newsletter 7-4-2016

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newsletter 7-4-2016
The Martin News
PO Box 5233 Sylvester, GA 31791
[email protected]
www.themartinnews.com
(229) 272-4356 or (229) 776-6269
7-4-16
Casino Night Fundraiser Page 2
Isabella Station Opens Page 3
Worth County Health Department Employee Awarded District Honor Page 4
Sylvester Main Street Receives 2016 National Main Street Accreditation Page 6
Pet Photo Contest Page 9
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY FROM THE MARTIN NEWS
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16
Words from Lynn
Isabella Station Opens
Downtown Sylvester is growing again! And we are very excited to welcome Worth Counties own Shane Brooks. Shane recently returned home
to open a new restaurant in Downtown Sylvester. He and his longtime
friend, Chris Bryant, chose Downtown Sylvester and are happy to return
home. The new Restaurant “Isabella Station” is located at 101 North
Isabella Street. They will be open Wednesday through for lunch and
Thursday through Saturday for dinner. Everyone is so very excited for
Shane and Chris to return homed and venture out with “Isabella Station”.
Once the guys secured the location for the restaurant, they began researching the community Shane grew up in and found that Sylvester was
formally known as "Isabella Station" and this is where the name comes
from. The restaurant business is definitely not new to the guys. This is a
way of life for them, and I can promise when you visit their restaurant
you will not be disappointed. Blue Plate Specials can be found daily as
well as a wonderful variety of menu selections. Larry and I have visited
several times and just love it. The appetizers are great and have a variety
to choose from which will start your meal great. Choosing an entre will
be difficult because all the food is great but I get my own specialty which
is a Cheeseburger, really think and really done which is also known to
the cooks as the “Lynn Burger” and it is fabulous!! Take a few moments
out of your busy life style and go visit Isabella Station. You will LOVE
it!! For more information contact the restaurant at 229-463-7080.
State Farm
Providing Insurance and Financial Services
Stuart Pate, Agent
PO Box 189
Sylvester, GA 31791-0189
Phone (229) 776-6906 Fax (229) 776-0149
www.stuartpate.com
Thank you for your loyalty. We appreciate you.
Happy Fourth of July to everyone! I hope
everyone is having a great day, has had a
great weekend and will have a great week!
We have sure been busy this weekend having
a great time together as a family. We enjoyed the fireworks from the Albany Marine
Base on Friday night and then had a great
supper at Talk of the Town. Always enjoying family and friend time. Saturday, Larry
and I decided to take a trip to Albany for a
few hours and we had a great time. We went
to the Christian book store, toy store, to eat
lunch and then to get my car washed. They
had to run the car through the car wash twice
so I guess they were trying to say it was
dirty ;)… We also enjoyed some family
time, pool time and went to church on Sunday. If you do not have a church home, we
would love for you to come visit with us at
Gordy New Bethel Baptist Church. We enjoy it so much. I teach the 4th-6th graders
and LOVE every minute of it. With July
here, it’s time to start making those back to
school lists and Christmas lists. I know you
are probably thinking Christmas already??
But Hobby Lobby has the Christmas items
out and ready for you to shop up a storm. I
want to remind everyone to please stay tuned
to the dates to remember here in The Martin
News along with the calendar of events
posted by the Sylvester Worth County
Chamber of Commerce which will keep you
up to date on all the great things happening
in our Community. We would love to see
you all there. I hope you all have a great
week and as always, Thank You so much for
your support to the Martin News.
~ Lynn Meeks Manley ~
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16
Worth County Health Department Employee Awarded District Honor
Worth County Health Department Immunization Coordinator Cynthia McKinney has received an award from Southwest
Health District’s Immunization Program for “Outstanding Service and Dedication.” McKinney was nominated by Worth
County Health Department Nurse Manager Gina Connell, whose recommendation helped cinch her the award, said Rebecca Snow, who oversees the District Immunization Program. “The nominations came from throughout the District,”
Snow said. “Cynthia’s dedication for assuring people in our community are properly vaccinated shows in her interaction
with our patients,” said Connell. “She is genuinely concerned and enjoys explaining all vaccinations to them. She does
not mind taking extra time with patients who have a lot of questions because she wants them knowledgeable with all
needed vaccines.” McKinney is quick to share the credit with her colleagues. “I feel that all of us at Worth are responsible for that award, we work as a team and depend on one another,” she said. “We are fortunate to have Cynthia as part of
our team her at Worth County Health Department,” Connell concluded. For information on how immunizations safely
and effectively protect against diseases, contact the Worth County Health Department at 777-2170. For great new stories
like this and others, please follow “Southwest Georgia Public Health District” on Facebook!
Welcome Auto Damage
Appraisers, Inc. to Sylvester and
Worth County
The Sylvester-Worth County
Chamber of Commerce welcomed
Auto Damage Appraisers, Inc. to
town during a grand opening and
ribbon cutting ceremony on June
27th. Visit the business at 106 E
Industrial Blvd. in Sylvester or call
them at (229) 439-2858 for any
questions you may have. The
chamber encourages people to
support these and other businesses in
Sylvester-Worth County at every
opportunity. Thank you for all
your support!
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16
Sylvester Main Street Receives 2016 National Main Street Accreditation
Sylvester, Georgia June 22, 2016-Sylvester Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™
program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National
Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs
in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization
through the Main Street Approach®. "Once again, we are thrilled to recognize this year's nationally accredited Main
Street America communities for their outstanding work," says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street
Center. "We are experiencing an exciting era for America's cities and towns, with a growing recognition of the importance
of strong local enterprise, distinctive character, engaged residents, and sense of place. These are things that Main Street
America programs have been working to protect and advance for years, strengthening the economic, social, and cultural
fabric of communities across the country." The organization's performance is annually evaluated by the Georgia Main
Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet
ten performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and
sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an
operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings. Main Street America has
been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than
1,000 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger
communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program
have leveraged more than $65.6 billion in new public and private investment, generated 556,960 net new jobs and
126,476 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 260,000 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the
nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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WILMOT & POWELL
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Real Estate
 Wills
 Probate
General Practice

