Wednesday, May 04, 2016

UGA Institute of Gerontology Professor Kerstin Gerst Emerson addressing Athens area Democratic Breakfast 5/14/16 at Em's kitchen



Join us this month for our guest speaker,  Kerstin Emerson, Professor at University of Georgia’s Institute of Gerontology.



Kerstin Emerson joined the University of Georgia’s
Institute of Gerontology in August, 2010.  She has a strong academic
background in gerontology, holding both a Masters and a PhD in
gerontology. Prior to her faculty appointment, she worked for two years
as a postdoctoral fellow at the Sealy Center on Aging at the University
of Texas Medical Branch, where she studied the health of older
Hispanics.



As a gerontologist interested in aging and health, her research uses
large secondary data analyses to explore aging issues in the United
States.  Her research includes loneliness among older adults, exploring
the impact of immigration on mental health, as well as the influence of
neighborhood characteristics on physical and mental health outcomes. 
Currently Dr. Emerson is studying loneliness among older adults in
different countries, including Mexico and the United States.


CHANGE IN VENUE!



Location and time: EM's Kitchen, 975 Hawthorne Ave,  9AM.  Parking is in front or in the Bells lot.
 




Any guest that does not purchase tickets online will not be able to eat from the buffet.

 


FOOD AND SPACE IS LIMITED.
 

Oconee takes down Westminster in PKs in second round of state tournament | The Oconee Leader

Oconee takes down Westminster in PKs in second round of state tournament | The Oconee Leader

Burglar attempts to set fire inside small Oconee County church

Burglar attempts to set fire inside small Oconee County church

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Burglars hit at least five homes in Bishops Vineyard subdivision Friday night/Saturday morning

At least five homes on Watkinsville's west side were burglarized between 12:30 am and 6:30 am Saturday morning, April 30, 2016 in and around the Bishop's Vineyard subdivision, where Mayor Charles Ivie resides as well.

Among the victims of this crime spree were Kumquat Mae restaurant owner Tracey Stewart, who had a locked Apple computer removed from her automobile, and her neighbor was similarly robbed. "Someone came through my neighborhood last night & stole valuables from my car & my neighbors car. If anyone has any info, please message me." written on her Facebook page from the former Watkinsville, now Athens restaurant owner. "At this point it was 5 houses. So far 5 police reports filed. It occurred between 12:30 & 6:30 am."

Friday, April 29, 2016

Oconee County blanks Rockmart in soccer playoffs & more

Oconee County tallied four goals in the first half and four in the second half Thursday to blank Rockmart 8-0 in the first round of the Class AAA state soccer tournament.
The Warriors — ranked No. 8 in Class AAA and the top seed from Region 8-AAA  —scored first on a Thomas Murray goal, assisted by Joseph Lattin. Nick Morin followed with the second and third goals, assisted by Murray and Timothy Simpson, respectively. Murray closed out the first half’s scoring with a goal assisted by Owen Hallauer.

Deal in works for purchase of 19th-century Watkinsville house

A retired educator who has spent years renovating and living in older homes is working out a deal to purchase and restore an 1800s Watkinsville home that at one time might have been sold piecemeal as architectural salvage.
James Carter, whose previous restoration projects included a former Presbyterian minister’s home in downtown Athens and a residence on Athens’ Hill Street — in addition to the 1800s Oglethorpe County home where he resides — is awaiting an upcoming Watkinsville City Council vote on a needed rezoning before he closes a purchase deal with Watkinsville 
Deal in works for purchase of 19th-century Watkinsville house

Thursday, April 28, 2016

UGA students killed in Oconee Co crash | Classic City Today

The Georgia State Patrol investigation continues, with no indication that
alcohol was involved in that Wednesday night car crash on the
Greensboro Highway in Oconee County. Four University of Georgia
students, all from metro Atlanta, were killed in the wreck. 21 year-old
Agnes Kim of Snellville was driving the car that collided with a second
vehicle. She was hospitalized in critical condition at Athens Regional
Medical Center. Killed were two UGA students from Alpharetta: Kayla
Canedo was 19 years old, Brittany Feldman was 20. Also killed were 19
year-old Christina Semeria of Milton and Halle Scott of Dunwoody. Scott
was also 19. The driver of the second vehicle, a 27 year-old woman from
Demorest, was also injured and hospitalized.

UGA students killed in Oconee Co crash | Classic City Today

Oconee County Democratic committee to caucus June 4th

The Democratic Committee of Oconee County will hold a public caucus to elect new members at 12 noon p.m. on Saturday June 4th 2016 at Chops & Hops Restaurant which is located at 2 South Main Street Watkinsville Georgia.

