Sunday, April 12, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 11 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases On Sunday, Including Two In Oconee County And One In Clarke County

***Slowing Of Growth Locally And Statewide***

Georgia’s Northeast Health District, which includes Oconee and Clarke counties, added 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the noon Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health on Sunday.

Those 11 cases are up from seven added in the noon Daily Status Report on Saturday but down dramatically from the 27 added on Friday and the 46 added on April 7. Included are two new cases in Oconee County and one in Clarke County.

Oconee Commissioners Approve Contracts For New Water Tower And Pressure Valves To Improve Watkinsville Area Water Service

***Virtual Meetings Scheduled***

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners agreed on Tuesday, in a brief meeting closed to the public except through live-streaming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, to two contracts totaling $3.1 million for a new elevated water storage tank and pressure valves to improve water pressure in the Watkinsville area.

The Board approved a bid of $2,475,000 with Caldwell Tank Inc., of Louisville, Ky., for construction of the 750,000-gallon elevated water tank at the intersection of the US. 441 Bypass and Macon Highway (South Main Street).