Cities In The News


Former Watkinsville Mayor Jim Luken passes away

June 4, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

Jim Luken was a Vietnam veteran and U.S. Marine colonel who traveled the globe supervising embassies and consulates. Also, he loved small town America so much that he became Watkinsville’s longest serving 21st century mayor in the same decade that he moved here.

Masks, social distancing become the new normal

May 7, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

Watkinsville Mayor Bob Smith has encouraged citizens to patronize local businesses. “We have to have our economy moving again,” he said at a recent City Council meeting, “because this is a very, very serious situation.”

Watkinsville hires three new officers

February 20, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

“They have a servant’s heart, and they will serve this community,” said Watkinsville Police Chief Shannon Brock.