Newsletter for October 6, 2010

Happy October Fall has finally arrived and the cooler weather signals the beginning of the busy holiday months ahead. Halloween is just around the corner, Thanksgiving just beyond that and then the Christmas season will begin. If you haven’t thought about it, now is the time to start using vacation time so that you won’t lose any surplus you might have. Be sure to follow your department’s guidelines for submission of time requests-each department has different requirements, especially where shift scheduling is concerned.  If you got to come to the recent “Jackson Alive!” festival held this past Saturday, you know what a great event it was and the turnout was in the thousands. Many who were there consider it to be the largest event Jackson has seen in decades. There was a lot for people to do and it drew in many visitors from neighboring communities. Thanks goes out to the Chamber and the Greater Butts County Lions Club for sponsoring and coordinating this event AND-thanks to all of our County employees who helped out during the festival. Many of you represented your departments, churches and civic groups that day and it was appreciated very much. Finally, thanks to the City of Jackson for putting up with all the headaches a large festival can cause. We can chalk this one up as a success.  The recent health fair was...

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Newsletter for September 22, 2010

There are two main events coming up that we will highlight this week. The first of course is the Sylvan Grove Community Health Fair that is being held on Thursday, September 22, 2010 at the Butts County Administration Building. This event, which started several years ago used to be held at the library but quickly outgrew that space. It was then moved to the Community Center which gave it much more room but was still not on the main thoroughfare through town(out of sight, out of mind) and it was felt that having it more centrally located to the traffic would help bring more citizens in for the fair. This year we will try it at the Butts County Administration Building and see how it goes. Members of the public are invited to come and take advantage of the many health screenings available for free and provided by our hardworking healthcare professionals at Sylvan Grove hospital and assisted by our local EMS personnel. The health fair opens at 7:30 AM and continues through 12:00 noon so please drop by and get a checkup. County employees are welcome as well! The Jackson Alive! festival is rapidly turning into what might be the largest event we’ve had in Jackson. More and more people have signed up and now the festival will stretch from the Administration Building all the way to the United Methodist...

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Sylvan Grove Hospital Health Fair

Each year, Sylvan Grove Hospital provides a local health fair to the public, offering screenings for a variety of common health issues and wellness checks covering everything from blood pressure, cholesterol, breathing and respiration, prostate cancer screening and much more. Because this health fair has grown so much over the years, it will be held this year at the Butts County Administration Building. The auditorium, lobby and gallery between the two wings of the building will be designated for the health fair which will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 7:30 AM until 12:00 Noon. There is no cost to participants and it is an excellent opportunity to have your health and wellness checked by professional nurses, technicans and physicians. If problems are indicated, you will be counseled about where to seek further medical attention or lifestyle changes that can help improve your overall physical health. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a checkup and it is a known fact that lives have been saved in the past because of these health fairs. For more information, contact Sylvan Grove Hospital at...

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September 13, 2010 Minutes

The Board of Commissioners convened their regular monthly meeting at 6PM in the C. Wayne King Auditorium. Chairman McEwen called the meeting to order with Commissioner Douglas not present. Commissioner McDaniel made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel and pending/potential litigation, seconded by Commissioner Hodges with unanimous consent, 4-0 (Item 136). The Board entered executive session. Upon conclusion, Mr. McDaniel made a motion to reconvene, seconded by Mr. Henderson with unanimous consent, 4-0. Mr. Brewer gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. There was one addition to the agenda (Item 141A) and Mr. McDaniel made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Mr. Hodges with unanimous consent. The minutes were presented to the board for approval (Item 139). Mr. Henderson made a motion to approve, seconded by Mr. Hodges with unanimous consent. NEW BUSINESS Item 140-Mr. Brewer presented a proclamation sponsored by Mr. Douglas honoring Mary Crile on the occasion of her retirement as Secretary of the Extension Service after 21 years of service. A motion was made by Mr. McDaniel in lieu of Mr. Douglas to ratify the proclamation, seconded by Mr. Henderson with unanimous consent. Item 141-The board made a motion to waive further readings and adopt an amendment to the Ordinance regulating the serving of alcoholic beverages in establishments that have been issued a license to serve these, to...

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August 12, 2010 Minutes-Called Meeting

A called meeting of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was held on August 12th, 2010 at 4:00 PM. Chairman McEwen called the meeting to order. A motion to go into executive session by Mr. McDaniel seconded by Mr. Hodges with a 5-0 vote recorded. A motion was made by Mr. Hodges to reconvene seconded by Mr. McDaniel with a 5-0 vote. (Item 132) A motion made by Mr. Hodges for approval of the agenda seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote. (Item 133) Dr. White presented to the board a Resolution for review and approval of the IDA refinancing a loan with United Bank between the Board of Commissioners and the Industrial Development Authority; Mr. Hodges made a motion to approve seconded by Mr. McDaniel with a 5-0 vote recorded, (Item 134) With no further business, Mr. Hodges made a motion to adjourn seconded by Mr. Henderson with 5-0 vote. Ratified this 12th day of August, 2010 Jessica E. Reynolds, County...

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