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First Slice 7/25/14: Today's the anniversary of the Moore's Ford Bridge lynching
Sixty-eight years ago, two African-American couples were killed on a bridge between Watkinsville and Monroe County.
Athens man charged with raping 12-year-old Oconee girl
A 20-year-old Athens man charged Thursday with molesting a 12-year-old girl at her home in Oconee County had assault charges dropped against him in Athens for an alleged attack on a 13-year-old girl in 2013.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Oconee County blotter
DAMAGE: On July 17, Deputy Adam Thrower was dispatched to a home on Pembrook Court, Watkinsville, where a woman pointed out where someone damaged a double-pane window in her home.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Wilkes takes close win over Hale in Oconee County commission race
William E. "Bubber" Wilkes won a narrow victory over Oconee County Board of Commissioners incumbent Margaret Hale in Tuesday night's Republican primary runoff to claim the Post 3 seat on the board.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Cine presents film on history of Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation and Cine Theatre have partnered to present the film "The Story of OCAF 1994 - 2014" 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cine.
79-year old Watkinsville man John R. Ferry of VFW Drive charged with downloading child pornography
Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents with the assistance of Watkinsville police searched the VFW Drive home of John R. Ferry and seized his computers in April 2013, according to Debbie Garner, a GBI special agent with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Oconee assault suspect captured by deputies in Athens-Clarke County
A Watkinsville man who allegedly fled from police by car and foot in Oconee County told arresting officers that he had been jogging for more than five hours after he was captured Sunday night in Athens, authorities said.
Public meeting planned for nature park in Watkinsville
A Citizen's Advisory Committee for Watkinsville Woods, a newly acquired 6-acre parcel of land planned as a park, will host a meeting 5-6 p.m. July 29 at Watkinsville City Hall on VFW Drive.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Rep. Paul Broun to host grants and small business workshop | Athens Banner Herald Mobile
Congressman Paul Broun will host a Grants and Small Business Workshop on Aug. 5 at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Zimdars: Questions about Hice endorsement
A Jewish friend of mine and I attended the recent debate in Watkinsville between Jody Hice and Mike Collins, the finalists for the Republican nomination for Georgia's 10th Congressional District in the upcoming Tuesday primary runoff.
Oconee woman's nearly century old diary reveals days of young romance, daily tasks
Tucked away in an old desk for many years was a small diary with the daily transcribes of a teenaged girl who lived in Oconee County in 1915.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Oconee County blotter
HARASSMENT: On July 10, Deputy Casey Evans met with a 26-year-old Athens woman who reported that her ex-boyfriend is calling her nonstop and on one day she received 70 calls.
Escapee quickly nabbed in Oconee County
A Watkinsville man arrested Wednesday morning for a probation violation escaped from two state probation officers in the parking lot of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Most Athens area school systems beat state average in end-of-course tests
Most Athens-area public school systems did better than state averages in end-of-course tests in eight high school subject areas except for coordinate algebra.
Police: Nearly $30K in Cash, Prescription Meds and Jewelry Stolen
Athens-Clarke County Police reports, July 16. ARRESTS Around 1 a.m. on July 16 officers were on foot patrol in Rolling Ridge Apartments, Rolling Ridge Drive.
Elderly Oconee woman loses $12,000 in scam
A 70-year-old Farmington woman lost $12,000 in a scam in which she paid the money, even taking out loans, in an effort to collect what she thought was $2 million in winnings.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Stolen smartphone nearly recovered
A 19-year-old Watkinsville woman traced her stolen iPhone to an apartment complex on South Pope Street, but she and an Athens-Clarke County police officer assisting in the search for the phone could not pinpoint its exact location, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report.
Woman injured by cow after wreck in Oconee County
An Eatonton woman escaped serious injury Saturday night when the motorcycle on which she was riding collided with a cow in Oconee County.
Gainesville host of WWII reunions dies
The Gainesville man, who was 95 when he died Saturday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, was part of the U.S. Army's 214th Coast Artillery anti-aircraft forces during the war in the Aleutian Islands.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Hice, Collins go on attack in GPB debate
OnlineAthens / Athens Banner-Herald Mike Collins and Jody Hice clashed Sunday over ways to address the federal budget deficit in their final debate of the 10th district congressional runoff.