Day: February 6, 2017

Oconee County Library hopes to raise $10,000 from book sale

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. – Volunteers will be holding a winter book sale to raise money for programs the annual budget doesn’t cover. Penny Mills and other Board Members of Oconee County Library Friends (OCLF) hope to donate about $10,000 to the Oconee County Library. Year after year, Mills is encouraged to see the volunteers who are…

Signs added to trails at state botanical gardens

ATHENS, Ga. –Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services recently added signs to mark the trails of the State Botanical Gardens. The signs, which each include a map of the trails and a list of safety tips, will help ensure the safety of those who hike at the garden. Barbra Anderson drives all the way from Decatur to…

Struggling art budget for Oglethorpe County schools

LEXINGTON, Ga. – Funding for the arts in Georgia schools has been dropping rapidly since 2011. To help make up for the deficit in Oglethorpe County, the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local schools for its second annual Art Makes Sense student art exhibit and auction. “We were astounded last year at…