August 6 - August 19
"Ask not what your community can do for you, but WHAT can you do for your community"

New Members!

JSA Ag & Lawn, LLC
Mr. Kenneth Weaver
314 S. Main Street 
Sylvester, GA 31791

Ms. Wendy Kennedy

Cumulus Media
Mr. David Milliner
1104 W. Broad Ave 
Albany, GA 31707
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Fax: 229-888-6018

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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
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
Cumulus Media
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 Department of Labor
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
Jessie's & Salon
Jim Hinton Oil Co. of GA, Inc.
Jimmy Sanders, Inc.
John L Green, Sr.
John McPhaul
Johnson Tax Service
JSA Ag & Lawn, LLC
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.
Rachael Deriso Country Financial
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 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
Wendy Kennedy
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! Ribbon Cutting - Aug. 15/ 2pm - 3pm
While online news source has been in business in Worth County for several years they have just recently moved into their new place of business and want to invite you to come out and see what services they have to offer! So us for August 15, 2013 2pm - 3pm

50th Georgia Peanut Festival Pageant

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

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Mary Alice Shipp CDC Community Awards Banquet
Black-Tie Awards Banquet dedicated to community residents for their help with MASCDC's Mission. Program organizations include: Moultrie Technical College, Century Pines,,Ma Flora's Helping Hands, Phoebe Worth, and the Georgia Department of Labor.

First Thursday/Movie Night/Downtown Train Depot
Gather your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a fantastic night out with your family for Movie Night. FREE

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

Membership Committee
Meets Quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday

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

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

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

Agriculture / Farmers Appreciation Committee

Farmer's Appreciation Dinner
Annual Farmer's Appreciation Dinner @ 6:30 pm. The function will be held at the Ag Pavilion.

Local Governance

Worth County
Board of Commissioners
Every 1st Tuesday at 9:00 am
Every 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm
Must submit request to be on agenda by 3 days prior

Worth County
Board of Education
Every 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm

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

City of Poulan
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:30 pm

City of Sumner
Mayor & Council Meeting
Every 1st Monday at 7:00 pm
Must submit request to be on agenda by Friday before at 10:00 am

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

City of Sylvester
Downtown Development Authority
Every 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 pm

City of Warwick
Every 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 pm

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

Contact Us!

Chamber of Commerce
229-776-7718 (phone)
229-776-7719 (fax)

Karen M. Rackley
President / Executive Director
229-349-7703 (cell)

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Join Us For A Ribbon Cutting With!

502 W. Franklin St.
August 15, 2013
2pm - 3pm

Join Us For A Ribbon Cutting
With Hibbett Sports

Saturday, August 17, 2013 @10 am
619 E. Franklin St.
Sylvester, Ga. 31791

Get your applications for the Sumner Beauty Pageant turned in!

Early entry deadline is September 7, 2013
Pageant will be held September 14, 2013 at the Sumner Auditorium

Click to download your application


Parade Applications now available HERE!

Chamber News

Worth Industrial Complex Achieves GRAD Ready Status


Leadership Worth's Class of 2014 will kickoff January 14, 2014. Applications will be accepted now through October 31, 2013, and tuition is $250.

So, contact the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce for further details. Applications will be available at the Chamber as well as HERE.

Farmers' Appreciation Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities Available!


'Celebrating Centennial Farms of Worth County'

We are now accepting sponsorships for the 2013 Farmer's Appreciation Dinner on November 21, 2013. If you would like to be a sponsor, and be mentioned in the Peanut Festival Magazine as well as the online ad on, the deadline is September 1, 2013.

Exclusive Wellness Program for our Business Members!

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!

Sylvester-Worth Co. News


Mary Alice Shipp CDC Awards Banquet
August 31, 2013
Worth County Community Center
6:00 pm

The Elite Event of the Year! It's a "black-tie" Event featuring Romney Smith WFXL, giving the keynote address. Information of much need resources will be shared with the audience. Local community youth will serve and provide some fabulous entertainment and of course one of the most fantastic meals in Southwest Georgia.

Pick up your tickets for a $20.00 donation from the Sylvester Worth County Chamber of Commerce, Family Visions Outreach or any MASCDC member. For more info (229) 291-7472. Black-Tie Awards Banquet dedicated to community residents for their help with MASCDC's Mission. Program organizations include: Moultrie Technical College, Century Pines,, Ma Flora's Helping Hands, Phoebe Worth, and the Georgia Department of Labor. Pictured is Albany's Mayor the Honorable Dorothy Hubbard, Ms. Sadie Carter who received the lifetime achievement award, and Paula Shipp Adams who is the daughter of Mary Alice Shipp.

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.

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

Worth County School News

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Up-To-Date News

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

Continuing Education

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Regional News

Smart Rural Communities Conference

A smart rural community relies on broadband networks to leverage innovative Economic development and commerce, top notch education, first rate health care, cutting edge government services, enhanced security and more efficient utilities use.



10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Presented by USDA Rural Development

at South Georgia Technical College

Pope Industrial Technology Center, Room 122

900 South GA Tech Pkwy

Americus, GA 31709



Downtown Sylvester Farmers' Market
Saturdays 8:00a-1:00p, May - Nov 2013
Sumner Egg Festival
September 21, 2013!

Click for More Information and Application Packets

Georgia Peanut Festival
October 19, 2013!
Click for More Information and Application Packets

Governance News

Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration today launched, a one-stop-shop Website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.  The site includes a wizard tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps them provide affordable coverage options to their employees while still meeting their bottom line.  The site will act as a user-friendly hub that connects employers to informational content on tax credits and other provisions of the law from the Small Business Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury Department.  READ MORE

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.

Stop & Shop!

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!

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Weekly Newsletter - August 6 - August 19

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