Saturday, January 23, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds Seven COVID-19 Deaths And 651 Cases; Added Death Rolling Average Down, Case Average Up

***Area Hospitals Report Increase In COVID-19 Patients***

The Northeast Health District recorded seven confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and 651 new cases of the disease on Saturday with release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report .

In a reversal of trends, the seven-day rolling average of confirmed deaths fell slightly, while the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased.

Property Owner Asks For Postponement Of Rezone Decision On Shopping Center At Oconee Connector And Mars Hill Road

***Seeks Time To Respond To Negative Recommendation***

The property owner seeking to build a shopping center on the Oconee Connector and Mars Hill Road has requested a deferral of the public hearing on its rezone request scheduled before the Oconee County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 2.

Deferred Tax LLC of Lawrenceville said it needs time to respond to comments from Tuesday’s Oconee County Planning Commission meeting.

The Planning Commission voted 8 to 0 to recommend that the Board of Commissioners deny the rezone request from Deferred Tax LLC for just less than 47 acres at the corner of Mars Hill Road and the Oconee Connector for a shopping center that would include a Publix.