Posted on: March 3, 2017

Oconee County high schools earn statewide academic recognition


Congratulations and well done to the students, faculty, and staff at North Oconee and Oconee County High Schools!

Both were named as two of 69 AP Merit Schools statewide for 2016, which means these schools had at least 20 percent of the total student popul...

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2017 AP Merit Schools
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Community & Economic Development 101

Economic Development 101

On Wednesday, February 15, about 50 Oconee County civic leaders came and learned the ins and outs of attracting business to our community as part of our Economic Development 101 seminar.

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Oconee ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Georgia the top state in the U.S. in which to do business


For the third straight year, the Peach State is the #1 business-friendly state in the country.

Georgia tops the list
Posted on: February 7, 2017

BankSouth's Lorie Petersen honored by Oconee Co. Chamber of Commerce


Lorie is the Business Development Officer at BankSouth. She received three awards recently from the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations Lorie!
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Athens Academy celebrates 50 years


We're proud to have Athens Academy as part of the Oconee County community. Congratulations on 50 years of service!

Athens Academy celebrates 50 years
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Laura Whitaker is one of 63 to be named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2017


Laura Whitaker is Executive Director of Extra Special People, Inc. in Watkinsville, and has been affiliated with ESP since 2003. Congratulations on this honor, Laura!

Laura Whitaker earns statewide recognition


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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing

Oconee County, and the Cities of Bishop, Bogart, North High Shoals, and Watkinsville will hold a Public Hearing on April 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chambers located at 23 North Main Street Watkinsville, GA  3...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Firefighter and Medical Responders' Appreciation Banquet

"Jim Thaxton/Hot Thomas Golden Axe Award" went to Bob Ward

"Quinton Still/Andra Dickens Golden Stethoscope Award" went to Kathy Adams

"Medical Responder Rookie of the Year" went to Riley Olson

"2016 Firefighters of the Year" - (Station 1) - Danny B...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Bogart Sewer System Improvement Project

Bogart Sewer ribbon cutting.jpg

This project was a joint effort between the City of Bogart and the Oconee County Board of Commissioner to get sewer service to downtown Bogart. 

Thank you to Michael Prochaska, Editor of The Oconee Enterprise, for providing the photograph.

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Grand ReOpening of the Bark Park & Dash for Dogs 5K

Dash for Dogs 5K.jpg

The Grand ReOpening of the OVP Bark Park will take place on Sunday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. Immediately following the ribbon cutting the Dash for Dogs 5K will be held benefiting the Bark Park. For more information on the event please contact Dee Dee Gaines ...

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