May 7 - May 13
"Ask not what your community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your community"

New Member!

A Bag to Go
Tara Adams

408 W. Franklin Street
Sylvester, GA 31791

Chamber Members

1 of A Kind
100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yardsale
3 Squares Diner / Paragon Foods
A & S Quality Construction and Plumbing
A Bag to Go
Ag Georgia Farm Credit
Agri-AFC, LLC Sylvester
AIC Wireless
Albany Department of Labor
American Nails
American Sunbelt Auctioneers, Inc
Ashley's Business Solutions, Inc.
Astro Exterminating Service, Inc
AT&T Georgia
B&C Sporting Goods
Banks Funeral Home
Barbara Odom
Barnyard Creations
Beckstrom Photography
Becky Geer
Best Friends Humane Society
Billie and Vickie Young
Birdsong Peanuts
BJ's Country Cafe
Boy Scout Troup 100
Brooks Auto Parts
Brownlee-Bozeman Agency
Bryan and Jordan Body and Paint Shop
Bryce Johnson
Calhoun Produce
Camille Taylor, Century 21, Smith, Branch
Charlotte Jolley
City of Poulan
City of Sumner
City of Sylvester
City of Warwick
Coastal Plain CASA, Inc.
Colony Bank of Worth
Colquitt Regional Home Care/Worth County
ConAgra Foods BSC AP
Conger LP Gas, Inc.
Country Bouquet & Bridal Registry
Countryside Animal Clinic
Custom Cut Signs & Graphics
D & B A/C and Mechanical Service, Inc
Dairy Queen of Sylvester, Inc
David Register
Destiny Fitness
Dialysis Clinic, Inc
Donna King
Dorothy D. McKellar
Dough Gaughf Plumbing & Electrical
Doug Hughes Pest Control
Down Town Sylvester Farmer's Market
Dr. Henry Gordon Davis Jr., MD
Dr. Larry D. Daugherty, DMD, PC
Ed Rynders
EMC Engineering
Emerald Garden Center
Event Technical Services, Inc.
Factory Connection, LLC
Family Vision Outreach, Inc.
Farm Commodities, Inc.
Farmers Home Furniture
Fat Boy's Backyard BBQ & More
First Baptist Church
Fletcher - Yearta Jewelers
Ford Insurance Agency, Inc
Fred Dent
Free Diagnostics Auto Repair
Fresco Italiano
Futrill Auto Parts, Inc
Gail R. Wiles
Georgia Peanut Festival
Georgia Power Company
Gibbs Pecan & Shelling
Glenn's Corner Pharmacy
Globe Financial Services
Green Mountain Lodge
Green Oaks Center
Greg Sellars
Gwen Isdell
Hairitage Salon
Hal Carter Construction
Handy Andy
HealthPlus Family Practice
Heritage Bank of the South
Herring CPA Group
Housing Authority of City of Sylvester
Hometown Cleaners
Hudson and NeSmith CPA'S
i luv linens and pearls
J.H. Harvey's Co., LLC
Jackson's Soul Food
Jay Crowe, Attorney at Law, LLC
Jean Brooks
Jeff Hobby
Jefford's Farms
Jim Hinton Oil Co. of GA, Inc.
Jimmy Sanders, Inc.
John L Green, Sr.
John McPhaul
Johnson Tax Service
Jump Start Automotive
Karen McDonald
Kentucky Fried Chicken/ Taco Bell
Kiwanis Club of Sylvester
Langdale Chevrolet
Lawhorne Storage
M & J Farms
M & M Sales, LLC
Mary Alice Shipp Community Develop. Corp
Matt Medders
Medders Associates Survey, Inc.
Medders Enterprises, Inc.
Medders Irrigation, LLC
Milan Food Mart
Miss Georgee's Play-Kare
Mitchell EMC
Mobley Gin Company
Montgomery Promotions, Inc
Moultrie Technical College
Nell Ford
Nethers Old Fashioned Pork Skins, Inc.
Norman Crowe, Jr.
Norman Park Gin
Olam Edible Nuts/Universal Blanchers
Paradise Estates Apartments
Personal Finance
Phoebe Worth Family Medicine
Phoebe Worth Medical Center
Pine Shadows Manor, Inc.
Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church
Plantation Publishing Company, Inc.
Poulan Pecan Co., Inc.
Powell Contract Services LLC
Powell's Refrigeration
Purchasing Alliance Solutions, Inc.
Radio Shack Dealer
Relwof Farms Trucking, Inc.
Ridley Monk
Ruth's Cottage / The Pancake House
Sarah McCrary
Security Finance
Shelly McPhaul
Shipp Shape Lawn Service
Short & Paulk Supply Company
Snipes Piggly Wiggly (Tom Tom Foods)
Southern Auto Lock / Montgomery
Southern Express Lube, Inc.
Southern Woods Plantation, Inc.
Southland Transportation, Inc.
Specialty Sales Company
Stuart Pate State Farm Agency
Sumner Egg Festival
Summer Palace
Sumner Peanut Co., Inc.
Sunbelt Ford, Inc.
SunTrust Bank
Superior Machine Works
Sylvester Animal Hospital
Sylvester Banking Company
Sylvester Computer Guy
Sylvester Farmers Market
Sylvester Health Care, Inc.
Sylvester Inn
Sylvester Plaza, LTD Partnership
Sylvester-Worth County Rec Dept
The Melanie Hurst Corp
The Sylvester Local News
Timothy Coley
Total Merchant Services of GA
Tyson Steel Building Products, Inc.
Venice Meeks
Virginia Andrews
Visions of Sylvester
Warwick HealthCare
Warwick Septic Tank, Inc.
WCHS Achievement Boosters
WCHS Band Boosters
Well Services
William C. Rouse, Contracting
Williams Insurance Agency, Inc.
Willie Mae Marlin
Woodmen of the World
Worth Air Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Worth County Elementary School
Worth County Extension Service
Worth County Forestry Queens
Worth County Health Department
Worth County High School
Worth County Middle School

