Sunday, December 29, 2013

Oconee County Issued Building Permit For Gigi’s Cupcakes In Epps Bridge Centre

Franchise Outlet

The Oconee County Code Enforcement Office issued a building permit on Dec. 20 for Gigi’s Cupcakes in Epps Bridge Centre.

The store will be located in the same building as Taqueria Tsunami Restaurant, opposite the University 16 Cinema. Carter’s and Lane Bryant also are in that building.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Oconee County Voters Seem More Receptive To Alcohol Sales, According To Survey

October Survey

Oconee County voters seem to have softened their opposition to alcohol sales, according to a scientific survey of registered voters conducted in the county in the last two weeks of October.

Only about one in four want to keep the current restriction on Sunday sales of beer and wine in the county.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Oconee County Has At Least $2.6 Million In Unspent Funds From SPLOST 2014, Report Shows

Estimate Is Conservative

Oconee County has at least $2.6 million in unspent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenues from the 2004 tax initiative as the Board of Commissioners begins preparing voters to approve a new sales tax in May of 2014.

The current tax, SPLOST 2009, runs through October of 2015, and, as of June 30 of this year, the county had spent less than half of the projected revenue from that tax. Revenue is running behind projections, however, and the county has tried to hold spending to about 80 percent of projections.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oconee County Commissioners Accept Committee Ranking Of Farms for Protection

Dispute GDOT Application

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners last night accepted a ranking of six farms under consideration for the county’s farmland protection program that put the 75-acre farm of Carole Ludwig, 1510 Old Farmington Road in the south of the county, at the top of the list.

In accepting the recommendation of its review committee, the Commissioners gave themselves considerable leeway to select another of the farms on the list.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oconee County Commissioners Hold Closed Meeting And Tour To Discuss Courthouse Facilities

Two Commissioners Absent

Oconee County voters are being asked to take the word of Superior Court Chief Judge David Sweat and his associates that there is a security problem at the Oconee County Courthouse that can be resolved only by construction of a new facility.

A publicly announced meeting of the Board of Commissioners and Judge Sweat on Wednesday morning was closed to citizens on the grounds the public cannot be privy to the discussion of security issues.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Oconee County Code Enforcement Issued Permit For Restaurant in Epps Bridge Centre

Latin And Asian Cuisine

The Oconee County Code Enforcement on Monday of last week issued an interior build-out permit for Taqueria Tsunami Restaurant in Epps Bridge Centre.

The Latin and Asian fusion restaurant is to be located in the same building as children’s clothing store Carter’s and Lane Bryant, opposite the University 16 Cinema.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Hard Labor Creek Management Board Appoints Recreation Committee From Walton And Oconee Counties

Groundbreaking Under Budget

The Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Management Board, at its meeting in November, appointed a committee to start planning for the recreational use of the nearly 1,400-acre lake under construction in southeast Walton County.

The three-member committee is being asked to draft a preliminary plan for recreational use of the lake, estimate costs of construction of the facilities, and project operational costs.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Courthouse On Agenda Again For Oconee County Commissioner Meeting Tuesday Night

IDA Wants Lease Income

Oconee County Clerk Jane Greathouse on Wednesday afternoon added two items to the agenda for the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday night.

Commissioners are scheduled to return to the issue of a new courthouse after legal and judicial officials came before them last Tuesday night to say they needed a new facility.