Editor Stephanie Gross email@example.com
5:35 pm on Monday, May 13, 2013
At its Feb. 12, 2013, meeting, the BOC approved a rezone of 15 acres on Virgil Langford Road, near this site, for a separate medical complex.
10:14 pm on Monday, April 29, 2013
More detail on this story is at Oconee County Observations. See the link at the bottom of the post.
1:48 pm on Friday, April 5, 2013
Thanks for adding this list to the post.
9:59 am on Monday, March 25, 2013
A lot of the background on the story is on Oconee County Observations (http://tiny.cc/OCO). The Commissioners argued, even before the 2011 redistricting, that the county was better served when it had one House member.
The irony is that Oconee County has undue influence in both districts. It is a minority by population in both the 117th and 119th at present. But the county has very high registration rates and very high turnout, and that means it has more influence than its population numbers suggest.
The real loser in redistricting was Athens-Clarke County. The changes Quick is proposing would strengthen Athens-Clarke in the 117th and weaken it in the 119th.
Quick, at present, has to keep tabs on what happens in four counties. The argument of the Oconee Commissioners has been that the county is better served by a representative who has Oconee as the dominant focus.
Redistricting is supposed to reflect communities of interest. Often, it reflects the interests of politicians.
7:58 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2013
Fairway has permission, as a result of the settlement, to put up a sign in Butler's Crossing. It, too, can be digital. The details are here:
Darryl Peck has not sought to be anonymous. He wrote a letter to The Oconee Enterprise raising the same issues as he posted on my blog this morning.
1:44 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2013
Darryl Peck, president of PeachMac, has left a detailed comment on the full story on Oconee County Observations. Readers may be interested in looking at what Peck had to say. Go back to the original post above and click on Oconee County Observations. Then go to Comment at the bottom of the story.
10:25 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013
Smaller houses mean lower property taxes and less revenue for the county. Slabs, in the view of some, are a cheaper and less attractive form of construction.
3:20 pm on Monday, December 10, 2012
The land likely will be untaxed since the likely owner will be a nonprofit.
7:24 pm on Saturday, November 24, 2012
Oconee County code enforcement said no additional building permits have been issued at this time.
10:41 pm on Monday, August 27, 2012
I recommend you contact Code Enforcement. The number is 706 769-3907. The rezone for OWT set specific operating hours because of concerns about the neighbors. These may not apply for the cases you mention.
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