Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Oconee County Commission Chairman Melvin Davis

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Oconee County Commission Chairman Melvin Davis

State Sen. Tolleson retires after Alzheimer's diagnosis

State Sen. Tolleson retires after Alzheimer's diagnosis

Oconee sewage woes continue with more spills

Oconee sewage woes continue with more spills

Donald Trump snags his first Gold Dome supporter | Political Insider blog

Donald Trump snags his first Gold Dome supporter | Political Insider blog

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Issued A Permit For LED Sign On SR 3...

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Issued A Permit For LED Sign On SR 3...: One On Mars Hill Road Oconee County issued a permit for an 8 foot by 12 foot LED sign at SR 316 and McNutt Creek Road Sept. 29 and is proc...

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Oconee County Observations: Citizen Files Ethics Complaint Against Oconee Coun...

SarahOconee County Observations: Citizen Files Ethics Complaint Against Oconee Coun...: Forwarded To Special Master Oconee County Attorney Daniel Haygood has referred to Special Master James C. Warnes an ethics complaint that ...

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Pastures of Rose Creek Newsletter

Dan Matthews

Subject: The Pastures of Rose Creek Newsletter
From: pastures1051@gmail.com
To: danmatt@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 18:58:37 +0000

The Pastures of Rose Creek Newsletter
October 2nd Newsletter
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The Pastures of Rose Creek

Hello friends! October is our favorite month here on the farm.  A coolness has arrived in the air, the rains make our pastures lush, and the crock pot is on at least once a week.  It's a time when our kitchens are full of aromas from the roast we've been cooking all day, and the warmth of the room is comforting after a long day's work.

Please come visit us at the market or at our Sunday Farm Stand this month! We have stocked up on roasts, stew meat, marrow bones, and short ribs to meet all of your fall meal needs.

Love Your Pups!

Our protector pups Bonnie and Clyde are growing up fast.  Puppy energy is abound, so we're always throwing them a bone.
Has your doggy best friend had one of our beef bone treats yet? 
In an attempt to use as much of each cow as possible, we take leftover bones that are not a part of our beef cuts and turn them in to dog treats.  All natural bones are slow smoked over pecan logs for at least 8 hours, curing and preserving the bone and offering your furry friend a delicious snack and toy.  We are proud to provide a healthy dog treat free of preservatives and artificial flavoring.

Egg News

Our flock is growing! This week we received another group of birds to add to our laying flock.  They are Black Austrolorpes, a tried and true breed for our farm.  We are egg-cited to glow our flock to meet the increasing demand for quality, gmo and soy-free eggs.

At the present moment, our egg availability has diminished to the point that from now on we will only be able to offer eggs at our Sunday Farm Stand.  We thank you all for the support at the Athens Farmers Markets, but for the next couple of weeks we will not be bringing eggs to the market.  We will be sure to inform you when our egg availability is back to a level where we can meet the demands of our community.  

Featured Cut: Short Ribs

Have you tried our new favorite cut?  Short ribs are an affordable cut that offer a variety of preparation options.  Korean-style or simply braised, it's an excellent cut to satisfy that need for rich and hearty meals in this lovely cool weather.  Check out thekitchn.com for their delicious and easy-to-follow braised short rib recipe!

Where to find us!

  • Athens Farmers Market (Saturdays) - @ Bishop Park ~ 705 Sunset Dr. Athens, GA 30601 from 8am-12pm.
  • Athens Farmers Market (Wednesdays) - @ Creature Comforts Brewing Co. ~ 271 W. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601 from 4pm-7pm. 
  • Athens Locally Grown - Order our beef online at http://athens.locallygrown.net/ starting Sunday evening thru Tuesday at 8 pm. Pickup is Thursday from 4:30 to 8pm at Ben's Bikes (670 W. Broad Street)! 
  • Sunday Farm Stand - Come by the Farm from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at 1051 Rose Creek Drive, Watkinsville! Be on the look out for the signs on Colham Ferry Road! 
  • Grant Park Farmers Market (Sundays) - @ Grant Park ~ 600 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 from 9:30am-1:30pm

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Marissa Palmer of Watkinsville competes for Ms. ABAC title

31 coeds to compete for Ms. ABAC title Oct. 8

Rain cancelled this event this evening at Rocket Field

Disney film to play at Rocket Field on Friday


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First Friday and movie at RocketField in Downtown Watkinsville has been cancelled for today due to the weather.




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City of Watkinsville

191 VFW Drive

PO Box 27

Watkinsville, GA 30677

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Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Reports Major Spills At Its Calls Cr...

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Reports Major Spills At Its Calls Cr...: Adds To Long List Oconee County late yesterday informed the Georgia Environmental Protection Division of yet another problem with the oper...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Georgia Progressive Film Festival on Nov. 8

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Subject: Georgia Progressive Film Festival on Nov. 8
Date: September 30, 2015 at 1:55:55 PM EDT
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Better Georgia 

Something new is coming to Athens.

