Saturday, April 15, 2023

Oconee County Responds To Lawsuit Seeking To Overturn Rejection Of Shopping Center At Mars Hill Road And Oconee Connector

***County Says Owner Responsible For Any Injury Sustained***

Oconee County filed its response on Tuesday to the lawsuit seeking to overturn its denial of a rezone request for a shopping Center at Mars Hill Road and the Oconee Connector, saying that the claims are barred by applicable statutes of limitations.

Deferred Tax LLC, which filled the suit against the county on March 6, also failed to use and exhaust remedies afforded by state law to address the claims it has made, the response by the county states.

COVID Cases In Northeast Health District Increase Slightly; Oconee And Clarke Report Slight Declines In Cases

***Clarke County Has New Confirmed Death From Disease***

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported that the Northeast Health District added 80 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on April 12, based on the Department’s electronic tracking system.

That number of cases added a week earlier had been 58.

The Department of Public Health reported one new confirmed death from COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District in its report on Wednesday.