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Oconee Patch's Most Popular

Here are some of the most-read stories, blogs, and announcements on Oconee Patch this past week.

Police and Fire

Three Charged with Operating a Chop Shop in Oconee County

Oconee County Sheriff's deputies say they witnessed a stolen car from Athens-Clarke County being dismantled in a yard on Sam Cooper Road. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Adrian Dimarco Lynn was apprehended at his residence on Tall Oaks Road Thursday afternoon. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Oconee Investigators Charge Athens Man with Robbery for Tip Jar Theft at Starbucks

The 20 year old was arrested Wednesday and investigators say they plan to talk to another "person of interest." An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Oconee Man Burned by Suspected Meth Lab Fire Remains Hospitalized

The resident of East Haven Trail who was transported by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital last week has not yet been charged, authorities say.

Rock Thrown Through OCAF Window

Glass was shattered, but there wasn't any other damage, according to Watkinsville Police.

 

Business

Comic Book Shop Among New Businesses Coming to Watkinsville

Watkinsville City Council approved five businesses licenses at its meeting last week.

Construction of Addition to Oconee County Chamber Building Begins

The expansion will add about 1,200 square feet to the building on Nancy Drive.

 

Schools

Two Tie for Top STAR Title in Oconee County

Athens Academy's Elyse Paneral and Steven Thomas of North Oconee High School will represent Oconee County in the regional competition.

Prince Avenue Christian Hires Jeff Herron as New Football Coach

The school made the announcement on Wednesday.

 

Opinion

Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined?

Texting and talking while walking is becoming increasingly common as smart phones never leave our hands. Just how dangerous is this and should it be made illegal.

Do You Support Lowering HOPE Grant Qualification Requirements?

If passed, House Bill 372 would lower the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant to its original level of 2.0.

 

Local Voices

Oconee County Chairman Thwarted In Attempt To Control Slot on Hard Labor Creek Management Board

 

Announcements

Donations Needed for Annual OCAF Thrift Sale

Phony Officials Trick Consumers into "Verifying" Info on Do Not Call Registry

 

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