Sunday, July 12, 2020

Crowd Gathers At Sheriff's Office In Watkinsville To Show Support For Oconee County's Deputies

More than 100 people turned out on Thursday in front of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office in Watkinsville to show support for local law enforcement officers.

Organized by Jamey Canady via Facebook, the Back The Blue Rally included a prayer by Kevin “Chappy” Hynes, a Watkinsville police officer and chaplain, and brief comments by Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry.

Those present waved flags, carried signs with messages such as Back The Blue, and intermingled with Sheriff Department deputies leaving work at the Thursday shift.

Oconee And Clarke Counties Add Confirmed COVID-19 Cases As Daily Status Report Lists 50 New Cases In Northeast Health District

***No New Deaths Recorded***

Oconee County added nine new cases of COVID-19 in the Daily Status Report on Sunday, and Clarke County added 14. The remaining eight counties in the Northeast Health District added 27 cases, bringing the total for the District to 50.

The 50 added cases were fewer than the 61 added last Sunday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 96.1 on Sunday from 97.7 on Saturday.