Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds Record 779 COVID-19 Cases And Four Deaths From Disease

***Oconee County Added 113 New Cases, Clarke 126***

The Northeast Health District added 779 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the largest number ever added in a single day, as well as four deaths from the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health and Department of Community Health reports.

Two of the deaths were listed in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and were of an 80-year-old male in Barrow County with a chronic condition and of an 81-year-old male in Jackson County with a chronic condition.

Oconee County Board of Elections Rejects True The Vote Challenge To Elegibility of 1,450 County Voters

***Challenger Daugherty Told Her Appeal Is To Superior Court***

The Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration on Monday unanimously rejected a challenge by Oconee County resident Patricia Daugherty on behalf of Houston, Texas, based True The Vote of the eligibility of 1,450 Oconee County voters to participate in the Jan. 5 runoff election.

The motion passed by the Board said there was no probable cause of a violation of Georgia law that would render the voters ineligible to cast a ballot.

Kirk Shook, the Republican Party representative on the Board, made the motion to reject the challenge, and Ken Davis, the Democratic Party representative on the Board, offered the second.

Sarah Virginia Bell: 1955-2020

Oconee County lost a dedicated citizen activist who cared immensely about its political and social life on Monday morning when Sarah Bell found peace after a difficult struggle with cancer.

Sarah ran for office, coordinated candidate forums, engaged in historical research, and spoke up at meeting after meeting on issues of importance to her and this county.

As A Candidate 2011
Sarah devoted much energy to Republican politics, at the local, state, and national levels. She was a strong advocate of transparency and citizen engagement, and in that we found a common bond.

Sarah volunteered to help me with this blog about 10 years ago. We made a deal. I would buy a camera and tripod. She would attend meetings I could not attend and video record them. I would use the video in my reporting and upload it to Vimeo for anyone wishing to make use of it.