Oconee County Code Enforcement issued a shell permit last week for building 700, part of the central, four-building cluster at Epps Bridge Centre.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A photo contest will be held in celebration of Snake Day 2013, coming up on June 1.
In the Chinese zodiac, 2013 is the year of the snake. Sandy Creek Nature Center is celebrating with a photo contest leading up to its annual Snake Day. The nature center is seeking photos submissions of snakes native to Clarke County or Georgia in their natural habitats — no photos of caged reptiles or snakes being held will be accepted. Previously published photos are ineligible and all photos must be the work of the person submitting the entry. The deadline to enter a photo is May 30, and photos will be judged by nature center visitors during Snake Day on June 1. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in two categories — adult submissions by those 14 and older and children's submissions by those 13 and younger. Entries should be e-…
Do you think Bibles should be in cabins and lodge rooms on state properties? Tells us in the comments section.
Governor Nathan Deal says the state will return Bibles to guest cabins and lodge rooms at Georgia parks after their recent removal by Georgia Department of Natural Resources managers, MyFoxAtlanta.com reports. The Bibles were removed while a final decision was made on the response to a citizen complaint about Bibles on state property. According to a press release from Gov. Deal's office, “Out of an abundance of caution to avoid potential litigation, the commissioner removed the Bibles from rooms – though they were still available on site – after a complaint from a visitor. The attorney general and I agree that the state is on firm legal footing as we move to return the Bibles to the rooms. These Bibles are donated by outside groups, …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The importance of early childhood education was the topic.
Some big names in the Republican Party are in Georgia this weekend for the GOP Convention that is taking place at the Classic Center in Athens. Scheduled speakers include Republican strategist Karl Rove and former U.S. Congressman Allen West. Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal spoke to GOP State Convention delegates about importance of early childhood education during breakfast Saturday. Business meetings were scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) is in attendance and shared with Patch that First Lady and Governor Nathan Deal spoke to GOP State Convention Delegates about importance of early childhood education at breakfast Saturday morning. Business meetings at the center were scheduled to start at…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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 …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The congressman, who represents Oconee County, addressed the committee regarding the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act.
Rep. Paul Broun testified Wednesday, May 8, before the House Armed Services Committee. Broun, who represents the 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, addressed the committee regarding the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act, specifically speaking about drones and unlawful detainment. An excerpt from Broun's statement reads: Broun continued: Click here to watch a video of Broun speaking before the committee.
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.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Oconee County Commissioners Deny Special Use Permit Request for Recycling Facility on Dials Mill Road
The vote Tuesday during a meeting held in a packed courtroom at the Oconee County Courthouse was unanimous.
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. …
Theater at Epps Bridge Centre Seeking Beer and Wine License At Busy Oconee County Commission Meeting Tuesday Night
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
"I want to continue to move Watkinsville ahead in these tough economic times," he says.
Charles Ivie says he's liked his time as mayor of Watkinsville so much that he's hoping to stay on the job. But just don't call it that. "Because I don't consider this to be a job," Ivie said. "This is a place that I come to enjoy every moment of it." Ivie was first elected in Nov. 2011 and took office that following January, serving on the same council as he had decades before as a councilman. "I am seeking re-election because I want to continue to move Watkinsville ahead in these tough economic times," he stated in a news release. "I would also like to see the sewer extension in the Industrial Park and the Streetcape II project come to fruition." The city election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Along with the mayor's post, …