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Meriwether Messages Week Ending December 3, 2016

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Meriwether Messages

  Welcome New Members: Fit for Life is a 24 hour fitness studio where working out is made to be fun! This new studio is located in what was “Tha Deli” building at 524 Callaway Street, Manchester, Georgia. They are now open for business are ready to work with you on all your fitness goals. They have an extensive array of fitness equipment as well as specialized instructors for a variety of fitness classes. They welcome you to a new lifestyle of healthy living. Call today at 706-846-0232 or email them at You can also visit them on Facebook at or visit their web site at: Delano’s is an adorable gift shop newly opened in downtown Warm Springs at 47 Broad Street. They offer seasonal décor; collegiate and inspirational items; candles; pet treats; t-shirts; seasonal live plants and much more. During the holiday season, they are open seven days per week; beginning at 10:30 a.m. Open late on Friday and Saturday for holiday shopping. Owner, Beth Hadley invites you to come by and see their inventory and plan to take care of several people on your shopping list. For more information contact 706-655-3433; email at or visit their Facebook page at True North is a financial investment firm specializing in providing individuals and families a structured and customized financial plan. Their years of experience and personalized service are utilized in providing unique strategies to ensure a sustainable lifestyle during retirement and sufficient income to pursue travel and other quality of life pursuits as well as to cover any unplanned life events. Contact Summer Deal or Aaron Mabon at 706-223-0073 or visit them at 405 Ridley LaGrange. You can also email or visit their web site at Christmas Display and Open House at Artisans on the Square in Historic Hill Brothers Corner; W. Court Square Across from Meriwether Courthouse in downtown Greenville.  Open November 26th-December 31st on Tuesday through Saturday; 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  For more information call 404-386-1328 or visit their Facebook Page at It’s time to get your Christmas order in to Dinner’s Ready. Attached is your order form, so pick and choose between the array of deserts, casseroles and the “always great” cornbread dressing. Deadline is December 9th, with pick up no later than December 24th at 2:00 p.m. 706-655-2066   Woodbury is now part of the newly launched Georgia’s Undead Trail of Zombies & Vampires. This is a multi-county project involving Meriwether; Coweta; Fulton; Rockdale and Newton Counties to showcase film locations, attractions and restaurants which offer experiences for fans of The Walking Dead and the Vampire Diaries. Woodbury’s Zombie Geoquest is advertised along with the antique stores and Smitty’s Restaurant where the visitor can feast on a zombie burger or zombie dog. Along with the descriptions of these activities, the Woodbury Welcome Sign and the Woodbury Water Tower are also included.  For more information visit  ...

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Meriwether Messages Week Ending September 16, 2016

