Old… can be a new road or place to visit

Need a place to come tour and 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.”

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. 

Crawford’s Got Talent 2020/Join us in 2021!

Crawford’s Got Talent!

The show will delight and entertain, as performers acts are  designed to bring a happy families together for a night of entertainment.

Show Schedule

Auditions: Saturday, October 17, at the Board of Education Auditorium, 10 am Auditions

Dress Rehearsal; October 22, at the Board of Education Auditorium, 6 pm

Show time is wide open at 6:30 pm.

This year, 2020 was COVID Aware for our audience and our contestants.

Masks and social distancing, in place the show was well attended. Our sponsors:

GOLD                                       Thank you!!!!

Crawford Family Medicine                   

Flint Energies 

Dickey Farms 

SILVER

Coldneck Customs         Friends of Kiwanis           Upson EMC

Georgia Community Bank                   Roberta Drugs

                                                    Flint River Communications          Public Service Telephone

Support and thank our sponsors allowing this annual event -The Talent Show- to let contestants shine and entertain our audience. Our audience was entertained by the following:

Bo Skinner                                                   Beatbox                          Division 1

Kirsten Dyer & Ariel Mc Bride             Duet                                 Division 2

Wyatt Pyles & Kat Wortherly                Duet                                Division 3

Harmony Smith                                         Interpretive Dance     Division 1

Destiny  Garrettson                                  Song                                 Division 2

Matt McDonald                                      Instrumental & Song      Division 3

Kathryn Jones                                           Song                                   Division 1

Cameron Theissen & Brenda Torres Duet                                  Division 2

Gabriela King                                             Song                                  Division 1

Ella Bianchi                                                Song                                   Division 1

Bobby Daniels                                           Instrumental                  Division 3

Glenda Atchinson                                   Gospel                                Division 3

 

Youth Leadership Scholarships through Flint Energies Foundation

To all Youth Leaders…Flint Energies Foundation Scholarships available

Here is your ticket to help with college and university endeavours. The Applications below or visit Flint Energies Foundation website. February 26, 2021 is your deadline.