Oconee commission candidates address development-related issues at forum

Oconee commission candidates address development-related issues at forum

Four UGA students killed in wreck in Oconee County

Four UGA students killed in wreck in Oconee County

UPDATE: 4 UGA students dead, 1 in critical condition after car accident in Oconee County

UPDATE: 4 UGA students dead, 1 in critical condition after car accident in Oconee County

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Why Barack Obama is praising Nathan Deal | Political Insider blog

Why Barack Obama is praising Nathan Deal | Political Insider blog

Oconee County voters really need to elect Dr. Penny Mills to the Board of Commissioners

Dr. Mills addressing the Oconee County Democratic Committee.
If you do not vote in any other race locally in the May 24 GOP Primary, make sure you do and to vote for Dr. Penny Mills in the Post 1 race against resigned Board of Education member Mark Thomas.

This is race pits old school Oconee County good ol' boys and their brethren in Thomas versus a well educated woman who has been on the Oconee County
Planning Commission and worked for Gainesville State University in Dr. Penny Mills.

I worked under Dr. Mills' leadership while managing the bookstore at Gainesville State College a few years back. She is very communicative and always willing to listen to and answer your questions.

Oconee candidates draw large crowd for Monday forum

Oconee candidates draw large crowd for Monday forum

Cafe on Prince to Close After Today, Piccolo's Sold and More Restaurant News

Cafe on Prince to Close After Today, Piccolo's Sold and More Restaurant News

Reception Tuesday, May 3 for new Superior Court Judge Eric Norris

Reception Tuesday, May 3 for new Superior Court judge

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Man on one roof, lawn mower on another; 'another day' on Rogers Road in Oconee County

I have no where to put a mower on my roof, but my neighbors the Knights are getting a nice new shiny tin roof put on in erstwhile Morgan Manor Estates developments.

Man on one roof, lawn mower on another; 'another day' on Rogers Road in Oconee County

Meetings Thusday on Bishop bypass, sewer line in Oconee County

The Georgia Department of Transportation and a group appointed to work
with them on a bypass around Bishop have scheduled a public meeting on
the proposed project this Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Following that meeting, in the same meeting room in the Oconee County
Library, the Friends of Call Creek scheduled a meeting to discuss the
status of a planned sewer pipeline that would follow Calls Creek to the
point where the creek joins the Middle Oconee River.


Both the bypass plan and the sewer pipeline project are controversial in Oconee County.


The agenda for the Bishop bypass meeting includes a brief recap of an
earlier meeting in December; what’s happened in the months following;
the GDOT’s work plan for the rest of this year; and a rough timeline for
the project, highlighting key project milestones.


Also under discussion is the effect of Senate Bill 346, approved by
the Georgia legislature this year, which exempts GDOT from having to
comply with most state environmental laws on projects under $100
million.


Both the bypass and the sewer line projects have come under citizen
scrutiny because of the possible impacts they may have. Depending on the
route GDOT officials choose, the bypass around Bishop could change the
rural and agricultural preservation zone designation for protection by
Oconee County’s future development planning map.


A sewer line down Calls Creek, emptying into the Middle Oconee, could
affect water quality as well as property values, since it would pass
through homeowners’ property along the way.



Meetings Thusday on Bishop bypass, sewer line in Oconee County

Honorable Heritage: A Book of Family Folklore: Billy Boyd Lavender: 9 am to Noon book signing at Oconee State Bank 4/30/16

Billy Boyd Lavender will hold a book-signing of
'Honorable Heritage' at the main branch of Oconee State Bank in downtown Watkinsville on April 30, 2016 from 9AM till Noon.  I plan to have candy and balloons for the kiddies.  WMSL 88.9 will announce this event all this week.



  
Most families have their share of stories and folklore. In the case
of author Billy Boyd Lavender, one of the most intriguing of these
stories revolves around a murder mystery from 1905-the deaths of two of
his ancestors and the mob lynching that soon followed those deaths.

Told
from information provided by Lavender's mother, Ruby Neal Hardigree
Lavender, and with support from historical documentation, Honorable
Heritage recalls events that occurred on a forty-one-acre tract of land
in Watkinsville, Georgia, that would become the farm where Lavender grew
up. There, his great-great-grandparents were murdered in the course of a
robbery.

In response, the premature actions of a mob muddied the
truth of events for years to come and resulted in the death of an
innocent man. In addition, this work of narrative nonfiction presents a
chronology of Lavender's family history, dating back to colonial America
and the Revolutionary War. It also explores his personal history,
sharing recollections of times gone by.

Focusing on the early
twentieth century, Honorable Heritage offers a detailed family history
and a true story of murder and a miscarriage of justice.

Review of Honorable Heritage

By Billy B. Lavender https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/honorable-heritage/



Honorable Heritage: A Book of Family Folklore: Billy Boyd Lavender: 9781491760567: Amazon.com: Books