Housing scam suspect nabbed in Oconee County reverse sting operation
Police say Wilson used an elaborate scheme to scam one individual out of $1200 and another individual out of the key to their vacation home.
Georgia school staff member arrested after leaving purse in bathroom
Oconee County Primary School serves students Kindergarten through second grade.
After pay raise led Kemp’s 2018 bid, he offers new K-12 plan
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he wants Georgia to provide grants to school districts to help students catch up on what they might have missed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, expand the number of school counselors, encourage teacher aides to become full-fledged teachers and pass a law requiring school lockdown drills.
Deputies searching for Oconee County man missing for over a week
Officials say 69-year-old Bruce Bray is known to walk to Athens and was last seen leaving his home on Sept. 3.
Atlanta murder suspect on the run for 28 years nabbed by Oconee County deputies
Muhammed Bilal El-Amin wanted for shooting a man in the face at a MARTA train station on Nov. 27, 1994.
Federal charges for former UGA football player in Oconee RaceTrac clerk murder
Akhil Nasir Crumpton and a co-defendant now faces federal charges connected to the purchase of the weapon that killed 23-year-old Elijah Wood during a robbery at an Oconee County convivence store.
Person hospitalized after shooting, Oconee County deputies investigate
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is searching for the person responsible for a shooting Sunday afternoon.
Family of murdered RaceTrac clerk release balloons on anniversary of his death
The family of Elijah Wood, shot and killed during a shift at an Oconee County RaceTrac in March 2021, returned to the gas station where he died to release balloons on the anniversary of his death.
Family of murdered Oconee County RaceTrac clerk relieved by suspected killer's arrest
The family of Elijah Wood, who was killed nearly a year ago while working at a Georgia RaceTrac, said they are relieved his suspected killer is behind bars, but they are waiting for justice to run its course.
Former UGA football player arrested for murder of Oconee County RaceTrac clerk
A former UGA wide receiver has been charged in the murder of Oconee County RaceTrac clerk Elijah Wood. Police say they tracked the gun used in Wood's murder to another homicide in Philadelphia.
Georgia Football linebacker accused of rape will be allowed to play in Pro Day
A UGA starting linebacker who is out on bond after being accused of raping a woman at a party will be allowed to participate in the program's Pro Day, a judge ruled.
Man breaks into Oconee County country club
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect entered through an unlocked window.
Winter weather delays University of North Georgia campus openings
The University of North Georgia announced Monday it will delay the opening of its campuses until 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 due to inclement conditions from the weekend's winter snowstorm in Georgia.
Georgia man accused of killing mom, stepdad in Oconee County
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a man suspected of killing his mother and step-father early Tuesday morning.
Who killed Elijah Wood? Everything known about the 23-year-old Oconee County man's death
Elijah Wood was one week from celebrating his 24th birthday before he was gunned down at an Oconee County gas station where he worked. Nine months later, authorities are still searching for his killer.
Local high school football player battling cancer gifted scholarship, tickets to SEC Championship
Landon Hagwood, a senior at Oconee County High School, has been battling cancer for two years. While facing a tough bout off the field, he's helping others at the same time.
Deadly hit-and-run on Oconee County highway involved bicycle, deputy says
Georgia State Patrol responded to the crash involving a bicycle on Highway 78 near Clotfelter Road.
Missing Georgia teens found in upstate New York, deputies say
Two teenagers reported missing in Oconee and Barrow counties have been found in upstate New York, according to law enforcement officials.
Athens-Clarke Co. Police: Counterfeit suspect linked to crimes at multiple stores
Police in Athens-Clarke County are warning north Georgia merchants to be on the lookout for small denomination counterfeit bills after a series of purchases were made at area Walmart stores.
Oconee County deputy seriously injured in head-on crash
An Oconee County deputy is recovering after a passing car hit their cruiser head-on trying to avoid traffic.