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Tuesday | Union-Recorder

Junior Board awards preservation grants

The Milledgeville Chapter of the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees has awarded $33,000 in grants to historic landmarks throughout central Georgia.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Education Etc., Baldwin County, GA, Milledgeville, GA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The McDuffie Progress

Three arrested for liquor store robbery

Three people have been arrested for the June robbery of the Saicon Package Store.

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Related Topix: McDuffie County, GA, Thomson, GA, Williamson, GA, Pike County, GA, Sandersville, GA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

75-and-Over Happy Birthday Club

The 75-and-Over Happy Birthday Club this week extends best wishes for many happy returns to 13 midstate residents, including Ophelia Brown, of Sandersville, who turned 98 July 21. The 75-and-Over Happy Birthday Club appears every Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sandersville, GA, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA

The Aiken Standard

Sugar Bear owner focuses on health

Sugar Bear's Gardens owner LaRahna Johnson said her new business allows people to take more responsibility for what they're eating.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Deepstep, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens Oconee Audiology relocates

Established in November 2006 in Oconee County, Athens Oconee Audiology is a private practice in northeast Georgia offering extensive audiological services to children and adults.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Oconee, GA, Oconee County, GA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

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.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee deputies investigating sexual assault on girl; suspect in custody

Oconee County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect Thursday afternoon for the alleged exual assault of a young girl in a neighborhood off Epps Bridge Parkway, Sheriff Scott Berry said.

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Related Topix: Oconee, GA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

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.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Prosecutors seek death penalty in Jefferson County slaying

Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for an east Georgia man charged with raping and killing a woman whose body was found near trash dumpsters in Jefferson County.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, GA, Wadley, GA, Sandersville, GA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

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.

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

The McDuffie Progress

Liquor store robbery suspects caught

Three people have been arrested for the June robbery of the Saicon Package Store.

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Related Topix: McDuffie County, GA, Thomson, GA, Williamson, GA, Pike County, GA, Sandersville, GA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

13WMAZ.com

Career Fair Thursday at Oftc Sandersville Campus

Oconee Fall Line Technical College and the Department of Labor are holding their annual Career Fair on Thursday, July 17th at the College's Sandersville Campus.

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Related Topix: Sandersville, GA, Oconee, GA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

News 12 WRDW

$500 worth of drugs off the streets in Washington County

More than $500 worth of drugs are off the streets after a search warrant conducted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Ocmulgee Drug Task Force.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Sandersville, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Oconee County, GA, Oconee, GA, Jefferson, GA, Jackson County, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

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.

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

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Taking their business elsewhere: Best Buy latest to leave Clarke for Oconee

F ormer Atlanta Highway fixture Best Buy's Friday opening in Oconee County's Epps Bridge Centre marks the latest in a surge of commercial development along the corridor over the last decade.

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Related Topix: Oconee, GA, Oconee County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Shellman, GA, Terrell County, GA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Banks County men end up in jail after foot chase along Epps Bridge Parkway in Oconee

Three Banks County men made a trip to Oconee County on Wednesday afternoon and all three ended up in the county jail after their actions prompted calls about suspicious behavior.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens man says dog left in hot car in Oconee was accident

An Athens man arrested last week in Oconee County after he left his pet dog inside a hot car while he shopped said Wednesday he is devastated that his dog could have died on a day when the temperature reached 95 degrees.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Oconee, GA, Oconee County, GA, Dogs, Pets

WRDW-TV Augusta

Outlet Mall of Georgia groundbreaking scheduled for December in Augusta

The Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta will be an 800,000-square-foot fashion outlet mall with shops, restaurants, hotels and other retail uses.

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Related Topix: Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA, Oconee, GA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Statesboro Herald

2nd defendant pleads in 2013 murder of Statesboro man

Katrina Denise Ledford was slated for trial today in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley, but entered a guilty plea Thursday, according to records from the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts' office.

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Related Topix: Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Prison, Davisboro, GA, State Prisons

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