Glenwood Christmas Parade

by Laura Brownley on November 4, 2013

You are cordially invited to attend the City of Glenwood’s annual Christmas Parade.  The date is Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. (rain date: Saturday December 21, 2013).  There is no entry fee so dress up your cars, trucks, golf carts, horses, floats, etc.  and be a part of the parade.

Line up begins at 10:  a.m. at the Glenwood Civic Center located at 700 N.W. Third Avenue.  The parade begins at 11 a.m.

To register your entry contact Glenwood City Hall at (912) 523-5223 to get your application.  Vendors are welcome.



Georgia House of Representative Jimmy Pruett

by Laura Brownley on October 30, 2013

There was a good crowd of folks at the Dodge County Chamber of Commerce at the invitation of Georgia House of Representatives Jimmy Pruett. Our host introduced Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston. The speaker talked about some of the projects coming up including the impact the Savannah ports project can have state wide not just along the coast. He gave an overview of the health of our state and the fact that we run the state like we run our homes. We don’t spend more than we take in. He answered some questions concerning the building of some new reservoirs.

Those of us who attended were glad to hear that we have folks that take our rural communities into consideration and not just the cities. We hope you all keep up the good work.


Wheeler County Board of Registrar’s ribbon cutting

by Laura Brownley on July 23, 2013

Front row left to right: Scott J. Chaney, Board of Registrars; Hazel Culver, Board of Registrars; Nathan E. Rowe, Deputy Chief Registrar; Connie Goss, Chief Registrar and Mary Floyd, Board of Registrars. Second row: Gail Ford, Otis E. Hopkins; Chamber of Commerce; Rev. Andy R. Brownley, Alamo United Methodist Church; Bobby Cox, Sr., Carol Bragg,  Chamber of Commerce; Rochelle  Culver, County Commissioner. Last Row: Janice O’Brien, Chamber of Commerce; Steve Adams, Wheeler County EMA Director;Keith McNeal, Chairman of County Commissioners, Gregory Wilcher, Wheeler County Schools; GM Joiner, Mayor of Glenwood; Fred Gilder, Chamber of Commerce.

Present but not pictured:  Polly Rowe, Eileene Futral, Sue Joiner, Suzanne Couey, and Judge Roy Brazwell.

Chief Registrar, Connie Goss welcomed everyone to this historic occasion as she cut the ribbon of the newly formed Board of Registrars office.  She thanked all those who participated in helping to obtain the location, equipment, supplies and furnishings.  She expressed her gratitude particularly to the Wheeler County Commissioners as they were most helpful in this activity.  She also thanked Tax Commissioner Janice Nobles and her office for their help in getting the needed records.

Mrs. Goss said within the week they should have new color coded maps of the districts and if anyone would like to verify their districts they need to come by the office at 23 McRae Street,   Suite 1, Alamo, GA 30411 or you may call the office at 912-568-0095.


Rodeo June 28th and 29th in Glenwood

by Laura Brownley on June 10, 2013

Sweetwater Horse Track presents a weekend of events June 28th – 29th.  Gates open on Friday at 6 p.m. and shows start at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $7.00 kids 6 – 12 and all children 5 and under are FREE.

Events include Rodeo events, bull riding, clowns, barrel racing, saddle bronc, bareback riding and much more.

There are camp sites available.  For information call 912-375-6016, 678-822-7161, 912-253-0625 or 912-347-1249.

