Category: Oconee County

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…