RALPH W. POWELL
[email protected]
101 East Pope Street
Sylvester, Georgia 31791
229-776-3396

Different sizes available to fit your needs
On site friendly staff to help you
Manage your account online
101 Thompson Street Sylvester, Georgia 31791
(229) 776-3335
Hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4:30
Friday 9:30-5
CALL US TODAY FOR A TOUR OF OUR FACILITY
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16
~ Dates to Remember ~
July
June 27th thru July 4th ~ BFHS Firework Sale at Wal-mart Parking Lot
4th ~ Happy 4th of July
5th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library
5th ~ Book Signing with Trinka Polite at Margaret Jones Public Library 4pm
7th ~ Ground Breaking Ceremony for The Gift Barn 10am
9th ~ Sylvester Downtown Farmer’s Market
12th ~ Poulan City Council Meeting
12th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library
16th ~ Sylvester Downtown Farmer’s Market
18th ~ Sylvester City Council Meeting
19th ~ Warwick City Council Meeting
19th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library
20th thru 24th ~ Revival at Gordy New Bethel Baptist Church
21st ~ Third Thursday Lego Club at The Margaret Jones Public Library 5:30pm-6:30pm
23rd ~ Sylvester Downtown Farmer’s Market
24th ~ Summer Musical at First Baptist Church
26th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library
30th ~ Sylvester Downtown Farmer’s Market
*** Email your events to [email protected] and
we will get them listed on the calendar ***
Ed’s Tires
202 East Franklin Street
Sylvester
(229) 776-6952
Tires, Brakes & Oil Changes
Ed’s Truckstop
209 Highway 82 NW
Poulan
(229) 776-4795
Home Cooking You’ll Love
The Martin News Sylvester, Georgia 7-4-16

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