Community

Wed
14
Jun

Chris Charles, man of faith and leadership, retires

(Editor’s note: This article, written by a Gatewood student, is a news analysis, meaning it gives not only the facts of the story, but also includes some of the writer’s opinioin.)

By Jake McMillian

jacob@msgr.com

Proverbs 22:6 reads, “Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is older, he will not depart from it.” Chris Charles held true to this Scripture throughout his tenure as the headmaster of Gatewood Schools. As he passed diplomas to the class of 2017 on May 21, Charles completed his final, official duty as the head of his beloved institution before his retirement. However, his dedication to his students and to the Eatonton community will establish a legacy for generations of Gators to come.

Wed
14
Jun

Tucker named Lt. Gov of Kiwanis

By Shannon Sneed

Shannon@msgr.com

 

Eatonton Kiwanis Club’s Keithen Tucker has been named a Lt. Governor of the Georgia Kiwanis District 18.

Just as the club president is the leader of the club, the lieutenant governor is the leader of the division, working with existing clubs to strengthen Kiwanis within the communities in the division.

A position given to leaders who are well acquainted in club operations and communities within their division, the position will require Tucker to assist club presidents in his division with the experience he has gained as a long-time member of Kiwanis.

Wed
14
Jun

A lot to do this summer at Eatonton-Putnam Library

By Yelena Hensley

Yelena@msgr.com

 

Eatonton-Putnam County Library has a few programs for youth ages pre-K through high school, and they are all free.

One is the 2017 Summer Reading program. Each child who reads 20 books or for 20 hours over the summer will get a certificate and may be awarded a book bag while supplies last.  To participate, children must get a reading log from the library, fill it out their reading records and turn it in to the library by July 24.

Wed
14
Jun

Eatonton Main Street receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

Special to The Eatonton Messenger

 

Eatonton 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.

Wed
31
May

Confusion over mural sparks explanation

There has been confusion of some community members on the scenes in the history mural that is yet to be unveiled on the side of Nina’s Beauty Supply in downtown Eatonton, mural organizers said. 

As previously reported numerous times in The Eatonton Messenger, the mural idea came up several years ago during tourism, arts and heritage committee meetings. 

Larry Moore has voluntarily organized the mural production. He is president of the Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway Corporation, which oversees the many historic sites along the old Native American trading route along State Route 16 through Putnam and Hancock counties. Local historians and history teachers helped with the historical timeline portrayed in the mural, and Putnam County High School art students were instrumental in designing the artwork and painting the mural.

Wed
26
Apr

Plein air artists have flair

Eatonton celebrated its inaugural Eatonton One Day Paint Out, proudly sponsored by The Artisans Village Guild.  Sixteen artists came from far and near, to paint ‘plein air’ and created wonderful works of art that depicted recognizable places around the town.  

Artists were allowed to paint and enter one or two works depicting gardens, homes, architecture, storefronts, flowers, streetscapes and trees within a one-mile radius of The Artisans Village. They could be found throughout the town throughout the day.

Fri
21
Apr

Girl Scouts donate cookie proceeds

Girl Scout Troop 60175 at Gatewood Schools recently sold more than $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies and donated their earnings to Circle Ranch, Inc. Still in its initial funding stage, the ranch is a non-profit facility in Greene County to serve foster youth in 12 surrounding counties, including Putnam, Greene and Morgan. Presenting their check to Jody Sandwick are, front row, Addy Alliston, Sara Gray Fuller, Braylee Atkinson, Jordan Knowles, Bela Smith, Lilly Arthur; middle row, Brylie Lundy, Evan Truman, Camille Alvarez, Sophia Hill, Lilly Kent Rainey, Wylder Pinkerton, Willa Gee; and back row, scout leaders Holly Lindsey and Hannah Parham.

Cookies for foster kids

Wed
15
Feb

Putnam nominations needed for Women's History Month honorees

By Shannon Sneed / Staff

EATONTON -- Nominations are being sought for the 2017 National Women History Month celebration honoring Putnam County women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and paid labor force.

Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and under paid. Facing stark inequalities in the workplace (lower wages, poor working conditions and limited opportunities), many women have fought to make the workplace a less hostile environment for all, and have proved women could succeed in every field.

Wed
15
Feb

Putnam students read poems at Alice Walker birthday celebration

Caroline Jones, 12, reads Alice Walker's poem, "Woman," during a Feb. 9 Georgia Writers Museum celebration of the author's birthday.

By Don Richeson / Staff

EATONTON -- Several youngsters read poems as part of the open microphone portion of the Feb. 9 Georgia Writers Museum celebration of Alice Walker's birthday. The famed "Color Purple" author, who grew up in Putnam County, turned 73 on Feb. 9. Among the readers was Putnam County Middle School student Caroline Jones, 12, who read Walker's poem, "Woman."

Click on link below to view a Messenger videoclip of Caroline's reading:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fmKu8tvgM8

Mon
06
Feb

Daisies'cookie sales to help foster kid

By Shannon Sneed

Staff

 

As 2017 marks the 100th year of Girl Scout cookie sales, Putnam County Daisy Girl Scout Troop 60173, led by Hannah Parham and Holly Lindsey, are celebrating by helping build a home for other children. Based at Gatewood School, the Daisies are partnering with Circle Ranch Inc. by donating a portion of their cookie proceeds to help with the desperate need for children aging out of foster care in the community.

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