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Here are some of the most-read stories on Oconee Patch this past week.
Police and Fire:
The Oconee County Sheriff revealed on Monday new details into a shooting case where a man shot his brother-in-law. Witnesses told investigators Brian Bowden, 31, may have acted in self-defense when he shot 32-year-old James Eric Hester in the 1100 block of Watson Springs Road Sunday evening. Hester had threatened Bowden and tried to stab him with a knife, before the shooting took place, Bowden and witnesses said. Hester was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, and hasn't been well enough to be questioned by local authorities. See also: Shooting Victim Still Unable to Speak With Authorities, Sheriff's Office Says.
Authorities investigated a bomb threat in a parking lot near AJ's Food Store on Monroe Highway on Tuesday after a man told police he had an explosive device in his truck. There was no apparent threat, and police said the man appeared confused. A family member later took the man to a hospital for an evaluation, according to the Oconee County Sheriff.
Georgia's Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office revealed a map of the state's Proposed Congressional Districts Monday.
Gov. Nathan Deal revealed on Monday the new plate design that will soon adorn Georgia registered vehicles. The winning design includes peaches and a peach tree in bloom.
Who knew the owner of a medical transport business could be so interesting! Meet Lori Brooks, the woman behind Managed Medical Transport.