Sunday, August 30, 2020

Oconee County Commissioners Told To Expect Contract Next Month On Broadband Expansion Project

***County Administrator Outlines Project***

County Administrator Justin Kirouac told Oconee County commissioners at their meeting last week that he expects to have a contract to bring before them next month to move forward on broadband expansion in the county.

The county will partner with Smart City Capital of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to create a new company, Kirouac said, that will build out 540 miles of fiber throughout the county, including an 80 mile fiber ring.

Clarke County Adds 53 COVID-19 Cases On Sunday, And Northeast Health District Seven-Day Rolling Average Of Added Cases Increases

***No New Deaths From Disease In Daily Status Report***

Led by Clarke County, the Northeast Health District added 102 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 137.1, up from 129.0 on Saturday.

The Department of Public Health listed no new deaths from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District on Sunday, the first day since Aug. 13 that no deaths have been added with release of its Daily Status Report.