Grovetown listed among best suburbs to buy a house

...Augusta metro area to make the list. A high ranking indicates that a suburb attracts residents with a good housing market where property taxes and housing costs are in line with value.Tops on the list was Watkinsville in Oconee County.

Plane crash kills 4 on way to Clemson game

...football game died Friday.The men were flying from Warsaw, Ind.,, to Clemson, to attend Saturday's game.Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis identified the men who died Friday afternoon as: 71-year-old Charles D. Smith; his son...

Ga. teacher's aide nude e-mail ends up in court

...teacher's aide who traded nude emails with a student was spinning heads Tuesday in the Georgia Supreme Court.The former Oconee County teacher's aide, Jeremy Wetzel, has already served his time in prison, and the law has been changed by the legislature...

No indictment for Athens nurse accused in sex assault of patient

...the wheelchair.The attorney also mentioned during the hearing the alleged victim was arrested in early September in Oconee County on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.Piller formerly was a nurse at Athens Regional Medical Center. In November...

Search narrows for missing student's body

...population began to dwindle. The property was recently owned by the late Gaynor Bracewell, who lived across the river in Oconee County. Bracewell's daughter, who inherited the property, gave law enforcement officials permission to bring in heavy...

Old wells searched for Ga. student missing since 2007

...Chapman said.Investigators with the Gwinnett County Police Department were at the search site, and deputies from Oconee County also assisted, the sheriff said.A fireman was lowered into one wellwith a rope after an object was seen that appeared...

Family attorney disputes police chief's account that officer fatally shot teen in self-defense

...different races.A preliminary autopsy, released Tuesday, showed the fatal shot hit Hammond in the upper torso, but Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has not specified from which direction the shots came.Earlier last week, Covington said Hammond's...

Man charged after fight at kids ballgame

...youth baseball game at Oconee Veterans Park in Oconee County.Brian Keith Allen, 47, of Hoschton, Ga...Team organization, which rented the field from Oconee County.An Oconee County Sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a fight...

Former Clemson defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko arrested again

...Ogundeko was arrested a second time in three months, charged last week with third degree assault and battery by the Oconee County Sheriff's Department.Ogundeko was dismissed from the team by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney in May after the sophomore...

Tournament gets off to rocky start for Martinez-Evans

...wasn't where we wanted it to be. You've got to throw strikes. You throw strikes you'll be all right."Because Oconee County dropped out at the last minute, the four-team tournament turned into a three-team tournament.East Marietta fell...