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Free gun safety classes, restaurant inspections, and the upcoming Dream to Be Able ML5K are topics covered in the most-read articles, blogs, and announcements on Oconee Patch this past week.

Police and Fire

Watkinsville Man Arrested on Molestation Charges

The arrest warrant was issued in Athens on Thursday. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Watkinsville Man Arrested After Police Stop Him Twice in Same Hour for Same Traffic Violation

The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

An Athens man faces charges stemming from the Jan. 8 incident in Oconee County, Ga. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Oconee Sheriff's Office to Offer Free Gun Safety Classes

Sessions in the classroom and on the range will take place in March.



Oconee Restaurant Inspections - Cafe Earns Perfect Score

Health inspectors visit a fast food restaurant, a barbecue pit and a college campus.



Parent Urges Oconee School Board to Boost Security with Armed Law Enforcement Presence

"Now is not the time, in my opinion, to bury heads in the sand and think [a tragedy] cannot happen here," Emily Givens told the Board of Education Monday.

Athens Academy Arranges for VoiceQuilt to Unite Messages of Support for Kajal Patel

The honor roll student underwent a bone marrow transplant Wednesday.

Oconee Schools Accepting Applications for Chief Financial Officer

"The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who will provide strong and innovative finance and organizational leadership, and bring a service orientation to the work."



What Do You Think of the Sweeping Gun Laws the President Proposed Wednesday?

President Obama said the laws, including universal background checks and a renewed ban on assault rifles, would lead to "fewer atrocities like the one that happened in Newtown."


Local Voices

Oconee County Sheriff’s Plans To Boycott Company For Arms Sale Policy Has Obstacles by Lee Becker

200 Pounds! by Melissa Steele

The Cold Arrives: Will It Get Colder? by North Georgia Weather



Autism Meeting -- Northeast GA Autism Society

Amity Lodge No. 731 F. and A.M. Watkinsville 2013 Officer Installment


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