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Suspects sought, portraits in remembrance, and an accomplishment by fire and rescue volunteers are among topics covered in this week's most-read articles, blogs, and announcements on Oconee Patch.

Police and Fire

UPDATE: Burglary Suspect Sought in Bogart Area

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office assisted Athens-Clarke County Police in the search.

Car Collides with Tractor-Trailer in Oconee County

The accident early Wednesday closed one lane of Atlanta Highway in Bogart and sent a Barrow County woman to an area hospital for treatment.

Knife Found in Drain Pipe Near Scene of Fight

No one was reportedly injured in the altercation involving juveniles on Dowdy Road in Oconee County, Ga., last Wednesday afternoon.

Oconee Deputies Reportedly Bust Athens Man with 25 Bags of Marijuana

The 27-year-old was stopped on US 78 Thursday by deputies for a traffic violation. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

UGA Police Release Composite Sketch of Attempted Rape Suspect in Athens

A woman walking on a trail last Friday at the State Botanical Garden managed to escape her assailant and to give GBI officials a description of the man.

 

Schools

Oconee Teacher Sketches Portraits of Sandy Hook Victims

Susan Burger hopes her drawings will offer comfort to the families of those killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

 

Opinion

Is It Time for Georgia to Officially Acknowledge Slavery?

A Georgia legislator has proposed a resolution aimed at expressing remorse for the state’s "past practice of condoning involuntary servitude.” What do you think of the proposal?

 

Local Voices

by Greg Brooks

Oconee County Commissioners Discuss Future Issues at “Visioning” Session in Veterans Park by Lee Becker

Reba is the AAHS Adoptable Dog of the Week! by Athens Area Humane Society

 

Announcements

14 Oconee Fire and Rescue Volunteers Complete Medical Course

ABSC Swimmers Compete at MLK and Georgia Tech

OCHS Swim & Dive Team Wins Clarke-Oconee Invitational

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