Schley County Retired
All Schley County's Retired Educators as well as the state of Georgia's teachers were celebrated on Nov. 4. Members of the Schley County Retired Educators organization were recognized and honored.
Our retired teachers were honored when they read aloud at Schley County Elementary School.
SCREA members here read to all students in grades pre-K through third grades.
Twelve members of the SCREA read to 24 classes, and they donated several books to the media center.
The faculty and staff of Schley County Elementary School presented each retired teacher with a gift as well as a token of appreciation.
Ellaville’s Christmas Parade is
The City of Ellaville will have its annual Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1. The Theme for this years parade is "Home for the Holidays.” The theme is in appreciation for all veterans and current military personnel.
You may pick up an application at City Hall. The sooner you do this, the better.
Entries maybe bands, tractors, floats, antique vehicles, horses, marchers, cars and other. We need floats’ sizes length and height.
Guess who will be in the parade? Your right’ Santa Claus will be in the parade, and after the parade he will be in the Park downtown, but in case of inclement weather he will be at the City Hall. Look for him and he will be there.
So plan to get your children to town and let them talk to Santa Claus and see him in the parade.
For more information contact the City of Ellaville at 937-2207 or email@example.com
Hope to see you in the parade or the audience.
City of Ellaville deploys utility crew
The City of Ellaville sent three men to Western Maryland to help the investor-owned utility, First Energy, and to help turn the lights back on in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy caused damage all along the East Coast that week, and six Georgia municipalities deployed crews and equipment as early as Monday morning to assist with repairs to poles and lines affected by the storm. The six municipal utility crews were the City of Calhoun, Dalton Utilities , the City of Ellaville, the City of Elberton, Griffin Power, and the City of LaGrange.
The men that went from our City of Ellaville were Chad Albritton, Adam Wall and Benjie Wisham.
Wisham said that they left on Tuesday morning, Oct. 30 real early and returned home on Nov. 8. They worked in the western part of Maryland in the mountains. Wisham said that they had to walk to the power lines because they could not get their trucks in where they needed to be because of so much snow. He said that it snowed a lot while they were there.
As a public power provider, the City of Ellaville owns and operates our local electric distribution system and extends support to other public power providers and to investor-owned utilities in case of emergency.
"Municipal Utilities that sell 'Hometown Power' know the impact that lineworkers have during a storm — they get the lights back on,” said Jon Beasley, superintendent of training and safety with Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). “We all work together and in the aftermath of massive storms like Sandy, local utilities are happy to provide as much assistance as possible.”
So when you see Albritton, Wall or Wisham, be sure to thank them for everything that they do for us and for helping others.
Schley Historical Society says thank you
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society wants to thank everyone so very much for supporting our Bake Sale that we held on Nov. 17.
Women members as well as two other women supported us with a delicious cake and other goodies. Donations were also made.
Let me say to all of you who supported us in our Bake Sale by buying baked goods for yourself, you helped yourself as well as helping us preserve our history. Our event was a big success thanks to everyone who donated and purchased themselves something real good.
Your interest has really put a special touch in my heart just knowing how much people really care about our Courthouse and many other landmarks here in Ellaville and Schley County.
We are still getting members. We got a member at the Bake Sale.
If anyone would like to join our Historical Society just contact Nancy McMath Young at 937-2116.
Thank all of you again for your love and generosity for our history of Ellaville and Schley County.
Festival slated for Dec. 1
Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Downtown Development Authority sponsors a Holiday Festival.
There will be a Reindeer Run starting at 10 a.m. at the Courthouse, so enter your children in this run. You may pick up applications from the Ellaville Floral Shop and ask for Kay McCarty 937-2701.
To reserve food booths, call Harriet Pilcher 928-6906. For civic booths, call Beth Pearce 942-3982. To sell merchandise, call Marnie Eason 331-3441. For church booths, call Paula Williams 937-2002. To compete in a special Barbecue Cook-Off, call Shawn Foltz 938-8271. To schedule entertainment call Robbie Pilcher 937-2003.
All vendors need to hurry and get your applications in before all the good booths are gone.
Make plans to attend this event from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. when the City of Ellaville Christmas Parade starts.
Hope to see you there.
Blackshear Regional Library board meets
The Lake Blackshear Regional Library board was hosted by the Schley County Library Board at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at The Ellaville City Center.
The board meets quarterly and each time a different county in the region hosts the meeting. The counties are Crisp, Dooly, Schley and Sumter.
Guest tables were covered with orange tablecloths and place mats of fall colors and cream napkins with a turkey design on each napkin were used. The centerpieces were turkey baskets filled with fall foliage of all colors and gourds.
The Schley County Library board served ham, green beans, sweet potato soufflé, green salad, rolls, Chocolate Delite and tea and coffee.
The meeting was attended by 35. As soon as the meal was served they went into their business session.
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