Meriwether Messages

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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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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Meriwether Messages Week Ending February 12, 2016

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome New Member: Liberty Technology Liberty Technology is a total solution provider. From hardware and software purchasing to the management of infrastructure for entire networks, Liberty Technology can assist any business in whatever technical challenges they may find themselves facing. Their certified technicians are ready to spring into action when trouble arises; getting minor issues resolved in minutes rather than days. Liberty Technology solutions include cabling for organizations more than 50 sites large, replaced endpoints for companies with hundreds of employees, and visiting hundreds of sites throughout Georgia and beyond to make sure their clients are getting the best equipment, services, and care possible. Liberty Technology also provides IT consulting services and their branded OneSource Managed Services offerings to keep clients’ IT systems running for the fraction of a cost of an IT person. For more information on their offerings, or to find out how they can help protect your business, save you money, and increase your revenue, visit or call (770) 229 9464. Like @libertytechnology on Facebook and follow on Twitter @libertytechga +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We also welcome Head Start at Child Care Network. The program is part of the federal Head Start program, which promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local agencies. Services are provided to children from one and a half years to 4 years of age, with a mission of bringing a relentless, collective focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families and communities. The program is headquartered in Lagrange at 301 Broome Street, with its Greenville location at 2024 Moreland Street. You are invited to visit them on February 19th from noon until 4:00 p.m. for a Family First Expo with educational activities, face painting and free food. Please RSVP to You can find out more about the program by contacting Leona Watts, Family Services Coordinator at 706-817-8403. You can also visit their web site at +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SouthCrest Bank to host 4th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Pebblebrook Golf Course. Cost per player is $45.00. Call the Pro Shop at 706-846-3809 or Susan Jones at 706-846-8471 for details. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The public is invited to meet Congressional Candidate, Drew Ferguson on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Meriwether County Administration Building, 17234 Roosevelt Highway, Building B in Greenville. Mr. Ferguson, Mayor of West Point has announced he will seek the Congressional Seat held by retiring Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Please stop by and introduce yourself to Mayor Ferguson and hear his platform. RSVP: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Greenville Historical Society and the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism launch new mobile app!! Congratulations to the many individuals who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. The project has been led by Jack Couch and Sallie Mabon, but it could not have happened without all the work done by the Meriwether Historical Society. Tourists will be able to find a link on the tourism web site soon, but you can go your app store and search for Greenville Ga Driving Tour and download directly. We are currently working on a rack card which will be used to further promote the app and the tour. Not only does it feature many historical sites in Greenville, it also includes audio descriptions of each of the featured locales. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++___________________________________________ Linda Wilburn is pleased and excited to announce that Court Square Cafe is under NEW OWNERSHIP! Please join Linda in welcoming new owner Pamela Acres, to our community. Together, Pamela and Linda plan to make some changes to...

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Meriwether Messages Week Ending October 30, 2015

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome Danny Graddy, The Graddy Company …although Mr. Graddy has been a long-standing member of our Meriwether Chamber, he has recently changed his membership status in order to take advantage of the free advertising opportunities. To that end, please remember that Danny’s business is helping people save, grow and protect their money. He also helps families pass their wealth to future generations and works with families who have special needs children. His business of over 12 years has extended to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and Mississippi. If you have questions or want to learn more, contact Mr. Graddy at Or visit him on line at He also welcomes your telephone calls at 706-298-0925 Support The President Theatre; enjoy dinner and a show and watch our talented local actors at ‘Vintage Hitchcock” on Thursday October19th at 6:15 p.m. Enjoy another great in-house production!! Directed by Lorna Meier, “Vintage Hitchcock” is made up of three of Alfred Hitchcock’s early plays, and true to his style, the audience is aware of the danger long before the actors on stage. The Dinner and Show combination, with a local cast of actors, will be presented on Thursday, October 29th, at The President Theatre in Manchester. Look on stage for your neighbors, friends, church members and folks from around the County. All proceeds will benefit the restoration/renovation of The President Theatre. Dinner and Show: $32.00. Show only tickets are $12.00. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.; Dinner at 6:15 p.m. and Show at 7:00 p.m. To purchase tickets, contact Joan Caldwell at 706-957-1908 or Pattisue Elliott at 706-977-8334 Trunk-or-Treat Have a safe and fun Halloween at Trinity UMC in Durand. Trunk-or-Treat and play games from 4:30-6:30pm Saturday, Oct. 31. Trinity UMC is located at 25 Palm Lane (off Hwy 18). For information call 706-663-9005 or email Join March of Dimes for their 23rd Annual Charitable Night Walk on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Benefitting March of Dimes and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Walk times 6:00 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Registration 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets $9.50 youth (6-12); $19.00 Adult and children under 5 are free. Enter through the Beach Gate Entrance with start times assigned on a first-come first-served basis through online Call 706-660-0160 or 706-845-0708 for more information. Tickets will be received by mail and are required for entry. Gentiva Hospice and Roosevelt Place will be holding a “We Honor Veterans” special recognition of the Veteran residents on October 28, 2015 at 11:00. The Location is Roosevelt Place, 2524 White House Parkway, Warm Springs, GA. The ceremony is open to the public and a great opportunity to say “Thanks for Your Service” to the honored Veterans. Light refreshments will be served. Please join our remembrance of their service. For more information contact Kim McClenny at 706-653-0835 The Roosevelt Place has a job opening for: Certified Nursing Assistant – CPR Certified. Flexible hours. Proxy Training a plus. Roosevelt Place is an assisted living facility that offers residents independent living options and daily support services. Please email resume to or call 706-655-2588 for more information West Georgia Technical College has a new brand! WGTC offers certificate; diploma and degree programs in a wide variety of fields, including criminal justice; manufacturing; healthcare; culinary arts and much more. For more information visit their web site at Unity Elementary School in Luthersville is again recruiting volunteers to read to our students on Real People Read Day. If you or a spouse, relative, church member, or friend would like to participate, please contact Erika White at 770-927-6488 or...

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