Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Oconee County Commissioners Get Look At Pared-Back SPLOST List For November Referendum

***Optimistic Projection Is For Nearly $65 Million In Projects***

Oconee County voters in November will be presented with a $64.6 million wish list of projects to be funded by a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax if the Board of Commissioners accepts a staff proposal given it last week.

Included on the list is $14.4 million for roads and bridges, $7.5 million for water and sewer projects, $6.9 million for a library and government administrative building, and $6.3 million for county broadband.

Northeast Health District Reports Largest Number Of New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Ever And Four Deaths From Disease

***Oconee County Adds More Two Nursing Home Deaths***

The Northeast Health District added 81 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the 1 p.m. Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday and four new deaths.

The number of new cases is the largest number ever added in a 24-hour period, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases jumped from 24.9 on Tuesday to 34.4 on Wednesday.