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Oconee Patch's Most Popular

The Second Amendment, restaurant inspections and the fiscal cliff are topics covered in the most-read articles, blogs, and announcements on Oconee Patch this past week.

Police and Fire

Sheriff Scott Berry tells Fox 5 News he disagrees with Dana Safety Supply's recent decision to sell semi-automatic, self-loading rifles only to law enforcement and no longer to the general public.

Commendations to be Given to Sheriff's Office Staff Who Ensured Christmas Came for Child

Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry says he's proud that deputies and 911 operators "went above and beyond" on Christmas Day to replace stolen presents for a little girl.

Deputies Break up Party on New Year's Eve at Vacant Oconee Co. Home

Juveniles were warned about criminal trespass and underage drinking and released to their parents.

 

Business

Oconee Restaurant Inspections - 3 Eateries Categorized as 'Low Risk'

Recent scores range between 90-98, the highest for a popular barbeque spot.

Industrial Finishing Specialists Coming to Watkinsville to Service Caterpillar

The North Carolina firm, which will offer painting and paint removal, could employ up to 50 people over the next 10 years, according to media reports.

 

Government

Congressman Broun Says Fiscal Cliff Bill Makes a 'Mockery out of Very Serious Spending Addiction'

 

Connections

Wandering Pony Reunited with Little Girl Owner

Princess was found last Thursday evening at Herman C. Michael Park in Oconee County, Ga., cared for by a local resident, and returned to her owner on Jan. 3.

 

Opinion

A burglar was shot by a Loganville homeowner Friday morning, but what could have happened had she not been armed?

Which Words Would You Like to See Retired in 2013?

“Zombie Apocalypse” made Time Online’s list. What would be on yours?

 

Local Voices

2013 Predictions From A Cynical Mind by Kenneth Stepp

Changes in Attitudes by Lori Duff

 

Announcements

Local Students Graduate from Piedmont College

Oconee County Residents Named to President's List at Georgia College

Free Beginning Bridge Lesson January 8 in Watkinsville

 

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