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Auctioning Seized Property To Fight Drug Crime

The Oglethorpe County Board of Commissioners is auctioning off  property from various drug seizures by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s department. People can be bid on online at GovDeals.com, a site that provides services to various government agencies that want to sell surplus or confiscated items over the internet. Items can also be viewed in person at 882 Athens Rd, Crawford, Georgia 30630. The money earned from selling these items will help fund the purchase of equipment and training for the employees of the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Department. Oglethorpe County Sheriff…

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Neighbors Voice Dirty Water Concerns Over New Pipelines

Residents of Oconee County were “up in arms” after the Board of Commissioners approved an Amendment to expand Calls Creek Wastewater facility. The plan says they will have to install pipelines along the creek because of the increased amount of waste that is filtered and poured into the creek. Neighbors of Calls Creek are worried about how the plan will disrupt the natural environment and wildlife in their backyards once construction begins. Homeowners at the meeting wore t-shirts in opposition to the plan. They are members of a non-profit organization…

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Board of Commission Madison Profile

Commissioner-Elect Lee Allen was born and raised in Madison. It is believed that he is the youngest ever Board of Commissioners member elected in Madison County. He is a man who wears many hats: farmer, former professional-golfer, golf coach, husband, father, and now Commissioner-Elect. Allen decided to run for office after an issue arose with the dirt road he and his family live on. He believes the best way to make change is to be the person either voting on or writing the laws. Governor Deal already sent over a…

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2-year TIM Plan to begin development

WATKINSVILLE — More than 400 miles of roadway in Oconee County could be repaved within a 20 year period if county officials approve funding. The roads are expected to last for 20 years if properly repaired. Public Works Director Emil Beshara has proposed a two-year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance plan to the Oconee County commissioners. It came during a scheduled work session Friday that would combine 2015 Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax revenue with money from the Georgia Department of Transportation as well as other available sources. In a six element plan, Beshara…

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