CRITERIA
• All applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to any Flint Energies office by
February 26, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Mail applications to:
Flint Energies Foundation Scholarship Program
Attn: Hannah Sloan
P.O. Box 308
Reynolds, GA 31076
• The applicant must be a graduate of a Flint Energies Youth Leadership class in the counties of
Crawford, Macon, Taylor or Schley.
• By the awarding of the scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college
program, either full-time or part-time.
• The scholarship competition is open to high school students with an acceptance letter who plan
to begin college no later than the fall semester after graduation, as well as college students.
• The scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the college’s business office on behalf of the
grant recipient in the amount of $2,500, upon presentation of the student’s registration. The
recipient must use the funds within one year of date of issue; funds must be completely utilized
within two years of the date of issue.
• A person may submit one application each year, but previous winners are not eligible to win a
second time.
• Up to three local scholarship winners will be awarded $2,500 each, based on available funds.
• Any and all majors are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to those applicants
pursuing either an agriculture degree or an engineering degree at any Georgia college or
university.
• Scholarship grading criteria consists of the following: Grades, Essay, Community Involvement
and Financial Need.
• A committee of judges will review the applications. Recommendations will be forwarded to the
Flint Energies Foundation, who administers the scholarships. All decisions are final.
• Winners of the Flint Energies Foundation College Scholarship will be announced in May.
• Any questions should be directed to Hannah Sloan at 478.847.5195, 800.342.3616, ext. 5195,
or hsloan@flintemc.com.
CHECKLIST
Before submitting your application, please do a final check to make sure that all the necessary
documents are included. Incomplete applications and/or applications that are not completed
according to the instructions will not be considered.
 Include an acceptance letter from the college you plan to attend, if you are not currently enrolled. If
you are a high school senior and have not received your acceptance letter, please list the name of the
college to which you applied with a note explaining that you have not yet received your letter. If you are
selected as a recipient, you will be asked to provide one before the scholarship funds will be released.
 Include a current official school transcript.
 Include at least one letter of recommendation, but no more than three.
 All blanks on the Student Information page must be completed. If any data requested does not
apply to you (for example if you do not have an email address), put N/A (not applicable) in the blank.
 In your essay, do not include any indication of who you are, where you live or where you attend
school. Any such references will immediately disqualify your application. Also, do not include your
name anywhere on your essay. This includes headers, footers and page numbers.
 Essay must be typed and double-spaced. No exceptions.
 Essay must be printed on one side of the paper; do not print on the back. Use only plain white
paper when printing.
 Essay must be 1,500 words or less. Be clear and concise.
 Proofread your essays before submitting your application. Points will be deducted for grammatical
errors and misspelled words.
 Do not staple your essay.
Deadline: February 26, 2021
Submit to:
Flint Energies Foundation Scholarship Program
Attn: Hannah Sloan
P.O. Box 308
Reynolds, GA 31076
STUDENT INFORMATION – Please print or type legibly in black ink.
Applicant’s name:
Mailing address:
City/State/Zip:
Home telephone: Cell:
E-mail address:
Name of school currently attending (high school or college):
Parent’s/Guardian’s name:
Parent’s telephone: Cell:
Parent’s email address:
Power provider:  Flint Energies  Other:
❖ If Flint Energies, provide account number:
I am a graduate of the Youth Leadership program in:  Crawford  Macon  Taylor  Schley
❖ Year program completed (usually your junior year):
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE & POTENTIAL
Current high school or college GPA:
Participation in extracurricular activities (Attach additional list if necessary)
Membership in organizations:
Offices held in organizations:
1
Honors and recognitions received:
Other activities:
College or university which you plan to, or currently, attend:
Contact person (advisor, financial aid officer, etc.):
Mailing address:
City/State/Zip:
Phone number:
Semester you will begin attending college:
OR
Status in school:  Freshman  Sophomore  Junior  Senior/Other
School tuition per quarter/semester: $
Area of study:  Agriculture  Engineering  Other:
FINANCIAL NEED ASSESSMENT: NOTE: Will be handed as strictly confidential information
Total adjusted gross household income (from most recent income tax return):
 $0-$20,000  $20,001-$40,000  $40,0001-$80,000  $80,000-$100,000  $100,000 plus
Number of family members residing in household:
Other factors which may influence financial need:
Proof of financial information submitted may be required if scholarship is awarded.
2
ESSAY
Please complete ONE essay that addresses the question listed below in 1,500 words or
less. Do NOT reveal your name, place of residence, school, etc. in the answers, as such
references will DISQUALIFY your application. Essays must be typed and double-spaced.
Cooperatives in Georgia and around the world set themselves apart from other businesses by operating
according to the same set of core principles and values – the Seven Cooperative Principles. One of those
principles is “Concern for Community.”
Essay Topic
Imagine that you won a $10,000 grant to make an improvement to your community. Describe what you
would do with the funds, why you selected that project and how you would accomplish it.
*I certify that all information reported on this application is true and correct to the best of my
knowledge. I understand that the scholarship will be sent directly to the college upon my
acceptance and subsequent enrollment to said institution. I give permission to the Flint Energies
Foundation to discuss this application with a representative at my school. If I receive a scholarship,
I grant Flint Energies Foundation permission to use my name and photograph in its publicity of this
scholarship without consideration of compensation to me.
Student’s Signature Date
3

COVID-19 –Our Businesses Count!

We want you to know about your Businesses in Roberta and Crawford! We want you to support all businesses in Crawford. 

Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is offering this post for all businesses to contribute times, differences in service and above all how they plan to reopen for business. Your chamber is collecting data from those who email-robertacrawfordcoc@gmail.com advising plans  your plans to restart or open your great contribution to this county and city – your business or industry. Your Chamber is asking everyone to support local business… Your Business, Your Company is important. Good News Vaccination has begun! Read The Georgia Post for the lates news on the who will receive the first inoculations 

Thank you for your business and investment in this city and county. 

Chester Community Food Bank-Open and ready to serve those in need of food. Located on 131 Dugger Avenue, Roberta, Georgia: Service days: Tuesday and Thursday, 11-2pm time is for both days. Needed -Proof of residence-driver licenses or dated mail to serve as proof. Emergency Food Needs: call the number on door 478-321-9159. Visith us on Facebook Chester Community Food Bank. We still need volunteers.

The Georgia Post and Byron Buzz- is open for business. They are currently planning to celebrate our Class of 2020 and the advertisement prices will be announced soon. Advertise with the Georgia Post – it is good for business and support for your legal organ. Call 478-836-3195.

Dan’s Vehicles on the Hill! Great rides for sale located next to Georgia Poultry. Call Dan 478-952-5492. Easy to work with and ride home in a new Truck or Car Today!

