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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed & In-Person Early Voting Suspended

Due to mounting concerns over the Covid-19 Virus and the current State of Emergency, Secretary Raffensperger has moved the Presidential Preference Primary from March 24, 2020, to coincide with the State Primary scheduled for May 19, 2020.

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

BOC Meeting to be Livestreamed March 31 at 6 p.m.

The Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, will be livestreamed on the Oconee County Government YouTube Channel.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

April Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

Due to the ongoing Health Emergency and Local State of Emergency, the April Planning Commission Meeting is cancelled. March and April Planning Commission cases will be heard at the May meeting.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

03/26/20 STATEMENT FROM THE OCONEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGARDING LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners has issued a Local Emergency Order under the Emergency Management Ordinance, in accordance with Governor’s Kemp’s executive order, which remains in effect through April 6. The Oconee County Emer...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Oconee County BOC Issues Local Emergency Order

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners has issued the Local Emergency Order below in response to COVID-19:

Local Emergency Order No. 1

WHEREAS, beginning in late 2019 the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2, emerged causing a novel...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Vehicle Registration Deadline Extensions

In addition to the income tax deadline extension imposed by the IRS and GA DOR, all vehicle registrations that expire between March 16, 2020, and May 14, 2020, have been extended through May 15, 2020. This extension applies to all annual registrations, in...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order & Env. Health Limits Restaurants to Take Out/Drive Thru/Delivery

Governor Kemp’s executive order, which takes effect today, March 24, at noon and will remain in effect for fourteen days, requires certain individuals to shelter in place, places limits on large gatherings, and closes all bars and nightclubs.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for the Hearing Impaired

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is partnering with an organization called All Hands On to provide COVID-19 updates for the hearing impaired. All updates are posted on the All Hands On YouTube channel.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Update from the Tax Commissioner's Office

Due to staffing restrictions set in place in relation to COVID-19, we may not be able to take your phone call at this time. Please visit our website at www.oconeecountypay.com for online registration renewals and for payment of property tax and mobile hom...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Commissioner William "Bubber" Wilkes Passed Away Saturday, March 21

Citizens of Oconee County,

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you Commissioner William “Bubber” Wilkes passed away today. Bubber loved Oconee County and was always a great advocate for its rura...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

FRIDAY 3/20/20 OCONEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

REMEMBER THAT YOU’RE PART OF A BIGGER COMMUNITY

You may feel well and enjoy getting together with friends but remember that we are in the midst of a global pandemic. It is critical that our most vulnerable citizens are protected. We all have an o...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Recreational Fields and Courts at Oconee County Parks Closed

Effective Immediately, all use of recreational fields and courts at Oconee Veterans Parks, Herman C. Michael Park, Bogart Sports Complex and Heritage Park, including soccer, softball, baseball, tennis courts, basketball courts, disc golf and playground is...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Planning & Code Enforcement

As a precautionary measure to guard against the spread of COVID-19, the Planning & Code Enforcement Office will be closed to the public.

However in an effort to support the public, our businesses and local economy, our staff will be available for busin...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Observe Social Distancing Guidelines at Oconee County Parks

Please help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our Oconee County parks by observing current social distancing guidelines. 

  • No gatherings of 10 or more people are permitted, including play on basketball courts, soccer fields, dog park, etc.
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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Solid Waste Collection Sites/Recycling Centers to Operate on Limited Schedule Beginning March 20

All Oconee County solid waste collection sites/recycling centers will operate on a limited schedule beginning Friday, March 20.  The sites will be open for self service on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. I...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE OCONEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGARDING COVID-19

STATEMENT FROM THE OCONEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGARDING COVID-19 
With the President of the United States and Governor of the State of Georgia both declaring states of emergency, Oconee has taken guidance from recommendations of the CDC ...
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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Oconee County Solid Waste Collection Employees Under Quarantine Due to Possible COVID-19 Contact

Out of an abundance of caution, the personnel operating the Oconee County solid waste collection sites have been placed under quarantine due to possible contact with COVID-19. These employees are not exhibiting any symptoms; however, we recommend followin...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Guidelines to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

