Oconee Today -- June 14
Learn about the proposed TSPLOST and meet candidates vying for Oconee offices. See what else there is to know in and around Oconee today.
Weather: Mainly sunny skies are in the forecast for today, with a high temperature of 89 degrees. The National Weather Service calls for a 20 percent chance of showers after the early morning.
Observances: Today, June 14, is Flag Day, a day set aside annually to honor the United States flag. It was on this date in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes.
Read about the history of Flag Day, which is believed to have been first commemorated by a 19-year-old teacher, Bernard J. Cigrand, who placed a 10-inch, 38-star flag in a bottle on his desk and assigned essays on the flag and its significance. Check out laws and regulations related to the U.S. flag.
Top things to know:
- Give blood at the Gainesville State College Oconee Campus. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, there's a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Kids are invited to drop by the Oconee County Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a free arts and crafts event. It's make a bookmark day!
- The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidates forum from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium of North Oconee High School. Come meet and hear from candidates for the offices of Board of Commissioners Chairman, Post 1 and Post 4; the Board of Education Chairman Post 1; Sheriff; and Tax Commissioner. The meet and greet starts at 6:30 followed by the forum. Learn more about the TSPLOST at a 6 p.m. presentation.