Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Oconee County Library Board Votes Overwhelmingly To Move Library To Wire Park

***Discussion Focused On Community Comments***

The Oconee County Library Board of Trustees voted 9 to 2 On Monday to move the Oconee County Library from its current location at 1080 Experiment Station Road on the northwest side of Watkinsville to the commercial redevelopment project called Wire Park on the southeast of the city.

In taking the action, the Board reversed a decision it had made by an 8 to 2 vote in July of 2019 to move the library to the county’s planned administrative building just outside the city’s northern boundaries.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds 15 COVID-19 Deaths In Tuesday State Health Reports And 571 New Cases Of Disease

***Deaths In Oconee And Clarke Counties***

The Northeast Health District added 13 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday and 571 new cases of the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report. The seven-day rolling average of added deaths and cases increased.

In addition, the Department of Community Health listed two deaths in the Northeast Health District in its Long-Term Care Facility Report.

Three of the confirmed deaths listed in the Daily Status Report were in Clarke County. One of the deaths in the Long-Term Care Facility Report was in Oconee County.

Monday, January 25, 2021

State Reports List Four COVID-19 Deaths In Northeast Health District And 209 New Cases Of Disease

Rolling Average Of Added Cases Declines

The Northeast Health District added 209 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to the Department of Public Health, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped for the second day in a row.

The District added two confirmed deaths in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, and the seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths remained unchanged.

The Department of Community Health also reported two deaths at area long term care facilities on Monday.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Rolling Average Of Added COVID-19 Cases In Northeast Health District Drops With Release Of Sunday Department Of Public Health Report

***Area Hospitals Report Drop In COVID-19 Patients***

The Department of Public Health listed 271 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in Sunday’s Daily Status Report, down from the 325 listed on Sunday of last week, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 438.9 from 446.6 on Saturday.

The Daily Status Report did not include any new deaths in the Northeast Health District, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 7.1 deaths per day. Sundays are light reporting days, and the District also did not have any new deaths listed on Sunday of last week.

Oconee County Library Board Meeting To Discuss Competing Proposals For New Library

***Follows Presentations By County And City***

The Oconee County Library Board of Trustees is holding a called meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday at the Bogart Library to discuss and likely make a decision on a new location for the library in Watkinsville.

The called meeting follows the regular meeting of the Board on Jan. 11 at which it heard presentations on two different proposals for sites of the Oconee County Library now at 1080 Experiment Station Road in Watkinsville.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds Seven COVID-19 Deaths And 651 Cases; Added Death Rolling Average Down, Case Average Up

***Area Hospitals Report Increase In COVID-19 Patients***

The Northeast Health District recorded seven confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 651 new cases of the disease on Saturday with release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report .

In a reversal of trends, the seven-day rolling average of confirmed deaths fell slightly, while the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased.

Property Owner Asks For Postponement Of Rezone Decision On Shopping Center At Oconee Connector And Mars Hill Road

***Seeks Time To Respond To Negative Recommendation***

The property owner seeking to build a shopping center on the Oconee Connector and Mars Hill Road has requested a deferral of the public hearing on its rezone request scheduled before the Oconee County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 2.

Deferred Tax LLC of Lawrenceville said it needs time to respond to comments from Tuesday’s Oconee County Planning Commission meeting.

The Planning Commission voted 8 to 0 to recommend that the Board of Commissioners deny the rezone request from Deferred Tax LLC for just less than 47 acres at the corner of Mars Hill Road and the Oconee Connector for a shopping center that would include a Publix.