Category: Oconee County

Oconee County Remembers 9/11 with Flag Display

If you drive by North Oconee High School this week, you will see a field of flags. Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. To remember this day, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at North Oconee High School wanted to bring the community together. More than 100 volunteers planted 2,977 American…

Oconee Resident Proposes SPLOST Funding for Museum

Oconee resident Ryan Page has put together a proposal for SPLOST funding in order to build an Oconee history museum. Page will speak to the Oconee County Historical Society at the county library tonight. County Administrator, Justin Kirouac, says that Page has given the Board of Commisioners the proposal, but it will be a long road…

Touch a Truck

                Saturday, March 10th is a great day to take your family to get a hands on experience with “big trucks”. Some of these big trucks will include fire trucks, dump trucks, and other emergency vehicles. There will be other activities offered such as glitter tattoos, raffles and…

Oconee County Sheriff Launch ACT Hotline

Are you used to dialing 9-1-1 for emergencies? The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has created an outlet for reporting threats, specifically online. UGA student and president of the black theatrical ensemble, Kimarah Laurent says she sees suspicious activity on social media often. She’s even been a victim of onine threats.Laurent said, “Social media is like…

Grady Explains: How to Make Open Records Requests in Oconee County

Oconee County is digitizing papers that were once unavailable on their website. Citizens will be able to file open records requests for archived documents in a searchable online database. The county is in the early stages of scanning. A date for when the database will be available to the public has not been set. Until…

Opioid Deaths in Northeast Georgia

Nearly 1000 people died of opioid overdoses in Georgia in 2016. That’s more than four times the overdose number a decade ago. Information compiled from the Georgia Department of Health shows the deaths relating to opioids has steadily increased since 1999.  How you can help prevent opioid addictions:  Talk to your doctor about the benefits and…

High School Football Update

Catch up with all the local high school football games that are scheduled to play out under the Friday Night Lights with sports reporter Allie Bailey. Athens Academy (6-0) vs. Providence Christian Academy (1-5) at 7:30 p.m at Providence.  Clarke Central High School (5-2) vs. Johnson High School (0-7) at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS. Oconee…

A local Walmart manager will remain on suspension until an investigation is complete into the accusation that he “upskirted” a customer. Twenty-three year-old Walmart manager, Jonathan Perez, was arrested (when?) and is accused of recording video under a customer’s skirt with a cellular phone at the Epps Bridge Road location in Athens.  Perez was arrested and…