If Santa doesn’t let a little rain stop him from delivering gifts to boys and girls, then it certainly wasn’t going to dampen the Christmas spirit for the city of Watkinsville.
The Watkinsville City Council on Tuesday tabled a decision over building permits for a long-dormant apartment complex off North Main Street.
Attorneys for David M. Blanton, a 32 year-old Oconee County man who stands accused of murder, have begun preparations for an insanity defense.
The Watkinsville City Council on Tuesday hired outgoing Athens-Clarke County District 1 Commissioner Sharyn Dickerson as the newly created city administrator. She startedthis week and will depart from her elected post in January. Her salary withthe city is $74,000.
Driving down Price Mill Road, residents of Oconee County may have noticed one of the world’s most recognizable horse breeds grazing in a large pasture. At Shannon and Mark Martin’s Bishop farm, Classic City Clydesdales, the gentle giants are a familiar sight.
Former Oconee County High School janitor Timothy Brian Burnette was sentenced Nov. 14 to 51 months in federal prison followed by 25 years of supervised release for his involvement in recording minors with a cell phone, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia.
Editor’s note: This is the third and last story in a series about new antique stores in Oconee County.
After 20 years of being the face behind the annual Watkinsville Christmas Parade, Maridee Williams will be honored this year as the grand marshal.
Junior Anderson’s electricity bill for December is about four times his normal bill, but it is a small price to pay for the joy that his light display brings to visiting children.
The Georgia Club Foundations biannual Home for the Holidays Tour of Homes is Sunday, Dec. 9. The first tour starts at 12 p.m. and the last tour departs at 3:15 p.m. Five families will showcase their homes this year, and proceeds go to St. Mary’s Hospice and Tree House Inc.