Sunday, February 24, 2013
There were plenty of sausage and jerky samples to go around on Saturday at the store on Monroe Highway in Oconee County, Ga.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Watkinsville City Council approved five businesses licenses at its meeting last week.
Thursday, February 21
At a meeting last Wednesday, Watkinsville council approved the following business licenses: Dan Matthews, chairman of the Oconee County Democratic Committee, wrote briefly about each business in a recap of the council meeting on the blog Oconee County, Ga. Politics. What do you think about the slate of new businesses coming to the city? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Stop by the store on Monroe Highway in Oconee County for samples of jerky and other goodies and a chance to win a grill.
Tuesday, February 19
If you love sausage and beef jerky and the quaint feel of a general store, you won't want to miss the official grand opening of Stripling's in Oconee County this Saturday. Free samples will be available all day and the store will be giving away a grill, gas cards and gift certificates, according to the business' Facebook page. Former Georgia Bulldog MVP Loran Smith from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will autograph copies of his latest book "50 Great Moments in Georgia Football History." The Monroe Highway location of held a soft opening at end of October. At that time, management said plans were in the works for a larger celebration in 2013. You might also be interested in reading: Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free …
Friday, January 11, 2013
"I want to provide not just healthy food, but a very healthy, cozy environment for people so they can come after they work," says owner.
Pelmeni; fermented cabbage salad; stuffed cabbage; meat, fish, and potato patties; chickpea soup; red borscht -- soon you can taste them all and more at a restaurant coming to downtown Watkinsville. European Cousine is moving into 10 D Barnett Shoals Road, a space that formerly housed Jennifer Jangles gallery and shop. Owner Evey Renior says she's in the process of remodeling and having plumbing and electrical work done. When completed, she expects the eatery to seat about 40 guests. "I have passion for food," Renoir told Watkinsville council this week. "I have passion for people and a great passion for helping people." Renoir practiced medicine in Russia for 20 years, where she also helped with her family's restaurant. She says good food …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The North Carolina firm, which will offer painting and paint removal, could employ up to 50 people over the next 10 years, according to media reports.
Friday, January 4
A North Carolina firm specializing in painting and paint removal has chosen to open a location in Watkinsville that will service the new Caterpillar plant. The Oconee Enterprise reports Industrial Finishing Specialists, based out of Sanford, will move into the building at 1051 Business Boulevard. A representative of the company told the newspaper it offers an innovative method using hot sand to strip paint called the "fluid clean process." "It is environmentally friendly," Sanford office administrator Jeni Winter explained in the article. "It uses no chemicals. It is a real alternative to chemical cleaning, so it is a process that is drawing a lot of interest." She told the newspaper only a few employees will be needed to begin with but …