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome New Member: Post Office Consignments…Located at 133 W. Main Street in Manchester and owned by David Moreland, Post Office Consignments is a consignment shop offering a 70/30 split to their customers. Their focus is on home interiors, antiques, furniture and art. They also buy and sell estates. For more information contact Mr. Moreland at 706-915-9717 or email at Our local Rite Aid of Manchester is also a new member and if you haven’t been by the store lately, you should check it out.  They have just completed some major updates to the interior and exterior of the building and it looks fabulous.  Rite Aid can take care of all your pharmacy needs; as well as cosmetics; food items; health and wellness items and a variety of sundries.  Go by and check them out at 305 W. Main Street in Manchester. We celebrated with them today at a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by several officials from the City of Manchester and the Chamber of Commerce.  For more information visit their web site at, or contact the store at 706-846-8647 Kaeser & Blair is a promotional products company with a national presence and we also welcome them. Virginia Hill, owner of Hills Funeral Home is the owner/operator for this entrepreneurially focused organization. Ms. Hill can assist you with all your customized marketing premiums, including tote bags, water and sports bottles; multi-function pens; t-shirts and other apparel and technology accessories. Why not give Ms. Hill a call today and let her work with you to get first class marketing premiums at a great price, delivered with excellent customer service. Contact her at 706-672-4243 or email at Defensive Driving Discounted Course Offering 2 Wings DUI & Risk Reduction School is offering all chamber members, their spouses and children a discounted Defensive Driving Course. The Defensive Driving Class is designed for those who would like to lower their cost of Car Insurance.  Certified by the State of Georgia, by taking this course you will be able to lower your car insurance premiums up to 15% for 3 years.  We are offering this course for $35 per person, a savings of $60.00, from October 2016-November 18, 2016. Our first class offering are scheduled for Sat October 15 from 9-2pm or Thursday October 20 9-2 and 5-9pm. Classes are currently being scheduled and we ask that you call our office at 706-441-0014 to request a slot. We are located at 14 East Main Street, Manchester, GA 31816.   You can also email us or visit us on our web site. The Gordon State College Theatre Department opens its 2016-17 season with Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The production will be presented September 28th through October 2nd on the state of the Gordon State College Fine Arts Theatre. Performances Wednesday through Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.   Tickets are available at the door for $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information contact 678-359-5040 or email   Racing for Roosevelt 5K “FUND RUN” Roosevelt Warm Springs Georgia Hall Saturday, September 24th Registration starts at 8:00 AM Race begins at 9:00 AM All proceeds benefit the Roosevelt Warm Springs vocational rehabilitation programs. Entry fees: Early registration is $20 with shirt and $10 without. Late registration is $25 with shirt and $15 without. For registration and more information please contact Erin Young at 706-655-5666   Fellowship Church – 25th Anniversary You’re invited to celebrate with the Fellowship Church on their 25th Anniversary, on September 24th and 25th. Join them for a concert...

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Meriwether Messages – Week Ending April 8, 2016

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome New Member – 2SMC Computer & Trade Center is a leader in computer software training providing Microsoft Office Certification learning opportunities. Fully equipped to instruct students on beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, the company also offers excellent support and career resource instruction to assist students in obtaining employment in their field of expertise. Focused on serving Georgia’s underserved communities, the company’s vision is to close the economic, social, educational and digital divide. For more information contact Sheree Carreker, owner at 678-796-6287 or email her at You can also visit them on the web at +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We also welcome 2Wings DUI and Risk Reduction School. This business is also located at 14 E. Main Street and owned by Ms. Sheree Carreker. This is a comprehensive educational program for individuals who have an alcohol or drug related arrest and need their license reinstated. For more information, email Ms. Carreker at or visit their web site at or call her at 706-441-0014. Ms. Carreker is an accomplished entrepreneur and we welcome her and her businesses into our Chamber network and into our community. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Meriwether County Extension is Offering Free Classes on Saturdays in April at the Greenville Area Public Library. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. If you plan to attend please contact the Meriwether County Extension office at (706) 672-4235 or Topics, dates and time: • DISEASE AND PEST MANAGEMENT IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN April 9 11 AM-12 PM • Emphasis on cultural practices that help manage or prevent diseases and pests of vegetables in conventional or organic production. • THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER PLANTING April 16 11 AM-12 PM • NEW ORNAMENTALS FOR 2016 April 23 11 AM-12 PM • Jazz up your landscape with the latest introductions in annuals, perennials and shrubs. • FIRE ANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE April 30 11 AM-12 PM Classes will be held in the meeting room of the Greenville Area Public Library at 2323 Gilbert Street, Greenville. The library can be reached at 706-672-4004. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You are invited to “Dinner and Legislative Update” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 The Trammell House – 10 Park Street – Luthersville Updates from local leaders and candidates • Representative Bob Trammell, State House District 132 • Cynthia Bennett, Coweta County Democratic Chair and candidate for representative district 71 • Representative Debbie Buckner • Reverend Tamarkus Cook, candidate for US Congress Dinner is $15.00 to be paid at the door RSVP to Gerilene Clemons 706-672-4730 or Emma Benning 770-783-3315 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Join the March for Babies Walk on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Little White House Historic Site in Warm Springs, GA. Do your part to raise funds to support the work of the March of Dimes organization. For more information contact 706-845-0708 or sign up at...

