Nancy Young: Aug. 29, 2015

Published 1:00 pm Sunday, August 30, 2015

Schley  Middle-High School has new staff members
Our Schley County Middle-High School have new staff members this year.
Todd West, the new principal, told me about the new members.
We have two new counselors this year. Melissa Price is the new middle school counselor, and Cindy Hagerson is the new high school counselor.
Heather Hathaway now teaches chemistry and physical science. Craig Taylor is the new high school government teacher. Earnest Scott is the new high school PE director and the head boys basketball coach. Richard Norwood is the new special education teacher and assistant football coach.
This year the middle-high school has 704 students.
Ellaville and Schley County wish the Wildcats a great year of football. We all here welcome all of the new teachers, coaches and our new principal.

City of Ellaville updates construction work downtown
Lynne McChargue, Ellaville’s city manager, said the city is anticipating the City Park  renovation should be completed within a month, according to the contractor. She said they are very excited about the park and she hopes everyone will love it.
The streetscape project, which includes the sidewalks around the square, has no completion date at this time. McChargue said the project is taking much more time than was originally planned. The city is working very hard to negotiate with the DOT and the contractor to get the construction completed as soon as possible.

City makes changes for Ellaville City Center
The Ellaville City Center, which is called the GED School and the Senior Citizens Center, is located next door to Ellaville City Hall. The space will no longer be available to rent for private events. The Ellaville City Council voted to remove the Center from renting availability at its Aug. 10 City Council meeting.
The Ellaville City Center building was built using a HUD grant which allocated the  building for special functions only. These functions are as follows: senior activities, GED activities and community meetings only.
After receiving the notification from River Valley Regional Commission about the building, the City Council made its decision.