Roberta Crawford Co. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2023

Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is recognized by the new logo


Your Chamber of Commerce is working to build your community and recognize our business and industry. This begins with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. All are people who are Chamber Members are elected by the chamber membership. Sole position, Executive Director, is hired by the Board of Directors.

Roberta Crawford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors serve three-year terms. President is voted by the board and will serve additional two years. President Elect will serve two years and is voted on by the current board and will succeed retiring board President. Membership elects all board members, who will serve a three-year term. One-year terms are appointments by the Chamber President or by yearly election of board members.

Each year, the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce holds elections to provide a stable governing force. Board members are intent to fill business voids or provide guidance to members if needed. All are electable candidates after serving terms. They do this to serve this community. None will receive compensation.

This is an introduction of your Chamber Board of Directors:

Introducing our Chambers Executive Board 2023

President Ryan Johnson 2023-2025

President-Elect Josh Patterson 2923-2025

Treasurer – Cynde Dickey

Past President- Joey Barrett

Board Members: 2023 

Kathleen Cook – December 31, 2023, term ends

Stephanie Harris – December 31, 2023, term ends

Matt McDonald- December 31, 2023

Ricky Cosnahan, December 31, 2025

Robin Dunaway, December 31, 2025
Todd Youngblood, December 31, 2025
Joanne Hamlin, December 31, 2023
Martha McAfee, December 31, 2023
Lorretta McCranie December 2023
Anthony Aikens BOE Superintendent, December 2023
Patti Temple, Chamber’s Executive Director is serving you this year for 13 years. Member of Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) and your chamber is recognized as a Certified Chamber of Commerce. GACCE remains our access to finer design of Chamber life.


Celebrate! Crawford County Bicentennial December 9, 2022 -December 9, 2023

“for the love of mud!” Pottery made from Crawford County clay.






200 Years 

We have a whole year ahead so look for a book,  coins and hats, time Capsule and a reminder…this county is 200 years young with history since before it was a named county. Be proud to live in this wonderful county vested in history books with many firsts!

Picture this: almost 200 years ago in 1851-1852, you and the town’s people are congregating where this Old Courthouse, the grand old building stands. The town of Knoxville teeming with people walking the down town area to the courthouse to hear the gossip. You walk up a granite staircase to get to the Grand Old Courtroom where the Judge awaits before the trials occur in the Judge’s chambers. There is no electric, no heating and air units, just fireplaces and open windows to let in the natural fresh breeze to control the temperature. You feel warmth from the blazing fireplaces and hear wood crackling all to warm the rooms upstairs. The rooms are lit by natural lighting, as the sun is shining through the oversized blown glass windows by day and kerosene lanterns by night. Carriages, buckboard wagons, and horses are all tied up front with gatherings of people outside awaiting a trial. What a different sight to our times now!

Potters and Cartoonist Mathew David Smith will be there to offer a gift for parents and children to give for your holiday shopping. More to come on number of vendors on December 10th but there will be gifts to purchase for the upcoming Christmas celebrations in your 2022 Christmas.

Parade will start in Knoxville and end up on a trek of US 80 in Roberta with a time line of history. The parade will begin with 1822-1900, middle1901-1950 and finally 1950-2022. The March of History will end in Roberta but the celebration will continue with Santa, Nativity and of course! the Lighting of the Great Tree. Come join the fun and the gift buying in our old courthouse and on the grounds. December the 10th! 9am-4pm, step off at 4:30 pm time line parade 1822-1900-1901-1950 and finally 1951- 2022, walk, ride and have some fun! Entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce 8:30-4:3o pm on weekdays or call ahead and we will mail you one. Deadline on the parade entry will be December 5th at 1PM. 

On December 10th, Our Old Courthouse will be celebrated with the potters inside. The entry at the ground level, once open was called a shot gun entrance as you could shoot a shotgun straight through and never hit a room. No Guns Allowed now but… At that time in history, 1822, one could ride his horse down hearing bone brick flooring inside the courthouse to each of the rooms. Taxes, death certificates, marriage records, and so on were all taken care of in the rooms at ground level. Our potters will be front and center in the old courthouse to show you what came to Crawford and stayed a tradition. One of those is pottery making. The kiln in the Knoxville Bottom will be ready and full of pottery along with potters inside to sell those beautiful works of art. What a Christmas Gift! More crafters will be on the grounds of the courthouse in the grand old Tent or two or three to keep the chill off and still enjoy the shopping. Contact the Chamber if you are one of those who would like to sell your crafts at 478-836-3825.

