Showing posts from January 18, 2015

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Howard Finster resurrected in Watkinsville


Peter Loose gallery talk 10 am Saturday

The Oconee   Cultural   Arts  Foundation  is amazingly lucky to have such an incredible resource as Peter Loose and his amazing collection of world class folk art to be placed on display in Watkinsville at the 1902 Gallery for the next few weeks and it's well worth checking out not just to see the Howard Finster's but of course those are my favorite but the Carter Wellborn's and so many other amazing artists I was completely overwhelmed and loved every exhibit and painting and sculpture that was there. I was astonished that there were numerous pieces of Howard Finster art for sale in the three to five hundred dollar range.

Unpasteurized pet milk for sale in Oconee County Sunday

Come down Colham Ferry Road a stretch and turn at the farm sign

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews

Subject: Pork, Chicken, Eggs, & Beef!
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:29:34 +0000

Pork, Chicken, Eggs, & Beef!

Name this alleged robber please

Oconee County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying this alleged pizza delivery driver robber.

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews

Subject: Advisory Message: identification needed
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:55:29 +0000

--> Message sent via Nixle | Go to | Unsubscribe Friday January 23, 2015, 9:55 AM Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office A message from your Sheriff's Office.
Advisory: identification needed Dear Nixle User, We are seeking to identify the individual on the left in the attached picture. This individual is possibly involved with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver. If you can identify the individual, please notify Sgt. Nolley at or 706-769-3945. …

Oconee County Chamber celebrates a year of success at annual banquet

Congrats to Will Powers, Doug Dickens, Cindy Pritchard, Jonathan King and all the recipients of the awards.

Oconee County Chamber celebrates a year of success at annual banquet

Oconee County Police Blotter

12 WWII veterans from Georgia to receive Legion of Honor from France - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Local Table closes its doors - Oconee Enterprise: News

Five restaurants apply for liquor licenses - Oconee Enterprise: News

But not yet inside the city limits of Watkinsville. Sorry Chops & Hops and Girasoles.

Five restaurants apply for liquor licenses - Oconee Enterprise: News

Watkinsville wades slowly back toward liquor filled waters AGAIN

It's no small coincidence that Watkinsville voters will be green with envy on St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2015 of those who do not have to vote AGAIN for a distilled spirits referendum despite having passed it on the last General Election.  For that be the day laddie that the voters will flock down to City Hall or the Board of Elections or possibly also the Government Annex to vote again on something that passed by a 2-to-1 margin in these very parts once again. 
The city attorney attempted to alleviate my concerns unsuccessfully, and the city council voted 5-0 to approve the special election March 17 with advance voting as well at the Board of Elections office.

Far be it from me to suggest someone on the city council make a motion to adopt that which already passed in the same contiguous county, and abide by the voters previous sentiments, and having to burden them to rubber stamp that which has already been decided, and please take concrete steps to make sure this level of i…

Dorie Faber Bio - Georgia Official Athletic Site

Sheila Donovan Bio - Georgia Official Athletic Site

Ann Centner Bio - Georgia Official Athletic Site

GA House Majority Whip Rep. Matt Ramsey Names Team (Including Regina Quick) - Peach Pundit

All statements involving Joni Ernst | PolitiFact

Why will the dump truck cross the road in Oconee County?

Watkinsville, Ga. – Georgia DOT announces dump trucks will cross the road to move dirt across Mars Hill Road. Daily traffic impacts will begin Thursday for the widening of Mars Hill Road in Watkinsville, if weather allows.
“The plan is for crews to haul dirt in dump trucks across Mars Hill Road between Hodges Mill Road and Riverhaven Lane. Traffic will flow freely through the area until a dump truck is ready to cross, then Mars Hill traffic will be momentarily stopped as the dump truck crosses the road. Hauling dirt and intermittent flagging will occur for about seven days as weather permits. This work cannot occur during the rain or when the ground is saturated. The current forecast shows a high chance of rain of Friday and Saturday. Mondays through Thursdays lane closures or flagging traffic can only occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in this area. Since this isn’t Football Season, weekends work can occur from Friday nights at 7p.m.…

Agenda Oconee Historical Society

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Date: January 20, 2015 at 11:47:52 AM EST Subject: Agenda Oconee Historical Society

Dear All,

Here is tonight's agenda. Please try to attend to vote for officers and discuss the agenda for this coming year.  I have also attached a copy below.  See you soon, Melissa

January 2015
1.Approve  Agenda
2.Approve  Meeting  Minutes  from  December
3.Treasurer's  Report
4.Presidents comments
5. Vote for new officers a.Potential addition of new committee chair responsible for new members, book, etc.. b.Consider outline of events and meetings for 2015
6.Update on SPLOST – Melissa and Peggy
7.History on the lawn—Dave Shearon
8.Presidents Thank you

Cheers, Melissa

Melissa Piche 706-340-4357 "How you get there is where you'll arrive" -The Mad Hatter,Alice in Wonderland.

DPG Chairman Porter Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

DPG Chairman Porter Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Atlanta, GA –Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "Today, we celebrate a legacy that shaped a more fair and just country. Dr. King fought not only for the equality and dignity of humanity, but also against poverty and economic inequality. This is a fight that continues for too many families right here in Georgia, the cradle of the civil rights movement. "Dr. King believed in the rights of workers, the 'right of every employable citizen to a decent job,' and an equal standard of living. Days before his death, Dr. King told a rally of AFSCME workers 'Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality.' He believed that class divisions were just as lethal to society as racial divisions. "…

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Board Of Commissioners Holding Plann...

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Board Of Commissioners Holding Plann...: NEGRC Conference Room Oconee County Commissioners are to hold what are being called planning sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday...