Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Watkinsville City Council approved four businesses licenses at its meeting last week.
The vacant building that formerly housed Floyd's Grill is to be the new home of a southern style restaurant. Watkinsville Council recently approved a business license request for Stellar Southern Café to set up shop in the 64 N. Main Street location. Co-owner Judy Johnston says the restaurant is still in the early stages of development. At the meeting last Wednesday, City Clerk Julie Sanders said council members also approved business license requests for the following: What do you think about the new businesses coming to the city? Tell us in the comments below.
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Wednesday, May 15
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tuesday, May 14
About the Georgia Lottery: Georgia Lottery proceeds are used to fund specific education programs: 1) Tuition grants, scholarships or loans to undergraduate college students for attendance at eligible Georgia colleges, universities, or technical colleges; 2) The Georgia Prekindergarten Program for all 4-year-olds; and 3) capital outlay projects including computer and other technological upgrades for schools, technical institutes, colleges and universities in the state. More than 1.4 million students have been able to attend colleges through Georgia's HOPE scholarship program; more than 1.2 million four-year-olds have attended Georgia's Prekindergarten Program; and all of Georgia's public schools have benefited from over $1.8 billion in …
No critical violations were found by inspectors during recent inspections. View scores, violations, and corrective actions.
Here is a list of Oconee County establishments that have undergone routine health inspections in March. All information was obtained from the Northeast Georgia Health District's health scores website. Each kitchen is given a score, and any violations are listed on-line. The restaurant or cafeteria is categorized as low risk if there are no critical violations and a score of 90 or more is achieved. For a food establishment to be categorized as high risk, one or more critical violations must be found. Any restaurant with a failing grade -- a score of 70 or less -- receives a follow-up inspection within 10 days. How important are restaurant inspections to you? Share in the comments below. ACAPULCOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1260 MARS HILL ROAD …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Located across the hall from the Lumpkin Cafe, the business helps students of all skill levels.
Don't bother trying to work for Lisa Barrett if you don't like tests. Before you're on board, you've got to take the SAT, LSAT or GMAT--and do well on it. Why do you have to do well? Because if you're working at 5 Points Prep, you're probably going to be helping students prepare for one of the standardized tests whose score helps determine whether they get into college, graduate or professional school. If you can't nail it, how will they? Barrett knows what colleges are looking for in students. She worked in the admissions office--eventually becoming an assistant dean--at Columbia University after earning a Ph.D. there in higher education administration. She had finished undergraduate work at Georgia, moved to New York for graduate work…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Whether you have a sprawling garden or just a tiny yard, composting is an economical and fun way to restore vitality to your soil and grow healthy plants.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia has decided to abandon it plans to put a continuing care retirement community in the dormant Autumn Glen subdivision on Rocky Branch Road.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dustin Shinholser hopes to open a Five Points Fleet Feet franchise by late June.
Dustin Shinholser finished high school in Oconee County and went to Truit McConnell College before transferring to Mars Hill College in the North Carolina mountains. After graduation, he headed to the Research Triangle Area and began working for Fleet Feet Sports. He wanted to return to the Athens area, but he knew Fleet Feet Sports was a good match for him--he had been running since he was a kid and he knew a lot about retail, running shoes, running equipment and how to run well. He stayed with Fleet Feet and even opened a store in Seattle. And now, Shinholser is realizing his dream: he's opening his own Fleet Feet Sports franchise in Athens. In Five Points, where he hopes to strengthen the running community. He's planning on holding …
Marilyn Forehand recently opened Marilyn's on Main in downtown Watkinsville
Marilyn Forehand's lifelong dream came to fruition when the doors of her antiques and home furnishings shop in downtown Watkinsville opened for the first time in April. On May 2, she hosted a grand opening celebration that coincided with May's First Friday event. Here's what she had to say about her shop: Q. Why did you choose to sell antiques and home furnishings? A. My first job at 16 was in a home furnishings retail store, and I have been in love ever since. As far as antiques, I have always had an interest in "anything old." Antiques tell history...I have always wondered what they would say if they could talk. Q. Please describe your background with refurbishing furniture. A. I don't have any sort of trained background. It is …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The vote Tuesday during a meeting held in a packed courtroom at the Oconee County Courthouse was unanimous.
Tuesday, May 7
In front of a crowd of over 160 packed into a courtroom Tuesday night, Oconee County commissioners voted unanimously to deny the Bernard Garrett family's request for a special use permit to convert a piece of their land on Dials Mill Road into a Recycling and Materials Recovery Facility, Lee Becker of Oconee County Observations reports. Also denied unanimously was a request for a variance that would have allowed for increased truck traffic along the road, Becker told Patch. The hearing lasted for more than an hour, followed by at least 20 minutes of deliberations by the Board, he said. Oconee County Observations and Patch will follow up with more details by Wednesday night. Photos from the hearing were shared on the Oconee County, Ga. …