Early in the morning at 9 am a gun will fire and the once in 200 years classic 5K and one Mile Fun run will be run. Larry Carpenter is Race Manager has it up for registration on Macon Track. It is truly and first and last race of two hundred years in celebration!

Outside food trucks will have the show along with the potters inside and some of the craft vendors outside as well. A Cartoonist will be there to autograph books Mathew Smith a graduate of Crawford County and making a name for himself in this art of words and drawn characters. Cartoonists were hits of the printed era–no TV very few radios and people talking with neighbors and books to read or to be shared. Who knows…Maybe someone will ride up on a horse!

Touring this old building and much more, the Crawford County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Steering Committee are planning a week-long celebration from December 4th-December 10th with a Birthday Party on Friday, December 9, 2022. A grand week of events celebrating 200 years for Crawford County.


Let’s go to the beginning the celebration! DECEMBER 4th! – 10th!

December 4th, churches will be the focus with the hope they will share and sing some of the old gospels and maybe have lunch together. Sharing photos of the congregation in the 1822 attire. Those photo’s will go in a Book of Memories to be on sale after the week long celebration.

Monday, December 5th -the 8th our Board of Education auditorium will be the stage for the Essay Contest for ages 8 and up. Winners of the Essay Contest will receive cash prizes so get those stories of how you would have lived in the 1822. A walk-through art show will also be an attraction while the winners of the Essay Contest are presented. Drama with aspects of 1900’s and Music our Bands will  be the order and will fill the seats in the auditorium. It is all good in drama to concerts by the bands and winners of the Essay Contest. Deadline for Essay is October 31 or postmarked Oct.31, 2022 

The Birthday Party will begin at 2:00 pm and going through every evening on Friday, December 9th.  On the actual date December 9th 1822 US Congress recognized Crawford as one of Georgia’s counties. A day of celebration will end with fireworks after being entertained by a band for street part and of course a Birthday Cake and so much more fun and games.

The Annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 10th and will be the tail end of the celebration starting in Knoxville in the morning and continue into Roberta in the evening with Chamber Christmas festivities, vendors, and lighting of the great tree.

Roberta, now the only incorporated township in Crawford County, is the hub of the county.  In the beginning, small villages were all over the county and many of them are now just names or dust to be remembered by the families who had roots in our County of Crawford. So much more is in the process of the Bicentennial celebration and update will be shared in many areas!


These are the people who are working to provide this celebration:

Richard Hatcher – President

Terry Howard -Vice President

Troy Cook-Financial Director

Barbara Cook-Treasurer

Patti Temple-Secretary

Our members who are in the planning include:

Commissioner Jackie McGowen, Frankie McAfee, Jim Bennett, Tisa Horton, Stephanie Harris, Tom Pressley, and Mathew Smith. All are welcome and encouraged to come join us to plan and execute the week-long celebration of what we know of as Crawford County, Georgia.

If you are passionate about history or Crawford County, and better yet, the history of Crawford County, please join our committee!


Farms, Camps and places to discover

Places to go and things to see…we have it in Crawford County

Crawford County is on the trails…Explore Highway 341 and Peaches to the Beaches; Agritourism Trail Hwy 41/341; Historic Driving Trail on US 341; Peach Blossom Trail.

Looking for camps or learning centers; We have those too!

Camp Grace, Spirit Quest, Sun Valley Arabians


Sun Valley Arabians– offering swimming lessons in summer months and riding lessons all year

Sun Valley
Spirits Quest
We partner with horses to provide a space for our clients to meet their therapy and personal goals in an environment that many find more helpful than traditional talk therapy. The organization that I belong to is involved in peer reviewed research to study the continuing success of this model. We use a team approach, all unmounted, and most importantly, ethics are paramount, as well as confidentiality. It’s both a little complicated to explain at times and incredibly cool.
I am passionate about it as a provider, and I would love to tell you more about it in greater detail and answer all your questions!
All of the horses have been rescued and keep your secrets. Owner Operator, Paige Jobe has created her desire to save and rescue horses and give them a job that they have advantages and well paid in love and respect.
                       To investigate call and talk with Paige                                                                478-960-4977. you will see the advantages of this program for children or adults.
These animals are happy to listen to any problem you have  ….will be gone and never told. All are animals who have a job and now they also are well cared for as rescue animals.



