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The Editor's Desk: Sense of humor welcome in law-enforcement officials

"not comedy gold"? Now our feelings really are hurt.
After someone said our Nixle alerts were "arrogant and demeaning", we decided to put it out there and give our citizens a chance to respond. We take what we do very seriously, but we try not to take ourselves seriously. We feel the "be more like Andy and less like Barney" approach works with some of the trials and tribulations of life that we share.
We are glad most folks agree. Thank yiou

posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 17:48

UPDATE: Authorities capture prisoner who escaped from Athens work detail

The inmate has been charged locally and turned over to the Department of Corrections for return to state custody. We will be posting his information, picture and video of the chase on the Sheriffs Office FB page soon

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 15:28

UPDATE: Authorities capture prisoner who escaped from Athens work detail

UPDATE: The original BOLO described two persons. There was only one. He is in custody and was captured by Deputy Matt Towe after a car chase/foot chase off 316 and 10 Loop. GSP is working the crashes, and we will have a myriad of additional charges.
Deputies saw the yellow taxi enter into Founders Grove subdivision and went inside to locate it. He left Founders Grove driving through yards at a high rate of speed.

posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:18

My day in a bite suit

We appreciate you coming out and participating with us Wayne. Of course, the dogs have never bit a reporter before, now that they got the taste, they may never let go!!!!!
Thanks again

posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 16:24

Two more charged in kidnapping of Oconee County man

We have charged a 4th person. That suspect is being held without bond in the Richmond County Jail on charges unrelated to our kidnapping case, but our investigators worked with RCSO deputies on the case.

posted @ Friday, November 22, 2013 - 14:58

Oconee County authorities recover kidnap victim, suspect in custody

[quote][b]jo15765[/b] - I am not sure if this is the one SheriffBerry is referring to, but if you go here it gives more info:
That is the latest press release We sent it out on Nixle so all the people who follow us can see it for themselves

posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:29

Oconee County authorities recover kidnap victim, suspect in custody

We are wrapping up a press release which should go out in about 10 minutes or so. We are still working this case. We won't be releasing many details.

posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 11:57

Oconee sheriff rams fence in pursuit of fleeing suspect

FYI, the owner was chasing him too. In fact, the owner was there when I drove through it

posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 13:44

Oconee sheriff rams fence in pursuit of fleeing suspect

I told the owner of the fence that we would fix it. He said not to worry, he was going to set a new post and it would be good to go. The fence stretched, it didn't break

posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 13:43

Georgia's first police sketch artist retires

It is amazing to watch Marla work and talk to witnesses. She will be missed but it is neat that Kelly is following in her footsteps. I wish you well Marla....

posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 08:45

Three Athens residents arrested in Oconee thefts

Unfortunately we are going to have to give it back to the owner, as soon as he makes bond.....
That is why we are posting pics, so Oconee folks know what to look for in their neighborhoods

posted @ Friday, June 14, 2013 - 18:52

Bishop man gets 30 years for assaulting elderly woman

The assigned Judge had a death in the family, therefore Judge Sorrells sat on the sentencing by agreement of both sides..

posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 18:30

Athens motorcycle cop badly hurt in collision with taxi

God bless you Ken, get well soon Big are in our prayers

posted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 20:02

Authorities ID name of wounded transit officer

I hope this officer can heal and return to his family and his duty....God Bless him

posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 - 08:33

MIT campus police killed in campus shooting

Prayers for the officer, his family, friends and co-workers.

posted @ Friday, April 19, 2013 - 08:31

Athens-Clarke police identify suspect in multi-county wallet theft spree

Oconee teen on board pushing for strict texting law

Congratulations Hannah, this has been a work in progress since you were much younger, and I am happy that your efforts have been recognized statewide. I am proud of you, as I know your family is. Keep up the good work, I think you have found a calling for your life....

posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 08:57

Gun background checks drop by 10 percent in Jan.

The Oconee Co SO processed 220 applicants for a Georgia Weapons Carry License in January, up from 120 in December, and up from a mere 30 in September 2012
Obtaining a GWCL exempts you from the NICS check at the counter of the Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer. Our county is not alone, as GWCL applications have skyrocketed.
I submit that more people nationwide have carry licenses of some sort, which will reduce the number of NICS checks at the point of sale...anyone who thinks gun sales have dropped off hasn't tried to go to a dealer and find a gun lately

posted @ Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 16:00

Incoming Elbert County sheriff working on personnel changes

errr., it is Barry HasTon, not HasDon.....Sheriff Haston is the current Elbert Co Sheriff

posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 23:30

Deputies nab armed robbery suspect at Watkinsville home

[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - Any charges against those hiding him?
We stopped his Momma leaving the house about two blocks away. Once confronted, she gave him up. There won't be any charges for hindering apprehension unless ACCPD has info I am not aware of

posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 15:44

Search continues for armed robber of Athens store

Suspect in custody, arrested in Watkinsville by Sheriff's deputies, Watkinsville PD officers and ACCPD officers....arrest took place moments ago at 106 Wilson Pl. See our OCSO FB page for pics

posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 14:46

Oconee deputies seek beer thief who pulled knife on Walmart security

arrest details here

posted @ Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:58

Oconee deputies seek beer thief who pulled knife on Walmart security

The suspect is in custody. We will have further details later this morning.

posted @ Friday, November 30, 2012 - 07:25

Watkinsville woman killed by oncoming car after checking mail

GSP is working the tragic death. The driver has been identified.

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 09:56

Man found dead in wrecked SUV in woods near Oconee Connector

The roadway is open now. Next of kin have NOT been notified. Another Sheriff's Office is taking care of that for us.

posted @ Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 14:15

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