Cities In The News


Watkinsville mayor: Break from Athens, create new judicial circuit

January 7, 2021

Athens Banner-Herald

Watkinsville Mayor Bob Smith recently sent a letter to three area members of the General Assembly proposing that Oconee County break away from the Western Judicial Circuit to form its own circuit, which he labeled the "Oconee North Circuit."

Watkinsville Christmas Parade winners announced

December 11, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

Judges of the Watkinsville Christmas Parade were amazed by the creativity of the floats, walkers, antique cars and tractors. The Watkinsville City Council will honor its winners at its upcoming council meeting.

Watkinsville subdivision forthcoming

October 30, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

After the Watkinsville City Council voted last December in favor of an initial concept plan for a 22-lot neighborhood off Colham Ferry Road, the existing community was “ticked off,” said citizen Marvin Nunnally.

Watkinsville favors spending $500K on greenway

September 24, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

“Where’s the money to spend on other parts of the park?” Watkinsville Mayor Bob Smith asked the City Council on Sept. 16 following a discussion of spending $500,000 on a pedestrian walking and cycling trail.

City to pay $440K toward $600K playground championed by ESP

September 11, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

During a Watkinsville City Council meeting last Thursday to discuss the playground portion of Extra Special People’s Miracle League, Mayor Bob Smith said he was baffled how a playground could cost $600,0000.