Camp Grace                            
Camp Grace sits on 300 acres in Crawford County.
Camp Grace is a retreat center throughout the year and a summer camp for at-risk youth across the south. We partner with ministries from all over for an overnight experience to escape the real world. Camp Grace creates an environment that grows dreams, changes hearts and inspires life change among all those who visit.

Contact Courtney Meeks Davis for information and reservations for your time at Camp Grace.
Camp Director Courtney Meeks Davis   


 Peace and quiet with open space walks…This is a camp for all to enjoy in God’s Love.



Did you know about this? Take a look at our artists!

Artists among us!

Regarding those in our community who are gifted in the arts like the following four people, we have many more who have talents by pen or pen and pencils with splashes of paint and hues as well. Let us know at the Chamber and we will show you off in Did you know about this?

Victoria Simmons, has produced two books. Vanish Towns Remembered in Crawford and Peach County. A good read for history preservation and to sit back and read the romantics of the past. The towns gone are still remembered in many history books, however, Simmons researched and found old photos of towns in the book. Her research added to the lesson in history of the towns in Crawford and Peach County that have vanished but still are remembered. Here second book is written by hearts following and here ministry…Day at a time with God. Those readers who have purchased the book have turned the book into a read until finsihed… instead of one day at a time.


Three Authors-three different audiences

Tony Byram, a retired educator and coach, has written a book entitled Gametime.  In his book, Tony presents a fictional account of what the outcome might be if the ten best teams of his career were to compete against one another. Each team is described in detail and the outcomes are based on real life statistics and individual talents. Twenty-one of his thirty-six years of coaching were spent in Crawford County.  The players come alive and they get their chance to shine once again years after hanging up their cleats.  Many players are named in the book.

Stephen (Steve) Davis, a retired banker, penned a collection of stories, jokes and anecdotes. The stories may be humorous, but all teach “life lessons”.  The expression “Boomer Boys”, refers to the generation that was  born post WWII.  Many of the characters in the book are kin to the author and  many are friends and acquaintances,  so the author’s experiences are related to real people. Steve did not want to lose the stories, so he began writing them down some thirty years ago..  He does a great job of passing the stories on.

David Hunt, a retired educator, writes children’s books about dogs.  The main character is a Maltese-Yorkie named Sweet Willie McDuffie. During trips to the veterinarian, wh

Three Authors-three different audiences

en Wiliie was a puppy, David would  make up songs about Willie,  which resulted in the song “Sweet Willie McDuffie” and that’s when the author decided to write a book. Two Willie McDuffie books have been published: “Willie Takes the High Road” and “The Furry Worrier”. The stories are about bullying and worry.

Norma Jeanne Trammell, an artist in her own right, does a wonderful job of illustrating The Willie McDuffie books.  She once taught the fourth grade and kindergarten in Crawford County.  She presently resides in Monticello, GA.  Visit her website at


There are many others out there who are gifted artists let us see some of your  works!

Seeing with old eyes, can be a new road or place to visit

Need a place to come tour our Museums, Hear the stories personalizing our over 150 year old buildings in Knoxville, Crawford County Georgia: the Old Jail, Pottery Museum, The Georgia Post Building, and majestic and full of stories of Crawford County…”the Old Courthouse.” See the Monument dedicated the Col. Benjamine Hawkins and his grave site located off of GA 128 West on Hawkins Road. 

Built in 1852, likely by Henry Crews, this vernacular courthouse is among the oldest in Georgia. It replaced an earlier structure on the same location which was destroyed by fire in 1829. After extensive renovations and remodels during the 19th and 20th centuries, it was no longer deemed practical and  a new courthouse was opened across the street in 2002. Now it is used as one of Crawford County Museums. One may visit the museum Monday through Friday by calling 478-836 3825. This is just one of the counties museums:


historic crawford county courthouse knoxville ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010The Georgia Post Building is the smallest building on the Georgia Preservation Buildings and it business celebrates 100 years business. Crawford County Old Jail was erected in 1824 and was used until the 1970’s. Many stories to tell especially the one escape of a prisoner through the bars on the second story. Brick building is erected in a two story square.   The Pottery Museum, houses the relics of pottery created by the many potters in this county. Each year the third Saturday in May this history of pottery is celebrated as the Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days. However you may visit all by appointment and calling 478-836-3825. 

