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Posted By Kate on October 22, 2012
Did you know Oconee County has a Wildlife Sanctuary?
Right here in Oconee County, just outside the city limits on Hwy 15 South
And did you know that Oconee is one of 14 counties included in the Oconee River RC&D with 2 representatives on the Council from the County appointed by the BOC.
Don’t Miss This Event
BBQ at our Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary Sponsored by the Oconee River RC&D (Resource, Conservation & Development)
What: Chicken barbecue with sides, drink, and dessert followed by hayrides, exploring the sanctuary and games for everyone, young and old.
When: Sunday, Oct 28, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Oconee’s only Wild life Refuge (the Hardigree Wild Life Sanctuary)
Off Hwy 15 (1110 Old Greensboro Hwy). Turn left at the Recycling Center about 2 miles south of Watkinsville on Hwy 15. Follow the graveled road to the second right entrance (the first one is gated and marked with name; the second entrance by the green house on the right is loose gravel and leads into the Sanctuary. Follow the road until you reach the pavilion by the small lake. This is the land owned by the Oconee River RC&D (Resource, Conservation and Development) – an organization that assists all farmers that live in the 14 county area.
Why: To celebrate the retirement of long-time employee Jim Wren who has worked tirelessly on the Hardigree Sanctuary to finish what can be used as a meeting place to study wild life. He is on the last leg of completion: installing the bathrooms and paving the parking lot. Any and all proceeds will go into the Wildlife Sanctuary Fund of the non-profit RC&D to make these completions.
Cost: Only $10.00 per person for 3 hours of food and entertainment
Info: Call 706-769-7922 for tickets and information.
Posted By Kate on August 5, 2012
For election results, please refer to the link below which is the County’s Offical Web site.
Comment section is open.
Posted By Kate on July 30, 2012
How did your campaign define you?
By Kate McDaniel
Well, one more day of facing the blast of signs and other campaign paraphernalia (direct mailings, robo calls, business cards, flags, hand fans, banners, bumper stickers and personalized pens). I suppose everything will all be taken down by Wednesday noon or night. The hope is that all candidates will respect the county and remove all visible signage asap. The county was kind enough to allow an array of them and now they must all disappear. All. All. All. No exception.
Did they make a difference? Did they do what the candidate hoped – changed a few votes? Did the design help, or the color scheme or the text or the size or the mantra?
Most political signs use the 3-color scheme – patriotic red, white and blue (with black & white as default). That has more or less been established protocol for the printer when the printer is given the option to do the designing. However, colors are expensive and the more colors the more the dollars. And if the candidate can be creative and cost effective at the same time, he/she may come up with a unique 2-color design that catches the eye immediately. The bottom line is, they are all marketing themselves.
I don’t pretend to know what “works” with the general public nor does the candidate generally, but it’s certain that if it results in a win or loss, when it’s all over, the candidate will no doubt reflect on everything that was tried and evaluate it.
In marketing lingo, the subject needs a logo, a brand, a message or something that describes the messenger right away. So for fun, I’ve attached a descriptive word or phrase to each candidate’s personality and their yard signs as I see them:
• Regina Quick – quick on her feet; immovable; ethical; sign is traditional
• Doug McKillip – passionate; high morals; change; sign is simple
• Sheriff Scott Berry – nervous (1st non-traditional sign); solid conviction (2nd larger sign) louder
• Investigator Trey Downs – numerous support; young; vibrant; traditional sign
• Commissioner Horton – controversial; frugal; power seeker; 1-color sign subdued
• Commissioner Jim Luke – aloft; controversial; formal demeanor; neat traditional sign
• Dr Sarah Bell – original; inexperienced; creative; different and best of the signs – (the bell)
• Tammy Gilland – cheerful; original; leadership experience; star sign attracts
• Mark Saxon – quiet; formidable; service oriented; traditional sign
• Mike Hunter – organizer; delivery skills; leadership oriented; clear sign
• Tom Odom – caring educator; experienced; good reputation; simple direct sign
• Pam Hendrix – family oriented; inexperienced; service oriented; simple direct sign
• Jennifer Riddle – solid experience; laid back; confident; traditional sign
Now you may not agree with my assessment and you have your own adjectives. These are mine.
All we can say now is, they have “fought the good fight” and whatever was left unsaid or undiscovered will forever be the silent element that might have helped to step over the victorious mark. Who knows if all these expensive signs and/or political items did one once of good. But it’s been fun and revealing.