A global pandemic proved just how resilient small businesses are in Oconee County. Citizens here never stopped circulating money in the local economy, and family-owned businesses like Watkinsville Power Shop are grateful. 

“What’s great about a family-owned business is that customers can talk to the owners,” saidowners Kirt and Tracey Williford. “We love our customers.”

The Willifords often gets Christmas cardsand appreciation notesfrom local citizens. 

Watkinsville Power Shop, which was has been a fixture of downtown since 1997, will move in February to the space formerly occupied by Doster’s Garage off Macon Highway near the new Watkinsville water tower. 

“I would like to thank all my customers, employees and my wife that has stood by me through everything,” Kirt said in a public statement. “I give God all the glory.”

For more on this story, see the Jan. 7 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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