Cities In The News


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.

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.”