Tags: Watkinsville

WATCH: Watkinsville Mayoral Candidate Running Unopposed

WATKINSVILLE, GA — Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast co-owner Dave Shearon threw his name into the race for Watkinsville Mayor on Monday. As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the deadline for Mayoral candidates to submit their applications, Shearon is running unopposed. It was a serendipitous moment for the 20-year-resident of Watkinsville. On Monday, the same day…

Watkinsville’s La Parilla participates in “A Day Without Immigrants”

Local restaurant employees who intended to make a statement found themselves the victims of racist remarks last Friday.  La Parilla, a mexican restaurant in Watkinsville decided to close for the day last Thursday after many of their employees took the day to recognize a national protest called “A Day Without Immigrants.” They posted a sign…

Update: One Vote Deciding the Future of Watkinsville

One vote is separating two Watkinsville candidates for a seat in the City Council. Grady Newsource Reporter Molly Swindall says at least four more ballots are coming in from overseas military personnel which Pat Haize who runs the Oconee County Board of Elections says these ballots will likely decide THIS RACE. But there is another…

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 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,…

Self-defense classes at Oconee Crossfit

By Adriana Vicuna Crossfire Oconee is offering a self-defense class this Friday for people interested in learning how to protect themselves. The class will be held at Crossfit Oconee located in Watkinsville, Ga. Coach Samantha Murray says young people have shown interest in wanting to know how to effectively defend themselves. She says students have seen…