About Us

Your Community Newspaper Since 1884

The Oconee Enterprise, an award-winning weekly, is published each Thursday. It is a window on the life of Oconee County. Known for its complete coverage of local news from politics and economic development to crime, The Oconee Enterprise also features stories on personalities and events, local businesses and sports. Its editorial pages bristle with sharp opinions and are a forum for diverse views.

The Oconee Enterprise print edition and e-edition are both the county's legal organ and its marketplace, where businesses and individuals advertise their goods and services to 33,000+ residents. The oldest continuous business in Oconee County, The Oconee Enterprise began publishing in 1884. Its present owner is Maridee Williams who joined the paper in 1994. Her mother, Vinnie Williams had come to The Oconee Enterprise as editor in 1981, and in 1986 bought controlling interest. The mother-daughter team worked together to continue the tradition of the locally-owned community newspaper until “Miss Vinnie” passed away in 2020 at the age of 99½. Maridee is committed to keeping that tradition alive.

Today, The Oconee Enterprise is growing along with Oconee County. The paper's energetic, professional staff is a reflection of its devotion to Oconee County and the people who shape its future.

 

Personnel

Maridee Williams, Publisher

E-mail oconeeenterprise@mindspring.com

(706) 769-5175 ext. 102


 

Michael Prochaska, Editor

E-mail businessnews@oconeeenterprise.com

(706) 769-5175 ext. 108


Julia Fechter, Reporter

E-mail news@oconeeenterprise.com

(706) 769-5175 ext. 109


 

Jeremy Johnson, Sports Editor

E-mail  sports@oconeeenterprise.com

(706) 769-5175 ext. 105


George H. Windate, Graphic Designer

E-mail  graphics@oconeeenterprise.com

(706) 769-5175 ext. 104


Tracy Harmon, Advertising Representative

E-mail adsales@oconeeenterprise.com

(706) 769-5175 ext. 101


 

Becky Brown, Production Assistant

E-mail announcements@oconeeenterprise.com

(706) 769-5175 ext. 107


♥ Vinnie Williams, Publisher Emeritus ♥

1920 - 2020


Cita Simmons, Newsstand Delivery

(706) 769-5175


Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters, Executive Cat

(706) 769-5175