead, Oconee Parks and Recreation Department will be banning the use of e-cigarettes and vapes on its properties and within its facilities. The decision, said Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Davol, was made in part due to the fact that the department and school dis

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

Hotel, restaurant planned at Oconee Connector

If a rezone is granted by the Board of Commissioners, property on the southeast corner of the Oconee Connector could be developed into a hotel and restaurant. The Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of changing the zoning of 4.54 acres behind the existing fire station from general to

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

OCS to redistrict - Oconee Enterprise: News

Malcom Bridge Elementary School is over capacity by 46 students and Rocky Branch Elementary School is over capacity by 18, Chief Human Resources Officer Brook Whitmire said at Monday's Board of Education meeting. With the construction of the new Dove Creek Elementary School, however, the school dist

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

House hunting and credit: What you need to know

(BPT) - By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn't move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth. For many, owning a home is cheaper than rentin

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-19 17:31:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

OCONEE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-18 22:01:00

Democratic Party Resurgent In Oconee County, With Candidates Running In Both Georgia House Districts

The Democratic Party in Oconee County is experiencing a resurgence, with a candidate running in each of the Nov. 7 special elections to fill vacancies in the 117th and 119th Districts of the Georgia House of Representatives. This is at the same time that the Republican Party in the county is split,

PATCH - 2017-09-19 04:10:30

Schoolhouse Players present "An Evening of Culture"

The Schoolhouse Players continue the season with another revival of a classic schoolhouse hit. Following on the heels of the summer revival of Driving Miss Daisy, the players are proud to present "An Evening of Culture." After a decade this show returns and features one of the original cast members

THENEWSANDFARMER.COM - 2017-09-21 13:44:06

Local teacher shares love of job in video

Rebecca Nevetral has devoted her life to nurturing young minds in the classrooms of Jefferson County. She is proud of what she does and she wants to share that pride. So when she was contacted by the Governor's Real Teachers, Real Voices campaign asking if she would agree to film a commercial prom

THENEWSANDFARMER.COM - 2017-09-21 14:33:16

Two charged in package store burglary

Wadley police officers responded to a burglary Friday, Aug. 25, at the DMP Package Store on South Main Street in Wadley. "Upon arrival officers observed broken glass at the front door of the establishment where entry into the business was made," Wadley Police Chief Jimmy Butts stated. "A large br

THENEWSANDFARMER.COM - 2017-09-21 14:29:29

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island's electrical grid, and decimating some communities. With sust

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 12:20:00

A teacher's quick reaction saves lives in Illinois high school cafeteria shooting

The main entrance to Mattoon High School Wednesday afternoon after a shooting that left one student injured took place that morning. The suspected gunman was taken into custody by Mattoon Police.Keith Stewart MATTOON, Ill.-- Officials praised the quick reaction of a high school teacher who subdued a

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 00:37:00

Commission Chairman Hall appointed interim county manager

Baldwin County Commission Chairman Sammy Hall soon is going to get a taste of what it's like to oversee day-to-day operations of county government. Hall will take over as interim county manager until commissioners hire someone to take the place of outgoing County Manager Ralph McMullen. McMullen's l

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-21 00:00:00

Alleged gang member indicted on murder charge

A 22-year-old local alleged gang member currently held without bond on murder and other charges was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury Tuesday. Grand jurors returned a three-count indictment against Orlando Terrell Tatum on charges of murder, felony murder, and possession of a firearm by a conv

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-20 23:03:00

COLUMN: How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions

At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looked poised to achieve his most formidable parliamentary accomplishment: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. But Republican hopes were dashed by one of their own, Sen. Joh

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 21:45:00

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

A tow driver pulls a car out of flood waters on a feeder road on State Highway 249, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area. Kyle Phillips / The Transcript AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but th

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Former players in NFL concussion settlement may be victimized by predatory practices

PHILADELPHIA - With six- and seven-figure payouts from the NFL concussion settlement starting to circulate, former football players have been approached by several entities trying to get a piece of the court-mandated rewards. They include lenders, lawyers and even fellow players. In an exploratory h

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

Raytheon workers picket, demand better benefits from billion-dollar corporation

ANDOVER, Mass. - Employees at one of the country's largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend. Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 18:25:00

Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because ne

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-20 16:15:00