Showing posts from February 28, 2016

Oconee County blotter now with better info

COMPUTER FRAUD: On Feb. 25, Cpl. Mark Smith met with a 62-year-old resident of High Shoals Road, Bishop, who explained he was defrauded of $998 when he fell for a computer upgrade scheme. The man explained he sent $749 by Western Union to a person in Mississippi for upgrades to his home computer. He received a call the next day asking for $249 more, which he sent. When the person called wanting more money, the Bishop man asked for a refund and was told he could get the refund if he sent a $499 transaction fee. As Smith gathered information from the victim, a call came in from a person identifying himself as from Western Union and asking for the $499 transaction fee. When Smith got on the line, the man became evasive and hung up on the deputy. BURGLARY: On Feb. 25, Deputy Samuel Smith met with a resident of the 4000 block of Hog Mountain Road, who reported someone entered his garage and stole a German Shepherd dog, a chain saw and some shears, all valued at more than $2,500. BURGLARY: On…

Broun likely to make another run for Congress - at least not in our district

Summer Sonics mixes horns and rock, releases debut EP recorded in Watkinsville's Full Moon Studio

State funding for library expansion unlikely

State funding for library expansion unlikely: State funding for an expansion to the Bogart Library is unlikely this year, library advocates said after several months of lobbying.

Animal Control bylaws approved

Animal Control bylaws approved: The divide on the Animal Control Advisory Board showed itself again at the BOC Tuesday night, but new by-laws and a resolution were approved anyway.

OCS ordered to pay $183,833 in legal fees

OCS ordered to pay $183,833 in legal fees: Oconee County Schools has complied with a court order to award a defendant of a multi-year legal battle $183,833 in legal fees and $1,893 to the family.

Oconee County Observations: Plurality Of Oconee County Republican Voters Chose...

Oconee County Observations: Plurality Of Oconee County Republican Voters Chose...: Turnout 54% Just more than 31 percent of voters in Oconee County who used the Republican ballot chose businessman Donald Trump as their ca...

Kevin Hynes to run for sheriff

Oconee County sheriff to missing man: 'Call me'

Both Athens, Watkinsville to get new barbecue restaurants

Oconee court documents allege deceased child was injured from 'shaking' by suspect