CMJ Hobbies- Go out and play! Bring your remote control plane or car and plan to have fun at CMJ Hobbies! Fly field charge of $5 for a whole day and $70 for an entire year. Bring the family and plan to picnic as they take turns flying or operating the remote vehicle. Need to buy and RC plane or vehicle…CMJ has very good buys! 6889 Hwy. 341 South or call 478-836-9788.

Roberta Auto Sales- We want you in a new ride! Come pick out the one you want at Roberta Auto Sales, 366 East Crusselle St. in Roberta. Give us a call – 478-836-4995!

The Waste Basket- Looking to clean up the roofing mess! How about construction debris or haul a way huge fallen or trimmed trees?  Or any other need for a fine Waste Basket bin! Call local business and community supporter Brant Bailey 478-258-1601

Champion’s Restaurant- Continues to be open for curbside and takeout service. Dine-in services not yet allowed but guests may eat on the terrace. Or enjoy the seating in the garden area.  To order, call 478-836-1819.

Peach Veterinary Care-Dr. Lori Giles We are seeing your pets by appointment.  They will be given the best of care in our facility. We take pride in offering a safe and clean environment for your special family members. Please call for appointments-478-825-1233. Located at 900 Knoxville Street, Fort Valley Georgia 31030.

Roberta Drug-Essential Business – Roberta Drugs is serving all patrons needs. Well stocked sundries for our homes and family. We care about you and your families, we sanitizes and respect social distancing and provide virtual hugs and plenty of smiles. 9 am-5:30 pm-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Thursday-9 am-12 pm and Saturday 9 am -12 pm.  478-836-3515.

Smith Animal Hospital– “We are OPEN for you and your pet!” Due to concerns of COVID-19 and related disease, we are still taking additional precautionary measures, per recommendations of the CDC. However, we are here for you and your pets in a safe environment for both pet patient and owner. Call ahead-478-987-1514.

Crawford County Extension Office -UGA- Extension Office/4-H will be open for business will be open to public on May 4, 2020. Office hours Mon-Fri. are 8-5. The doors will be locked but clients will gain access to space by calling 478-836-3121 or 478-538-2609 posted on the door. The office is set up with personal distancing in mind. Extension office is accepting soil samples. Thank you from Kathy, Bailey and Millicent.

Security Finance – We do taxes and you have until July 15, 2020 to have them prepared. Christy and Beth are in the office to serve you. Taxes or loans please call ahead as they are using safe distancing. You may have to wait in your vehicle but when you are served it will be done with cautious measures in place. Call 478-836-2019

Central Georgia Technical College – Apply for Summer and Fall Semesters-Application fee is WAIVED with no ACCUPLACER, ACT, or SAT required courses only $100 per credit hour. Summer Semester begins May 19 and Fall Semester begins August 18–REGISTER NOW!

M&W Heating and Air – Our hours are Monday -Friday 8 am -4:30 pm With an on call person answering the phone after 4:30 pm 7 days a week. Residential Service as well as Kitchen/Refrigeration. Happy to serve you! Located in Lizella and in Forsyth.

Dickey Farms –   featuring strawberries and ice-cream and a market of fresh vegetables. Thre is a contest, too! To enter; guess the first day Dickey Farms will pick the long awaited sweetest peaches in the state. The one closest to the date will be a winner of a sweet prize. Visit Dickey Farms travel North 341 to 3440 Musella Road or visit the website – DICKEYFARMS.com.  Strawberry patch is open offering pick your own. Or pick up fresh vegetables, Cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, potatoes and cantaloupe and much more, on the shelf ready for your table.

D J Pump Service – This is a company who can provide water and will assure a well for those who are in need. They are also experts at servicing existing pumps. A 17 year business regarding customers, suppliers and most of all DJ Pump Service Staff blessings. Visit their website and watch the You Toub presentation.

Crawford School System, administration department is open Monday through Thursday 8 am-4 pm and Friday 8 am-12. Teachers Week May4-May 8. We love our teachers and staff! Thank you!

Georgia Community Bank, drive through only but at your service in anyway. Lobby will be closed but not the need to serve you with best care possible.

Restaurants- Subway order inside or by phone and dining room closed but veranda is open air and great place to eat. Open for lunch only at this time.

Big Chic order and pick-up at the drive through. Pick up dinner to take home.

Jersey’s curb service and order ahead for fish and chicken. Mexican food choice available.                             Open for lunch.

Champion’s listed. Seating outside ready for our customers.

Crawford Family Medicine-Appointments and short waits at the door. Keeping you safe by assure distancing policy to call ahead. 478-836-2819.

