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

Police and Fire

No evidence of physical contact was found but the two men reportedly engaged in conversations that were "sexual in nature" with a female inmate at the Oconee County, Ga. Jail, chief deputy says.

Donald Cory Turpin and Ricky Young are charged in connection with two burglaries that occurred on Choyce Johnson Road on July 26, 2012. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

Winfred Turner, a/k/a “Outlaw Bubba,” is one of 23 defendants charged with drug and gun offenses in a federal investigation of north Georgia motorcycle clubs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

A resident of Hailey Drive in Bogart, Ga. says her pet Labrador Retriever came home Sunday evening with the injuries.



A landowner has proposed a plan to develop seven acres across from Rocket Field into a center of shops, eateries, office spaces and an amphitheater.



The editor-in-chief and her staff on Wednesday walked out of the newspaper building in Athens, Ga.



Now that we are in the final stretch with two clear choices, what will be key in deciding how you cast your ballot in November?



Superintendent John Barge nixes idea of no local control for charter schools.




Local Voices

by Leslie Hale

by Lee Becker




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