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September 9, 2015 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,City/County Contact Information,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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  Hear ye, hear ye:

The Johnson County 4-H and Better Hometown groups are reviving the Downtown Scarecrow Event to be held on October 10th. Clubs, school organizations, Church groups, merchants and families are urged to enter this family friendly contest. Scarecrow Entry Forms are available at the 4-H office, City Hall, and Sumner’s Drugs and must be filled out prior to the event. All scarecrows should be brought downtown and attached to assigned lampposts and trees before noon on Saturday, October 10th. The BIG news is: a $100 cash prize will be awarded to the winning scarecrow in each category: Business & Adult Groups and Children & Family! So get a plan to build the best scarecrow ever and help decorate our downtown for Fall.  Call 864-3373 or 864-219 for information.

Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

May 30, 2015 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Directions,Events,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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For many years Wrightsville and Johnson County have commemorated our nation’s founding with a much anticipated, yearly Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival.  The celebration began with the county’s participation in the Bi-Centennial Celebration in 1976 and has continued yearly with the exception of one year.  Come join our celebration of this great nation’s founding!  All events this year will take place on Saturday, July 4th with old fashioned events on the courthouse square, a parade, food, games, arts & crafts, 5K/10K Firecracker Road Races, a one mile Fun Run, a street dance and more.  A worship and veterans’ service will be held on Wednesday, July 7th at Mt. Olive Church of the Nazarene: 7:00 pm with guest speaker the Rev. Chris Mitchell. The theme of the worship service is God and Country.  If you are looking for small town fun with an emphasis on family – visit the City of Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia, on July 4th and participate in our community’s annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.

2015 Schedule of Events
2015 Parade Entry Form

2015 Arts and Crafts Application
2015 Firecracker 10K, 5K & Fun Run
(You may register online)

Successful Chamber Annual Banquet

March 3, 2015 in Chamber of Commerce,Events,Local News | Comments (0)

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loran-georgia-sports-communicationsThe Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on February 12th at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall with a full crowd of attendees.  Speaker for the event was hometown boy, Loran Smith, Executive Secretary of UGA’s Bulldog Club.

Georgia Bulldogs Athletic News says the following about Loran: “There may be no more versatile staff member at the University of Georgia Athletic Association than Loran Smith.

“The former long time executive secretary of the Georgia Bulldog Club and 1959 Bulldog track MVP and 1960 captain has been an important building block of what has become one of the nation’s top athletic programs.

“Smith has spent most of his professional life at UGA after graduation and during that time has held positions as Assistant Sports Information Director, Business Manager, and Executive Director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and member of the Athletic Association Development Office.

“He’s also served as executive producer of the football coach’s television show, packager of the game radio broadcasts, host of the Mark Richt post-game locker room show, and sideline reporter during the games. He still serves as co-host of the pre-game Tailgate Show.

“A native of Wrightsville, Ga., Smith is a past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997. Smith is a former publicity director of the Coaches All-America game and former Secretary of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and Executive Director of the Georgia High School All-Star games. He is married to the former Myrna Warren of Covington, Ga., and they have two children, Camille and Kent, both graduates of the University of Georgia. They have four grandchildren.”

In addition to a tasty meal served by Teresa’s Catering the Chamber voted two new members to their board: Michael Harrison and Penny Foskey. During the business meeting, George Milligan presented Donnie Sweat of Sweats and Associates with the distinctive honor of Chamber Member of the Year.

Chamber Membership

September 23, 2014 in Chamber of Commerce | Comments (0)


Chamber Membership Application

Ann’s Beauty Shop
Associated Housing & Economic Dev.
Bank of Wrightsville
Bass Physical Therapy & Rehab.
Better Business Bureau
Better Hometown of Wrightsville
Boyd Management
Pine Terrace Apts.
Carson Village Apts.
Burley, Conni Fennell
Buxton, Mary Jo
Caneega, Jeanette
City of Adrian
City of Wrightsville
Colston, William
Community Bank of Johnson County
Community Missionary Baptist Church
Cook, Jimmy

Cornbread Cafe’
Crosby, Terri S.
Crawford, Linda
Curry Companies
Davis, Janice
Deerwood Village Apartments
Dublin Construction Company
East Georgia Financial Services
Electro-Mech Scoreboard Company
Flanders, Judge H. Gibbs, Jr.
Flash Foods
FunZone Sports
Georgia Power Company
Greenwood Place Retirement Community
Hollingsworth, Ray
Hoover, Joy R.
Hot Wings & More
Hunter Insurance Services, Inc.

