Archive for the ‘Johnson County’ Category

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)

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.

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

January 19, 2014 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


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

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Nine years ago Johnson County was contacted to be a part of the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail s, trails that travel across state borders on historic driving routes throughout Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.  Each trail follows the historic route of one of the American Civil War’s major military campaigns or other important events.  After a decision by the local commissioners that they were unable to back Johnson County’s proposed inclusion in the trail at a cost of $2500.00, the local Better Hometown and Chamber of Commerce organizations obtained donations from local businesses and citizens in order to make it happen.

After much red tape and unexpected delays, it is expected that the Jefferson Davis leg of the trail, which includes Wrightsville, will soon have its interpretive marker on the square.  At the September Johnson County Commission meeting the commissioners gave their approval to continue with the project locally.

Better Hometown and the Chamber of Commerce wish to thank the following donors, who made Johnson County’s inclusion in the Civil War Heritage Trail possible:

Hilton Holton, Jeanette Caneega, Robinson Rentals, M.W. Hoover, Mary Jo Stephens, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Norris, Ishaque Tekrawala, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Holmes, Charlene Milligan, Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, City of Wrightsville, Better Hometown of Wrightsville, Donald Smith, Johnson Grays, Carl Sumner, Jimmy Cook, Lattie Price, and Helen Jackson.  

The Civil War Heritage Trail web page may be accessed at













City/County Contact Information

September 9, 2013 in City of Wrightsville,City/County Contact Information,Johnson County,Wrightsville-Johnson County Links | Comments (0)

City of Wrightsville Elected Officials & Department Heads
Lee Williamson, Mayor
April Young, City Clerk
Jan Martin, City Council
Jeff Hall, City Council
Willie Linder, City Council
2566 East Elm Street
Wrightsville, GA 31096
Wrightsville Police Department
Aaron Price, 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
Kevin Price, Director
100 Fulghum Drive
Wrightsville, GA 31096
Better Hometown of Wrightsville, community non-profit
Board Member, Mary Ann Norris
P.O. Box 94
Wrightsville, GA 31096
478-864-2219, Phone
Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
George Milligan, Administrator
P.O. Box 94
Wrightsville, GA 31096
478-864-7200, phone
478-864-7200, fax
County Elected Officials & Department HeadsJohnson County Board of Commissioners
Web Site:
Matthew Waters, 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:
Rebecca Thomas, 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
Leigh Thompson Johnson, Acting Supervisor
478-864-4210, Phone
Johnson County Development Authority: (Call County Commission:478-864-3388)
Johnson County EMS
Emergency Number: 478-864-0800
Johnson County Extension Service
Sondra Fortner, County Extension Coordinator, 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
John 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
Heart of Georgia Altamaha Workforce Investment Area Serv.
912-739-7158 or 1-800-503-0204

Chamber Annual Banquet

January 31, 2013 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet took place on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM. The banquet was held at the First United Methodist Church Reception Hall at 208 West Elm Street in Wrightsville.  A large crowd enjoyed a steak dinner, catered by Teresa Lamb Catering,  and entertainment by the Front Porch Blues Band!     See flyer.