Entries by Raquel Cobb

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2017 Oconee County Restaurant Poll Winners

This week we kicked off Georgia Restaurant Week with our annual restaurant poll. See the results of the poll below. With more than 50 restaurants throughout the county, there are endless options for our visitors to indulge in some of the best cuisines in the state. Try these favorites during your next visit, and explore […]

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4 Facts about Elder Mill Covered Bridge

Oconee County’s Elder Mill Covered Bridge is one of Georgia’s 13 covered bridges that carries traffic. The bridge is a popular attraction in Watkinsville, and is the only covered bridge featured along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail. Check out these four facts about the bridge, including some of the notable people who influenced the bridge. 1. The […]

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Walking in Watkinsville

There is a lot to do on foot in Watkinsville. Park your car and explore public art, locally owned restaurants, and walking trails all within a 1-mile streak. Start at the Oconee County Welcome Center in Downtown Watkinsville, and pick up a map highlighting the area’s unique shops, historic sites, dining and parks.   Public Art […]

Oconee ranks #1 best county in Georgia

  Niche ranked Oconee County as the number one best county to live in Georgia for the second consecutive year! The county leads communities like Forsyth County and Metro Atlanta communities Cobb and Fayette counties in the 2017 ranking. Rankings are based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities from […]

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A Weekend Guide to Perspectives, Georgia’s Premier Pottery Event

  Georgia’s largest pottery showcase and sale is on the horizon! PERSPECTIVES: Georgia Pottery Invitational is a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event hosted by the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF). The 20-day event in Watkinsville features pottery exhibits, demonstrations and studio tours. From Aug. 25 to Sept. 13, 2017,artists and art lovers will experience […]

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3 places to grab souvenirs in Watkinsville

Whether you’re a domestic or international visitor, journeying to the small towns of Georgia and the South makes for authentic experiences you can’t find anywhere else in the world. In Oconee County, you won’t find souvenir shops filled with “I ♥ [insert city]” keepsakes at every corner as you would in the busy streets of Atlanta, New […]

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Watkinsville’s 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Happenings

‘Tis the season for holiday lights, shopping and events! Get in the spirit in Watkinsville and celebrate the holiday season with events, sales, and holiday displays.   EVENTS Watkinsville’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting is a prime event for the season. On the first Friday in December, spectators gather along Main Street for holiday carols, hot […]