Monday, May 20, 2013
A AAA spokeswoman said drivers shouldn't see increases in prices at the pumps — find out the cheapest places to fill up in Oconee.
Some good news for Oconee County residents who plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend — according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, drivers shouldn't see increases in gas prices. “People who plan to enjoy Memorial Day weekend will likely see stable prices at the pump and shouldn’t expect prices to spike, barring any unforeseen events that endanger fuel supplies," Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, said in a news release. “Although gas prices are nearing year-ago levels, they are not expected to deter holiday travelers from enjoying the three-day weekend.” According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Georgia was $3.45 going into this week, up just a cent from $3.44 the previous week. The national average price…
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Forty-two teams and 536 participants came together Saturday to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
Hundreds gathered at North Oconee High School Saturday to remember loved ones who've lost their lives to cancers, to honor survivors who continue their battles, and to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The event netted a whopping $115,390.15, and the Oconee County Relay website states that number may not yet reflect all of the donations. "Thank you to our wonderful community," was the message posted to the Oconee County Relay Facebook Page on Sunday. "We had a great Relay For Life!" The top teams in terms of fundraising this year were: The three individual participants who raised the most money were: See also:
This job was posted on the Georgia Department of Labor's online jobs board Saturday, May 18.
Employer: Caterpillar Engineering change control Description: The job post reads, "When you are an Engineering Change Control at Caterpillar, you will be under limited supervision and in accordance to change control procedures you will implement Engineering changes, NPI programs, and RSSM reduction through coordination with: Engineering, Assembly Planning, Logistics, Purchasing, Material Planning, and Operations and other duties as assigned. You will typically report to a supervisor." Qualifications: Two-year degree or equivalent or two years of previous related work experience. A four-year degree and SAP experience preferred. How to apply: Apply online Deadline: This job post is set to expire May 27 View more job opportunities in the…
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A Clarke County judge rejected a request from William Wilson Heaton to remove his ankle monitor and move to Bartow County.
A Clarke County judge has rejected a petition from the man accused of running over Emily Bowman in a hit-and-run accident to remove his ankle monitor and leave Oconee County. A judge last week denied William Wilson Heaton's request to remove the monitor and move to Bartow County with his grandfather, according to WSBTV. The news agency reported Heaton made the request so he could work in order to pay for his legal expenses. He must remain in Oconee County with his mother. Bowman, a former Kennesaw State University student and Woodstock High School graduate, was hospitalized in critical condition at Athens Regional Medical Center between Feb. 16 and March 8 when she was hit by a pick-up truck as she and a friend walked along Oak Street. …
Oconee County Code Enforcement issued a shell permit last week for building 700, part of the central, four-building cluster at Epps Bridge Centre.
The federal government is proposing a drop to a .05 percent blood-alcohol level.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to reduce deaths caused by drunken drivers, and one of its ideas is to change how states measure drunkenness. The board has proposed reducing the blood-alochol limit to .05 percent, down from the .08 percent states enforce now, according to Fox News. That limit could mean one drink for a lot of women, and two drinks for a lot of men. "Our goal is to get to zero deaths because each alcohol-impaired death is preventable," NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in the Fox story. Among those who oppose the idea: Groups that sell alcohol. "Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior," American Beverage Institute Managing Director Sarah Longwell said in a statement quoted …
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Retiring OCHS teacher Judy Harrell recounts her battle with breast cancer during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Oconee County Relay for Life.