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Excise tax for hunting and fishing gear is beneficial to outdoorsmen

...these acquisitions."Those recent purchases include 706 acres at the Crockford Pigeon Mountain WMA; 1,394 acres at the Oconee WMA; 2,495 acres at Paulding WMA; and the creation of the new Chattahoochee Fall Lines WMA, with 10,800 acres of public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-12-12/excise-tax-hunting-and-f
Oconee man charged with fabricating own kidnapping in 2013

...along, but we needed the evidence," Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said.Detrick...Favors, 41, of Farmington, is in the Oconee County Jail without bond on charges of...against Favors were handed down by an Oconee County grand jury, which heard evidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-20/oconee-man-charged-fabricatin
North Oconee claims state golf title at Belle Meade

THOMSON - North Oconee junior David Mackey missed a 10-foot...don't care about medalist."North Oconee won its second GHSA Class AAA state golf championship in three years, edging rival Oconee County by two strokes. The two Region...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-05-19/north-oconee-claims-state-go
On The Move

...OfficerEmployer: Burke Medical CenterWork experience: She previously was the chief executive officer/chief financial officer at Lower Oconee Community Hospital in Glenwood, administrator/chief executive officer at Doctors Hospital of Tatnall LLC in Reidsville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-07/move
SC facing early drought

...out of the drought.The United States Drought Monitor map also lists nearly the entire state except for Charleston, Berkeley and Oconee counties as abnormally dry. A small area near the Savannah River Site is listed in moderate drought.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-21/sc-facing-early-dought
Burke County ousted

...War Eagles were able to shut down the Bears' attack and counter with a strong attack of their own. The War Eagles defense forced two turnovers to secure the victory.Next week the War Eagles will take on the North Oconee Titans at home.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-11-21/burke-county
Georgia's Justin Scott-Wesley works way back from 'long, hard process'

...Monday morning." 'INCREDIBLE' HOMECOMING: Sean McGarity's homecoming didn't look that good on the scoreboard, but the Oconee County High graduate was thrilled to play in Sanford Stadium.The Charleston Southern reserve redshirt freshman center is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-11-22/georgias-justin-scott-wes
Across the region

...the drought.The United States Drought Monitor map also lists nearly the entire state except for Charleston, Berkeley and Oconee counties as abnormally dry.A small area near the Savannah River Site is listed in moderate drought.Police get help to combat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-21/across-region
Washington County returns to familiar playoff territory against Pierce County

...working on that this week."Pierce County enters at 10-2 after finishing Region 1-AAA at 5-2. The Bears beat Jackson and Oconee County handily in the first two rounds, scoring 49 points in each game. It's also a third consecutive season of double-digit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-11-26/washington-c
Ga. cops dump sex offender in nearby county

...as a sex offender.Monroe police refused to return to Athens to get the man, nor would they agree to meet at a location in Oconee County, about halfway between Athens-Clarke and Walton counties, according to the report.The Athens-Clarke officer then...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-10/ga-cops-dump-sex-offen