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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens
Local happenings and real estate news in the Athens, GA area including Watkinsville (Oconee County) GA
Out on Cole Springs Rd. in Oconee Co. GA there are several neighbors who seem to be trying to out do each other with their Christmas light displays.  We drove by there last night and there were cars lined up on the road and people walking around the displays. These photos do not do justice to the...
Oconee County is still mostly rural, which gives it it's charm.  There is a creative Santa & wagon made of hay bales out on Colham Ferry Rd., placed by Jeff Bell.   Don't ask me how he got them there!     Here's a close up of Rudolph, who has a red light on his nose that shows up at night.     We...
  After a really long, hot summer, we have been rewarded with an unusually long fall.  Some years it seems that we go straight from summer into winter with just a few days of real fall, but this year it cooled off right after Labor Day and we have had a long stretch of cool, mostly dry weather. ...
  Recently, a couple of our Hickory Hill Subdivision neighbors invited us over for a "honey extracting party".  They keep bees in their backyards and also take their hives to the north Georgia mountains for a time each summer for the sour wood honey.  They called us over a couple of weeks ago to...
A field of cotton off of Hwy 53 in western Oconee County, GA         Although there isn't as much farming going on in Oconee County, GA as there used to by, the Dickens Family still plants some cotton each year.   If you drive down GA 53 between Watkinsville and US 78, you will see several field...
Recently, we were looking for something to do on a hot afternoon in Athens and came up with a couple of fun ideas. First, we visited the newly reopened Georgia Museum of Art over on the East Campus of the University of Georgia.  Previously, we had seen several special exhibits there, but they di...
Yesterday Paul and I were out around lunch time and decided that we would try Oconee Co.'s new pizza restaurant.  Although they have a patio area outside, we decided that it was too hot, so we headed inside where it was quite busy even at 1:30. At Your Pie, you essentially create your 10" pizza ...
This morning we drove down to south Oconee Co. to see a friend's daylilies.  We had heard that he had a lot of them and many different varities, including a number that his mother had bred.  In spite of the heat and very dry weather, they were awesome!        These were just too beautiful not to...
  This Saturday, May 7, will be the first Tour d'Oconee bike ride, otherwise known as "Tame the Lion" due to the shape of the map outline.  Sponsored by the Oconee County Cycling Organization, the ride will depart from Rocket Field (200 2nd St.) in downtown Watkinsville, GA at 8:00 a.m. on Saturd...
Concerts at Ashford Manor in downtown Watkinsville, GA, under the stars are always magical. This year Ashford Manor's Concerts on the Lawn won't just be on Monday evenings.  Concerts begin this week on May 4 with Grogus (Latin, Jazz and Salsa) May 18 (Wednesday) Abbey Road Live,  Beatles Tribute...

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