Come see us and visit our many museums and historic downtown Roberta. 

Thanks for coming …17th Annual Georgia Jug Festival In the Books! May 18th 2024

Georgia Jug Festival
                     “for the love of mud”

See you May 18, 2024!For the love of Mud!

The Kiln at Knoxville Bottom will be Saturday May 13 by Stephen Johnson and Shelby West. Shelby will be putting some of his talent in the kiln and selling them at Georgia Jug Festival May 20th. Both you men have been involved with potter for many years. Many thanks to these local students who have been with the Jug Fest since it was a very young years…Little Brown Jug Fest was Shelby Wests first demonstration and sales. Stephen followed with his students on the field and his own creations. Pottery Lives in Crawford for the love of mud!

Look for our Festival Card brochure and come festival with us

For the Love Of Mud
















Check out the growing list of Sponsors we also have Crawford Family Medicine  and Knoxville Store and both are Silver supporters. We thank all the many people who assist in some way to make Georgia Jug Fest Fun! Check out the Chamber Facebook for updates and Facebook Ads! For the love of mud! Come Festival with us May 20, 2023! at the 17th Georgia Jug Festival. Visit 

No Admission and Free Parking —save you money to by from our Pottery and Art Vendors …that will be more fun!

“for the love of mud!”       

The West Memorial Birdhouse Contest will be on display at the Harris Arena with our CCHS Art Show.

As Always!…It is Free Admission, Free Parking and Free enjoyment for the family unless you choose to purchase from our many pottery and craft vendors we plan to have. Children’s Little Brown Jug area will be filled with old time events, pottery and craft making and so much more!  Come have Fun on May 20, 2023

Crawford County Historical Society, Jug Fest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

8th Annual GA JugFest 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

May 20, 2023 Knoxville, Georgia






Lunch and Learn  held at Musella Baptist Church, Musella, Georgia 2023. Potters, Arts and Crafts available for your shopping needs! Stephen  Johnson, Shelby West, Jon and Constance Brinley, Derrek Bellflower, Kris Robson, just to name a few.  Kiln will be fired on May 13 and many items will be ready to sell including Johnson and West pottery. 

Pottery –  Potters and Crafters still have time to sign-up

Arts, Crafts and more! Here is the List! Shelby West, Hay’s Clay (Stephen Johnson) and hoping all the potters you are glad to see each year will be set up and ready to sell. Our wood workers and other crafts will be set up for all to visit and buy lovely gifts. Many have gone the old ways stitching beautiful Quilts, clothing, children’s things, wood working, gardeners choice plants and much more

Entertainment on the field

Band preformance

Little Miss and Little Mister Jug Festival  and

The  Puppy Pageant  see our flyer

Plan to come Enjoy a beautiful day! Check out the Chamber Facebook for updates and Facebook Ads!

Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days  is Co-sponsored by Crawford County Historical Society and the Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce 

more are as follows:
I will be updating this information very soon! For the love of mud! look at our Sponsors! Support them and THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Sponsor Recognition/Our List Grows by Our Community Involvement 

Bibb Home Improvement – Ken Smith        Heath Holly         Roberta Mayor and Council       

Crawford County Government /Honorable Commissioners             

Flint Energies               Atlanta Sand and Supply         

Georgia Power Champion’s Restaurant         The Council on Alcohol and Drugs       Southern Rivers Energy

Community Ambulance                           Roberta Drug Store               

Public Service Telephone  Crawford Co. Middle School             

Crawford County Farm Bureau    Roberta Hardware 

                                      Special Thanks to Media Friends 

Guide to Georgia -where you want to be anytime of the year!  Visit Guide to Georgia Facebook    

Thank you Sponsors! We Can’t Do it Without YOU!

Are you ready to SHOP! Are you ready to SELL! In 2024 – March 8 and 9 in 2024

March 10-11, 2023; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Longest Yard Sale in Georgia from Barnesville to Brunswick, Georgia on US 341 and oh the fun you will have or the money you can make! Rain did not curb the crowd to get the shopping at Peaches to the Beaches 2023!

Official yard sites range from multi-organizational group sites to the official individual sites. As you are traveling during this event, look for the The Official Site Banners and Official Vendor Yard Signs which will be located along Hwy 341 for places to stop and shop!

