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Meriwether Messages Week Ending September 25, 2015

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome New Member: Ken Nix and Associates, Inc.….with its home base in Peachtree City, this company assists clients throughout the United States and international markets. The company is dedicated to being the industry leader in the power quality and precision cooling markets. They also specialize in data center design and implementation for commercial and government customers. Contact information is 685 Dividend Drive, Suite 200, Peachtree City GA 30269. Telephone number is 770-460-0671 and email contact is For more information, visit their web site at Register today for Flint Riverkeeper’s Fall Float If you haven’t signed up to join Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper on Columbus Day weekend 2015, Oct. 9-12, to take in the best of the Flint River for 4 days, you should! We will travel 70 miles on the Flint from Albany to Bainbridge, where we will experience beautiful blue hole springs, lively rapids, rich history, abundant wildlife and more! Fashioned after Paddle Georgia’s annual week-long events, we’ll tent camp at Chehaw Park and on the river two nights at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat. Also like the annual summer adventure, we’ll enjoy catered meals, educational programs and great camaraderie as we make our way down one of Georgia’s most beautiful rivers during a beautiful time of year. Tent camping only with limited options for indoor camping. Register by September 25! Visit for more information. Check out the latest issue of Lifestyles Magazine, an online magazine covering Fayette, Coweta and surrounding counties. Their magazine ncludes a mixture of local food, art, style, people and events. This month’s feature story is on the City of Woodbury, with ten pages of beautiful photos and great coverage for the city. Thank you Kevin Wiley and Georgia Power….for their recent contribution to our Partner’s in Education program in Meriwether County. The funds will go to support or workforce development and job preparation programs for high school students. It can also help to pay for needed supplies for our Dual Enrollment programs between Meriwether County Schools and West Georgia Technical College. Sandy and Peter Lampert recently announced the re-opening of The Bulloch House in downtown Warm Springs. The location will be on Main Street at what is currently known as the Victorian Tea Room; but the restaurant will retain its well-known “brand” of The Bulloch House. Anticipated reopening date is early November, just in time for the holidays. A post of the announcement was made on the Meriwether Tourism Facebook page on Tuesday evening and as of this newsletter’s dissemination had already reached 74,700 people. If you have not liked our new Tourism Facebook page, please do so at +++ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 6:30 P.M. LEGAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS AND FAMILY DAVID MARLOWE WILL BE LEADING THE SESSION HELD AT FBC WARM SPRINGS FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ALZHEIMER’S ASSN. 1.800.272.3900 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ During the month of October, Warm Springs Medical Center is offering mammography screenings at a discounted rate of $75. Physician order is required. Call for more information or to schedule appointment 706-655-9204. Weekend appointments available Check out the latest issue of Lifestyles Magazine, an online magazine covering Fayette, Coweta and surrounding counties. Their magazine ncludes a mixture of local food, art, style, people and events. This month’s feature story is on the City of Woodbury, with ten pages of beautiful photos and great coverage for the city. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Thank you Kevin Wiley and Georgia Power….for their recent contribution to our Partner’s in Education program in Meriwether County. The funds will go to support or workforce development and job preparation programs for...

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Meriwether Messages June 3, 2015

