Sylvester Represented at Concrete Enterprises

On Thursday evening, September 14th, Councilman Larry Johnson, City Manager Autron Hayes along with a few other community members and leaders attended the Grand Opening of The Brick, Block and Stone Showroom at Concrete Enterprises located in Albany. Concrete Enterprises is a locally owned and operated concrete company owned by partners Jason Wiggins and Luke Bryan. Supplying all of S.W. Georgia with concrete, block, rock, sand, fill dirt, concrete accessories, masonry accessories & waterproofing supplies with locations in Albany, Moultrie, Nashville & Valdosta Ga. Johnson, Hayes and others wanted to attend the Grand Opening to support the business and build a strong connection between Sylvester and Concrete Enterprises.

You Made A Difference

During the recent visit of Hurricane Irma, Sylvester and Worth County came together as a community and helped everyone to overcome the storm! Whether you were a church that housed evacuee’s and held services or whether you just prayed for all involved, you made a difference. Whether as a police officer you patrolled the streets, directed traffic or cut tree limbs down, you made a difference. Whether you were a local electric company or a company from out of town, you brought the power back on, you made a difference. Whether you were a store with electricity or one without, you brought the ability for storm victims to get items they needed, you made a difference. Whether you were a restaurant that have full capabilities to provide a full meal or whether you provided a little by a generator, you made a difference. Whether you cut down a neighbors tree or helped to pick up limbs, you made a difference. Whether you stayed up all night to give us a weather report or you checked on the weather all night to keep your family safe, you made a difference. Thanks for making a difference.

Small Town Love for Fur Babies

Recently during Hurricane Irma, Cole and Georgia -Kay McCollum along with their precious fur babies had to evacuate their home and headed to Sylvester. Georgia-Kay is the daughter of Phillip and Wendy Lumpkin from Sylvester and James and Teresa Knowles of Kingsland. Georgia – Kay now resides in Kingsland, Georgia. Below is a letter from the McCollum family along with pictures of the beautiful family.

Dear Sylvester Animal Hospital,

I would like to thank you for your gracious and caring hospitality in a stressful time for my family. I want the public to know that your amazing staff took my evacuee babies in, with no questions asked, when others turned us away. It was a huge relief. Even more, your generosity didn’t stop there. You went out of your way to arrange pickup for us and wouldn’t take a dime for payment. My husband insisted, but still you said no. You were more than generous and truly cared for our pups out of love. We can’t thank you enough. To show our appreciation, we will be making a $200 donation to Best Friends Humane Society on your behalf. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!

Cole, Georgia-Kay, Roxy & Tucker McCollum

~ Dates to Remember ~

September

18th ~ City of Sylvester Council Monthly Meeting
18th ~ Flu Shots at WCMS
19th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library 10:30am
19th ~ After School Program at WCMS for extra help in Math, Language Arts or Social Studies
19th ~ Flu shots at WCES
19th ~ WCMS & WCHS Chorus Concert at Unity Baptist Church 6:30pm
20th ~ Phoebe Worth hosts a Pink Ladies Fundraiser
20th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
21st ~ Retake pictures at WCMS
21st ~ Class Ring Ceremony WCHS 7pm
23rd ~ Downtown Sylvester Farmer’s Market
23rd ~ BFHS BIP
23rd ~ Worth County Touchdown Club Bass Tournament
23rd ~ Cars & Coasters at Wild Adventures
25th ~ Intervention Day at WCMS
25th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
25th ~ Play Life Size Candy Land at the Margaret Jones Public Library
25th ~ Paws Patrol at The Margaret Jones Public Library
26th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
26th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library 10:30am
27th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
27th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
28th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
28th ~ American Red Cross Blood Drive at The Margaret Jones Public Library
28th ~ Worth County Rams JV Football
29th ~ Worth County Ram Football Game
29th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
30th ~ The Gift Barn New Location Grand Opening
30th ~ Downtown Sylvester Farmer’s Market
30th ~ Hollywood Star Kid Prom at The Albany Mall

Do you have an event that needs announced?
Please email your questions or event listings to info@themartinnews.com
and we will get them listed on the calendar.
Thank you for your support to The Martin News.

~ Dates to Remember ~

September

12th ~ Worth County Schools Closed for Weather
12th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library 10:30am
13th ~ Pre-K/2nd grade Grandparent’s Day Program
13th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
13th ~ Wild Adventure Wednesday Give Away with The Martin News
14th ~ Worth County Rams JV Football
15th ~ Worth County Ram Football Game
16th ~ Downtown Sylvester Farmer’s Market
16th ~ Manna Food Drop hosted by Unity Baptist Church
16th ~ 13th Annual Shade Tree Car Club Car Show in Sumner
16th ~ Cars & Coasters at Wild Adventures
16th ~ Adoption Event at Tractor Supply
18th ~ City of Sylvester Council Monthly Meeting
18th ~ Flu Shots at WCMS
19th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library 10:30am
19th ~ After School Program at WCMS for extra help in Math, Language Arts or Social Studies
19th ~ Flu shots at WCES
19th ~ WCMS & WCHS Chorus Concert at Unity Baptist Church 6:30pm
20th ~ Phoebe Worth hosts a Pink Ladies Fundraiser
20th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
21st ~ Retake pictures at WCMS
21st ~ Class Ring Ceremony WCHS 7pm
23rd ~ Downtown Sylvester Farmer’s Market
23rd ~ BFHS BIP
23rd ~ Worth County Touchdown Club Bass Tournament
25th ~ Intervention Day at WCMS
25th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
25th ~ Play Life Size Candy Land at the Margaret Jones Public Library
25th ~ Paws Patrol at The Margaret Jones Public Library
26th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
26th ~ Books & Bubbles at The Margaret Jones Public Library 10:30am
27th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
27th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
28th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
28th ~ Worth County Rams JV Football
29th ~ Worth County Ram Football Game
29th ~ Worth County Schools on Fall Break
30th ~ The Gift Barn New Location Grand Opening
30th ~ Downtown Sylvester Farmer’s Market
30th ~ Hollywood Star Kid Prom at The Albany Mall

Do you have an event that needs announced?
Please email your questions or event listings to info@themartinnews.com and we will get them listed on the calendar.
Thank you for your support to The Martin News.

Tuesday’s Schedule

Be sure to check with any businesses or appointments that you may have on Tuesday before you go. Some businesses have already said they will be closed and others may decide on Monday or Tuesday morning to close.

I can tell you that Worth County Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Stay safe and we will update on our website as updates become available.