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Patch's Most Popular

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

Patch's Most Popular

Police and Fire

Man Killed While Aiding Motorist With Disabled Car Identified

Authorities late Friday released the name of the 33-year-old who was struck by a car Thursday night on the SR 10 Loop near Ga. 316.

Investigators Link Statham Man to 18 Property Crimes in Oconee

Rod Tyler Thomas, 20, is currently behind bars in Walton County and is also facing charges in Barrow County. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

4-Count Indictment Returned in Oconee County for Accused Child Molester

Criminal indictments are not evidence of guilt; they are only charges. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

 

Business

Now Closed: Golden Pantry Food Store at Hodges Mill and Mars Hill Roads

The store, which shut its doors permanently at midnight on Nov. 4, is a casualty of the Mars Hill widening project.

Watkinsville Taco Stand Closes

A sign on the restaurant's door Thursday night says, "Thanks for your support."

The program currently provides weekend meals to 76 students in need.

 

Elections

Barack Obama Re-Elected President

President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.

Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Appears to Pass

The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.

The Electoral College and Popular Vote Explained

It hasn't happened often, but what would happen if the electoral college vote and popular vote are split?

Connie Massey Wins Watkinsville Council Seat

According to unofficial results, Massey beat Nicole Brooks by 66 votes in the Nov. 6 Special Election.

 

Schools

Oconee Schools Named to AP District Honor Roll for Third Year in a Row

Only 539 school systems in the US and Canada appear on the list.

Local Voices

An Election Day Disappointment by Kris Parker

Georgia DNR Waiting On Caterpillar Application For Discharge Permit For Oconee County/Clarke County Site by Lee Becker

 

Announcements

Watkinsville Collection Site for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes Opens Next Week

Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winners

Hundreds Gather to Fire Up The Titans 2012 at Fox's!

Warrior Pep Rally Held at KEBA Spitfire Grill

 

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