Congratulations to Marc Ellis
We are so proud to announce that our Marc Ellis has been promoted to lieutenant.
SFC Marc Ellis of Post 10 in Americus was promoted to lieutenant recently with the Georgia State Patrol.
Ellis has been assigned to Troop D Command and is stationed in Thomaston. He is an assistant troop commander helping oversee Post Operations in Thomaston, Manchester, LaGrange, Newnan, Villa Rica, Griffin, Forsyth and the Middle Georgia Night Hawks.
He has served in numerous positions since he began his career as a radio operator in Thomasville in February 1982. He also served as Assistant Post Commander and Post Commander throughout Central and Southwest Georgia.
Ellis and his wife of 29 years Angie live here in Ellaville. Marc’s late father, Marcene Ellis was Schley County sheriff and his grandfather, the late Carl Rigsby, was sheriff as well.
He has served for 30 years with the Georgia State Patrol, and keeping all of us safe.
Again, congratulations to Marc Ellis from all of us here at home.
Ebenezer Baptist Church to sponsor Christmas in Christ
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Ellaville is again sponsoring Christmas In Christ. This special event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Old Gym, downtown Ellaville.
This special event is a free Christmas giveaway to any family that is in need.
If you know of any families that this event could help and bless, please encourage them to come or contact anyone from the church with their information.
There will be food and soft drinks for anyone that day and Bibles will be given to anyone who needs one.
The church is really in need non-perishable food. So please reach into your heart and pockets and buy some food for the needy for this special event.
They are in need of any kind of donations to meet the needs of our community. They will accept new or gently used in clothing blankets or anything else.
Please contact the number below for information or drop-off locations, or if you have items to be picked up for donations, call Stephen Fripp who is in charge of this event at 229-942-6702.
Schley Elementary School announces events
Schley County Elementary School has announced its December calendar of events.
• To all parents and guardians sign in: To be compliance with Georgia State laws and the safety and protection of our Schley County Elementary students, it is required that all parents/guardians sign in at the school office when you arrive on campus.
• 6:30 p.m. today: PTA Christmas program for the first grade will be held in the school gym.
• Dec. 10-12: The 2nd Nine Weeks Tests will be given. Parents notice these special dates.
• Noon Dec. 14: Early release for Christmas holidays.
• Jan. 3: Students return to school.
• Special notice: The school's Lost and Found is overflowing with coats, sweaters, etc. If your child has misplaced an item that may be in the school's Lost and Found, you, may come by the office to check or write a note to your child’s teacher indicating a description of the lost item. These nice items need to be returned to their proper owners. It's a great idea to write your child’s name on the tabs of coats, sweat shirts and sweaters. Use a Black Magic Marker. If the item is left on the playground it can then be returned to your child.
Transferred to Magnolia Manor
On Nov. 26, Betty Lightner Barwick was transferred to Magnolia Manor in Americus where she is having physical therapy after heart surgery. I was told by Mary Nan Pilcher that Betty will be there for about three weeks.
If you wish to write her a note or send her a card she is in room 525 on the Rehab. Wing. I'm sure that she would appreciate hearing from you.
Get well Betty.
Christmas tree farm ready for big day
The Christmas Tree Farm here in Schley County is having a big day on Saturday at the farm. This is the annual family day event.
There will be many activities for the children on this special day such as a jumping castle, face painting, wagon rides, The Big Green Caterpillar, pot bellied pigs, miniature horses and more.
The Christmas Tree Farm hours are from noon until dark Sunday through Friday and 9 a.m.-dark on Saturday. The farm is located at 1890 Ga. Highway 26 West, about three miles from town on the left side of the road.
They have Fraser firs, Leyland cypress, Murray cypress and Carolina sapphires. They also have a gift shop that is open daily. They also sell live wreaths. You really need to see these lovely wreaths.
You may bring your family and select your own tree and they will cut it down for you to carry home and decorate for Santa Claus.
Jessica Ellis will be there from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday to take family photos. If someone is interested in having a picture made you may call Jessica at 938-7879 for more information and set up a time with her.
Roger and Sheila Bivins will be more than happy to help you out in any way that they can.
For more information or to set up a tour call 229-942-3859.
So make plans with your children and come out to the big day for families and friends.
Congratulations to Marc Ellis
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