Worth County Primary School
Worth Finance Corporation
Worth Gin Company, Inc.
Worth Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mark Your Calendars!

Sumner Egg Festival Sponsored Special Needs Dance
Friday May 10, 2013 Sumner Egg Festival Special Needs Childrens Dance

Education Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday Youth Leadership and Government Tour

Sumner Egg Festival Sponsored Special Needs Pageant
The Town of Sumner is sponsoring a special needs pageant for children with special needs.

Business After Hours

Career Day/Worth County Elem. School

CountDown2Drive/Sign up today!
Come Join Safe Kids and Sylvester Fire Department and Partners!! CountDown2Drive is a web based program designed to bring parents and young teens (13 & 14 years-old) to talk about the key safety issues teens will face when riding as a passenger or as they prepare to drive.

City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting
City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting
City of Sylvester Mayor and Council Meeting

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Government Committee Meetings
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Retail Tourism Meeting
Meets Quarterly on the 3rd Thursday

50th Georgia Peanut Festival Pageant

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Education Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday Youth Leadership and Government Tour

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Retail Tourism Meeting
Meets Quarterly on the 3rd Thursday

Government Committee Meetings
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Monday

50th Georgia Peanut Festival

Congratulations to A Bag to Go who is celebrating their one year Anniversary May 7th from 11-4!

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Destiny Fitness
(located at old Video Warehouse)
May 16th @ 12:00

Ribbon Cutting Event for Sylvester Computer Guy!
May 25, 2013 1:00 - 3:00
502 W Franklin Street (Hwy 82), Sylvester
Many prizes will be given away, follow us on Facebook to see them as they are announced!

Chamber News

Please take a moment to fill out the survey below

Worth County Board of Education has asked us to share the following information:

VERY IMPORTANT for our Community. Please take a moment to read and fill out the surveys.
What an easy way to contribute to the betterment of our Schools!!

Worth County School District needs help from parents and stakeholders.
The process of monitoring stakeholder perceptions is important because it helps schools:

• Generate data and evidence for school improvement and accreditation purposes
• Gain support for improvement initiatives
• Create baseline measures for school improvement (pre- and post- measures)

AdvancED surveys produce useful, relevant results; allow direct comparison of results across schools; are research-based; employ time-tested, reliable questions; and leverage the experience of experts in the education and research field.

Please complete the appropriate survey by May 17, 2013. Remember, this will provide very important baseline data for us. We will ask parents and stakeholders to complete the surveys again in the fall.

Parent and Stakeholder Survey

The Worth County Schools Partners in Education

WCSPIE is a program of the Worth County School System and the Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce. The relationships created through this program foster a mutually beneficial support system designed to meet the needs of the school through the resources of our community partners. Please consider becoming a Partner in Education today!! For more information call Heather Greene at 229-776-8600 or the Sylvester Worth County Chamber of Commerce at 229-776-7718. Click for More Information and Application

Exclusive Wellness Program for our Business Members!

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Take Advantage of Member Benefits!

We want to offer our community LOCAL reasons to Stop and Shop in our own community. If you haven't already taken advantage of the many benefits our Chamber Web Page has to offer you now is the time to do so. Log in and browse the back end of our web page and create your own "Mini" Web page and create your own coupons! Let's show off why we are definitely "WORTH" the Trip!

