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Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee County blotter

GUN STOLEN: On April 9, a resident of Woodridge Lane, Watkinsville, reported that someone entered his vehicle and stole a HiPoint 40-caliber pistol valued at $150.

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Related Topix: Watkinsville, GA, Colbert, GA, Athens, GA

Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

Former Oconee County student graduates from boot camp

While in Parris Island he excelled as platoons high shooter as well as receiving a perfect score in his Physical Fitness Training.

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Related Topix: Bishop, GA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Mother, daughter argue over 87 cents

A dispute between a Statham woman and her 69-year-old mother was something an Oconee County sheriff's deputy couldn't resolve on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Statham, GA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Video honoring Oconee arts group's 20 years set for viewing at Oconee library

The Oconee County Library will host a showing Monday night of the recently produced video "The OCAF Story ... 1994-2014," created for the 20th anniversary of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation that began in Watkinsville.

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Related Topix: Oconee, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee County blotter

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On March 30, Deputy Adam Thrower was dispatched to a burglar alarm at Peach Mac store on Epps Bridge Parkway.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Bogart, GA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

UGA's Pamoja Dance Company celebrates 40 years of artistic expression

The University of Georgia's Pamoja Dance Company will celebrate a milestone anniversary with the performance of "40 Years of Unity" on April 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. the Oconee County Civic Center.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Arts, Modern Dance, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Kanye West

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens police trace path of jewelry thieves to Oconee

An investigation into the activities of a burglary suspect led an Athens-Clarke County police detective to an Oconee County jewelry store where he suspects thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise was sold.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Oconee, GA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Texting contributes to Oconee wreck that injures two children, authorities say

A 32-year-old Statham woman faces DUI and driving while texting charges after she ran a car into a tree while traveling with two young children who did not have their parents' permission to be in her car, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Oconee, GA, Statham, GA, Bogart, GA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Patch.com

County Sign Ordinance Not Enforced At SR 316 Intersection With Oconee Connector

Oconee County granted permits in August of last year for signs on two undeveloped pieces of land at the busy intersection of SR 316 and the Oconee Connector.

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Related Topix: Oconee, GA, Athens, GA

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Author of ghost stories to speak at Oconee County Library

The man who wrote the book "Weird Georgia" and now has a three-book set about Civil War ghosts in Georgia will talk spirits at 7 p.m. Monday in the Oconee County Library.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Warner Robins, GA, Surrency, GA

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee County blotter

COPPER WIRE TAKEN: On March 20, a deputy was dispatched to a home under construction on Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart, where a man reported someone entered the house and pulled out the copper wiring and copper pipes valued at $6,000.

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Related Topix: Bogart, GA, Athens, GA, Watkinsville, GA

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee ranked amongst healthiest Georgia counties

Once again, suburban counties are the healthiest in Georgia, while rural counties remain the least healthy, according to a 2014 ranking released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Oconee, GA, Atlanta, GA, Oglethorpe County, GA, Barrow County, GA

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Edible Chatter: New vendors highlight 2014 Athens Farmers Market

Athens Farmers Market opens on April 5 at Bishop Park, and we'll have more news about what's happening with the market as we near that date.

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee County blotter

MISSING RING: On March 12, a 55-year-old Watkinsville woman reported she went to a nail salon in Watkinsville for a nail job and when she went home, she noticed her ring was gone.

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Related Topix: Watkinsville, GA, Lilburn, GA, Georgia, Oconee, GA, Bogart, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Burglars hit Oconee home twice; loot $40K in electronics and valuables

Burglars entered an Athens lawyer's secluded home in Oconee County twice this week stealing more than $40,000 worth of property and valuables, according to Oconee County Sheriff's reports.

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Related Topix: Oconee, GA, Athens, GA, TV, Electronics

Athens Banner-Herald

Thieves target work vans in Oconee; steal nearly $40K in equipment

Thieves made off with nearly $40,000 in tools and equipment after breaking into five work vans parked on Jamestown Boulevard near Watkinsville.

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Related Topix: Oconee, GA, Watkinsville, GA

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