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Lottery win, molestation charges, and 2014 elections are among topics covered in this week's most-read articles, blogs, and announcements on Oconee Patch.

Police and Fire

Watkinsville Man Back in Jail on Additional Child Molestation Charges

A second alleged victim has come forward, police say. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Shoplifting Suspect Accused of Hitting Woman Twice with Car in Oconee Walmart Parking Lot

Another woman reportedly punched a store security guard when he confronted the two suspects Tuesday evening. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Suspect From Oconee Crash Apprehended in Athens

The car involved in Saturday night's accident near the Oconee Connector had been reported stolen out of Monroe, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.


Local Connections

Bogart Woman Wins $1 Million Georgia Lottery Prize

Catherine Householder bought the winning scratch-off ticket at a convenience store on Atlanta Highway.



It's Official - Broun Will Seek to Fill Chambliss' Seat in the U.S. Senate in 2014

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10) announced his candidacy Wednesday for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia). Chambliss has said he will not seek re-election in 2014.



Oconee County Schools Preparing for AdvancED District Accreditation

An external review team will visit Feb. 24-27.

Regents Confirm Jere Morehead as New UGA President

Morehead will officially replace University of Georgia President Michael Adams on July 1, according to a news release.

Oconee School Board Looks at Potential Local Impact of Looming Automatic Spending Cuts to Federal Education

School officials expect to receive $1.67 million less in funding for federal school programs over the next nine years if sequestration goes into effect on March 1, 2013.


Local Voices

Oconee County Tax Commissioner Explained New Title Ad Valorem Tax to Civic Center Crowd by Lee Becker

How to Protect Yourself and Your Pet From Aggressive Dogs and Other Animals by Penny Miller



'Honor Our Patriots' Re-dedication of Oconee Veterans Park Memorial Planned for March

MBMS 7th grade girls Win NEGFL Championship

Oconee Co. High Senior Named a National Merit Finalist

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