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Watkinsville

Meeting quiet as Bob Smith takes helm in Watkinsville

January 10, 2020

Athens Banner-Herald

A swearing-in ceremony in Watkinsville on Wednesday seemed anti-climatic as the new mayor and two council members quietly had their oaths of office validated.

Watkinsville challenges Smith’s oath of office

January 9, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

City officials are refusing to accept Mayor Bob Smith’s Jan. 1 oath of office, citing a violation of state law.

Watkinsville leaders set ‘official’ swearing in ceremony for mayor

January 8, 2020

Athens Banner-Herald

The City Council of Watkinsville will gather Wednesday with new Mayor Bob Smith at the helm.

Pipe plant property sees new life

January 2, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

A mixed-used commercial and residential development will replace the defunct pipe plant at 1180 Greensboro Highway.

Smith champions ‘Watkinsville First’ motto

January 2, 2020

Oconee Enterprise

When a candidate is elected to office, that person’s campaign slogan becomes a promise.

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.

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