The Classic City has long been a center of progress in our state, and is home to powerful movements for change. That's why we're proud to announce that a new progressive film competition is coming to Athens this November.

Cause + Effect is an annual film festival showcasing short films from young artists who wish to identify social, political, environmental or economic issues facing their communities and propose potential solutions.

Gun violence. Voting rights. Climate change. Student loan debt.

Young filmmakers across the state are submitting original pieces on topics that matter most to their generation. This festival is not only a way to support these activists in their work, but a chance to inspire others to make a difference as well.

That's why we want you to join us as we present these films. We'll be at Ciné in Athens on Sunday, November 8 for a reception at 6:30 pm. At 7:30 pm, we'll show you the top submissions on one of Ciné's iconic screens.

The event is free to attend, so mark your calendar today. We want you to meet the filmmakers. We want you to watch the films. And, most of all, we want you to spread their message.

Click here for more details.

Join us on November 8, and support the powerful work of these young activists as they start a conversation on the most important issues of their generation. We can't wait to have that conversation with you.


The Cause + Effect Team

P.S. We can't put on this festival without the generosity of our sponsors. 

Parents/Supporters of Clarke County Schools, The UGA Office of Sustainability,The Athens Area Arts Council, The National restaurant, The UGA Odum School of Ecology, Ciné, Team Clermont and Bel-Jean Copy/Print Center have already supported our efforts. Will you join them as a sponsor, or pitch in $25 to cover expenses?

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Athens Area Democrats Breakfast: Oct 10

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Athens Area Democrats Breakfast
Clarke County Democratic Committee

Join us this month for our guest speaker Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit, Asst. Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, Athens.

She holds a PhD, MPhil, and MA in political science from Yale University, and a BA in Middle Eastern studies from Princeton University. Her research interests center on the intersections of gender, religion, and politics in the Middle East.

Our riveting Breakfast discussion will focus on differences between ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Location and time: Kumquat Mae Bakery, 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd,  9AM

Payment: Update on payment system forthcoming. Please email your RSVP to ccdc.communications@gmail.com

October 2015



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Melvin Davis demonstrates his devout lack of concern for Oconee County citizens' input on two controversial matters

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Just in case the rest of the world needs another reminder of how redneck Georgia still is

Car tags with Confederate battle emblem again available in Georgia | Political Insider blog

Athens-Clarke County Police apprehend Greenway stalker

Date: 9/30/2015 10:17 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: ACCPD Media Relese 093015

30 September 2015 – prepared by Hilda Sorrow


On September 29, 2015 Athens-Clarke County Police located and apprehended Pedro Alvarado, 43, of Athens. Alvarado is charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery in relation to the September 20 assault on a 19-year old female University of Georgia student on the Greenway in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy near College Avenue. The victim was walking on the Greenway when she was grabbed from behind. She was able to fight off her attacker and suffered minor injuries. The suspect fled the scene; however, based on information from the victim and witnesses, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensic artist developed a sketch of the suspect. In order to generate investigative leads from the community, this sketch was subsequently released to the public, along with a physical description of the suspect and items of clothing recovered from the scene. Investigators received several calls from our courageous citizens and specific information provided by the citizens was critical in developing the identity of Alvarado. This case remains under investigation and anyone with additional information related to this assault is asked to contact Detective Chris Brogden at 706-613-3888 Ext 312; or Detective Nathan Hayes at 706-613-3888 Ext 681 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-613-3342. The Athens-Clarke County Police would like to thank those who took the initiative to provide information as well as those who utilized the information that was released in an effort to keep our community safe.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Braves stadium in Cobb County may be Ty Cobb-less | Political Insider blog

The Braves stadium in Cobb County may be Ty Cobb-less | Political Insider blog

Weekly calendar in Oconee County

Weekly calendar in Oconee County

Oconee County Observations: Adoptions Increased 159 Percent Since Oconee Count...

Please meet Katrina. She is a 100% pit bull terrier, very friendly, probabIy a year and a half old, possibly a (former) breeder.  This dog is obsessed with squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks and varmits of all stripes. She likes to go on long walks around Watkinsville, and does reasonably well with other dogs one on one.  Dogs lives matter.
She had been adopted by a student who had to transfer across the country, and she had to surrender the dog back to Oconee County Animal Shelter.  Thanks to social media, I was able to help save her life.

Because of the policy of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners, dogs that are turned back in are pushed to the front of the line of those about to be euthanized or otherwise terminated. 

I adopted this former foster dog after fostering her briefly who was on the death row because of the outdated policy of the Oconee County Board of Commissioners. 
I understand that fostering or adopting is not for everyone, but neither is dog executions.

Oconee County Observations: Adoptions Increased 159 Percent Since Oconee Count...: More Animals Kept Alive In Fiscal Year 2013, the year before the Oconee County Animal Control Department began its foster program, it euth...