American Legion Post 191 to have flag retirement ceremony
The Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion will have a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ellaville City Square.
The flags that are being retired are in honor and memory of living and deceased members of the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191.
The flags have been replaced by family, friends and Post 191 American Legion.
This is going to be a special ceremony so plan to bring your children and families of these Legionnaires and others to see this sight that's not seen every day.
Tyler Hunnewell makes All Star baseball team
Tyler Hunnewell has been named to the Glynn County All Star Baseball Team in Brunswick. Tyler also travels with a special baseball team.
Tyler is the son of Todd and Reginia Sewell Hunnewell of Brunswick, and his grandparents are Lee and Virginia Ray Sewell of Schley County, and Eddie and Earnestine Hunnewell of Waynesboro.
We all here want to congratulate Tyler on a job well done.
Schley County Family Connection meets
The Schley County Family Connection met May 31 at the M.E. Ellis Municipal Building (City Hall) for its monthly meeting.
Jessie Eason, Schley County High School valedictorian this year, was key note speaker. She plans to attend Georgia Southwestern State University for a year or two, then she plans to major in pharmacy. Her favorite subjects are math and science. She is currently working at Gill’s Drug Store.
She told about her accomplishments as a softball pitcher for the Wildcats team. She also received a special Congressional Award from U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop.
More information was given in different departments throughout the area. Marcel Ndbisi discussed the money benefits that you can receive from Wellcare, including free GED testing, over the counter medications, free baby strollers and cribs for eligible parents. Wellcare also is available from health fairs.
Lynn Brown discussed services that you can receive from Columbus Hospice. They are joining AFLAC to host Camp Hope for children and teens who have lost a loved one to death.
Innovative Senior Solutions will host the Annual Senior Fall Festival on Sept. 12 in the South Georgia Technical College in the gym.
Brenda Welch discussed Summer 4-H Camp. Schley County 4-Hers sold Vidalia onions to sponsor the 4-Hers that will be attending camp.
Suzanne Howard was introduced as the new case worker for Schley County Department of Family and Children Services. She and her husband Rodney Howard and two sons live here in Ellaville and they belong to Ellaville United Methodist Church.
Nancy McMath Young with the Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society discussed membership, that committees start meeting this week and how pleased the Society is about all the people interested in preserving our City and County. She also announced that the big membership meeting will be held the last week of June, date, time and place to be announced.
Debbie Pilcher, Ellaville City manager, spoke on the Transportation Investment Tax (TSPLOST) that everyone in the state will vote on July 31 during the Primary. The tax increase on TSPLOST will go from 7 percent to 8 percent in Schley County. Example: if you buy a new car the first $5,000 would be taxed at 8 percent.
This tax is a regional and covers 16 counties in the River Valley Regional Commission area. The City of Ellaville will receive $36,000 annually in revenue from the TSPLOST, and Schley County can receive $313,000 annually in revenues from the tax. No money will go to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Money distribution is based on population and road mileage in each city and county.
If the tax does not pass, communities will be required to have 30 percent match on constructions projects.
Debbie Pilcher said that this is needed.
For more information call your City or County and ask questions about this tax that will be voted on July 31.
Schley County Family Connection will not meet during June or July.
Special guests for Memorial Day weekend
On Memorial Day weekend, Richard and Ramona Stratford were honored to have friends from West Columbia, Texas, come to visit. They were Daryl and Becky Letourneau.
They arrived on May 26 and returned home on May 31.
Richard and Ramona worked for years with Becky when they all lived in Michigan. They have been close friends for years.
It's always a great feeling when friends come together in love and friendship. It's like a family member coming home.
S. Ga. United Methodist annual conference held
The Annual South Georgia United Methodist Church Conference was held June 3-5 in Macon. Slitra Layman of Ellaville United Methodist Church was a delegate for the Americus District along with others in the district. Wayne and Nora Morrow were delegates from Ellaville United Methodist Church.
This is a very important time of the year for all Methodists, when they meet.
McCorkles attend grandson’s graduation
On June 1, Billy, Elene and Roy McCorkle left for Gaston, Ala., for the graduation of their grandson Clate Linwood McGwier, who was one of 300 students that graduated from Gaston City High School.
Clate will be attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His first class begins on Aug. 22. His mother is the former Nancy McCorkle of Ellaville.
Congratulations Clate for a job well done, and we all wish you well in your future.
American Legion Post 191 to have flag retirement ceremony
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