Nancy Young: 10-7-17
Published 3:21 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017
Ellaville-Schley Chamber has new president
The Ellaville-Schley County Chamber of Commerce recently elected a new president, due to the transfer of Jerry Cook. The Chamber board unanimously approved Sheila Bivins to fill the Cook’s expired term.
Sheila was raised in Ellaville. She is married to Roger Bivins and they have two children, Madison and Trent Bivins. Sheila is the daughter of Warren and Pearl Grimsley.
Sheila’s goal is for the Chamber to become more business-oriented in helping small town businesses and to bring in more businesses to the community.
She is very excited about working with the Chamber of Commerce, the board and the community in making Ellaville-Schley County a great place to live and work.
Historical society auction is today
Everyone is invited to come the Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society’s annual auction this evening at the American Legion in Ellaville.
A barbecue supper begins at 5:30 p.m. Come and eat and then walk around and see all the auction items that will come up for bids. The auction begins at 7 p.m. Each item that comes up for bid, the person who donated it and any history that comes with it will be announced.
An Antique Car Show starts around 4 p.m. If you have a car to enter, call Jason Holloway at 229-938-7538.
There will be three raffles: for a hand-made quilt, a Ruger .22 rifle, and a 50/50 Raffle to be drawn at the auction.
Make plans to come and enjoy friendship with others while there you will be helping the historical society in preservation and renovation efforts.
Call me for more information at 229-937-2116.
Benches back in the courthouse
Do you remember the benches that used to hang on the walls in the Rotunda of the Schley County Courthouse? They have been found, refinished them and reinstalled.
When the courthouse was being renovated the benches were removed for remodeling. Greg Brown said he stripped six coats of paint off and then varnished these lovely pine benches. Greg also made new supports for the benches from an old pine log.
This is so nice to have them back in the courthouse. The Schley Foundation helped to refinish these benches.
We are all so proud of this special landmark.
History is fun at Magnolia Manor
On Sept. 28, Laura Orton, activities director at Magnolia Manor, invited Nancy McMath Young to come and speak on Schley and Sumter county history.
Nancy was introduced by Laura and there were residents there that she had known for years and some she knew when she was a child. She began her history program by telling about Schley County becoming a county on Dec. 22, 1857. The Georgia Legislature was in session and they decided Georgia needed another county so Schley County was made from portions of Macon, Marion and Sumter counties and named for the late Governor William Schley.
Then she spoke about Sumter County and all of her times as a child and the history of the county. Questions were asked and everyone seemed to have enjoyed hearing the program.
This was held in the Magnolia Room. Vicki Justice came to enjoy the history program as well.
Nancy Young lives in Ellaville.