The Sylvester - Worth County Chamber of Commerce would like to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work and efforts during this recent catastrophic event as we now know it as Hurricane Michael. We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected, especially our farmers.
Thank you to the following hard working services who have helped our city and county during this catastrophic event:
Lineman from the City of Sylvester, ECG, Georgia Power, Mitchell EMC Units, and all other co-ops that came to help.
City of Sylvester Public Works Worth County Public Works
Worth County Fire Department Sylvester Police Department Worth County Sheriff's Office Worth County E-911 Worth County Fire/Rescue Worth County Health Department All Churches & Volunteers
All businesses that participated in the massive volunteer efforts as well as their donations.
We extend our thank you to anyone who we have missed in this article. Let's all remember we are WORTH STRONG!
A special thank you to our city and county workers for spending countless hours helping our community in this time of need.
Ms. Ernie Wimberly
P.O. Box 41
Doerun, GA 31791
THANK YOU TO OUR RENEWING MEMBERS:
Nether's Pork Skins, INC.
Grady Health System
RESOURCES FOR DISASTER RECOVERY (CREDITS TO ASPIRE BHDD SERVICES)
Early Voting has started!!
Last week Worth County had a record number of early voters. It looks like we are on the way to having a record turnout for the November 2018 election.
Early Voting Schedule is as follows:
October 15, 2018, through November 2, 2018 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 27, 2018 Saturday – 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM
Early voting is at the Worth County Courthouse located at 201 Main Street
VOTE IT IS YOUR RIGHT.....
Note from Chamber Government Committee Chair Becky Geer:
WORTH THE READ!
This video features Fred Dent, Chairman of the Worth County Board of Commissioners, County Administrator Carl Rowland, Tax Commissioner Tabetha Dupriest, and Sylvester - Worth County Chamber & EDA President/CEO Karen Rackley.
The purpose is to explain the Ballot Measures listed below: November 6, 2018, is a general election. It will include five Ballot Measures. One of these is particularly important to Worth County.
AMENDMENT 3 – “FOREST LAND CONSERVATION AND TIMBERLAND PROPERTIES AMENDMENT” Georgia Amendment 3, the Forest Land Conservation and Timberland Properties Amendment, is on the ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018.
A "yes" vote supports amending the state constitution to allow the legislature to change the formula used to calculate the tax on forest land conservation use property and create a new land designation for commercial timberland and to establish a percentage of local grant assistance funding that could be retained by the state for administration. A "no" vote opposes amending the state constitution to allow the legislature to change the formula used to calculate the tax on forest land conservation use property and create a new land designation for commercial timberland and to establish a percentage of local grant assistance funding that could be retained by the state for administration.
In the special election on March 19, 2018, there will be another ballot measure on the ballot for Worth County.
T-SPLOST – THIS IS A SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION.
For More Clarity please watch the video below (Video Credits Harvest Studio in Sylvester, Georgia) :
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sip and Stroll with the scarecrows- Some downtown merchants will have sales and refreshments. The starting point is at the Sylvester Worth County Chamber of Commerce.
Pets and Pals Parade. Registration begins at 5 pm, the blessing of the pets at 5:30 and parade and trick or treating downtown to follow.
Sylvester Pink Out at City Hall Train depot. A balloon release and free lunch. Starts at noon.
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Pizza Quick in Sylvester, GA at 11:30 AM!
Ribbon Cutting Special $7.97 Plus Tax - Includes a LARGE one topping pizza, order of cinna stix, and a 2 liter drink.
Pizza Quick 911 East Franklin St. Sylvester, GA 31791 229-777-6001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Did someone say "Art Gala?" Come out on November 2, 2018 @ 6PM on the back porch of the train depot to have a very artistic evening.
Join Unity Baptist Church on November 3, 2018 @3PM rain or shine, for their Annual Block Party.
Help support your local Seniors by being apart of the Cake Auction. The auction will be take place Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @11:00AM.
UPCOMING EVENT APPLICATIONS
CHRISTMAS PARADE APPLICATION
Have an event? Post it Here......
The Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage you to submit all Worth County events to the Community Calendar on our website. We want everyone who lives or visits to know what is happening in our community. This calendar is open to the whole community. Churches, Businesses, Concerts, Civic Organizations, Fundraisers, etc...
We make every effort to ensure the events are posted, however, the best way to ensure your event is highlighted is to go to www.swcountychamber.com, click news & events, click calendar, and then follow instructions for submitting an event.
*This calendar is open to any event being hosted in Worth County or by a chamber member.
Poulan City Council Meeting 10/23/2018
Family Connections Meeting 10/23/2018
Kiwanis Club Meeting 10/24/2018
Night of Worship with Aaron Boyd and Rachel Zello 10/24/2018
Peter Pan Peanut Butter Pets and Pals Parade 10/25/2018