The Town of Bishop, Oconee County, Georgia, was incorporated in 1890.  In the years before its incorporation, the town existed as a small crossroads community in the Piedmont region of northeast Georgia.  As the railroad made its way into this area and as cotton became king, the town grew and prospered.  Bishop reached its peak, or heyday, in 1920s, when it had a population of about 300, with many new homes, businesses, churches, schools, and social institutions.  Like many other small towns, Bishop suffered through the hard times of the depression and world wars.  But the enduring spirit of the people has kept Bishop an active, viable community.
by Mrs. Nedra Johnson




Announcements

  • 2017 QUALIFYING RESULTS
    Posted Aug 24, 2017, 1:49 PM by Lacy Armstrong
  • 2017 Election QUALIFYING & ELECTION NOTICEBISHOP, GEORGIAPursuant to the Georgia Election Code O.C.G.A. Section 21-2-131 (a)(1)(A), notice is hereby given that a general election for Mayor and Posts 1,2,3,4 of the Town of Bishop City Council will be conducted on Tuesday, November 7 2017 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Bishop Community Center located at  4951 Macon Highway.Candidates desiring to qualify for said election can qualify at Bishop Town Hall, 5000 Macon Highway, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 21, 23, and 24.  Qualifying fee is $5.  Please call 706-769-0076 for information on qualifying ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2017, 9:48 AM by Lacy Armstrong
  • BISHOP NEWSLETTER Bishop Citizen, You asked and we planned….. Please join us for the town supper on October 10th.   This coming Monday!  The purpose of the supper is to bring our community closer together.  Meet the neighbors and business owners in our great town.  We will provide the chicken so bring a side and let’s get together!  This is a casual family style get together so tell your neighbors, bring the kids, and that casserole your Great Aunt Sylvia was so famous for!  Since it’s election time, we will invite the local candidates for a meet and greet so that you can get to know them a little better.  They will introduce themselves and sit down to eat with ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2016, 11:28 AM by Lacy Armstrong
  • BISHOP COMMUNITY CENTER   Bishop Community Center is ready for rental!Two different spaces available.  Upstairs chapel and downstairs meeting hall. Come check us out for your next occasion. See our calendar for availability or call:  706-769-0076
    Posted Jan 5, 2017, 12:56 PM by Lacy Armstrong
  • BUSINESS LICENSES Business licenses (aka Occupational Taxes) are good January 1 -December 31 and require annual renewal.  Regulations have changed and more information is needed in order to be granted a business license.  Please see the attached package for information needed in order to renew/apply for a license.  All new licenses must be approved by the Town Council before license is granted.  Please fill out all paperwork whether you are applying for new or renewal.  City Clerk is a notary public and will happily notarize all documents during normal business hours.
    Posted Apr 28, 2016, 10:01 AM by Lacy Armstrong
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