Hutcheson & Wynne, P.C.
Jackson, Ralph N. ~ Atty
Jet Food Store # 3
Jet Food Store # 47
Johnson County Commission 
Johnson County Center for Community Health
Johnson County Development Authority
Johnson County Farm Bureau
Johnson County Head Start
Johnson County Schools
Judicial Alternatives of Georgia
Ledford, Jim
McAfee Packing Company, Inc.
McNure, Cissy
Milligan, George 
Newsome Oil Company
Norris, Mary Ann
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Outlaw, Roger
Parrish, Representative Butch
Powell, John H.
Purchasing Alliance Solutions
Roche Manufacturing Company
Rowland, Hodges ~ Atty
Scott Health & Rehabilitation       
Sheppard’s Florist
Slaughter, Mary
Smith, Judge J. Stanley
Source Care Management
Southeastern Technical College
Stanley Funeral Home
Stephens, Mary Jo
Stone, Senator Jesse C.

Sumner Pharmacy
Sweat, Donnie B. CPA
Sweat’s Portable Buildings
Teresa’s Catering
The Johnson Journal

The Wrightsville Headlight
Thigpen Construction
Twice As Nice
Tolleson, Senator Ross
W.F. Jackson Construction Co., Inc.
Washington County Internal Medicine
Washington EMC
Waters, Matthew L., PC
Whatley, Gene
Wings & More
Wrightsville Auto Supply, LLC
Wrightsville Cleaners
Wrightsville Dialysis Center
Wrightsville Manor
Wrightsville Piggly Wiggly

William Roberts is New Chamber Manager

August 22, 2014 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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William Roberts has taken over the job as manager of the Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and will be handling the chamber’s day to day activities.  The Chamber Barbeque and Business After Hours are on his list of upcoming activities as well as looking into re-establishing the Chamber Golf Tournament.  Roberts may be reached at the Chamber Office (478-864-7200), which is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon.  The office is located at Cedar Creek Industrial Park on Hwy. 57 East just outside of town.

Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

January 19, 2014 in Chamber of Commerce | Comments (0)

George Milligan, Administrator
William Roberts, Manager

Hal Hunter  , President
Janice Davis
CC Fann
Penny Foskey
Michael Harrison
Joy R. Hoover

Chamber 2013 Lite-a-Lites with Santa – Coming Soon: 2014 Event!

in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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SantaThanks to everyone for making the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Lite-a-Lite with Santa a great success! There were over 300 youngsters, of all ages, who enjoyed a visit with Santa. Every child got to sit on Santa’s knee and even J.D. the dog got to give Santa his list. Thanks to the community for coming together and making this happen. Great entertainment was provided by the Dance Explosion and the Johnson County High School Band. Hot chocolate was provided by Marty Thompson and his staff at State Farm Insurance. The Chamber would lie to thank everyone who contributed in making the event a great success. The Lite-a-Lite Tree with Santa will take place on December 5th, 2014. Please look out for more information.

Chamber Business After Hours

November 26, 2013 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

Come join friends and business associates at the Chamber Business After Hours gathering!  The Bank of Wrightsville will host the event on Thursday, December 11, 2013 from 5 – 7 p.m.  Everyone is invited!

Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

September 14, 2013 in Chamber of Commerce,Events,Johnson County,Newsletter | Comments (1)

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August 2015 Chamber Newsletter
January 2015 Newsletter
June 201 4 Newsletter
Chamber of Commerce November 2012 Newsletter
Chamber of Commerce October 2012 Newsletter
Chamber of Commerce April 2012 Newsletter
Chamber of Commerce  January 2012 newsletter.

Looking for Wrightsville Depot and Railroad Memorabilia

September 10, 2013 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Johnson County Administrator, Guy Singletary, has asked Better Hometown to help gather railroad memorabilia for the upcoming rehabilitation of the Wrightsville Depot. Old photos, documents, tickets are welcome. The material will be housed in the museum section of the depot. Bids go out for construction this month. Anyone having any material relating to the old Wrightsville Depot that they wish to donate, please contact Better Hometown by calling 478-864-2219 or email us at