Monday, December 30, 2019

Georgia Department Of Transportation Has Plans To Make 10 Intersection Improvements To SR 316 In Oconee County

***Oconee Connecter Interchange Top Priority***

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to make 10 intersection improvements on SR 316 in Oconee County over the next eight years, with right of way acquisition for the first of these–at the Oconee Connector–planned for 2020.

Actual construction of the interchange at the Oconee Connector could begin as early as 2022, according to state planning documents.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Clarkston Mayor Told Oconee County Democrats That Investment In Solar Energy Can Appeal To Rural Voters

***Focused Also On Health Care***

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, spent much of his time during last month’s meeting with Oconee County Democrats outlining his views on solar energy and healthcare.

“Georgia’s number one natural resource is the sun,” Terry told the group meeting at the Bogart Library.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Detailed Analysis Of State Milestones Data Documents Overall Improvements Of Oconee County Schools On Standardized Test Scores

***Also Shows Some Area Of Relative Weakness***

Oconee County School administrators have gone out of their way to make sure the Board of Education, parents and the general public know how highly ranked Oconee County Schools are based on the state’s Milestones assessments, released at the end of the summer.

Anisa Sullivan Jimenez, director of Communications for Oconee County Schools, sent out a news release on July 29 stating that “Oconee County Schools’ Milestones, End of Grade, and End of Course assessment results have placed OCS as the #1 school system in the state of Georgia.”

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Watkinsville Council And Oconee County In Discussion Over Residential Sewer Capacity Allocations

***Based On 1991 Agreement***

Watkinsville City Council last month approved a sewer policy that allocates future residential sewer capacity for intensive residential development of the city center rather than for development of vacant land not at the city core.

At present, the city has no residential sewer capacity available for allocation and is dependent on Oconee County for its sewer services.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Oconee Commissioners Approve Request By Life Church Of Athens To Withdrawal Application For Special Use Permit

***Approve Permit For Athens College of Ministry***

Life Church of Athens asked the Oconee County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night to withdraw its request for a special use permit to build a church at Summit Oaks Drive and Summit Grove Drive north of Watkinsville.

The Board was scheduled to hold a public hearing on the church’s request but instead voted unanimously to approve the request by Life Church to withdraw the application “without prejudice and without restrictions on future filings.”