Posts Tagged ‘Johnson County Commission’

CIVIL WAR HERITAGE TRAIL COMES TO JOHNSON COUNTY

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

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trailblazer

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 www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/

 

 

             

 

      

                       

   

                

        

 

 

       


Chamber Fall Barbecue

August 8, 2012 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 will have a Fall Barbecue Fundraiser on Thursday, September 13 at the Wrightsville Depot between the hours of 11:00 and 1:30. Plates will be $7 each and will consist of  BBQ pork with extra BBQ sauce,  homemade potato salad,  green beans, bread, and a homemade dessert. Call ahead to pick up or let us deliver to your home or business – delivery will be free for three or more plates! Plates may be purchased by calling the Chamber Office at 864-7200 or by notifying a chamber board member by Thursday, September 6th. Support your local Chamber of Commerce!

 


Johnson County’s Historic Courthouse

September 29, 2011 in City of Wrightsville,Historic Notes...,Johnson County | Comments (0)

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1915 Johnson County Courthouse

Johnson County’s historic courthouse, built in 1895, was rehabilitated in 1996 after a large group of citizens vehemently protested the Johnson County Commission’s plans to build a new courthouse outside of the downtown area. Several architectural firms were asked to present plans to rehabilitation plans to the community and the firm of Carter Watkins of Monroe, GA, was chosen.
Attached are scans of the history of the Johnson County Courthouse as presented in 1995 by Carter Watkins & Associates.

Current Johnson County Courthouse


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.