Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Oconee County Commissioners Voice Strong Opposition To House Bill That Would Greatly Restrict Local Zoning Decisions

***Watkinsville Mayor Also Opposed***

Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chair John Daniell said on Tuesday that legislation introduced in the Georgia General Assembly last week, if passed, would “nullify” Oconee County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Oconee County Commissioner Chuck Horton called the legislation “an attack on local control.”

The two were reacting to House Bill 517, called the Georgia Homeowner Opportunity Act, introduced by Rep. Dale Washburn, Republican from Macon.

Speakers At African-American History Session Discuss Oconee County Schools And Desegregation

***History Lecture Series At Library***

Given the panel that Marvin Nunnally assembled for his presentation on Sunday on African-American History in Oconee County, it was almost inevitable that school desegregation would become the focal point of much of the discussion.

The four female panel members all had links to Oconee County Schools as students, teachers, or the children of teachers.