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Oconee County blotter
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: On July 2, Deputy Kendall White was dispatched to the AT&T store on Experiment Station Road, where an employee found where someone had tried unsuccessfully to break in through a door.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
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.
Bicycling farm tour scheduled for Watkinsville
Food and bicycle loving Athenians will get the best of both worlds when they register to participate in the Summer Agro Cycle Tour by Georgia Food Tours scheduled for Sunday.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Hice, Collins debate in Watkinsville for 10th District seat
The most contested portion of a debate between the remaining Republican candidates vying for the 10th Congressional District came after Jody Hice took a jab at his opponent Mike Collins' father, former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins.
Bogart man charged with possessing child porn, growing marijuana
A Bogart man has been released from custody following his arrest last week on a charge of possessing child pornography, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff: Drunk man says dog drove him to store
A man was arrested in Oconee County, Georgia, Wednesday after he claimed his dog drove him to the store.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Jody Hice, Mike Collins to debate Tuesday in Watkinsville
Candidates for the 10th Congressional District seat, Jody Hice and Mike Collins, will face off Tuesday in Oconee County in one of the final GOP-sponsored events before the July 22 primary runoff.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Three-county road works planning continues as federal funding remains in question
Transportation Planning Meetings A series of public information meetings on transportation infrastructure plans for Athens-Clarke County and parts of Oconee and Madison counties for the next six years will be held this month in each of the three counties.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
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Georgia man says dog drove him to the store to buy some corn
Wesley Mark Terrell of Creekshore Drive in Oconee County told an Oconee County Sheriff's deputy his dog drove him to the store to buy corn reported FoxCarolina.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Banking account set up to help woman seriously injured in Oconee wreck
A bank account has been established to accept donations meant to help a woman seriously injured in a June 26 wreck in Oconee County when her vehicle burst into flames when it was hit by a tanker truck.
Drunk Guy Claims His Dog Drove Him to the Store
Wesley Mark Terrell, a 60-year-old man from Oconee County, Georgia, had a perfectly reasonable explanation when cops asked him about the dog that was locked inside his car on a recent 99-degree day.
Oconee County blotter
INDECENT EXPOSURE: On June 25, deputies were dispatched about 7:20 p.m. to the parking lot of Kroger's off Epps Bridge Parkway, where a 28-year-old woman reported she had returned to her car and observed a man in an adjacent car who appeared to be masturbating while watching pornographic material on his cellphone.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
10th District candidates Jody Hice and Mike Collins to debate in Oconee County
The two remaining candidates for Paul Broun's 10th Congressional District seat are scheduled to face off in a GOP-sponsored debate in Oconee County on Tuesday, one of the final such events before the July 22 Primary Runoff.
Oconee deputies nab four suspects in rash of thefts and entering autos
Oconee County Sheriff's deputies arrested four theft suspects early Wednesday after two tried to escape on foot and two others attempted to flee in a stolen car in a chase that went through downtown Athens and ended with a crash in a parking lot on West Broad Street.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Woman injured in Oconee wreck remains in critical condition in Augusta
An Eatonton woman burned in a fiery Thursday wreck on U.S. Highway 441 in Oconee County remained in critical condition Tuesday in Doctor's Hospital of Augusta.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Oconee commission incumbent faces challenge by former commissioner
A runoff election for a seat on the Oconee County Board of Commissioners features a long-time incumbent facing an opponent who once served 20 years on the commission.
Georgia Family Medicine to open Monday
Physicians David C. Gaines, M.D., and Alice Edwards, M.D., are opening a new primary care medical practice, Georgia Family Medicine, on Monday.
Man charged with taking Oconee teen to Florida back in Georgia to face charges
The 36-year-old man charged with taking a 14-year-old girl from Oconee County to Florida after meeting her on the Internet was returned to Georgia on Saturday to face criminal charges.
Road rage leads to arrest of Watkinsville man
Road rage between two men traveling on U.S. Highway 78 led to the arrest of a Watkinsville man last week, Oconee County sheriff's authorities said.