Family Dollar– open to serve (essential business) open 9-9 and working hard to keep all stocked for your needs at home. Dry goods and refrigerated and frozen foods available. Cleaning supplies available with well stocked laundry section.

Roberta Hardware– We have guns and ammunition and much more to keep you busy fixing things at home. come in and see us we want to serve you open 9-5 Monday – Friday and 9-4 on Saturdays. Call 478-836-3395.

Sandy Point Grocery/Gas-See for yourself the Sandy Point Store is stocking fresh vegetables and fruits as well as meats. Sundries to nuts and bolts to hamburgers, pizza, fish, shrimp dinners to take home call ahead and they will be waiting on you-478-836-3166

Lodge Company Decor-order through Etsy, home cabin decor with quality fabric. Advertised as …Made in the heart of Downtown Roberta Georgia, USA. They are located on Wright Avenue! Many items to decorate your home are available.

All Gas/Convenience Stores – Open for business to serve you practicing distancing sanitary business practices.

Gail’s Beauty Shop– on Wright Avenue, is open by appointment only Tuesday through Friday on a part time basis.

Dollar General – Service with smiles and assuring cleanliness. The store offers food stuff-canned, frozen and refrigerated, clothing, cleaning and so much more. They are looking out for our city and county by being one of our grocery suppliers. Visit them and they will be glad to assist you in anyway possible.

Greenway Farms of Georgia – Open on Thursdays 1pm-6pm and Saturday’s 10 am to 2 pm. Fresh vegetables, canned goods and fresh meats-poultry, beef and pork. Free range -eggs and many other products all home-grown. Come see us, 6744 US Highway 80 West, Roberta, Georgia 31078.

Crosscut Farms: offering fresh vegetables and fruits All Georgia Grown or Crosscut Farms grown in their Roberta 341 and New Street location. Stop by and see the many season ready vegetables available.

Flowers and Keepsakes: Now open just in time for Mothers Day. Mom loves flowers for her special day. many live plants and cut floral arrangements. Located in Knoxville at the Knoxville Store Complex. Call 478-836-9231 and Happy Mothers Day to all our Crawford County Mothers!

Flint Energies: working throughout the “shelter in”, has opened their lobby today May 13, 2020. Please remember to “Round-up” on your electric bills. Those pennies you contribute go for scholarships and Community Grants. Many students are benefactors of scholarship dollars to attend college and to Visit Washington D.C. There are many ways you Flint Energies works for you! Crawford has been on many occasions a reciepient of “Round-up” dollars in tens-of-thousands.

Southern Rivers Energy: Southern Rivers Energy remains working with reduced workforce and will not open the Lobby or Drive Through, until after May 31, 2020 providing COVID-19 and consideration of pandemic issue warranting continued closure. This company has awarded students over $15.000 in the announcement 2020 trust Scholarship Winners. Always looking to assist in all areas, $27,000 was awarded to five area food pantries. A member of the RCCCoC, our community has been supported by Southern Rivers many times very generously with funds or works in education.

Upson Electric Co-Operative: Upson EMC, serving parts of Crawford County has been working during the “shelter in” and has many programs to support members. They serve their members with many ways to include programs and scholarships, or community support programs. Upson EMC has opened the lobby up for their customers on May 13, 2020. Recently the company was part of the massive cleanup after the tornadoes ripped through the area assisting community and working to provide electricity for the customer.  Crawford County has been a recipient of generosity and event support.

Georgia Power – As the EMC Electric Services, Georgia Power is practicing safe practices for employees and customers during COVID -19 Crisis. Automation allows bill collection or mailed payments. Call center open to allow customer’s needs met. 1-888-660-5890. Georgia Power supports locals and many projects in local communities they service. A Southern Company, offers scholarships and grants, visit the website Georgia Power a Southern Company. Crawford County, Roberta and the Chamber have benefited by Georgia Power support.  Georgia Power is to be thanked for its many contributions to this chamber and the community projects.

Please let your Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce serve you with this effort to share information regarding your re-open or open schedules. Call or email us with your schedules; call 478-836-3825 or  email: robertacrwordcoc@gmail.com Your Businesses are important to all of us!

 

This story will continue to grow.

