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Staff reports

Georgia Cities Foundation to hold 12th Bus Tour of Georgia Downtowns; Sylvania among the stops

GMA and the Georgia Cities Foundation will again explore the “Heart & Soul” of eight Georgia cities primarily in southeast Georgia on a three-day bus tour in April. The bus tour, April 18-20, will show state agency heads, business leaders, downtown developers and philanthropists ways in which cities are revitalizing and capitalizing on their downtowns.
Participants will learn about downtown programs in Dublin, Sylvania, Statesboro, Hinesville, Jesup, St. Marys, Savannah and Metter.

Green on the Greens golf tournament set

The community is asked to support the local United Way with Saturday’s “Green on the Greens” golf scramble on St. Patrick’s Day. Individuals can play in the tournament, sponsor one of the holes or simply just come out and enjoy the grilled hamburgers, Boston Butt barbecue sandwiches and fries this weekend for an event that raises money to help members of our community.
The weather is expected to be wonderful as temperatures will be in the low-80s later in the day.

Grand Marshals chosen for our Livestock Festival Parade

Plans are well underway to celebrate the 61st Annual Screven County Livestock Festival. This year’s festival theme is “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Livestock Week.” 
The community is encouraged to come join the excitement by following the yellow brick road to the marvelous Emerald City Ag Center for what promises to be a great week of entertainment and competition. Continuing the tradition of honoring Screven County citizens, this year’s Livestock Festival Parade Grand Marshals will be Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lee of Screven County.

Visitors center continues welcoming guests

State Rep. Jon Burn, a member of the Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Game, Fish, & Parks Committee, successfully advocated for the restoration of funds for the Sylvania Georgia State Visitor Information Center. 
“The Sylvania Visitor Center is not only a rich piece of history, but it also spurs economic growth in our community by providing visitors with information on area businesses,” said Rep. Burns, who represents Screven County. “I am pleased that the Appropriations Committee has preserved funding for this wonderful center.”

McCormick Farm named the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District

The Ogeechee River SWCD, which is made up of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Screven and Tattnall Counties, hosted the Sixty First Annual Awards Banquet to recognize an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation.  In an effort to protect our natural resources the District encourages landowners to use conservation tillage as a cropping system, to install terraces and grassed waterways to reduce soil erosion and plantings of grass or trees on highly erosional land to help protect our streams.

Voters’ chance to cast ballots on Sunday alcohol sales nears

The Screven County Probate Court announced early voting will begin Feb. 13 for the Presidential Preference Primary election as well as the Sunday Alcohol Sales Referendum.
The last day to register to vote on the election day, March 6, is Feb. 6. Those wanting to vote for their choice in candidates and alcohol sales must register by Feb. 6.
A special Saturday advanced voting day will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 25 for those wanting to place an early vote during the weekend.

50 years of welcoming visitors to our Peach State

The United States’ oldest functioning information and visitor welcome center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a series of events dedicated to the historic building.
On Friday, Jan. 20, the half-century of the center’s existence will be marked by Sylvania Mayor Margaret Evans as the special guest to the U.S. Highway 301 welcome center.
When Tourism Day in Atlanta on Jan. 24 comes around, the welcome center will be officially designated a historic site.

Volunteer of Year to be named at tonight’s chamber banquet

The 38th Annual Banquet of the Screven County Chamber of Commerce will be at the First Baptist Church today, Jan. 19.
The evening begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available to members for $25 per person and non-members $30 per person.
Reserved seating with a table of eight seats costs $300 for rows one through three and $250 for rows four and five.
The night’s speaker is Dominique Halaby, D.P.A., director of the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development at Georgia Southern University.
Contact the chamber at 912-564-7878 for more information.

U.S. Rep. Barrow in town

Congressman John Barrow (D-12) will meet with local farmers and members of rural communities in Sylvania Thursday, Jan. 12, Shannon Vineyards to talk about their concerns and discuss what’s been going on in Washington.
Barrow will be at the Vineyards’ 4197 Savannah Highway location from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Barrow schedules this tour so he can hear first-hand from constituents about the concerns and  issues facing rural communities all across Georgia’s 12th District. 