Sweetwater Horse Track on US Hwy 280 East Glenwood GA.




by Laura Brownley on May 29, 2013

 8th  Annual Independence Day Celebration

 Sponsored By

Alamo Fire Department




Saturday, June 29th

2 p.m. – until

Downtown Alamo

Live Entertainment all throughout the day

also featuring The Tiger Creek Band

For more information contact Sheila Chaney

(912) 568-7147

All vendors are welcome


Home of little Ocmulgee State Park


Little Lamplighter Theatre

by Laura Brownley on May 20, 2013

Lamplighter Little Theatre students are busy preparing for this season’s comedy to be held on Friday and Saturday, May 24 & 25 at 7PM. A matinee performance will be held Sunday, May 26 at 3 PM. Tickets are just $5! Come out and enjoy the show! Cast pictured: Luke Browning, Kerri Cheek, Brooke Harrelson, Andrea Connell, Robbie Taylor, Asia Kinsey Not pictured: Caleb Hightower, Karlie Nobles, Savannah Hartley, Brandon Pope


Deal signs bill to expand access to tech schools

by Laura Brownley on April 30, 2013

ATLANTA, GA — At the Technical College System of Georgia 2013 Leadership Summit on April 24th, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law legislation that will lower the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system. By expanding access to the HOPE Grant, HB 372 will strengthen the state’s workforce development efforts.
“We need more college or technical college degrees in order to attract and fill the jobs of tomorrow,” Deal said. “This additional benefit will provide Georgians with greater access to school at a relatively small cost to the state.”
This bill will reinstate the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant back to a 2.0 after it increased to 3.0 two years ago for budgetary reasons. Recent growth in Lottery revenues will cover the additional $5 million to $8 million this expansion will cost. In the first six months of this fiscal year, deposits were up $32 million, a 7.6 percent increase over the same period the year before.
“In recent years, Georgia has seen a large drop in technical college enrollment – much larger than in our University System,” Deal said. “For some students enrolled in a technical school, the loss of scholarship money put higher education out of reach. This law will provide greater access to school and to a brighter career for thousands of Georgians.”


Red Cross Blood Drive March 5th

by Laura Brownley on February 27, 2013

Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a blood drive on Tuesday, March 5th from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.  If you would like to set up an appointment to give call 912-568-7808, or you can drop by the office at 6 W. Railroad Avenue in Alamo the day of the drive between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Roll up your sleeve and save a life!


Ribbon Cutting Color Struck in Glenwood

by Laura Brownley on February 13, 2013

Although Color Struck, one of Glenwood’s newest businesses, has been open for a while the Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce members and community came together to celebrate with the owners and employees to celebrate with an official ribbon cutting on Friday, February 1st.  The ribbon was held by Janice O’Brien while Jim O’Brien the manager of the business did the cutting.  Looking on were chamber members: Carol Bragg, Glenwood Mayor GM Joiner, Billy Humphrey, Craig Adams, Judy Fossett, Gene Hopkins: as well as community and employees, Sue Connell, Randy Rigdon, Joni Powell, Andy Smith, Colette, Nolen, Quentin Thorton, Sam Henry, Kristan Young, Jill O’Brien, and Tommy Thigpen.

Color Struck has a great seection of jewelry, clothing and indoor and outdoor plants.  Most of the jewelry items are under $20.00 and they have many childrens items as well.  Any one looking for a special gift should be able to find something to their liking.  They also do special order Tee shirts in about any fashion you can imagine.  They are located at 11 NE Third Avenue in Glenwood or you can visit them on the website:


You are invited

by Laura Brownley on December 4, 2012

On January 9, 2013 the 15th Annual Rural Georgia Economic Outlook Luncheon will be held in the Richard L. Brown Hall of the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Building on the East Georgia State College campus. The program will be from 11:30 until 1:30 pm. Reservations are $25.00 per person or $100 for tables of 4 and can be made by calling Amanda Williams at (478) 289-2133.


15th Annual Rural Georgia Economic Outlook Luncheon


Featuring Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, Director

Selig Center for Economic Growth

UGA Terry College of Business


Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

East Georgia State College –

Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center

Richard L. Brown Hall-Swainsboro, Georgia

Tickets are $25.00 per person or you may reserve a table of 4 at $100.00


# Of Tickets @ $25.00 each person ___________


Table reserved for: _______________________________________________


Name of attendees_____________________________________








Please return this form with a check made payable to:

East Georgia State College Foundation


c/o Elizabeth Gilmer

131 College Circle

Swainsboro, GA 30401


You may also register online at