Archive for February, 2011

Elected Officials & Department Heads

February 28, 2011 in Johnson County | Comments (1)

Johnson County Board of Commissioners
Web Site:
   Guy Singletary, County Administrator –
   James L. McAfee, Jr., Commission Chair, (District II)
   Jack Foskey, Vice Chairman, (District V)
   Felice Pullen, Board Member, (District I)
   Donald Smith, Board Member, (District IV)
   Jerronney (Ron) Darrisaw, Board Member, (District III)
   Johnson County Courthouse, 2557 East Elm Street
   P.O. Box 269
   Wrightsville, GA 31096
   478-864-3388, Phone
   478-864-9441, Fax
Johnson County Board of Education:  
Web Site: 
    Dr. Hayward Cordy, Superintendent of Schools 
    150 Lee Street
    P.O. Box 110
    Wrightsville, GA 31096    
    478-864-3302, Phone
    478-864-4053, Fax
Johnson County Board of Elections 
    Debbie Killingsworth, Election Supervisor 
    6816 East College Street
    P.O. Box 269
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-4019, Phone
    478-864-2019, Fax
Johnson County Convenience Center
    478-864-0590, Phone
Johnson County Department of Children & Family Services
    Genell Akins, Director
    478-864-4210, Phone
Johnson County Development Authority: (Call County Commission)  
Johnson County EMS
Emergency Number: 478-864-0800
Johnson County Extension Service
    Brent Allen, County Extension Coordinator
    Sondra Fortner, County Extension Agent, 4-H/FACS 
    239 Trojan Way
    P.O. Box 31
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-3373, Phone
    478-864-4004, Fax
Johnson County Health Department 
    Amy Tanner, Head Nurse,
    82 Hilton Holton Street
    P.O. Box 28
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-3542,  Phone
    478-864-1777, Fax
Johnson County Historical Society 
     Lisa Keyton, President       
    478-864-2590, Phone

Johnson County Probate Office

    Mary Jo Buxton, Probate Judge
    Johnson County Courthouse, 2557 East Elm Street
    P.O. Box 269
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-3316, Phone
    478-864-0745, Fax
Johnson County Property Records: 
Johnson County Recreation Department:  
    Daniel Tanner, Director
    478-864-3901, Phone
Johnson County Road Department
    Homer Garnto, Supt.
    478-864-3822, Phone
Johnson County Superior Court  
    Patricia Glover, Superior Court Clerk
    Johnson County Courthouse, 2557 East Elm Street
    P.O. Box 321
    478-864-3484, Phone
    478 864-1343, Fax
Johnson County Supports & Services
    Kathy Moses, Director,
    605 West Elm Street
    P.O. Box 332
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
Johnson County Senior Citizens’ Center
    Vicki Roberts, Director,
    108 Hilton Holton Street
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-3255, Phone
    478-864-2251, Fax
Johnson County Sheriff’s Department    
    Rusty Oxford, Sheriff
    230 Donovan-Harrison Road
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-3941, Phone
    478-864-2944, Fax
Johnson County Tax Assessor
    Donna McCoy, Chief Appraiser –
    478-864-3325, Phone 
    478-864-1529, Fax
    8679 North Marcus Street
    P.O. Box 269
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
Johnson County Tax Commissioner
    Sherry Vickers, Tax Commissioner
    Johnson County Courthouse, 2557 East Elm Street
    P.O. Box 269
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-2565, Phone
    478-864-7240, Fax
U.S. Post Office, Wrightsville 
    Keith Lamb, Postmaster
    478-864-8136, Phone
rightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
    Web Site, 
    Lynn Lamb, Executive Secretary 
    6745 East College Street
    P.O. Box 94
    Wrightsville, GA 31096
    478-864-7200, Phone


Streetscape Sponsorships

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Better Hometown continues to sponsor historic-styled lampposts ($1000), trees ($250) and engraved pavers ($30) for the just completed streetscape project. All sponsorship donations are tax de-deductible under the law. Applications are available at the BHT Office, City Hall and on this site as well as photos of Lamppost plaques. This is a great way to keep alive the names of family members or a business!

City of Wrightsville Contacts

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City of Wrightsville
     Phillip Boatright, Mayor
     April Young, City Clerk
     2566 East Elm Street
     Wrightsville, GA 31096

Wrightsville Police Department
     Steve Gresham, Police Chief 
     2566 East Elm Street
     Wrightsville, GA 31096
Wrightsville Fire Department Emergency Number: 478-864-3311
Wrightsville Fire Department Non Emergency Number: 478-864-9759
Wrightsville Housing Authority     
     Vicki Riner, Director
     100 Fulghum Drive
     Wrightsville, GA 31096

Better Hometown of Wrightsville 
     Mary Ann Norris, Program Manager
     P.O. Box 94
     Wrightsville, GA 31096
Wrightsville Development Authority
    (Downtown Development Authority)
    Contact Better Hometown: 478-864-0048
Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
     Lynn Lamb, Executive Secretary
     P.O. Box 94
     Wrightsville, GA 31096







Local Students Shine in Denver 4-H Competition

February 16, 2011 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,City/County Contact Information,Events,Local News | Comments (0)

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Four exceptional students from Johnson County: Emilie Harvey, Kathy Carpenter, Megan Powell and 2010 graduate, Deon Wallace, won national honors after traveling to Denver in January to participate in the Western National Roundup Livestock Consumer Judging Contest. They Placed 1st as a Team and individually they placed 1st (Megan) 2nd (Kathy) and 3rd (Deon) in highest Individual scores! They could not have scored any better! Congratulations to all four…and to our extension agents Brent Allen and Sondra Fortner.

Library Fighting Back!

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Surviving in bleak economic times and facing a reduction in funding from the State of Georgia, the Harlie Fulford Memorial Library is fighting back! The local library board has formed a Friends of the Library non-profit organization whose mission is to promote interest in, use of, and public support for the library. As demands for library services grow and budget cuts increase, the local Friends of the Library group hopes to counteract  budget shortfalls and supplement the library’s needs.
Local support for the library is funded by the Johnson County Commission, the City of Wrightsville, and the Johnson County Board of Education and while these funds remain in place for the coming year it is hoped that The Friends of the Library can make a meaningful contribution to an important local institution.
Friends of the Library board members agree that the success of the library’s non-profit will hinge on community support. Everyone is encouraged to join. Annual dues are: Students: $1.00; Individual: $10.00; Family: $20.00; Donor: $25.00 and Sponsor: $50.00. The Friends of the Library organization is listed as a 501(c)3 meaning  that individual donations qualify as being tax exempt. Checks for dues and donations may be mailed to the Harlie Fulford Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 69, Wrightsville,  31096.
A Book Sale held the first week in April was the group’s fundraising kickoff and proved to be a huge success!