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Here are some of the most-read stories on Oconee Patch this past week.Video and Photos: 2012 Night of Blue Lights


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Police and Fire

The fire on a Parker Creek Road property spread into the woods but firefighters were able to protect a nearby house, authorities report.

Hundreds gathered Saturday at Oconee Veterans Park to witness more than 90 vehicles from about two dozen law enforcement agencies simultaneously flash their blue lights to honor fallen peace officers and raise money for Concerns of Police Survivors.

Glenn Berry will serve 15 years of a 60-year sentence in prison.



Jason Branch, principal of South Forsyth High School in Forsyth County and a UGA grad, is picked.

She's now in the running for the state STAR title, which will be awarded during an April 23 banquet in Atlanta.



With 47.5 percent of the vote, Newt Gingrich is Oconee's top choice for the GOP nomination.



Chief Deputy Lee Weems discusses why you should be careful about what you post on the Internet, neighborhood watch programs, and how to check if 911 calls from your residence will be routed to the correct county.

Can an unusual baby name have negative effects?


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