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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,…

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…

Northeast Georgia local elections

By Jordynn Abernathy Athens-Clarke County – Winterville Mayor: George H. Chandler, Dodd I. Ferrelle, Kenneth Dixon Hodges City Council: Samuel “Sam” Alvarez, Marus Boenig, Scott Howard, Lee Ann Pingel, Mary Williams Quinn Voting will happen tomorrow on November 3rd from 7am to 7pm at Winterville Train Depot. Be sure to visit Athens Clarke County website…

Upcoming local government meetings

By Kalyn Wilson Here’s a look at which county government meetings are happening this week. Monday, November 2nd: Barrow County is having two public hearings for the FY2016 Millage Rates at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Commission Meeting Room, and a Special Called Meeting afterwards at 7 p.m.. Jackson County is meeting for its…

Police consider PepperBalls as alternative to lethal force

WATKINSVILLE — It’s not always clear about how law enforcement officers discern when force is necessary and what type of force is appropriate. With events like Ferguson, Missouri, North Charleston, South Carolina and now Baltimore — where 25-year-old Freddie Gray died after a police officer tackled him, some people continue to question the legal force police…

Back by popular demand, Oconee County Farmers Market announced they will be opening their doors on Saturdays and Tuesdays.  But will  a locally grown apple a day, keep the doctor away? If these local chicks could talk, they’d say you aren’t paying for more nutrition at a local farmers market, but you are paying for…