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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

Deputies Arrest Watkinsville Man on Charge of Cocaine Possession

The 36 year old also faces a charge of obstruction and additional charges are pending in the case. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Sheriff Berry's Second Amendment Views Reach National Stage

The Oconee County, Ga. sheriff spoke with Melissa Francis of Fox Business on Jan. 4, 2013.

Driver of Oldsmobile Leads Oconee Deputy on Chase into Morgan County

As of Thursday, an arrest had not been made in the Jan. 4 incident.

A half-page ad in this week's Oconee Leader states the reward is also "for the conviction of the lazy, sorry, selfish, lowlife, inconsiderate poor soul or souls who took his bike."

 

Business

Epps Bridge Centre Developer Confirms Marshalls and Dick's Sporting Goods Among Retailers Coming to Oconee

Other businesses appearing on a map briefly shared on social media Tuesday are unconfirmed, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

"I want to provide not just healthy food, but a very healthy, cozy environment for people so they can come after they work," says owner.

 

Schools

Celebration of Newly-Created University of North Georgia Held at Oconee Campus [Video]

With 16,000 students and four campuses, the merger of North Georgia College & State University with Gainesville State College makes UNG the seventh-largest public university in Georgia.

Oconee School Board Welcomes New Members

Tom Odom and Mike Burnette begin their service.

Work Begins on Prince Avenue Christian's New Field House

The private school in Oconee County, Ga. broke ground on the project Monday.

 

Government

Mike Huff Takes Place on Watkinsville Council

His first meeting was Wednesday, and his first vote was to approve a business license request for a new downtown eatery.

 

Opinion

Is Arming Principals the Answer to School Violence?

A Georgia lawmaker thinks it would at least send a message.

 

Local Voices

Oconee County Issued Eight Building Permits for Epps Bridge Centre by Lee Becker

by Eadaoin Waller

Annual 2012 State of The Climate  by North Georgia Weather

 

Announcements

ABSC Hosts Multi-State Senior Circuit Meet

 

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