Come join us as a shopper and look at all the places open for your business to find the treasure your are looking to have. Take a minute to link to Peaches to the Beaches viewing the easy to read and follow the link to Peaches to the Beaches mapping system and see for yourself the many places to shop ’till you drop. All your favorite place are there in your home town and county!

Come to 39 Wright Avenue and have your business or off site vendor spot on a map that travels…well it will show all those traveling where you are on the “longest yard sale in Georgia!” Remember price goes up on February 1, 2019 from $30 to $50 and more the six vendor off sites locations $180 to $200. Food only is priced at $40 and late charge is $10

Become an Official Peaches to the Beaches in 2024
space. After February 1, 2023: $40 per space
2)RENT an Official Yard Sign to be placed at your choice of location. $40 per official yard sign;
After February 1, 2020: $60 per official yard sign. Note: After February 1, we cannot guarantee that your listing will be included on vendor/site maps, website, listings, etc. Official Yard Signs available while supplies last.
3)RENT an Official Site Banner to be an official site (for locations with 6 or more vendors).
$200 per official site banner. Note: After February 10, we cannot guarantee that your site will be included on vendor/site maps, websites, listings, etc. Official sites also have the option to be an Official Contest Stamp Location. Official Contest Stamp Locations agree to have someone available to stamp forms from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days of the event.
Come have fun, shop, or sell!!

To become an Official Vendor, contact the
Patti Temple
Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
Mail: P.O. Box 417
Roberta Georgia 31078

Shopping fever is hard to quench and clean cupboard, carports, closets and outbuilding a treasure to have not to mention the money you can raise! peaches_to_beaches_yardsale

Time and Place: Government/Education Public Meetings

County and Roberta Meetings-government-education:

Board of Education CCBOE -Second Tuesday of the Month at 7 pm at the Board Meeting Room For February, December and July please refer to website
Offices located at 190 East Crusselle Street, Roberta, Georgia 3178. Telephone contact: 478-836-3131
Superintendent of Schools: Anthony Aiknes and Assitant Superintendent. Dr. Chris Ridley

Mr. Raymond Dickey   Chairman
Mr. Tim Johnson   Vice-Chairman
Mr. Jackson DeFore   Board Member
Mr. Al Hatcher   Board Member
Mr. Joe Sutton   Board Member
Dr. Chris Ridley   Asst. Superintendent

CCBOE Secretary Diane Fastiggi and Operations Administrative Debbie Austin

Mr. Lee Sanders passed away in December 2020–He is remembered for his many contributions to the Board of Education and care for students, teachers and staff in the Crawford County School System. We continue to mourn his passing.

Crawford County Commission
Regularly Scheduled Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month held at the County Courthouse, 100 Georgia Hwy. 42 South, in Knoxville, Georgia 31050 in the Coverdell Room; 6 p.m.
County Offices located at, 640 GA Hwy 128, Roberta, Georgia 31078.
Telephone Number 478-836-3782
Hours of Operation 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday
Crawford County Board Chair: John Thomas

Crawford County  Jackie McCowen 2nd Dist.

CCB Commissioner Omar Dickey 1st District

CCB Commissioner Justin Spillers 3rd District

CCB Commissioner John Thomas 4th District

District 5th District Dale Jump

CCBC: County Manager-Sharon Sanders


City of Roberta on Regularly scheduled meeting is 1st. Tuesday of each month at 6 pm at the City Hall, location: 123 East Agency Street in Roberta, Georgia 31078.
Telephone contact: 478-836-3119
City Council
Mayor Jay Andrews
Mayor Pro-tem Arnita Harris
Council members:
Councilman Robert Cody
Councilman Connie Gibson
Councilman Josh Patterson
Councilman Sherry Thompson
All other meetings, are posted and given to The Georgia Post for publication

Kim Anglin City Clerk/ Assistant City Clerk Melissa Spillers

Crawford County Development Authority

  • Regularly Scheduled Meeting is held 1st Thursday of each month at the Development Authority building in the conference room, located 1011 N Us Highway 341, Roberta, Georgia 31078
    Telephone Contact 478-836-3497
    Crawford County Board of Directors
    Developer:  Interim – Tisa Horton
  • Chair: Hill Charles Bentley
    Vice-Chair: Richard Murphy
  • Martha McAfee Secretary
    Board Members
    Arthur Bentley
  • Josh Lewis
  • Ex-Officials
    Commissioner Jackie McCowen
    Roberta Mayor Jay Andrews