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Meriwether Messages

*Welcome New Member: Applied Aquatics, Inc. With both a fishery management and a construction division, Applied Aquatics offers a variety of services to address pond and lake owner needs. Their clients include owners of small ponds as well as owners of large lakes and reservoirs. The company can provide individual management services such as fertilization, liming, stocking or complete water quality and fishery management programs. They also design and build new ponds or renovate old ponds and pipe systems. Their construction division also builds docks; boat houses; bridges and boat slips. The company’s owner is Render Ward and he can be contacted at 770-328-4434 or email at you can also visit their web site at *We also welcome WC Limousine & Transportation Services, LLC, offering the best possible transportation to their customers by providing an outstanding level of service that puts emphasis on safety, reliability and comfort. They offer round-the-clock luxury chauffeured- transportation in vehicles that are plush, yet affordable. They can accommodate all of your car service needs including business functions, airport transportation; weddings; proms; sporting events or any occasion. Their rates are reasonable and the chauffeurs are courteous and professional. They understand the importance of getting you to your destination securely and promptly, therefore they pride themselves on being on time, every time. The company owner is Will Crum and he is based in Moreland GA. For more information contact him at 770-412-3994 or email him at you are also welcome to visit their web site at *You are invited to the annual Regional Employer Business Summit and Networking event for “Employers in the Know”. The event is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor and the West Georgia/LaGrange Employer Committee and will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at the Callaway Conference Center of WGTC, 220 Fort Drive, LaGrange. Special presentations by Mark Butler, GDOL Commissioner and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. The event will feature practical guidance and real world tips for handling the toughest management and compliance issues. For more information contact Sherry Maddox at 404-273-6330 or email *Custom Truck and Body Works, a leading Manufacturer of Emergency Vehicles is seeking an experienced Shipping and Receiving Person. The ideal candidate needs to be able to handle incoming and outgoing freight, be detail oriented, have the ability to lift at least 50lbs, and have experience with driving a forklift. Please apply in person at 13787 White House Rd in Woodbury between the hours of 8:30am to 2:00pm Monday thru Friday or email resume or work history to and / or Summer Focus Camp to start June 9th and run through July 30th. This important community outreach program does wonders with the children it serves. Organized and directed by volunteers from American Union Relief Society in Luthersville, the program serves children kindergarten through 12th grade. The program features academics; arts & crafts; field trips and sports activities. Registration fee is $35.00 and you can contact Ms. Beverly Ball at 770-486-8930 for more information The First Assembly of God Church in Manchester is again hosting a free summer camp – Summer of Champions. This program will run June 8th – 12th and June 15th – 19th the focus is sports and faith-based messages. For more information contact Angie Shirah at 706-747-6459 *The Together in Meriwether Team is hosting a Peaches in the Pines Festival on June 20th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Planned as an “old-fashioned” country festival featuring peach or timber related products, we are hoping for a great turnout for this first event. There will be...

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Meriwether Messages Week Ending March 13, 2015

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Meriwether Messages

Join us for two upcoming events: Ribbon Cutting and Business after Hours at Meriwether White Springs, LLC March 19, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 7490 Chipley Highway Pine Mountain Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Event April 23, 2015 5:30 p.m. Roosevelt Warm Springs Welcome to Bogle Farms, 1785 Harman Road in Greenville – a family-owned farm, originally serving as a working dairy farm, now a recreation, riding, walking and wildlife-filled site for family outings; weddings and special events. Lodging accommodations are available including a fully renovated 4 bedroom home and three smaller cabins which each have a bedroom and living area, small kitchen and an upstairs with a sleeping loft with queen sized bed. The cabins are located near each other and just steps away from pool, gas grill and children’s playhouse. Also available is a large uncovered pavilion, large open area for event tents, underground power, restroom facilities and ample parking. Pricing depends on the facilities used, the duration of your stay and the services needed. For more information contact Britney Bogle Wilson at 646-912-1801 or email or visit the web site at Welcome New Member: The Roosevelt Place. The facility situated in a beautiful mountain top location in Warm Springs, only one mile from the local hospital, offers a variety of services for older adults in an environment which provides freedom, security and opportunities for individual development. A separate wing is dedicated to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The facility currently has openings for Certified Nursing Assistants, offering flexible shifts and competitive salaries. For more information contact Janet Lawand at 706-655-2588 or email at Welcome New Member: Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospitals …a destination for healing offering inpatient rehabilitation and long term acute care. For over eight decades, this facility has provided a comprehensive style to medical rehabilitation. This unique hands-on approach provides careful medical management and individualized services for patients, enabling them to the most independent lifestyle possible in their homes and communities. The hospitals have been awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for excellence in wound and stroke care. For more information contact their Executive Director David Mork at If you are interested in job opportunities, contact Laura Stokes, Human Resources Director at or visit their web site at Support Meriwether County’s 4-H Program: Order your Vidalia Sweet Onions today – $10.00 for a 10 lb. bag. To place your order, visit, call or email at: 126 N. Court Square, Greenville, or 706-672-4235 or Pruitt Health of Greenville will be hosting a Spring Fling- Health Fair on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 10am- 2pm. There will be food, back yard games- such as corn hole and ladder ball, bouncy houses, and healthcare information. It will be FREE admission to the community- there will be lots of fun for ALL ages! Twin Cedars and Peach State Health Plan will be helping host the Spring Fling Health Fair. We hope you all can make it!! If you would like to set up a booth with information about your organization, please contact Molly Ferguson, Admissions Director at or 706-333-6626 Roosevelt Warm Springs is serving a delicious comedy with outrageous county-fried characters when “Della’s Diner” plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 13th, 2015. “Della’s Diner” tells the tale of Della, her mixed-up relationships and the threatened future of her diner. The story hinges on the experiences of three women. Della has escaped a dark past and settled on her very own mountain. Her beautiful daughter Ramona is home after a failed attempt to make it as a...

