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April 21, 2010 in Historic Notes...,Johnson County Historical Society,Local News | Comments (1)

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March 3, 2010 in Chamber of Commerce,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Follow the Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook


New Guidelines for Chamber Marquee

December 28, 2009 in Chamber of Commerce,Events,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has new guidelines for the use of the Chamber sign in downtown Wrightsville. Click here for an update.


Depot Rental Information

September 12, 2009 in Better Hometown,Events,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Johnson County Commission has provided for the W & T Depot to be rented for family and community events by the Better Hometown organization. To reserve a date, simply fill out the application and return it to the Better Hometown Director at the Depot.


New Emergency Notification System

July 12, 2009 in Local News | Comments (0)

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The Wrightsville-Johnson County Emergency Management Agency is trying to reach as many citizens as possible to notify them of the addition of the Emergency Notification System to the county. The system will call all submitted phone numbers to warn of impending danger. Receiving advanced warnings of impending danger such as natural disasters, hazardous material spills and other public safety issues, will provide a safety net and better protection for Johnson County citizens. 

All citizens within Johnson County are urged to access the following web page in order to be forewarned of Official Watches, Warnings, Advisories and Bulletins.   https://login.coderedweb.com/codereddataentry/Default.aspx?groupid=heM%2bRunT%2feZRDWDsl5by2g%3d%3d If Internet access is not available for signup, citizens may contact either City Hall (864-3303) or the the Johnson County Commission (864-3388). 


Wrightsville to be located on the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail

June 28, 2009 in Local News | Comments (0)

Thanks to the diligence of Better Hometown and the Chamber of Commerce donations have been secured  to insure the inclusion of Wrightsville on the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail. Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails divides the state into six regions, each designating an area or major event from Georgia’s “Civil War era.”  The “Atlanta Campaign” and “March to the Sea” were Georgia’s two most significant Civil War “events.”  Thus these two “historic driving routes” or “trails” are being created first.  Next to be developed will be the route Confederate President Jefferson Davis rode in his attempt to evade Federal capture in May 1865. Yet many more topics are interpreted along each route, including the roles of women, African-Americans, hospitals, churches, and railroads. Each interpretive marker is “linked” by a route to national & state parks, museums, and other Civil War heritage attractions. Wrightsville will be located on the Jefferson Davis leg of the trail. For more information see http://www.gcwht.org/    


Classic Courthouses, A Driving Tour of Historic Courthouses in East Central Georgia

in Better Hometown,Local News | Comments (0)

Picture1One of Better Hometown’s early projects consisted of putting together a partnership of twenty-two counties to publish the Classic Courthouses Brochure. The brochure, updated in 2009, is now in Georgia Welcome Centers and the brochure’s web page has been revised thanks to Suzana Rowland of Clickfire.com/  (Funded in part by the Georgia     georgia_allies2 Department of Economic Development) 
                                                  

To view the Classic Courthouse brochure, please click the following link: Classic Courthouse Tour of East Central Georgia


Historic Depot Now Available to the Community

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The historic W & T Train Depot in Wrightsville is now available to the community to rent for parties, family reunions and meetings. Please call Better Hometown at 478-864-0048 for more information and an application.  


Recreation Department News: Two New Summer Leagues

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The Johnson County Recreation Department is now taking teams for Adult Softball, with two more leagues this year: Women¹s League and Co-Ed 40 and over, as well as Co-Ed and Men¹s Leagues. Team Rosters will be accepted with a limit of 20 on each team. Fees for Men and Women Leagues are $400.00. Fees for Co-Ed and Co-Ed 40 and over are $200.00

Fees and rosters will be taken through the month of June and part of July. No deadline has been set. For more information, call the Johnson County Recreation Department at 864-3901 and leave a message. “We are excited about adding two more leagues this year, said Director Daniel Tanner. It is a great opportunity for people to get involved in healthy games, have fun and be a part of something in the community. It also shows our youth the importance of staying healthy and fit.”


New Emergency Notification System

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The Wrightsville-Johnson County Emergency Management Agency is trying to reach as many citizens as possible to notify them of the addition of the Emergency Notification System to the county. The system will call all submitted phone numbers to warn of impending danger. Receiving advanced warnings of impending danger such as natural disasters, hazardous material spills and other public safety issues, will provide a safety net and better protection for Johnson County citizens. 

All citizens within Johnson County are urged to access the following web page in order to be forewarned of Official Watches, Warnings, Advisories and Bulletins.   https://login.coderedweb.com/codereddataentry/Default.aspx?groupid=heM%2bRunT%2feZRDWDsl5by2g%3d%3dIf Internet access is not available for signup, citizens may contact either City Hall (864-3303) or the the Johnson County Commission (864-3388).