Are you ready to SHOP! Are you ready to SELL! In 2021 – March 12-13


Peaches to the Beaches 2020 on March12 and 13…Longest yard sale in Georgia crowding the park with vendors, shoppers and up and down U.S. Hwy. 341 from Barnesville/Lamar; Roberta/ Crawford and down to Brunswick in the South! Large shopping areas with stamps and A & W Mechanical not to mention individuals in there own front yards and business on US 341 North and South. Come join us as a vendor or as a shopper! Look forward to Peaches to the Beaches hats! This years colors for tee-shirts–$10– all years and all colors. New colors to be announced

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
Vendor Today!
March 12 & 13 Vendors can officially participate three ways:
1)RENT Official Space from the Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce’s Official Site located at the official site in the David Bailey Memorial Park. $30 per 15’x15’ space. After February 1, 2020: $40 per space
2)RENT an Official Yard Sign to be placed at your choice of location. $30 per official yard sign;
After February 1, 2020: $40 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).
$180 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. Official Site Banners available while supplies last.
Again this year Roberta Crawford County has THREE STAMP LOCATIONS – The Shop at Musella , Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce and A & W Mechanical. Stop at all three and collect those stamps to be in the drawing for trips and cash cards!!! Look for the ORANGE and YELLOW WELCOME signs and get your entry forms stamped! See you soon

Come have fun, shop, or sell!!

To become an Official Vendor, contact the
Patti Temple
Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
478-836-3825
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 www.crawfordsschools.org
Offices located at 190 East Crusselle Street, Roberta, Georgia 3178. Telephone contact: 478-836-3131
Superintendent of Schools: Brent Lowe
CCBOE Board Chair: Raymond Dickey
CCBOE Vice Chair: Tim Johnson
CCBOE Al Hatcher
CCBOE Jackson DeFore
CCBOE
CCBOE Secretary Diane Fastiggi
Website: www.crawfordcounty.schoolinsites.com

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.

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
Commissioners:
Crawford County Board Chair:

Vacant until March 2021 5th District
Crawford County  Jackie McCowen 2nd Dist.
CCB Commissioner Omar Dickey 1st District
CCB Commissioner Justin Spillers 3rd District
CCB Commissioner John Thomas 4th District
CCBC: County Manager-Fabian Hollis/Deputy Sharon Sanders

Website: www.crawfordcountyga.org/county-commissioners

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 Joe Mathews
Council members:
Councilman Robert Cody
Councilman Connie Gibson
Councilman Arnita Harris
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:  Lesley McNary
  • Chair: Hill Charles Bentley
    Vice-Chair: Richard Murphy
  • Martha McAfee Secretary
    Board Members
    Charles Westberry
    Arthur Bentley
  • Josh Lewis
  • Ex-Officials
    Commissioner
    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 Lewis Walker
Past President- Ryan Johnson
President Elect-
Secretary- Larry Carpenter
Treasurer- Patricia Bassett
Lunch Meetings held every Wednesday at Hudson’s BBQ
2nd Wednesday Senior Center
For more information contact Ryan Johnson 478-836-3328

Announcing 2021 Platinum, Gold and Silver Members

Roberta Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is announcing our Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership 2020 … What powers you in 2020?

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 2020 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 2021
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: www.atlantasandsupply.com. 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.

 

Gold Membership

Gold – Flint Energies 2020.

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; www.flintenergies.com. 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 2021

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 2020

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

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.

A New Member this year 2020.

Silver–Southern Rivers Energy 2020

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 2020

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.

Kruger Energy Sliver 2020

Kruger Energy -New member and a new industry in our county, Kruger is making the sun work for us–Solar Energy.
“Kruger is partnering with communities for a better future. Contributing to a better world with renewable energy.” Kruger motto and vision.
Kurger Energy Facilities currently under construction.

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 however in varied 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 by the 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, 2021, Platinum, Gold and Silver Membership as recognized .

 

 

New Members to our Chamber

Welcome all our new businesses in 2019–2020

DJ Pump Service

M&W Heating and Air

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs

Roberta Housing Department

Boy Scouts of America

Interstate RV

Kruger

Parrish Construction Group

Thank you for choosing our Chamber Organization and investing in our City and County.

 

 

 

Crawford Farmer Featured in Film

FarmlandFarmland- The Evolution Of A Tradition is a documentary by Academy award-winning director James Moll. The film offers viewers an intimate and firsthand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and ranchers across the U.S. chronicling their high-risk/high-reward jobs, and their passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.

One of the featured farmers is Leighton Cooley of Cooley Farms, a three-generation farm family.  The film will be shown on May 2 and 3 at the Douglas Theater in Macon and then will be released to the public this Spring. You can view the trailer and read more www.farmlandfilm.com.