Posts Tagged ‘Wrightsville Georgia news’

Loran Smith to be Guest Speaker at April 23rd Cancer Survivors’ Dinner

April 13, 2012 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Wrightsville native, Loran Smith, who has worked as Assistant Sports Information Director, Business Manager of Athletics, Executive Director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and the university’s sideline reporter for radio broadcasts for 36 years, will be guest speaker at the local Pilot Club’s annual Cancer Survivors’ Dinner. Smith, a survivor and longtime leukemia patient, has worked tirelessly on behalf of a cancer support center at Athens Regional Medical Center that bears his name.

The Survivors’ Dinner will be held on Monday, April 23 at the First United Methodist Church Reception Hall at 6:00 pm.  All survivors are encouraged to attend the dinner and bring a guest to the event which celebrates the fight against cancer and honors those who have battled cancer.

Reservations are preferable but not required. Please call Angela Blizzard at 864-5775 or Jan Martin at 290-0109 for more information or to reserve seats.


March 8, 2012 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Johnson County Historical Society | Comments (0)

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Better Hometown held a historical art coloring contest for the Johnson County Elementary School Kindergarten classes.  The contest was to draw attention to Wrightsville’s historic buildings and to educate the children about buildings’ importance to our past and to our future.  The project was coordinated with Principal Rebecca Thomas, who introduced the contest to the kindergarten students.  All of the art work will be displayed in a scrap book inside the courthouse.  Everyone is encouraged to come and see what a talented group of kindergarteners JohnsonCounty has.

First Place Winner was Nicholas Jackson, Second Place Winner was Josey Scott, and Third Place Winner was Gracie Foskey. All three students are in Ms. Deborah Durden’s class.

Better Hometown provided great Dairy Queen Prizes for the winners.  We would like to thank Principal Rebecca Thomas for her support, the kindergarten teachers, and all the students who colored historic buildings for the contest.  We feel like they are all winners!

Allen Siblings Take Top District 4-H Offices

February 17, 2012 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Directions,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Sister and brother duo, Rachael and Brett Allen were elected President and Vice President of the 2012-13 Southeast District Senior 4-H Board recently at a Project Achievement Conference at Rock Eagle. Arch Smith, Georgia’s State 4-H leader said, “I believe Johnson County has made 4-H history. Never before in Georgia 4-H history as far as I know, have a brother and sister been elected to the top two spots on a Senior 4-H Board.” Congratulations to these energetic Johnson County High School students for going after and capturing this honor! (Rachael and Brett are the children of Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Allen of Wrightsville.)



Chamber Annual Banquet

January 4, 2012 in Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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The Chamber will host their annual Banquet on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00pm at the First United Methodist Church Reception Hall.  Entertainment will be provided by Derrick Tennant, Comedian. Derrick Tennant is quickly becoming the nation’s #1 requested CLEAN Comedian.  

In addition to a night of fun entertainment, the Chamber will serve a delicious ribeye steak dinner provided by Teresa’s Catering.  Tickets are $20.00 each and may be purchased at the Chamber office at the Depot.  Tables may be reserved for churches, organizations, businesses, etc.   Tickets must be purchased in advance, tickets will not be sold at the door.  The Chamber is planning for a big crowd and space is limited.  Visit to learn more about Derrick.

Nathalie Dupree Comes to Wrightsville!

November 23, 2011 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Better Hometown of Wrightsville hosted a very special occasion November 10th: Nathalie Dupree, well-known chef, cookbook author and personality, visited Wrightsville that day to take part in a fundraiser to honor the memory of her friend, Louise Dodd. A luncheon was held at the 1st United Methodist Church Reception Hall in Wrightsville together with a silent auction, remarks by Nathalie Dupree, door prizes and book signings. The menu consistded of recipes from Nathalie’s Shrimp and Grits Cookbook with the dessert recipe being one of Louise Dodd’s….all prepared by Teresa’s Catering of Wrightsville. Many thanks to all who supported this fund raiser including Sponsors, Teresa’s Catering and The Herald Publishing. TV 35, Dublin’s hometown station, filmed Nathalie’s speech and remarks by sponsors and attendees. It may be viewed here:

Johnson County Receives Camera Ready Designation

September 20, 2011 in Better Hometown,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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During the September 14th Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office designated 23 Georgia additional counties as Camera Ready Communities. The program now includes 112 counties across the state. Shown receiving the designation for Johnson County from Craig Dominy is Debbie Gaston, Mary Ann Norris and Rebecca Lovett, Johnson County’s Camera Ready Liaison.

Georgia is the only state that has developed a program like this.

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.

Better Hometown’s Gas Giveaway Winner

July 7, 2011 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County | Comments (0)

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Little Stella Claire Boone drew the winning ticket for Better Hometown’s gas giveaway over the festival weekend, with Sharon Ivey being the lucky winner of $100 in gift certificates for gas or merchandise from Jet Food Stores. Thanks to all those who supported the project, which benefits Better Hometown’s ongoing downtown revitalization efforts and thanks to Jet Food Stores of Georgia, who partnered with Better Hometown to make the project possible!

Johnson County Historical Society Membership Drive

April 30, 2011 in City of Wrightsville,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Johnson County Historical Society | Comments (2)

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 A membership drive is underway for the Johnson County Historical Society. The dues are as follows: Single Membership, $10; Family Membership, $25; Child Membership, $5; Business Membership, $50. The historical society is in the process of remodeling the Grice House to accommodate the Chamber of Commerce offices. This will enable the historical society to house a museum at the Grice House and have someone available to operate it. All membership donations are tax deductible and should be mailed to P.O. Box 87, Wrightsville, GA 31096.

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.