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Oconee County May Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales

Staying close to home on Sundays while enjoying an alcoholic beverage might be easier for Oconee County residents after Nov. 8. On the ballot, there will be two ordinances allowing for the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays. The first ordinance gives residents the option of allowing restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays while the…

Oconee County Library Hosts Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Oconee County Library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest is happening this week. The contest is open to kids age 0 to 11. The children are encouraged to bring their favorite book characters to life through the pumpkins. According to the children’s librarian, Rebecca Ballard, this is a carve-free contest because the library doesn’t want “critters” running…

Boil Water Advisory for Oconee County

A boil water advisory has been issued to the following areas in Oconee County: city of Watkinsville, Barnett Shoals Road, Simonton Bridge Road and Greensboro Highway. This advisory is due to a severe water main break and interruption of service. The Oconee County Utility Department sent out an email and posted about the water break on social…

A Battle Between Church And State In Oconee County

Rick Pettigrew has been attending Oconee County Board of Education meetings since last fall with a controversial request to bring Bible classes to public schools. His proposal would allow students to be released early from class and receive credit for Bible classes. Many other schools around Georgia already do this. Andrew Cohen, a father of…

Candidates, Alcohol, and S.P.L.O.S.T. Discussion at Oconee Forum Tonight

Watkinsville, GA- A candidate forum is scheduled for Oconee County Post 2 that will highlight three items on the county’s ballot for the November 8 election. Former Post 2 Commissioner John Daniell resigned from his position in May in order to run for the Chairman’s seat after current Chairman Melvin Davis announced his retirement. Three…

GSP Release Preliminary Oconee Crash Report

The Georgia State Patrol has told Grady NewSource reporters that it takes 3-5 days for a full report to be released, but the GSP has released the preliminary report for the Oconee Crash that took four UGA students’ lives on Wednesday night. The driver of vehicle #1 was Agnes Kim, 21. The driver of vehicle…

A Look Into An Oconee County Dispatcher’s Life

WATKINSVILLE, GA | Her childhood consisted of waking up in the middle of the night, packing into the car, and handing out water to firefighters or lending a helping hand in any way during fire emergencies. Beth Farrington comes from a family that has dedicated their lives to serve their community. Her father, brother, husband,…

More Indecision for Georgia Voters Than Usual

Apparently many Georgia voters still don’t know who to vote for. This has been a trend for the last 10 years according to Dr. Audrey Haynes, an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Georgia. She says that voter indecisiveness is at its peak when voters have more options. When the candidate lineup is unstable,…