Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mayor Charles Ivie helped trim the tree Monday in preparation for the annual event.
It's an annual tradition. A large crowd gathers in downtown Watkinsville to listen to the merry sounds of carolers, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy festive cookies and hot chocolate in anticipation of the main event: the lighting of the city's Christmas tree. The tree that was donated last year didn't fare well over the summer, so a new live tree was purchased and planted at the end of October. The Thuja Green Giant currently tree stands at about 14 feet, but could eventually reach a height of 30 feet, Mayor Charles Ivie said. Ivie, wife Carol, and city clerk Julie Sanders spent much of the day and into the evening Monday stringing lights and trimming the tree with brightly-colored ornaments and shimmering red ribbon. This year the …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Watkinsville Mayor Charles Ivie braved the dunking booth at Harris Shoals Park Sunday during the Recycle Awareness Celebration.
The rain held out just long enough for the Recycle Awareness Celebration at Harris Shoals Park to go as planned Sunday, but that didn't stop Watkinsville Mayor Charles Ivie from getting wet. Ivie volunteered to sit in a dunking booth during the educational and fun event to raise money for the non-profit Extra Special People, Inc. He got soaked three times before changing into some dry clothes for the remainder of the afternoon's festivities, which included a bouncy house, a recycling trivia game, and crafts for the kids. A hot dog lunch was also served and materials like soda cans and cardboard wrappers were recycled (of course!). The city joined Bogart-based Curbside Service, Inc. to host the celebration, which also featured appearances…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A 2005 Ford F-150 pick-up truck that was reported as stolen from nearby Athens, GA was located at a residence in Watkinsville on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Athens Clarke County Police and the Watkinsville Police found the vehicle parked at a Colham Ferry Road address. According to sources the individual who had left it there had returned to the Athens area. The truck was recovered and charges are pending in the case. Watkinsville Police responded to the following additional incidents during the week ending on Aug 26: Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Southeastern Growers donated a Japanese cedar that was planted this week in the front lawn of the Courthouse Annex on Main Street.
A hint of Christmas is now visible year-round in downtown Watkinsville. This week a Japanese cedar was planted in the front lawn of the Courthouse Annex on Main Street near Eagle Tavern. Watkinsville holds a tree lighting during December's First Friday event each year. Mayor Charles Ivie said a group of citizens suggested the city consider a living tree instead of putting up a cut tree. One reason is because the city has had problems with trees in previous years toppling over, ruining the decorations, he explained. The wholesale tree farm Southeastern Growers, located on Macon Highway, donated the tree and, because there are utilities in the area, county workers helped city workers dig the hole. "It started to come together on Thursday…