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Meriwether Messages Week Ending February 7, 2015

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome New Member…Aladdin Food Management Services, serving Roosevelt Warm Springs (Vocational Programs and Hospitals). Aladdin serves a broad spectrum of clients in 16 states by providing food services to colleges and universities; health care facilities; private organizations; independent schools and businesses. Aladdin works with each client to customize services that meet their particular need and if you have eaten at the cafeteria at Roosevelt you know that their food is fresh and delicious. Whatever “food mood” you are in, Aladdin has something for everyone. They also have an excellent catering arm and are ready to meet your special function needs. Come over to Roosevelt for any of the three meals per day, seven days per week and enjoy tasty cuisine and reasonable prices. For more information visit their web site at or contact their food service director Lisa Tyler at Welcome Preston Opportunities, and owner Preston Evans. Mr. Evans has been in the antique and collectible business for over three decades and he has brought some of his most impressive collections to Warm Springs for the collector, hobbyist and aficionado. Visit the wax museum, biker village; “foto” excursion and biker pub for “music, motorcycles, magic and more”. For more information visit Preston’s web site at or contact him by email at You can also contact him by telephone at 770-502-0028 or 678-296-3326 Court Square Café has New Management… Pattie Boykin, Meriwether County native and resident of Warm Springs, has been delighting customers with her wonderful cooking since October. She is now general manager of Court Square Café and hopes to meet you all very soon. Pattie has many years of cooking experience, most recently at Callaway Gardens Resort Hotel. During the winter the Café will be open for lunch Tuesday – Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm and also on Monday when court is in session. In addition to regular menu items, Pattie offers chef specials and homemade desserts. You are also invited to reserve the banquet room for private parties. It holds up to 44 for seated dinners and the menu can be as creative as you like! Look for changes to begin soon on Court Square in Greenville. City of Greenville has finally received the money from Georgia Department of Transportation to proceed with Phase II of the Downtown Streetscape project to replace sidewalks and install new pedestrian lights on the northwest section of the square. Greenville Better Hometown is trying to raise the additional $125,000 needed to complete the sidewalk improvements on South Depot all the way to College Street and refinish the retaining wall around the courthouse. Please help with a donation of any amount or by immortalizing your loved one or family with a 14” hexagon paver inscribed with up to 6 lines of 20 characters Basket Weaving: Gretchen’s Heart- Saturday, February 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Violet Classroom, Discovery Center The spirit of abiding love abounds within this clever heart shaped Valentine’s basket. Watch a square turn into a heart as you weave. Basket measures 9”x10”x2”. We will finish the project with an exciting technique – a rolled Gretchen border. Suitable for beginner and intermediate basket makers. Love what you make or make one for someone you love! Lunch is not included in the workshop, but participants may bring a lunch or pick up something from the Discovery Café. Limited to 6 participants. Instructor Sharon Hynes. For more information contact 706-663-5187 Email: Welcome Jazmin Palomera, director of the Meriwether County Animal Shelter. She was raised on an Arabian horse farm in Newnan, Georgia from 4 years...

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Meriwether Messages January 9, 2015