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Casual Connections – April 21, 2016

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Chamber Events

You do not want to miss this Annual Chamber Membership Event. It takes place in the historic and beautiful Roosevelt Warm Springs and promises to be a lot of fun and some great networking opportunities. Many of our sponsors have display tables so you can get a better understanding of some of the work and great products in our community. It also has some of the most tasty hors d’oeuvres you will find anywhere, including chilled shrimp; tasty cheeses; fruits and a variety of breads and cheeses. The atmosphere is casual, which means you can come as you are – wear jeans and tennis shoes if you like. Stay as long as you want; leave whenever you want and take advantage of this opportunity to connect with old friends; make some new friends and gain some new business contacts. Cost is $30.00 per person for all you can eat and drink…reservations are required and we look forward to connecting with you!...

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Meriwether Messages Week ending March 27, 2016

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome New Member: Bee Smart Building, LLC. Located in Shiloh, GA, this business is owned by Taylor Griffin a building contractor who also handles remodeling and restoration services. Whether your project is large or small, residential or commercial; minor improvement or major renovations, you should give these guys a call. Have a bathroom that needs remodeling? Ready to upgrade your kitchen? Ready to start building that home you have always dreamed of having? Have fire or water damage? Want a patio installed? This versatile contracting company is ready to take care of all your needs. Check out some of their work on their Facebook site at or email them at or give Taylor or Trent a call at 706-987-4711 You are invited to attend the College and Career Expo hosted by the Meriwether County School system. The event is designed to help students succeed by providing contact opportunities with technical colleges, universities, employers, career vendors and more. Be a part of strengthening our workforce. The event will be held on Friday, April 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the old Greenville Middle School Gym and Campus. For more information contact Sandra Brown at or 706-672-4297 (ext 129) The Lime Light is currently enrolling students for the 2016-2017. If you do not already know about The Lime Light, you are missing out!! Students from the tri-county area attend this premier preschool, and this is why…. * Opportunities for fine and gross motor skill development, art, music, and dramatic play, reading and number readiness, social and academic growth, group and independent play/learning * Highly qualified teachers * Developmentally appropriate lessons * Small student to teacher ratio * Bright, colorful, cheerful, and clean classroom * Half Day or Full Day options * Early arrival and late departure options at no extra cost (7:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.) * Phenomenal programs for Grandparent’s Day, Children and The Arts, Christmas, Easter, and Graduation * Opportunities for parent involvement * Safe, loving environment * And much, much, much more To learn more about this distinguished program, or to make arrangements to visit, contact Cyd Brantley, Ed.S. at 706-846-(LIME) or The annual 4-H Vidalia Onion Fundraiser is currently underway! If you are interested in supporting Meriwether County 4-H by purchasing a 10 lb. bag of sweet Vidalia onions for just $10 please give our office a call or stop by to place your order! All orders must be placed by Friday, April 8th. To place an order, please contact Abby Burns at 706-672-4235 or email at You are invited to “Dine with the Dems” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 CLARK’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST FELLOWSHIP HALL; 60 East Oak St., Luthersville, GA 30251 Followed by Updates from our local leaders and candidates • Representative Bob Trammell, State House District 132 • Coweta County Democratic Chair Cynthia Bennett and candidate for representative district 71 • Representative Debbie Buckner • Reverend Tamarkus Cook, candidate for US Congress Dinner is $15.00 to be paid at the door Congratulations to the City of Manchester for their receipt of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for their fiscal year end 2014 comprehensive annual financial report. The Government Finance Officers Association awarded this certificate to only 146 organizations in the State of Georgia. These organizations included cities, counties, school systems, and authorities. The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles...

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