November 27, 2014 Issue

GC landfill closure
Glascock County Landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, and will reopen for regular operating hours on Friday, Nov. 28.


Louisville closures
The City of Louisville offices will be closed on Nov. 27-28, for Thanksgiving. There will only be one trash pick-up that week on Tuesday. No pick-up on Friday.

GC square lighting
Glascock County will light the city square on Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Any church that would like to sing carols, contact Trina Upton at (706) 445-8419.

Blood drive
Shepeard Community Blood Center will host a blood drive at Glascock County School on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Donors will receive a breakfast biscuit and t-shirt. In addition to helping save local lives, blood donations can help GCCS earn equipment and supplies.

Remembrance service
James Funeral Home, Wrens, will hold a Candlelight Remembrance Service, on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m., with speaker Jason Burton of Wrens Church of God, and singer Rusty Arrington. Everyone is invited to attend.

Wrens tree lighting
The City of Wrens and Wrens North Jefferson Optimist Club will sponsor the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. on Main Street, with guests Wrens Middle School Band, church choirs and youth groups.

Wadley parade
The Wadley Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Line-up begins at 10 a.m. Floats will be judged. The vendor/booth fee is $25 for electric and $20 for non-electric. Forms are available at City Hall. For more information, call (478) 252-1116, ext. 23.

Wrens parade
The Wrens-North Jefferson Optimist Club is in the process of planning and organizing the annual Wrens parade for Saturday, Dec. 6. For more information or for persons interested, call Michael Brown at (706) 825-8204 or Ceola Hannah at (706) 547-2830.

Louisville Food Pantry
The Louisville Food Pantry is accepting donations from local groups and individuals for the holiday season. The Pantry would like to receive all donations for Christmas by Dec. 11, in order for families to receive food before the holidays. The Louisville Food Pantry is also accepting donations of deer meat. For more information, call Blanche Green at (973) 951-7827.

GC Christmas parade
Glascock County will hold its Christmas parade on Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. Ribbons will be given in first, second and third place. Entry forms are available at the Glascock County Commissioner’s Office or contact Trina Upton at (706) 445-8419 to have one emailed or mailed.

Heating cost assistance
Glascock County citizens, 65 years and older, may apply for the Energy Assistance Program to assist in paying home heating costs. It is recommended that homebound citizens send an authorized representative to apply on their behalf because of the first come, first serve rule. To schedule an appointment, call (706) 598-0722. Due to limited funds, only 100 applications will be accepted. Applications will be accepted at the Family Connection and Communities In School of Glascock County, Inc., Gibson, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Items needed to apply include a picture ID, Social Security cards for all household members, the past 30 days of recent income and the most recent heating bill. For more information, contact the EAP Office at (706) 724-0701 or 1-877-724-0706.

GC flu shots
The Glascock County Health Department has influenza vaccines available Monday through Friday. The cost per shot is $30. Insurance through Medicare/Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield will also be accepted. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments may be made by calling (706) 598-2061.

JC Flu shots
The Jefferson County Health Department has influenza vaccines available. The cost per shot is $30 for those without insurance. Accepted insurances include Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Aetna Medicare, SHBP BCBS Medicare. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments may be made by calling (478) 625-3716.

Arts Guild Fall Exhibit
The Arts Guild of Jefferson County will hold its Fall Exhibit on Nov. 28-30 at the Magdalene House, Louisville. For more information, contact Vicki Smith at (478) 625-3696.

Bartow supper, Bingo
The Bartow Community Club will hold a covered dish supper and Bingo on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Bring a covered dish. Everyone is invited to attend.

Project Helping Hands
Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County, Inc., is sponsoring Project Helping Hands this year. Anyone interested may stop by one of the following three locations to select a tag from the Christmas tree that states what a local child has wished: Glascock County Family Connection Office located at the old school, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (office closed week of Thanksgiving); Glascock County Sheriff’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closing at noon on Wednesday; and Southern Bank from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. After purchasing the gift, return it to the Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County, Inc., office and the gifts will be delivered to the children in time for Christmas. Return all unwrapped gifts and tags by Friday, Dec. 5. For more information, call the Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Glascock County, Inc., office at (706) 598-0722.

Leisure Center holiday party
The Jefferson County Leisure Center will hold its holiday party at Jefferson County High School, Louisville, on Dec. 5, from 5-8 p.m., sponsored by Edward James.

Clothing drive
The Department of Juvenile Justice is sponsoring a clothing drive for all ages, sizes and genders, accepting new or gently worn clothing, shoes and jewelry until Dec. 10. The donations will be given to individuals in our community who need assistance. Drop off at the DJJ Office (beside Pizza Hut), Louisville. For more information, call (478) 625-3391.

Basketball registration
The Jefferson County Recreation Department will hold registration for youth basketball for ages 7-14, until Dec. 12. To register visit the gym in Louisville or call (478) 625-3383.

Toys for Tots fund drive
The Wrens North Jefferson Optimist Club will accept donations for the Toys for Tots fund drive until Dec. 14. Items being accepted include unwrapped toys, clothing, food and monetary contributions. Drop off contributions at Wrens City Hall Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wadley toy drive
The Wadley Police Department is holding Toys for Tots. Donations for toys will be collected at the Family Dollar, Dollar General, and also the Hadden’s IGA in Wadley. All monetary donations may be given to the Wadley Police Department, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. All donations will be accepted until Dec. 19.

Wrens Toy Drive
The Wrens North Jefferson Optimist Club will accept toys and monetary contributions for its annual toy drive. Toys and donations may be delivered to Wrens City Hall or mailed to City of Wrens, PO Box 125, Wrens, GA 30833. Applications for toys may be picked up at Wrens City Hall.

Ferst Foundation
The Ferst Foundation of Jefferson County is seeking children birth to age 5 to register to receive a free book each month until they are 5. They are also seeking donors to help provide these books - $36 will provide one child with one book a month for one year. To register a child for free books, call (478) 625-3751. To make a donation, mail it to 306 E. Broad Street, Louisville, GA 30434.

Alcoholics Anonymous
The Louisville group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at 402 W. 7th Street. Anyone who has a problem or knows someone with a problem is invited to attend these meetings.

GC Senior Center openings
The Glascock County Senior Center has slots available for homebound meals, and opening for clients that would like to participate and eat at the center. For more information, call (706) 598-3050.


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