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With the safety of bicyclists and motorists a concern with the rainy conditions, the Oct. 3 Between Two Rivers Bike Ride to benefit the United Way of Screven County was canceled.
Organizers of the annual event do not plan on rescheduling this year. The 2016 ride would be on Oct. 1.
The drawing for the Yeti cooler that was donated by Possum Eddy Ace Hardware was conducted Monday morning.
The winner of the cooler was Don Jamerson.
The campaign toward the goal of $75,000 continues.
The Brier Creek Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Dell-Goodall House on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a $5 entry fee and you are asked to bring your own chair.
The two-story framed home built in 1815 is all that remains of the old town of Jacksonborough.
The Screven County High School Student Government Association will again host “Pink Out” to have the public gain more awareness about all types of cancer. The “Pink Out” at the Screven County High School Gamecock football game will be Oct. 30 as SCHS plays Dublin for “Senior Night.” This will be the third consecutive year that the high school’s SGA will donate the money raised from the sale of “Pink Out” items to the United Way of Screven County to help provide financial assistance to local cancer victims and their caregivers.
The organizers of the Sept. 17 “Flapjack Give Back” kickoff fundraiser for the 2016 United Way of Screven County campaign asked residents whether they were hungry for some pancakes.
The answer came back with a solid “yes.”
The social hall of the First United Methodist Church in Sylvania was busy through the two-hour event as 2015 celebrity chef champion Rachel Thompson of the Bank of Newington was able -- thanks to generous patrons -- claim the trophy again.
While local races are heating up on the political scene, one Sylvania resident is eyeing a post in a 2016 election.
Stephen Hammond recently launched his campaign for Georgia State Senate District 23. About 45 supporters gathered at the Pathway Center in Sylvania to launch the campaign and show their support as Hammond seeks a position currently held by fellow Republican Jesse Stone, an attorney and former mayor of Waynesboro.
The Downtown Development Authority/Classic Main Street is having the annual Picnic in the Park on Friday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with the bag lunches being served from their office on the square in downtown Sylvania. The bag lunch includes a big bar-be-que sandwich, bag of chips, homemade brownie and a choice of drink -- all of this is delivered in a bag featuring artwork done by budding artists in Screven County. Elementary students from the Community Christian School and the Screven County Elementary School have created original works of art for each bag.
Friday, Sept. 11, marks the 14th anniversary of the terroristic attacks on America when airlines were intentionally flown into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. On Friday, Screven County residents are encouraged to gather near the cannons at the American flag in the downtown Sylvania park at 9:45 a.m. The bells at the Sylvania First United Methodist Church will toll at 10:02 a.m. -- the time 14 years ago when the last plane crashed into the field in Pennsylvania. Lee Greenwood’s song “God Bless the USA” and “Amazing Grace” will be played as the bells toll 14 times.
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) has announced his staff will hold Community Office Hours in Sylvania on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m at the Screven County Courthouse, Commission Boardroom.
The Flapjack Give Back to support the United Way of Screven County will be during the evening hours of 5 to 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sylvania on Thursday, Sept. 17.
This campaign kickoff will have specialty pancakes prepared by local celebrity chefs as Rachel Thompson returns to defend her treasured title from last year’s Waffle-Off.
For $5 per person, you get top-notch celebrity-prepared pancakes, sausage and grits. Also you have the chance to put some “tip” money into the jar of your favorite chef.
Approximately 1,250 Planters Electric Cooperative customers were without power Monday.
Randy Hill with Planters Electric said crews worked hard to restore power for the customers.
Hill said that in a wet area near Kimwood Drive and Highway 21 Bypass in Sylvania, a green tall pine tree uprooted and fell over onto a double circuit feeder from the Sylvania Substation.
Hill said the outage affected about 1,250 members and took more than three hours to repair damage and restore power to members.
A major spill occurred at the Sylvania Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friendship Road.
According to city officials, during the upgrade of the aeration basins, there was an upset in the sludge handling which overloaded the clarifier and allowed solids to enter Buck Creek.
Approximately, 36,000 gallons went into the creek.
The treatment plant city employees went to Buck Creek and shoveled as much of the solid material as they could to be disposed of inside the plant.
The City of Sylvania, Georgia will conduct a General election to elect a mayor and three city council members.
The election will be conducted in the city on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Advance voting begins Oct. 12 at the Screven County Registrar’s Office.
All persons desiring to qualify as candidates in the election should do so by filing notice of their candidacy at city hall and paying their qualifying fees at that time.
The qualifying fee for candidates desiring to run for mayor will be $144 and council will be $72.