Crawford County Volunteer Fire Department
Meetings Scheduled yearly and held on held Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to convene with meetings schedule twice monthly. Recruitment and questions about joining contact Randall Pate at 478-957-9006

Crawford County Kiwanis Club – Civic Group
President- Sheriff Diane Griffin
Past President- Lewis Walker
President Elect-
Secretary- Larry Carpenter
Treasurer- Patricia Bassett
Lunch Meetings held every Wednesday at Champions and Frozen Joes
2nd Wednesday Senior Center
For more information contact Ryan Johnson 478-836-3328

Announcing 2023 Platinum, Gold and Silver Members

Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is announcing our Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership 2023 be inspired…

Your company can be listed by choosing to commit funding to sponsorship of great events like Peaches to Beaches, Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Papa’s Peach Classic and Crawford; Georgia Jug Festival, Papa’s Peach Classic, Back to School Breakfast and Teacher Appreciation, Christmas in Roberta and Crawford County. Your Chamber will recognize you for your sponsorship for one year on your choice of events. Our Chamber Membership Package begins with Silver Level is $1000 and select two events as well as two seats at the Annual Meeting Banquet; Gold is $1500 and select four events and receive 4 seats at the Annual Meeting Banquet; our Gold Level six events of your choice and a table at the Annual Meeting Banquet and Business Expo. Or if you would like an even higher level we can do that too! Below are the listings for our 2023 Silver through Platinum Level Sponsors and Members. A year’s advertisement and expose is allotted to you on the website.


Platinum Membership

Platinum – Atlanta Sand and Supply Company 2022
Atlanta Sand and Supply Company, over a century old, located in Crawford County offer sand as raw material to produce many products for construction, golf courses and athletic fields, or customized products offered to landscape pool sides or other areas by using colored sands. In 2016 this company was honored with Business of the Quarter in recognition of the many contributions made to a number of Organizations and participation in the county.
Construction needs are in; Ready Mix Concrete, Concrete Block, Concrete Pavers, Manufactured Stone and all types of masonry products.  Atlanta Sand & Supply has participated in many Georgia DOT concrete paving projects, FAA Airport projects and other high strength concrete projects and structures so you see it and drive on sand traveling some road ways in Georgia. Although Concrete Sand and Masonry sand are our primary construction products, Atlanta Sand has the ability to meet most any needs of our customers.

How many times do you end up in the sandy bunker when golfing? Atlanta Sand & Supply Company produces a variety of sands suitable for golf course and athletic field projects. “Whether you need a Golf Course Bunker Sand, Top Dressing Sand or a Greens Mix Sand, we can provide a quality, consistent product to meet your needs” Atlanta Sands noted on the website. This company located in Crawford County offers sand for golf courses and athletic fields all over the Southeast. Also according to the website, the company meets, USGA specifications for various types of projects. We specialize in construction sand, industrial sand, and Golf Course Sand, but can also provide customized products. Visit their website: Putting a name to the face of Atlanta Sand and Supply Company is Jeff Avant who also accepted 2016 1st Business of the Quarter along with him employees locally hired.

This Year’s Sponsor of Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast, Georgia Jug Festival, Peaches to the Beaches, Papa’s Peach Classic, and Crawford Youth Leadership.


Roberta Pharmacy Platinum 2023

Roberta Drugs is a hometown pharmacy nestled on the corner of the downtown square in a location that has served as an independent pharmacy for over 120 years. The locally hired staff treats each person with kindness, respect, and the personalized service they deserve. Vaccination services, comprehensive medication review, and free county-wide delivery are just a few reasons to trust them with your wellness needs. Owners Josh Patterson and Tyler Young became close friends in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Georgia and ventured into business together in 2019. Josh, the primary pharmacist on duty, is a resident of Roberta, an avid outdoorsman, and a former wildlife biologist. They both have a strong passion for keeping independent pharmacy alive and thriving in the communities they serve. Go see the crew at Roberta Drugs and let them prove that you’re not just another patient, your family!


Gold Membership

Gold – Flint Energies 2023

Flint Energies –“We turned your lights on in 1937 by offering a something in addition to electricity…you would be the owner instead of a several large companies. We are  called Flint Energies. Flint is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative; a not-for-profit cooperative owned by the user and in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. Flint directly employs 230 employees serving more than 87,600 electric meters-you the customer. We are 100% locally-controlled and democratically governed by 11 members elected from among the membership. “In 1937, Flint Energies was created to bring people together to meet common needs like reliable electric energy, and our mission remains focused on improving the quality of life in Middle Georgia,” quoted from the website; Flint Energies is a sponsor and partner with Crawford Youth Leadership program and have since 2012! The company offers scholarship applications annually to Youth Leadership. Trip to the Nations Capital Washington D.C. have scholarships made available to students. Visit their website for all the information.

