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Yesterday | Cybergrass

New Bo Edwards Single, 'Old Stiff Knee'

Musically speaking, it's been a slow ride for Georgia native Bo Edwards, who celebrates the release of his debut single "Old Stiff Knee", an original tune blurring the boundaries of Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, and Americana.

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Related Topix: Gospel, Watkinsville, GA

Yesterday | Patch.com

Oconee County To Consider Design Work For Roadway To Open More Land...

Oconee County will soon begin design work for an extension of Parkway Boulevard, which will open up new land for development behind Lowe's and Wal-Mart, if the Board of Commissioners approves a design services contract for the project Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Monday | MainStreetNews.com

Bobby Noel Coker

We are celebrating the new body that Bobby Noel Coker, 69, received on Friday, August 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Madison County, GA, Danielsville, GA, Colbert, GA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

University of North Georgia galleries busy with Athens-centric art exhibits

The Oconee campus of the University of North Georgia hosts part of a trio of art exhibitions that also includes collections at the university's Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Dahlonega, GA, Lumpkin County, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee man charged with fabricating own kidnapping in 2013

A Farmington man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he helped plan his own kidnapping in order to extort money from his girlfriend that he and the kidnappers planned to split.

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Related Topix: Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, Farmington, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Bogart man faces charges of illegal dumping, fleeing from deputies

A man who fled from Oconee deputies last week after allegedly dumping trash illegally in Bogart is still wanted, Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said Monday.

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Related Topix: Bogart, GA, Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, Clarke County, GA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Scout leader Paul Matthews of Watkinsville to be honored Sunday

Boy Scout Troop 149 Leader Paul Matthews will be honored in a special event Sunday in Oconee County as friends acknowledge his service as a scoutmaster for 20 years.

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Related Topix: Watkinsville, GA, Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA

Examiner.com

Man found shot to death at park; Three men caught doing sex act together in park

A man believed to be about 60 years old was found shot to death in a bullet-riddled vehicle Friday morning at a park in northwest Atlanta.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Madison County, GA, Colbert, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee fire administrator has passion for the work

Ken Parsons recently made his first trip to Fitzgerald, a south Georgia town where he discovered that wild chickens roam the city streets.

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Related Topix: Fire, Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, Georgia, Georgia Tech

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee County blotter

GUITAR STOLEN: On Aug. 6, Deputy Josh Elrod was dispatched to the Guitar Center at the Oconee Connector, where an employee reported someone stole a Fender Stratocaster guitar valued at $689.

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Related Topix: Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, 9, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens man wanted for allegedly trying to run down police officer arrested

Authorities Wednesday night arrested a man who they say attempted to run down an Athens-Clarke County police officer during a car chase two years ago.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Drugs

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Suicide discovered at Middle Oconee River

A 29-year-old Watkinsville man committed suicide late Monday night or early Tuesday morning by hanging himself at a popular recreational spot on the Middle Oconee River, the former Puritan Mill site.

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Related Topix: Watkinsville, GA, Suicide

Athens Banner-Herald

Maxwell, opened Athens' first woman-owned vet clinic, has died

A veterinarian who practiced for decades in a clinic on Lexington Road, Maxwell routinely picked up or accepted strays, nursed them to help, neutered and vaccinated them, and found them good homes, said those who knew her best.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Bethel Haven to take part in family race series in Athens

Bethel Haven, a Christian nonprofit that provides counseling services to distressed children, individuals and families, will participate in the National Family Race Series presented by Families On Challenge Sept.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens man charged in Oconee County with having stolen utiltity trailer

A man named "George" appears to be at the center of an alibi for a suspect charged this week with possessing a stolen utility trailer, according to an Oconee County sheriff's report.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, Loganville, GA, Gwinnett County, GA

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee County blotter

WALLET STOLEN: On July 31, Deputy Andy Corbin met with a 33-year-old Athens woman who reported someone entered the employee's break room inside Marshalls on the Oconee Connector and stole her wallet containing debit cards and other personal items.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee woman's wallet stolen while shopping for school supplies

In just a matter of moments, a 35-year-old Watkinsville woman became the victim of a theft while shopping for school supplies in what has become a common crime.

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Related Topix: Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Man arrested for child molestation in Oconee now facing child sexual assault charges in Athens

Athens authorities on Tuesday arrested a 34-year-old man on child sexual assault charges, seven months after he was arrested for similar offenses in Oconee County.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Broun to host grants and small business workshop in Watkinsville

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun recently announced that he will host a Grants and Small Business Workshop 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in Watkinsville.

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Related Topix: Watkinsville, GA

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Fro-yo shop Di'lishi opens this week in Oconee

Billing itself as "the best frozen yogurt experience you will ever have," Di'lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar is set to open this week, becoming the newest tenant of Epps Bridge Centre on the Oconee Connector.

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Related Topix: Washington County, GA, Oconee, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

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