Monday, May 04, 2020

Gov. Kemp Puts Off Election Of District Attorney In Oconee And Clarke Counties Until 2022

***County Already Has Issued 5,831 Mail-In Ballots For June 9 Election***

Oconee County and Clarke County voters on Monday lost the chance to select a new district attorney in November for the Western Judicial Circuit of the Superior Court.

Gov. Brian Kemp failed to appoint on Monday a district attorney to serve until a special election could be held on Nov. 3, meaning that no special election will be held.

Northeast Health District Adds Nine New COVID-19 Confirmed Cases; Seven-Day Rolling Average Of Added Cases Drops Slightly

***Sheriff Addes One Active Case On Sunday***

The first day of the work week generally is a light days for reporting for the Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report, and the Northeast Health District added only nine confirmed cases in the report issued just before noon on Monday.

Oconee County did not add any new cases, while Clarke County added three cases and Barrow County added four.

Oconee County Plans To Have Government Operations Back To Normal By May 14, Commissioners Told

***Draft Budget Presented***

Oconee County will begin bringing its employees back to work with the goal of having county government operating under normal conditions by May 14, Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chair John Daniell said last week.

The county’s Parks and Recreation Department also will develop plans for a phased re-opening of the county’s parks, Daniell told Commissioners at the agenda-setting meeting on Tuesday.