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Patch's Most Popular

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

Police and Fire

Four Arrests Made After Sheriff Spots Suspicious Truckload of Scrap Metal

The metal had been taken from a property on Union Church Road, an area that had previously been targeted by thieves, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's Office: Loud Booms Caused by 'Legal to Possess Explosive Targets'

Oconee County Fire and Rescue and deputies investigated reports of explosions in the Cooper Gin Road area Wednesday evening.

Sex Offender Jailed for Allegedly Urinating on Relative

The 24-year-old man hadn't registered with authorities since 2006, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

 

Business

Applications are being accepted for the positions of Team Lead- Assembly, Logistics Support, and Quality Support at the upcoming Oconee-Athens location. Apply by Jan. 12-13, 2013.

 

Schools

"We're always looking for ways to make our schools as safe as possible," says Mark Channell, assistant superintendent for student services.

Week-Long Thanksgiving Break Scheduled for Oconee County Schools Next Year

The school board recently approved the 2013-14 proposed calendar with revisions.

Athens Academy K3 classes give to a family in need

 

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Parent Concerned About Closing of Oconee Co. Head Start Facility

Oconee County Head Start slots will be moved to Barrow County after July 2013, according to a mother who writes, "to lose this critical program in our community would be a travesty."

The Hardest Conversation

Did you tell your children about the tragedy in Connecticut?

 

Local Voices


Hard Labor Creek Loan Put Forward For January Vote at Oconee County Board of Commissioners Meeting by Lee Becker

Stormy Weather Possible for Christmas by Northeast GA Weather

The Most Tragic of All Wounds by Jason Brooks

 

Announcements

OCHS Swim & Dive Team Places Third

Fromm Recognized by Oconee County Board of Education

Athens Ford Makes Donation to Susan G Komen for the Cure

 

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