Smith’s official inauguration tonight in Watkinsville

The Watkinsville City Council meets tonight, with a second swearing in ceremony for Mayor-elect Bob Smith on the agenda: the former Oconee County state Rep, who won the mayor’s office with a two-vote margin this past November, was inaugurated—unofficially, as it turns out—on New Year’s Day. Tonight’s Council meeting is set for 7 o’clock at City Hall in Watkinsville. Smith replaces outgoing Mayor Dave Shearon.

There is an afternoon meeting of the Athens-Clarke County Hearings Board: it’s underway at 2:30 at the Government Building on Dougherty Street.

This evening’s meeting of the Madison County Planning and Zoning Board is set to start at 6:30 in Danielsville.

There is no longer a City Administrator in Statham: the position has been eliminated by the City Council in Statham. 

A former Mayor of Royston gives the current mayor a $50,000 check: Mayor David Jordan says the money from Steve Williams will help with the construction of a new amphitheater for a 43-acre community park in Royston.

A28 year-old Elberton man faces felony charges that include allegations of making terroristic threats: Elberton Police arrested Brandon Bowers are what was reported as a domestic dispute.

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