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.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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 …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
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, …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Athens-area businesses are invited to attend the web.com session at the Foundry Park Inn. Registration is required.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The store sells The Walking Dead, the Avengers and other popular titles along with independent and underground comics.
Two lifelong comic book fans and collectors are bringing their passion for the industry to Watkinsville. John Crowe and co-owner Kristy Klinck are opening MR. Comic Shop at 18 N. Main Street Wednesday. Since new comics are released on Wednesdays, it seemed fitting to open the doors for the first time on that day, Crowe explained. The pair moved from California to Farmington one year ago to be closer to friends and Crowe's alma mater - the University of Georgia. They're also enjoying the serenity a home in rural Oconee County offers, he said. Though the Watkinsville store will be the first they've owned in Georgia, Crowe and Klinck aren't new to the business world. For five years they operated Neon Monster, a comics and specialty toy store…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A sign on the restaurant's door Thursday night says, "Thanks for your support."
The Taco Stand, located on Hog Mountain Road, is now closed. Was it a restaurant that you frequented often? Will you miss it? Tell us in the comments below. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Odom, the Oconee County Board of Education Chairman-elect, replaces J.R. Whitfield, who recently tendered his resignation Tuesday.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Less than 24 hours after the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce announced J.R. Whitfield was stepping down as president to pursue a business venture, word came that the Board of Directors named veteran educator Tom Odom as a successor. A news release Wednesday stated that Odom assumes the position on an interim basis and will begin immediately for a seamless transition. “It was important to the Board that the Chamber continues its positive momentum," Chairman Mack Guest stated in the release. "Tom is the right person for the job.” Odom served as the Chamber chairman in 2001 and has served on various committees. He is the Oconee County Board of Education Chairman-elect. “I want to thank the board for having confidence in me to step in at …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Health inspectors pay visits to school cafeterias and a popular farm.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here is a list of Oconee County restaurants, including cafeterias, that have undergone routine health inspections during the last few weeks. 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 facility 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. To read more details, visit the health scores website and scroll over the list of violations. Any kitchen with a failing grade -- a score of 70 or less -- receives a follow-up inspection within 10 days. …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The business, which offers scratch-and-dent and refurbished appliances, recently moved into the former location of Lamar's Appliance & Furniture on Monroe Highway.
Racetrac isn't the only new business taking root on Monroe Highway near Ga. Highway 316 in Oconee County. Liquidation Center --which sells refurbished, reconditioned and scratch-and-dent appliances along with mattresses-- has moved into the building that formerly housed Lamar's Appliance & Furniture. It shares a shopping center with Cut-N-Style Beauty Salon and A J's Food Store. Co-owner Yuri Miguel said he picked the location because of its close proximity to major highways and Athens. He also said Caterpillar's decision to build a manufacturing plant and distribution center a few miles away was "a plus." The original G Liquidation Center is located in Lawrenceville, and both locations will work together to offer delivery, installation …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the chiropractic office in the Windridge Professional Park on Mars Hill Road on Aug. 14, 2012.
The Oconee County Chamber of Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 14 held a ribbon-cutting for HealthSource of Oconee Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab, located at 1592 Mars Hill Road Suite B in Watkinsville, Ga. Dr. Jeanette Osgoodby started the business as a part-time practice in 2002. It was housed at two other locations before moving into its current office about a year ago. Two years ago, she married Dr. Glenn Osgoodby, who had practiced for 20 years in New Jersey and also worked in Cumming, Ga. The couple now practice full time in Oconee County, offering "complete chiropractic care including treatment for back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, and headaches," according to the HealthSource of Oconee Facebook page. Dr. Glenn Osgoodby said …