Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Oconee County Board of Commissioners is set to take up an application for a beer and wine license at University 16 Cinemas at Epps Bridge Centre off Epps Bridge Parkway.
Monday, May 6, 2013
One of the votes cast on the request to put a materials recovery facility on Dials Mill Road likely will come from Commissioner Jim Luke, whose wife's family has property about a mile from the site.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
If you love your Oconee County Waffle House, here's your chance to show it!
Calling all Waffle House lovers! The restaurant chain — a southern staple with its anytime breakfast offerings, Bert's Chili, Lib's Patty Melt and, of course, waffles — wants to see why WaHo is one of your favorite places to dine. The company, which is headquartered in Norcross, Ga., has issued a call for photos for a contest to fill its 2014 calendar. So if you love Waffle House, head out to one of Oconee County's two locations — Epps Bridge Parkway or Macon Highway — and snap an awesome picture. Then click here to submit your photo and enter. The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers and submissions can be anything from an photo of food to your favorite Waffle House employee. Thirteen pictures will be selected …
Have you hired or visited these local businesses?
Oconee County residents can learn more about local businesses, read reviews by other customers, post their own reviews and more by visiting the Oconee Patch business directory. While potential customers can benefit from the information in the Oconee Patch business directory, business owners can reap rewards as well. Owners who claim their Oconee Patch directory listing can take advantage of several free business tools including the ability to better interact with customers. Thank you to the Oconee business owners who have recently claimed their free directory listing: Entertainment Purposes Only DJ - 1380 Salem Road Watkinsville DJ and karaoke services are available for all occasions, including wedding, anniversaries, school dances, …
If the Bernard Garrett family gets a favorable vote from the Board of Commissioners Tuesday on its recycling facility permit, it will have passed a first hurdle in getting a state permit.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2013, stop by the shop on Main Street in Watkinsville between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Opponents are voicing their concerns on social media and a newly-created website.
Opponents of the proposed Recycling and Materials Recovery Facility on Dials Mill Road have taken to social media and an online petitions website to spread their message. The Facebook Page Don't Sort Trash On Our Doorstep, which carries the message,"tell the Oconee County Board of Commissioners that waste sorting facilities and residential neighborhoods don't mix!", had 47 "likes" as of Friday afternoon. The website Stop the Dump urges community members to get involved and turn out to the next meeting of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners for a public hearing on the matter. And a petition has also been circulating around the county. Its online version had garnered nearly 100 signatures as of 5 p.m. Friday. The family of Bernard …
Applications are being accepted for full-time jobs.
Employer: Lowe's Sales Specialist Appliances (Full-time) Description: A job posting states: "Responsible for the overall sales and merchandise maintenance of the assigned department." For more details and job requirements, click here. How to apply: Submit an application online. Deadline: Until filled. This opportunity was found on May 2, 2013. PSA (Full-time) Description: A job posting states: "Responsible for the overall administration and execution of in-store service projects and tasks as defined by the Vendor Services Management (VSM) division. Common tasks would include down-stocking, fronting and facing and detailing product. Common projects would include surveys of in-store products, taking photographs of sets and maintaining …
Health inspectors recently paid visits to Jittery Joes and Colham Ferry Elementary School. View a list of scores, detailed violations and corrective actions.
Here is a list of Oconee County restaurants, including school cafeterias, 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. COLHAM FERRY ELEMENTARY …
While residents in subdivisions near the proposed materials recovery facility on Dials Mill Road have been most outspoken, the decision the county makes could affect others in county.