Friday, September 02, 2016

Oconee County GED program could be homeless

Written by Lee Shearer - Athens Banner-Herald onlineathens.com

Athens Technical College’s GED classes in Oconee County may need to be looking for a new home.


County Commissioners at a Tuesday meeting seemed ready to balk at
renewing the program’s lease for space in the county’s government annex
on Greensboro Highway.


With the government vacating rented buildings in downtown
Watkinsville this week, there just may not be room for the GED program
in addition to the government workers who now must move into the annex,
some commissioners say.


“I don’t think it wise to move forward with renting space when we
don’t have enough space,” said Commissioner Jim Luke, who said he’d be
opposed to signing a lease renewal for 2017 and 2018.


“I don’t want anybody to think I don’t want them in the county. I do,” he said.


Meanwhile, county workers are moving out of two rented buildings across the street from the county courthouse in Watkinsville.


Administrative Officer Jeff Benko said he thought the move would likely be completed Wednesday, the last day of August.



Oconee County GED program could be homeless
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