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

Police and Fire

The body of missing UGA student Quinton Ayers was discovered Monday in his vehicle in Gwinnett County, Ga.

Nancy C. Crawford, 61, of Athens, has been charged with four felonies. The search continues for a male suspect.

Nearly $17,000 worth of sterling silver flatware and jewelry were reported stolen from a Laurel Place residence. An arrest does not mean a conviction.



The episode first aired Wednesday. Clips from the show are also available online.



Who had the best speech of the Democratic National Convention? Do you rate the president's speech as the best, or not? Take our poll or comment.

The City of Watkinsville will have one new council member next year.  Mike Huff was the lone candidate to qualify for Post 4 last week. Huff, office manager for


Local Connections

Event-goers enjoyed a puppet show filled with dinosaurs and other family-friendly activities in downtown Watkinsville, Ga. on Sept. 7.



Film pulls trigger on education reform.


Local Voices

- by Lee Becker

- By Tammy Osier




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