Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds 22 COVID-19 Deaths In State Health Reports On Wednesday

***Oconee County Reports Three Of Those Deaths***

The Northeast Health District added a record 16 confirmed deaths in Wednesday’s Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, with one of them in Oconee County. Eleven of those deaths were in Walton County.

In addition, the District added six deaths in the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Report. Two of those were in Oconee County.

The District added 341 new cases of the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases declined on Wednesday from Tuesday.

Oconee County Library Board Votes Overwhelmingly To Move Library To Wire Park

***Discussion Focused On Community Comments***

The Oconee County Library Board of Trustees voted 9 to 2 On Monday to move the Oconee County Library from its current location at 1080 Experiment Station Road on the northwest side of Watkinsville to the commercial redevelopment project called Wire Park on the southeast of the city.

In taking the action, the Board reversed a decision it had made by an 8 to 2 vote in July of 2019 to move the library to the county’s planned administrative building just outside the city’s northern boundaries.