Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Oconee County Elections Board Calls For Special Election To Fill Commission Vacancy

***One Candidate Already Announced***

The Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration on Tuesday officially approved a call for a special election to fill the Post 3 vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.

The election will be held in November without a primary, meaning that qualified candidates will have the chance to pick a party label, and more than one candidate can run with the same label.

Number of COVID-19 Cases Jumps In Oconee County, Northeast Region And State; Deaths In State Up by 100

***Local Hospitals Prepare For Surge***

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased greatly in Oconee County and the Northeast Georgia region on Tuesday, reflecting the dramatic increase across the state in the noon Daily Status Report from the Georgia Department of Health.

The report shows Oconee County with 32 confirmed cases, up from 24 at noon on Monday, and Clarke County with 77, up from 69 at noon on Monday.