Screven part of Georgia Cities’ bus tour of downtowns

The Georgia Municipal Association and the Georgia Cities Foundation will again explore the “Heart & Soul” of eight Georgia cities along the coast of Georgia on a three day bus tour in April. The bus tour, April 18-20, will show state agency heads, business leaders, downtown developers and philanthropists ways in which cities are revitalizing and capitalizing on their downtowns.
Participants will learn about downtown programs in Dublin, Sylvania, Statesboro, Hinesville, Jesup, St. Marys, Savannah and Metter.

New policy: Optim opts out of its smoking areas

Optim Medical Center – Screven is starting the New Year off by kicking a bad habit from its campus area.
Starting Jan. 9 the hospital and any buildings related to Optim will no longer allow visitors, employees, and patients to use tobacco products on the premises.
“Our goal is to treat the whole patient, both mentally and physically,” said Hospital Administrator Brad Trower.
“Allowing employees, physicians, patients, visitors, or other patrons to use tobacco products on the medical center’s campus is contrary to Optim’s mission.”

Tickets to the annual chamber banquet now available

The 38th Annual Banquet of the Screven County Chamber of Commerce will be held at the First Baptist Church Jan. 19. Tickets will be available to members for $25 per person and non-members $30 per person. The evening’s speaker is Dominique Halaby, D.P.A., director of the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development at Georgia Southern University. Reserved seating with a table of eight seats costs $300 for rows one through three and $250 for rows four and five.

Nothing finer than winning a recliner

Pamela Lowery used a strong finish in the final NASCAR race of the season to win the grand prize recliner from Farmer’s home Furniture. Lowery (seated) rests in her new recliner that will provide some relaxing moments during next year’s Sylvania Telephone NASCAR Excitement Contest. Standing next to Lowery is Jeff Flanders, manager of the local furniture store on West Ogeechee Street in Sylvania. Farmer’s annually provides the grand prize recliner for the season-long contest.

Early Christmas gift

Gary Youngblood is seen here holding up his Pigskin Picker contest entry that earned him $200. Youngblood got all the games correct and the tie-breaker points exactly right too to collect the Sylvania Telephone’s contest biggest honor. Also, Pamela Lowery tallied the most points during the full NASCAR season in the Telephone's NASCAR Excitement Contest to win a new recliner from Farmer's home Furniture in Sylvania.

More events to get you into the holiday spirit

The annual Christmas Extravaganza is this evening, but more events are planned for the holidays. A Christmas Extravaganza musical afternoon is planned for Sunday at 3 p.m. at the outdoor theatre. Joiner Anderson Funeral Home will honor those who passed away during year at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Thompson Strickland Waters Funeral Home will have a ceremony Dec. 11.

Please don’t miss the chance to help others

As we head into Thanksgiving and then Christmas, take a moment to count your blessings and think about others. The United Way of Screven County is in the middle of its annual campaign as all the money raised stay in Screven County. A total of 20 local agencies benefit from the money raised by the annual United Way drive. Please consider making a donation or pledge to the cause. The United Way of Screven County can be reached on the telephone at 912-564-5770 or a check can be mailed to P.O. Box 27, Sylvania, GA 30467.

Extra, Extra: Our intro to Christmas comes in a week

The excitement is building rapidly for this year’s annual Screven County Christmas Extravaganza set to take place on Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Santa will start off this year’s celebration promptly at 5 p.m. with a joyous parade that will circle the downtown area. The parade is sure to bring out the child in all of us with costume characters and plenty of holiday participants.

Barrow announces new VA outreach clinic

U.S. Rep. John Barrow announced in Sylvania and then in Statesboro Nov. 10 that the Veterans Affairs has approved the opening of a Veterans Outreach Clinic in Bulloch County.
 “After years of working with local veterans to advocate for the approval of a Veterans Outreach Clinic in Statesboro, I am happy to report that the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved,” Barrow said. “As the population in Statesboro continues to grow, the need for a local VA clinic grows even more urgent.”

New traditions add ‘Extra’ to Christmas Extravaganza

 The Christmas season gets off to a festive start for Screven County Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
This year’s annual Christmas Extravaganza promises to be the best event yet.
Some exciting new activities have been added to this year’s festivities that are sure to inspire holiday spirit in everyone.
A new tradition will be launched this year with the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree by Mayor Margaret Evans. The public is urged to come and witness this magical event immediately following the Christmas parade.

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