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Bystander Shot, I-285 Traffic Alert, Ice Bucket Challenges and Arson Suspect

Bystander Shot, I-285 Traffic Alert, Ice Bucket Challenges and Arson Suspect

Plus, dogs rescued from a puppy mill are ready for adoption. Top posts from Ga. Patch sites.
Sen. Isakson to Speak to Rotary Club of Social Circle

Sen. Isakson to Speak to Rotary Club of Social Circle

He will speak from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Aug. 25 at Magnolia Hall.
Mars Hill Road Widening Will Be

Mars Hill Road Widening Will Be "Fun" And "Painful," Oconee County Public Works Director Told Citizen Group

Emil Beshara gave his update of the Mars Hill Road project to a citizen advisory committee last week.
Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Plus, a deputy is recognized for his good deed. Our top posts from Ga. Patch sites.
Federal Government Approves Money To Protect Farmland In South Of Oconee County

Federal Government Approves Money To Protect Farmland In South Of Oconee County

The Ludwig farm in the south of Oconee County was approved for federal funding for farmland protection.
Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Plus, a local city is taking steps to create its downtown, a missing man was found alive and a UPS store suffered a data breach.
Oconee County Cities Will Be Holding Liquor-By-Drink Referendums On Nov. 4 By Default

Oconee County Cities Will Be Holding Liquor-By-Drink Referendums On Nov. 4 By Default

State law determines that the county vote on liquor-by-the-drink can have impact on the cities.
Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Unsecured firearms in house where toddler was shot; Man with BB gun prompts school lockdown; Georgia has 2nd worst jobless rate.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?
Oconee County Issued Building Permit For Cheddar's At Epps Bridge Centre

Oconee County Issued Building Permit For Cheddar's At Epps Bridge Centre

The permit is for a 8,385-square-foot wood and steel building.
$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Suspected electronics thieves stopped in Acworth; Atlanta Watershed probe; Tractor accident kills man; Missing man found safe.
Oconee County Public Works Director Criticizes State Transportation Project Agreements Now Under Review

Oconee County Public Works Director Criticizes State Transportation Project Agreements Now Under Review

Public Works Director Emil Beshara has said the agreements GDOT sent the county do not provide sufficient detail.
Oconee County Planning Commission To Review Another Continuing Care Facility Proposal On Virgil Langford Road

Oconee County Planning Commission To Review Another Continuing Care Facility Proposal On Virgil Langford Road

The Planning Commission is to look at a proposal for rezone of a dormant subdivision for a senior facility, near proposed Thrive facility.
Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Plus, a convicted rapist was sentenced to six life terms and a Patch blogger explains Robin Williams' impact on his life.
GA Wow Houses: $1.1M Estate; 'Truly Unique' Beauty; 2-Story Family Room and More

GA Wow Houses: $1.1M Estate; 'Truly Unique' Beauty; 2-Story Family Room and More

Beautiful and expensive homes for sale across Georgia.
GOOD NEWS! Most Exciting Cities, IB Diplomas, Public Safety Award, School Spirit + Lottery Winners

GOOD NEWS! Most Exciting Cities, IB Diplomas, Public Safety Award, School Spirit + Lottery Winners

Plus, Gwinnett teachers honored, business openings and expansions, and students fighting drugs were among this week's uplifting stories.
Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Just 24 hours left to nominate your everyday hero -- perhaps a coach or mentor -- for a prize package. Tell us how they made a difference.
Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

The slow storm season has been a relief to many, but tropical weather tends to pick up right about…now.
Pastor Charged, Carjackers in Court, Ghost Tours, Councilman Indicted + Child Shoots Self

Pastor Charged, Carjackers in Court, Ghost Tours, Councilman Indicted + Child Shoots Self

Also: Fulton tax lawsuit, coffee with a cop, real estate open houses, Phipps Plaza update, suspects in trail attacks, and phone scammers.
Bartow Shooting Rampage, Robin Williams Tributes, Carjackers, Cop Cab, Avoid I-285, Jobless Rate Rises

Bartow Shooting Rampage, Robin Williams Tributes, Carjackers, Cop Cab, Avoid I-285, Jobless Rate Rises

Also: Ga. chief says Ferguson, Mo., police force is too white; Funeral set for football player; Couple scammed out of $11,800.