Local judge and other elected
officials sworn into office
Our local elected officials were sworn into office recently. Chief Judge Rucker Smith swore Schley County's Probate Judge Mitzi Way into office on December 14,2012 in the Judge Smith's Chambers in Americus.
Judge Mitzi Way swore the newly elected Schley County Officials into office in the temporary Court House Annex Court Room on December 20, 2012. The list of new officials that were sworn into office were as follows: Sheriff Shane Tondee; Clerk of Superior Court,Kathy Royal; Magistrate Judge Larry Wall; Tax Commissioner Pam Register; Coroner Johnny Wall and newly elected Schley County Commissioners Angeli Smith, Sandra Kay Royal and Chairman Greg Barineau.
On Thursday January 10, 2013 Judge Mitzi Way swore into office the newly elected Schley County Board of Education and the new officers are Maria Cloar, Joan Perkins and Tommy Pilcher. Judge Way attended the School Boards first meeting of 2013 to swear these newly elected officials into office.
Schley County Family
Connection will meet
The Schley County Family Connections will have their first meeting of the new year on Thursday January 24, 2013. These meetings will be held as always each month in the City Hall Conference Room. The meeting will begin at noon with a luncheon served to all members and guest. If you are planning on attending please contact John Greene and let him know where he can notify the caterer and how many will be attending. The cost is $6 per person. Call John at 937-2591 to RSVP. Make plans to attend and we hope to see each of you there.
Rev. Lowell Layman and Family Spent Christmas
Rev. Lowell Layman an his wife Siltra and two daughters Faith and Grace left for Bridgewater, Va. on Christmas morning going to spend Christmas Holidays with his parents. They left after Santa Claus had come to see "Faith and Grace.” These girls had Santa Claus to come to see them when they arrived at their grandparents home in Virginia. They spent a week with Lowell's parents John and Marion Layman and while they were there Lowell's sisters and their families came home to visit as well. They all returned home on January 3 after having a special week with family members in Virginia.
Historical Society, Inc.
This special announcement is to inform each and everyone of you that our Ellaville /Schley County Historical Society are getting really excited about a very interesting History Night to be held in March .
The Historical Society wants to ask all of you to get your History out and share it with us on this special night in March. You may have deeds, documents, pictures, wills, checks, books or any other things that is history of our city or county that people will enjoy seeing.
This will be a special night when we all come together and share our History of Ellaville and Schley County by showing and telling all of the interested history. If you don't bring any thing, that's OK. Maybe you can share a story or tell us about some history. What ever it may be, please plan to attend.
If anyone would like to make a donation to the Historical Society with your History please make copies of your papers and you keep the original copies. We are not asking you to give us your history; just bring it and share it with us.
We are hoping to have a museum someday and we will need many things to display in the museum. The date and time in March for the Historical Night will be announced later and please help us to preserve our history.
For any questions please call Nancy McMath Young at 229-937-2116. Please pass the word around to your family and friend, and plan to attend.
Thank You Nancy McMath Young President
In the late 1700's many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall and was used for dinning. The "Head of the household " always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally, a guest who was usually a man would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the "Chair Man.” Today in business we use the expression or title "Chair" or "Chairman of the Boar.” Did you know this ?
Grand opening for the new Power Alley
This Saturday January 26, 2013 there will be a Grand Opening for the New Power Alley by new owner. Time for this special event will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. From 10 a.m. until noon Shelby Whaley FNP--BC of Southland Branch Family Practice of Ellaville will be doing the Health Fair, which will include blood pressure and body mass indexes. The Zumba instructor Elaine Lockhart and Subway will also be in attendance to offer exercises and nutrition information. Make plans to attend this event to learn more about body building and exercises. For more information contact Kristie Hortman at 229-314-2688.
Local judge and other elected
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