Three Big Things You Need to Know

Oconee Co named Best in US

Two Georgia counties top a new list of best places to raise a family in the U.S. The data website Niche dot com is out with rankings that put Oconee County and Forsyth County at numbers one and two overall.

Local News

Area briefs include new bridge, new police chief

Joshua White replaces former Maysville Police Chief David Cochran. The Georgia DOT says the Highway 11 bridge over the Apalachee River at the Walton-Barrow County line opens to traffic this morning.

Stormy Monday in Athens, north Ga

Monday thunderstorms caused street flooding in Athens, led to car crashes on the Highway 10 Loop, and brought down trees and power lines on Greensboro Highway and Rays Church Road in Oconee County.

Back to school today in Walton Co

Today is the first day of a new school year in Walton County. There is one last day of summer break for students in the Oconee County School District: they are due back in class tomorrow

Oconee Co Commissioners hold tax rate hearing

Another public hearing on the Oconee County property tax rate is on tap for tonight, at the outset of tonight’s Oconee County Commission meeting, which is set for 6 o’clock at the Oconee County courthouse in Watkinsville.

Ga DPH updates COVID counts in Clarke, Oconee counties

Athens has added 480 confirmed cases of coronavirus over the past two weeks: the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health show 1,741 cases of COVID 19 in Clarke County since tracking began five months ago.

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