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Fireworks, Golf Cart Crash and Great American Cleanup News in Oconee …

Police and Fire

’316 Office Creeper,’ Suspect in Area Theft Cases, Identified by Police

The 54-year-old man suspected of stealing wallets from Barrow, Clarke and Oconee locations may be headed to Florida, 11Alive reports.

Burglar Snatches Cash Drawer from Watkinsville Business

Police responded to a burglar alarm and found a window had been smashed at Watkinsville Service Center.

NOHS Students Accused of Crashing School’s Golf Cart into Fence

Two 17-year-old boys were charged this week with criminal trespass. An arrest isn’t a conviction.

Shoplifting Suspect Gets Stitches After Tussle with Oconee Walmart Security Guard

The 18 year old is accused of trying to steal more than $600 worth of items from the store. An arrest isn’t a conviction.

 

Local Connections

Oconee 4th of July Spectacular 2013 to Spotlight Local Entertainment

Make plans to celebrate America’s independence by watching fireworks at Oconee Veterans Park.

 

Business

Oconee County’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in State at 5.1 Percent

Fewer layoffs resulted in an unemployment rate decline for northeast Georgia in February.

 

Health

Health Inspectors Visit Elementary School and Fast Food Restaurant

One critical violation was noted during a recent inspection of a cafeteria in Oconee County.

 

Government

Georgia Gun Bill Fails over College Provision

The Senate didn’t get behind a plan to let students carry guns on the University of Georgia and other campuses.

 

Opinion

Would You Support a State Sales Tax to Replace the State Income Tax?

Seven states already have no state income tax and Georgia House Rep. Tom Kirby plans to introduce a bill advocating the same for Georgia.

 

Local Voices

Oconee County Units Request Nearly 20 Percent Increase In Fiscal Year 2014 Funding by Lee Becker

Great American Cleanup in Oconee Events by Angela Helwig

Oconee County High Junior Serves on Georgia Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving by Hannah Walters

$10,000 Raised at Charity Golf Tournament for Extra Special People

 

Announcements

Dustin Schroeder of Watkinsville Makes Dean’s List at RIT

Oconee Connector clean up

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