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome new Member: First Presbyterian Church, Warm Springs. Located at 3065 Judson Bulloch Road, the First Presbyterian Church welcomes you and your family. Services are offered each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. led by Pastor Gary Kemp. For more information, call 706-846-3690 or email Peggy Mangum at or Pastor Gary Kemp at Pastor Kemp is also the Chaplain at Roosevelt Warm Springs. Public Transit now available. Yes, we finally have public transportation available in Meriwether County. The system will operate under a “demand response” model which means there are no fixed routes, bus stops or pick up times. To schedule your ride, please call 24 hours in advance to 1-877-339-0249. Fees are $3.00 one way and service is offered Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information you can also contact the County Administration office at 706-672-1314 or the Chamber of Commerce at 706-655-2558 Grief Support Group GriefShare group will start January 11, 4:30-6pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Durand. Here you will find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. For more information or to register, please email or call 706-663-9005. Trinity is located at 25 Palm Lane (on Hwy 18, Chipley Hwy). Volunteers Needed: Junior Achievement program at Unity Elementary help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Lessons are scripted and only take 45 minutes of your time. If you are available on the following dates and times, please contact Erika White at Unity Elementary, 172 N. Main Street Luthersville, Ga 30251 at 770-927-6488. TThese are the following dates we would like to schedule Junior Achievement but are flexible if you would prefer another day of the week. Thursday, January 15th; Thursday, February 12th; Thursday, February 19th; Thursday, March 5th Thursday, March 19th Teen Maze – volunteers are also needed for Meriwether County’s Teen Maze event to be held on February 20, 2015. Teen Maze is an organization that promotes awareness about various issues and challenges facing adolescents within the community. Students are provided an opportunity to navigate through a life-size maze that offers real life choices in order to discover the consequences of their behaviors. The goal is for our youth to understand the implications of their choices regarding sex, alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Volunteers are needed for approximately 6 hours to help put on the Teen Maze Event and if you are interested, please contact Lisa Parker at 706-672-1118 or email Healthcare enrollment ends February 15th! Have questions or need assistance? Let HUMANA help you. Call Kimberley at 706.905.9177 or email Meriwether County Animal Shelter is partnering with PetSmart Charities to neuter cats and dogs. On January 21st, Meriwether County pet owners can have their male cats and dogs neutered for only $20.00. To take advantage of this offer, pet owners must mention “Happy Neuter Year” when calling to make an appointment. Call 770-304-7911 to schedule an appointment or email Georgia’s Legislative Session to “kick off” Monday January 12th, transportation funding is likely to be one of the more prominent topics. Just as momentum is building in the U. S. Congress for raising the federal gas tax as a way to pay for upgrades to the nation’s crumbling road and bridges, Georgia is in good company with other states challenged by the same issue. The Georgia Chamber, the most powerful voice of business in the state Capitol is...

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Meriwether Messages December 19, 2014

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Meriwether Messages

Welcome new Members: Smitty’s Café – a local favorite for the folks in Woodbury and surrounding communities. Delicious breakfast; daily lunch specials, plus good ole’ fried chicken, burgers, catfish and steaks. Open daily at 7:00 a.m.; closed on Sundays. Located at the end of Main Street and Highway 85 A (12456 Whitehouse Road, Woodbury. Call 706-553-5241 and welcome owner Rhonda Baker or email her at We also welcome JT’s Signs – and owner Victor Tuszynski. Victor’s business is located at 326 W. Main Street in Manchester (across from McDonald’s). Although signs is his primary business, Victor is one of those entrepreneurial types that does a little bit of everything, including vehicle graphics; banners; trophies; and custom decals. He also does commercial sign design and repair, offers bucket truck service for lighting and sign repair and he rents U-Haul vehicles. Give him a call the next time you have sign or other marketing needs at 706-741-1344 or email Great Deal on PS Data Wireless Existing customers can refer-a-friend and receive a $39.99 credit towards their monthly bill. UNLIMITED referrals can be made! It’s easy money that keeps piling up on your account. SANTA says “If you are not already a customer, consider signing up today. Visit their web site at or call 478-847-6415 “Meriwether White Springs LLC continues to move toward commercial production by year end. As a reminder to the community, the Spring is open to the public each Saturday from 8am to 5pm. You can fill your own container or get a 24 bottle pack. Please feel free to come and enjoy the beauty of the property and the wonders of the spring water. The address is 7490 Chipley Highway, Pine Mountain.” Engineering Management, Inc. is seeking well qualified construction inspectors to oversee a variety of water, wastewater, and infrastructure type projects throughout the North Georgia area. Primary responsibilities include performing construction observation on pipelines, pumping facilities, and renovations to water and wastewater treatment facilities. Successful candidates will work closely with the design engineers, local government owners, funding agencies and construction contractor’s team. For more information visit Engineering Management, Inc. is seeking well qualified construction inspectors to oversee a variety of water, wastewater, and infrastructure type projects throughout the North Georgia area. Primary responsibilities include performing construction observation on pipelines, pumping facilities, and renovations to water and wastewater treatment facilities. Successful candidates will work closely with the design engineers, local government owners, funding agencies and construction contractor’s team. For more information visit Kim Kyst Marketing Coordinator Civil and Environmental Engineers 303 Swanson Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Office: 770-962-1387 Cell: 678-481-3759 New Year is an excellent time to sign your child up for preschool. The Lime Light is currently accepting students between 3 and 5 year olds who would like to start the NEW year off by making NEW friends and learning NEW things. For more information, contact Cyd Brantley, Ed.S by calling 706-846-LIME or...

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