Cities In The News


Watkinsville Mayor-elect Bob Smith opposes powers of city manager

December 12, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

Watkinsville Mayor-Elect Bob Smith is voicing opposition to the City Council’s upcoming attempt to codify the job responsibilities of the city administrator and change the name to city manager.

Citizens ask for more input on Harris Shoals Park

November 27, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

At the Nov. 20 Watkinsville City Council meeting, the only public support for Extra Special People’s Miracle League Complex, a proposed recreational area tailored to children with disabilities, came from within the council.

Watkinsville limits sale of e-cigarettes

November 27, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

The city of Watkinsville last Wednesday banned the sale of most flavored vaping products, as well as the sale of all vaping items to anyone under the age of 18.

Smith wins with 2-vote victory

November 6, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

In the Watkinsville mayoral race, former state Rep. Bob Smith beat incumbent Mayor Dave Shearon by 2 votes, or 50.06 percent of the vote.

Watkinsville spends $462,372 on street bridge installation

October 24, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

The amount to install a pedestrian bridge that will cross a creek on Harden Hill Road is now more than half the entire budget of the Harden Hill sidewalk project as estimated in September 2018.

City plans pedestrian paths

October 1, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

The city of Watkinsville will hold a public forum tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall on its recently commissioned transportation study, which focuses heavily on pedestrian amenities, such as sidewalks, greenways and interconnectivity.

Watkinsville mayor race between Shearon and Smith

August 23, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

Former Georgia Rep. Bob Smith is challenging incumbent Dave Shearon for the mayorship of Watkinsville.

Watkinsville taxes may increase

July 1, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

Property taxes in Watkinsville may increase 8.74 percent due to higher property assessments.