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Looking for a Johnson County “spooky house”

August 18, 2011 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Johnson County is a certified Georgia Camera Ready county. An official ceremony will take place in the fall to welcome us into the Camera Ready Program. We are receiving requests for locations being sought by the GA film locations board. One of those just came in. Does Johnson County have a house that looks haunted that would fill the following description: spooky-looking, aged/run down (but habitable) and preferably be out in the country or have lots of land around it.

If you know of such a house (similar to the one pictured), please photograph it and reply to this web site  along with your contact information and the location of the property.

Thank you very much,
Rebecca Lovett
Camera Ready Committee of Johnson County

Camera Ready Photo Contest

August 16, 2011 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Scenes of Johnson County Photo Contest sponsored by Better Hometown of Wrightsville, announces the winning photographs. Sammy Hall’s
two photos of buildings in downtown Wrightsville were chosen as 1st and 2nd place winners over other entries. The contest was held in an
effort to obtain photos for the Georgia Camera Ready Program, which allows production companies to view scenes of Georgia’s authentic landscapes and
downtowns for possible film and TV productions. Most of Sammy’s entries focused on Wrightsville’s historic downtown buildings. Congratulations Sammy!

Rebecca Lovett, Johnson County’s Camera Ready liaison,is shown presenting Sammy Hall with a check for taking first and second places in the Better Hometown sponsored Scenes of Johnson County Photo Contest.

Register now for JCRD Church, Adult Leagues

July 20, 2011 in Directions,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

The Johnson County Recreation Department is taking team applications for the 2011 Adult Co-ed League.  JCRD is trying to have a church co-ed league as well as the competitive co-ed league.  Registration fee is $300.00.  Registration has been extended until August 1st.  For more info. call 478-864-3901.

Commissioners Meetings Agenda Rules

April 25, 2011 in Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Members of the public who wish to be put on the Johnson County Commissioners’ Meeting agenda, must submit a request in writing to the county administrator at least three days prior to the 2nd Monday of each month. A majority vote of the board is required to pass the request before it may be added to the agenda.

Streetscape Sponsorships

February 28, 2011 in Better Hometown,Local News | Comments (0)

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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!

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!

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

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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! 

Local Author, Joe W. Rowland

July 1, 2010 in Local News | Comments (2)

 TimidityWhen I Was a Boy

 Local author and hometown boy, Joe W. Rowland, published his first book, When I was a Boy, in 2002. It is a compilation of remembrances and memoirs of growing up in Wrightsville during the Depression. Originally published in a local newspaper, Joe Rowland’s collection of stories about growing up in Wrightsville during the 1930’s and 1940’s, is sure to captivate and entertain you.

His second book, a novel, was published in 2009.  Timidity, spins a spell-binding tale of murder, intrigue and retribution in rural Georgia.

Joe Rowland’s books may be purchased from the author. The price is $18 each, which includes sales tax and shipping. Please contact the author at:

P.O. Box 227
Wrightsville, GA 31096

150th Celebration Banners for Sale

May 21, 2010 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

The150 Banner commemorative banners that hung on Wrightsville’s lampposts during Johnson County’s 150 birthday celebration (2008) are now on sale for $20 each. Besides being a nice keepsake, the banners will make great wall hangings. Please leave a message at the Better Hometown Office (864-0048) to reserve yours. They are going fast…only twenty-five in all!

Walking/Driving Tour of Historic Wrightsville, GA

April 22, 2010 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Historic Notes...,Local News | Comments (0)

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Tour the historic homes near downtown Wrightsville on our Internet Tour: