Monday, August 24, 2020

Northeast Health District Records COVID-19 Death For 11th Day In A Row

***Rolling Average Of Added Deaths Drops Slightly***

The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed a death from COVID-19 in Jackson County on Monday, the 11th day in a row that a death from the disease has been recorded for the 10-county Northeast Health District.

The Jackson County death, of a 62-year-old female with a chronic condition, was the third in three days for the county.

Oconee County Commissioners Refuse To Reappoint Chair of County Planning Commission

***No Explanation For Action Given***

When the Oconee County Planning Commission meets in September, it will have to start strategizing for selection of a new chair, as the Oconee County Board of Commissioners has turned down current Chair Maria Caudill’s request for reappointment to the Planning body.

At its regular meeting on Aug. 4, the Board of Commissioners selected incumbent Planning Commission Member Chuck Hunt for reappointment, but selected Nathan Byrd, a minister, over Caudill.