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 …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The traditional lighting of the Christmas tree near Eagle Tavern was held on Nov. 30, 2012.
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Video highlights from the annual event held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
It was a beautiful day for a parade. What was your favorite part?
Monday, October 29, 2012
Make plans now to attend events in Watkinsville, Bogart, and neighboring Athens this Oct. 31st.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Looking for events happening on Halloween in or around Oconee County, Ga? Here's a roundup of activities: Halloween Party for Senior Citizens Where and What Time: Oconee County Senior Center. Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. What: A costume party and contest for seniors that will include food and games. Cost: Free Annual Trick-or-Treat on Main Street, Watkinsville Where and What Time: Downtown Watkinsville. Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. What: Trick-Or-Treat on the Street in downtown Watkinsville, sponsored by the Watkinsville Trade and Tourism Department. All little princesses, super heroes, ghosts, witches and assorted goblins are invited as long as they remember to bring their parents. The majority of the City’s downtown …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Watch an exchange among council members posted by resident Dan Matthews.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Event-goers enjoyed a puppet show filled with dinosaurs and other family-friendly activities in downtown Watkinsville, Ga. on Sept. 7.
The September First Friday on Main Street in Watkinsville featured an educational puppet show entitled "Dr. Dinosaur" by That Puppet Guy Lee Bryan, courtesy of Oconee State Bank. Kids also enjoyed karate demonstrations, face painting and jumping on giant bouncy balls at Georgia Karate Academy. New Life Apostolic Church handed out free teddy bears and Johnson United Methodist Church members made balloon hats. Ice cream, provided by the North Georgia Two Cylinder Club, was also a big hit, as was freshly-popped popcorn from the City of Watkinsville. The monthly event, from May to December each year, is sponsored by the Watkinsville Trade and Tourism Association. You may also be interested in viewing: Photos: Bike and Trike Rodeo at First …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The episode first aired Wednesday and will be shown again later this week. Clips from the show are also available online.
An old cotton gin in Watkinsville, Ga. was featured on an episode of National Geographic's "Abandoned," which aired for the first time at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5. A re-run is scheduled to air on Friday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 p.m. The show follows carpenter and collector Jay Chaikin and his team as they travel across the county combing through "abandoned buildings that may hold unexpected 'gems' of history with shockingly high values," according to the show's website. The episode's overview for "Georgia Cotton Gin" states: "From a vintage Coca-Cola machine and Dino gas pumps to a Depression-era portrait and a Zenith radio, the guys truly uncover relic royalty." The team also finds a hot-rod. Read the full overview here. Watch video …
The qualifying period for three council posts wrapped up last week and there are no contested races.
The City of Watkinsville will have one new council member next year. Mike Huff was the lone candidate to qualify for Post 4 last week. Huff, office manager for Northeast Georgia Gutter and Garage, will replace outgoing councilwoman Samantha Purcell, who told The Oconee Enterprise she plans to pursue a Specialist degree in leadership education. Also last week, current councilmen Mike Link (Post 5 - mayor pro tempore) and Toby Smith (Post 3) qualified for re-election and are unopposed. Link has served for more than two decades. Smith first joined the council in January 2010. He was the only candidate to qualify for Joe Walter's vacant seat when Walter replaced Jim Luken as mayor, according to an article in the Athens Banner-Herald. Since …
Friday, June 29, 2012
At 1:30 p.m., it was 102 degrees and the high is expected to reach 105.