Community Fundraisers

As a fundraiser for the Relay for Life of Worth County, ConAgra Foods, Inc./Peter Pan Peanut Butter has compiled a cookbook "Cooking to Make a Difference" are on sale now!  Cookbooks are $10 each and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The printing costs of the cookbook were sponsored by ConAgra Foods/Peter Pan.

Now available: You may purchase your cookbook at the Sylvester-Worth Chamber of Commerce, Snipes Piggly Wiggly and Ed's Truck Stop.

Thank you for your support in the fight for a cure.

Worth County High School Achievement Booster Club Fundraiser

$7.00 Jackson's Soul Food Dinner Ticket all proceeds go to the Achievement Booster Club

Jackson's Soul Food Chicken Dinner
2 piece chicken (white or dark), 2 sides, drink & dessert

Tickets are available at the Chamber.
More information:776-8625-WCHS

Sylvester-Worth Co. News

Miss Georgee's Play Kare 2013-2014 Pre-K Registration
This is a free program. Must be 4 years old before September 1st. Documents required to register: Certified Birth Certificate, Shot record, Ear-Eye-Dental Exam, Social security Card, Current Proof of Residency. For more information: (229) 776-5993 Located at 1306 N. Isabella St.

(All Proceeds Go To The Sumner Egg Festival)

Worth County School News


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Up-To-Date News


Sign your business up today to participate in Career Day at the Primary School.  Expose your business
employee needs to our young students at an early age!!

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Classes & Seminars

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Governance News

Local Governance Meetings

City of Sylvester - Mayor & Council Meetings
Meet every 3rd Monday @ 7:00 pm
Work Session every 1st Monday at 7:00 pm
You must present your request to be on the agenda by the Wednesday before by 12 noon.

Worth County Board of Commissioners
Meet every 1st Tuesday at 9:00 am
Meet every 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm
You must submit your request to be on the agenda 3 days prior to the meeting

City of Sumner - Mayor & Council Meeting
Meet every 1st Monday at 7:00 pm
You must submit your request to be on the agenda by the Friday before by 10:00 am

City of Warwick
Meet every 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm

City of Poulan
Meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:00 pm

Downtown Development Authority
Meet every 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 pm

Board of Education
Meet every 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm

Worth County Economic Development Authority
Meet every 2nd Thursday @ 8:00 am

Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
Meet every 4th Thursday @ 12 Noon

New Online Filing & Searching for
Secretary of State’s Corporations Division.

Click for More Information

Looking for the inside scoop on General Assembly '13? Click for Jim Finch's latest update from Under the Gold Dome.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development budget presentation has also been uploaded to our site.  Click here to view it.

DISCLAIMER: THE SYLVESTER- WORTH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DOES NOT ADVOCATE OR ENDORSE ANY CANDIDATE OR LEGISLATIVE ISSUE. The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce feels it is important TO GET THE FACTS on legislative issues and candidates. The information in this box is provided to inform the public on forums available for informational purposes only.

Festival News

Sumner Egg Festival
September 21, 2013!

Click for More Information and Application Packets

Georgia Peanut Festival
October 19, 2013!
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Regional News

Small Business Summit

The Classic Center in Athens, GA will be hosting an all-day Small Business Summit on May 31st. (Summary attached). The Summit will provide businesses the opportunity to learn, connect, and be inspired through a range of breakout sessions, exhibits, round table discussions, networking events and more.

Steve Baker, VP of The Great Game of Business, will be the keynote speaker and will demonstrate "The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company."

For more information on the 2013 Small Business Summit or register for the event, please visit

Stop & Shop!

Turner County- Hawpond Road-229-273-1887
Worth County-Hwy 82 West-229-777-0824
Open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm

Strawberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Lemonade Slush!!!!!

Bring your family out for "Saturday Fun on the Farm" at our Hawpond Road location in Turner county-$3.00 entrance fee. Wagon rides, animals, playground, honey bee house, and duck race. Homemade soups and sandwiches served daily at our farm location.


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Worth County is a Work Ready Community! Ask your Chamber of Commerce how you can become Work Ready, too!

If you have upcoming events that you would like to share, please contact the Chamber and let us help to spread the word. A strong Chamber is the sign of a strong community. Ask your Chamber of Commerce how you can become A PART OF THE CAN DO CREW! We are dedicated to keeping you updated on events in our Community and hope that we will see you there supporting your Community!

Karen M. Rackley
President/Executive Director
229-349-7703 (Cell)
Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce
229-776-7718 (phone)
229-776-7719 (fax)
229-776-6657 (GA Peanut Festival)




Weekly Newsletter - May 7 - May 13

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