Please do your part to protect our community and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Oconee County Government Buildings to Close to Public March 18

In response to the evolving situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to reduce possible transmission, all Oconee County Government buildings, including the Oconee County Courthouse, Annex, and Board of Elections, will close to the public effective...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Tax Commissioner's Office to Close from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Daily

Due to staffing considerations, the Oconee County Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed daily from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch until further notice.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Probate Court Updates

PROBATE TRAFFIC COURT DATE CHANGES

Bench trials set for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 are rescheduled to Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 9:00 am.

Arraignments set for Thursday, March 26, 2020, are rescheduled to Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Oconee County Courts Scale Back Court Operations until April 13

On Saturday, March 14, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court declared a statewide judicial emergency for the next 30 days. Chief Justice Melton’s order noted that “nature of this emergency is the continued transmi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Welcome Center Closed to Public Until March 30

Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the Welcome Center doors will be closed to the public until March 30, 2020, and Eagle Tavern tours are suspended indefinitely. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact Welcome Center staff via e...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Presidential Preference Primary Postponed & In-Person Early Voting Suspended

Due to mounting concerns over the Covid-19 Virus and the current State of Emergency, Secretary Raffensperger has moved the Presidential Preference Primary from March 24, 2020, to coincide with the State Primary scheduled for May 19, 2020.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Oconee County Library and Bogart Library Closed March 16-29

All Athens Regional Library System branches, including the Oconee County Library and Bogart Library, will be closed to the public Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 29. For more information, visit http://www.athenslibrary.org/8429-athens-regional-lib...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Conduct County Business Online to Minimize COVID-19 Concerns

Oconee County Government continues to vigilantly monitor the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health, safety, and welfare of all residents, businesses, visitors, and employees is our highest priority. Based on concern regarding Coronaviru...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department – Covid-19 Update

The top priority of OCPRD is the health and well-being of our community. Currently, the Oconee County School system, Little League International and Georgia Soccer have suspended all recreational activities.

Therefore, OCPRD will be taking the following ap...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Oconee County Senior Center Closed through March 29

Oconee County Senior Center’s highest priority is the health and well-being of both its members and the entire community. Based on concern regarding COVID-19 and the call to action by Governor Kemp, the Oconee County Senior Center will close at ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Oconee County BOC March 3 Meeting Highlights

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The following actions were taken at the meeting:

  • Announcements regarding the upcoming State of the County event on March 12 and the Town Hall Meeting on April 14 w...
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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Oconee County Qualifying Fees 2020

OCONEE COUNTY

QUALIFYING FEES

2020

For additional information,

please contact the

Elections & Registration Office at:

706-769-3958

10 Court Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Email: fleathers@oconee.ga.us

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Recreational Fields and Courts at Oconee County Parks Closed

Effective Immediately, all use of recreational fields and courts at Oconee Veterans Parks, Herman C. Michael Park, Bogart Sports Complex and Heritage Park, including soccer, softball, baseball, tennis courts, basketball courts, disc golf and playground is...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department – Covid-19 Update

The top priority of OCPRD is the health and well-being of our community. Currently, the Oconee County School system, Little League International and Georgia Soccer have suspended all recreational activities.

Therefore, OCPRD will be taking the following ap...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Oconee County Senior Center Closed through March 29

Oconee County Senior Center’s highest priority is the health and well-being of both its members and the entire community. Based on concern regarding COVID-19 and the call to action by Governor Kemp, the Oconee County Senior Center will close at ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Health Precautions

This announcement is to let you know that we are working with our state and local government to make the necessary precautions for your wellbeing.  Over the next few days it will be imperative to watch the news to know what is being asked of our ...

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Posted on: February 29, 2020

March 2020 at the Oconee County Senior Center

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” (Lewis Grizzard) Enjoy the beginning of Spring at the Center -- from Jason Powers singing to Irish Dancers to a Spring Fling with the Cherry Cherry Band. Come have fun with us!

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