Members who are enjoying an elected board give Flint Electric high also enjoy highly rated customer service, noting the customer is important as they are the owner.

Sponsorship and placing a name to Flint Energies, is Jennie Lacey as a temporary contact but very much involved in the community in many other events. This Year’s Sponsor of Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast, Georgia Jug Festival, and Talent Show.

Gold – Georgia Power – A Southern Company 2023

Georgia Power is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. It was established as the Georgia Railway and Power Company and began operations in 1902 running streetcars in Atlanta as a successor to the Atlanta Consolidated Street Railway Company. A regional utility that supplies electric power and energy services to Georgia businesses and residents. Subsidiary of Southern Company. This company serves Roberta and parts of Crawford County.

Joey Barrett, representative of Georgia Power and is seated on the Chamber Board of Directors. Barrett involved in the future of Roberta Crawford attending other board meeetings, like Development Authority directing future progress of the county and city Georgia Power serves. Barrett will be involved in many levels as his career allows.

Georgia Power is sponsor this year through membership the Roberta Crawford County Annual Meeting and Business Expo, Back to School Breakfast, Georgia Jug Festival, Crawford Youth Leadership and Papa’s Peach Classic 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Gold -Champion’s Restaurant 2023

Champion’s –Rising from the doom of an old house belonging at one time the Champion Family and story of Mrs. Roberta McCrary-Champion receiving honor from her parents…Roberta, Crawford County Georgia would receive her name as the towns name from New Knoxville. As a Silver Member Kathleen Cook is involved with the community on several levels and the preservation of the Champion home is just one of the contribution given as a member of the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce….
Champion’s Restaurant, active in the community as a chamber member who supportive of Georgia Jug Festival, Kiwanis membership, Chamber board member, history story boards for the “Old Courthouse” an added element of the Georgia Jug Fest, adoption of a room in Crawford County’s Old Courthouse under preservation plans and works. Chamber Board Members; Chris McIntyre, 3 years and Kathleen Cook over 6 years service. Designated a “Destination Restaurant”, with buses and events held on premises. Catering services used many times by both Chamber and many other companies.
Sponsoring Back to School Breakfast, Peaches to the Beaches, Papa’s Peach Classic and Crawford Youth Leadership.

Gold- The Council on Alcohol & Drugs 2023

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 50 year-old nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, substance abuse and suicide prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use, death by suicide and impact on the community. New to our membership, Tara Combs is involved in the community and Family Connections. Along with, Shannon Lawson, will be very visible in the community. Government supported non-profit visible and ready to serve our county.

The non-profit supports the community by sponsorship of these events: Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation,  Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days, Back to School Breakfast, Youth Leadership and Papa’s Peach.

Gold- Olin Epoxy 2023

Olin Corporation began in 1892 as a small blasting powder supplier in East Alton, Illinois. Over time, Olin grew and expanded to include Olin Chlor Alkali Products and Vinyls, Winchester Ammunition, and Olin Epoxy. Collectively, Olin employs 8,000 professionals in more than 20 countries with customers in nearly 100 countries across the globe.

Olin is the industry leader in all areas of operation:

* Number 1 producer of small ammunition globally

*Largest chlor-alkali capacity globally

*Number 1 producer of Bleach and Hydrochloric Acid in North America

* Number 1 global supplier of Epoxy materials

The Olin Epoxy Roberta, Georgia, plant was built in 2002 by GNS Technologies, acquired by Dow in 2007, and was acquired by Olin in October 2015. Our 30 employees at Olin’s Roberta facility produce adhesive and coating materials used in the construction of windmill blades for wind farms in the Americas. We also manufacture

Poly-Carb epoxy systems which enables longer-lasting and safer road infrastructure including white, yellow, and black line marking products and adhesive systems for installing road reflectors.

The fully formulated Epoxy systems manufactured in Roberta enhance the performance and lifespan of everyday coating applications for infrastructure and pipe rehabilitation.

Our products enable sustainability benefits including light weighting of automobiles and composite applications, such as rebar and pressure vessels.

