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

Police and Fire

Store Cameras Capture Van Crashing Into Chandlee Jewelers (Video)

The Nov. 28 accident at the Oconee County, Ga. shop was caught on video surveillance from multiple angles. WARNING: Images may be disturbing to some viewers.

No charges are expected, and no one else was seriously injured in the collision Monday on Timothy Road, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

Oconee County Sheriff's deputies arrested the 17-year-old and her mother in connection with an alleged incident at Wal-mart last week. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

 

Business

Chandlee Jewelers Reopens Days After Van Drove Into Store

"We're slugging ahead, making headway," owner says.

Watkinsville's ServiceMaster Complete Helps Victims of Hurricane Sandy Get Back on Their Feet

The restoration business has spent the last month clearing debris and repairing devastated homes along the East coast, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

Oconee Restaurant Inspections

A local Chinese restaurant gets a 99 on a follow-up after having received a 67 just a few weeks ago.

 

Schools

More Oconee Students Exceeding Standards on Georgia High School Writing Test

Over 97 percent of Oconee County Schools students passed the recent exam, and the gap between those who meet the standards and those who exceed them is narrowing.

Oconee Schools' Assistant Superintendent of Financial Operations Leaving

Randy Morrison's resignation was accepted by the Board of Education this week.

 

Local Connections

Photos: Mingle with Kringle 2012

Toys for Tots, visits with Santa, crafts, a puppet show and more at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation.

 

Sports

Prince Avenue Advances to Finals; Double Elimination for Monroe Teams

The Monroe Area and George Walton Academy seasons come to an end after playoff losses on the road.

Should Mark Richt Be Questioned on His Record in Big Games?

Chuck Oliver of radio station 680 the Fan asked about it right after the Alabama game, then apologized for his timing. Was he right to ask, or right to recant?

 

Opinion

What's the Big Lesson from Kansas City Chiefs Shooting Tragedy?

Some say it shows the need for more gun control, others say it highlights the dirty little secret of head injuries in the NFL, and yet others say it puts a spotlight on domestic violence. What do you think the biggest lesson is?

 

Local Voices

Walton EMC Customer-Owners Getting Easy Refund by Greg Brrooks

County Seeking Federal Funds for Veterans Park Trail by Lee Becker

Oconee Rotary Builds Wheelchair Ramp for Local Girl by Eadaoin Waller

 

Announcements


Watkinsville's Airman Court Luckey Graduates from Basic Training

Oconee Author Uses Warplane to Spin New Tale for Young Readers

22 Students from Oconee County Schools Nominated for Governor's Honors Program

 

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