Silver–Southern Rivers Energy 2023

Southern Rivers Energy was originally chartered as Lamar Electric Membership Corporation in February 1938, after a group of local farmers got together to create a plan of action to bring power to their community through Franklin  Roosevelt’s Rural Electrification Administration. We were the only co-op in the country to be formally dedicated by Roosevelt. Southern Rivers Energy now employs 56 people and provide service to nearly 15,000 members in nine counties: Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Spalding, and Upson. As of the end of February, we currently have 18,733 meters across the 3000 miles of line. Parts of Crawford County are on their electric service lines.

Southern Rivers Energy has been a long time supporter of Crawford County and placing a face to the company is Kathryn Claxton, Communication Specialist or Erin Cook – Director or Marketing and Member Services, both are our Media Contacts. Many scholarships and grants have found results in Crawford County by the SRE Foundation board.

This company is sponsoring the Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Expo  additionally and Back to School Breakfast offering opportunities to our Schools and Teachers.

Community Ambulance Silver 2022

Community Ambulance, Joe Robinson, has been involved with Roberta Crawford County Chamber for many years as Middle Georgia Ambulance and contributed to many events is now under the new name Community Ambulance Company serving many other counties all over Georgia…
Once known as Middle Georgia Ambulance this company has served the county for decades under it’s old name…MGA and decided it needed changing to exclaim it’s community presence in many counties over the state. Stations located in Roberta, Lizella and other outlying areas provide safety and allow less of the minutes in the Golden Hour to transport patience to hospitals. They are sponsoring as a Non-Profit business; The Georgia Jug Festival, Annual Meeting and Awards Evening and Back to School Breakfast.


Georgia Community Bank

Georgia Community Bank, is located in Roberta 300 N Dugger Ave, Roberta, GA 31078 offering complete banking services to all of our community. The company is vested in the community supporting many events through funding and participation. Events supported as sponsor are: The Georgia Jug Festival, Annual Meeting and Awards Evening and Back to School Breakfast.


Fort Valley Utilities’ Commission Silver  2022

The Fort Valley Utility Commission provides water, wastewater, electricity, natural gas, fiber optic, and wireless telecommunications to its customer service area. The water system includes six wells and three water treatment plants with five licensed operators serving Fort Valley, Georgia and parts of Peach and Macon counties. Electricity and natural gas serve Fort Valley and parts of Peach and Crawford counties.

All of our special membership holders have honored the chamber and the community with sponsorship to our events through out the year: Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner; Peaches to the Beaches; Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days; Papa’s Peach Classic 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run; Back to School Breakfast;  and Christmas in Roberta.  Special Membership has option to choose which event to sponsor.

Summary: Would you like to be a Platinum, Gold or Silver Member?

These are seven companies who have served the county for decades and they have chose to support the community, as have all of our members, multiple years. They believe in the investment of time, talent and treasure as do most all members. Some of our members are already Silver members by investment in the county but choose give during the whole year. Those companies are Superior Indoor Comfort, Dickey Farms, Hudson’s BBQ, Central Georgia Technical College, Crawford County Commission, City Council, Crawford County School System, Champion’s Restaurant and the Knoxville Store particularly during an event like JugFest, Annual Meeting, Back to School Breakfast, Papa’s Peach Father’s Day 5K and One Mile Fun Run, Auction or other times when funds are needed or in-kind favors. Remembering always that our members are valuable to the community and to the working projects of the chamber, Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Ask your director what it takes to be a Platinum, Gold or Silver member. There are advantages. More a business supports the community aids in recognition of the community.

Thank you to all our members, and thank you to all who are represented as this years, 2023, Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership as recognized on our website. 


 Sponsors for Annual Meeting: Atlanta Sand and Supply Company; Roberta Pharmacy, Olin Epoxy, Georgia Power, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Flint Energies, Champion’s Restaurant, Georgia Community Bank, Community Ambulance, Southern Rivers Energy and Fort Valley Utility Commission ….Tell them thank you when you see them and support local business. 

Sponsors for Georgia Jug Festival: 


New Members to our Chamber 2021

Welcome all our new businesses in 2020–2021

Musella Market

Air EVAC LifeTeam

Fort Valley Utilities

Crawford’s Comfort Zone

Ms.C’s Delicacies

Summit Moving and Storage

Mission Health Communities

VALLIHI Apartments-Senior Living

ShepherdCare Hospice




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