On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for SOWEGA Council on Aging Leesburg-R. S. Boney Senior Center located at 141 Park Street, Leesburg, (229) 759-0909, www.sowegacoa.org, Izzie Sadler, Executive Director. Their hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. They offer a place for seniors (60+) to come and socialize, participate in activities, health & wellness programs, nutrition education and a hot meal. Come join the fun and meet some new friends! Information and referrals for various resources and programs for seniors.
On Friday, January 18, 2019 the Lee County Chamber co-hosted a Ground Breaking ceremony for the Anchorage Substance Abuse Center’s future Ginny Hayman Memorial Chapel, a structure that has existed as a “vision” for more than two decades. The Center is located at 162 Hampton Lane, Leesburg, (229) 435-5692. The Anchorage focuses on drug and alcohol treatment for men and incorporates Christian teachings into its program. It has space for up to 56 men, but executive director Bob Lynch said there always a waiting list of nearly 40 people. The treatment center costs the men it serves only $40 for a 120-day treatment period. The new, larger chapel will allow The Anchorage to bring GED classes to the center. Currently, the center has to transport residents to another location for the classes. Funding for the chapel, like all the funding for the center itself, came from local donors. The center does not receive any federal or state funding and instead relies on the supportive community. There is not an exact timeline for when the chapel will be complete due to much of the construction coming from people who donated their time and services, they have estimated that it will be complete in the next six months.
On Friday, December 7, 2018, the Lee County Chamber hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Creekside BP/Growler/Temp Coffee, located at 1420 US Hwy 19 South, Leesburg, Store: (229) 496-1077, Godfathers Pizza: (229) 299-5737, Temp Coffee: (229) 503-1763, Facebook page is Creekside Growlers/Temp Coffee & Brew, and InstaGram@Creekside_Growler and InstaGram@TemCoffeeCo. Their hours of operation are 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. They are your all in one convenience store and specialize in Craft Beer/Beer on Tap/Pizza/Specialty Coffee and Great Service!
On Thursday, November 29, 2018, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Adams Exterminators located at 227-C Walnut Ave. South, Leesburg, (229) 435-4484,
www.adams-exterminators.com. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Owner: Jeff Sinyard. They specialize in Pest, Termite, and Moisture Control. Their staff sets them apart! They have the most experienced technicians in the South Georgia. They are also one of the few companies that can service everything from residential homes to large industrial facilities.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for the Oaks at Oakland Plantation Senior Living located at 166 Oakland Park Rd., Leesburg, (229) 232-8520, www.oaksseniorliving.com. A new assisted living and memory care community located on 10-acres of beautiful land, near Lee County’s future state-of-the-art hospital, as well as nearby churches, shopping, and other senior services. They offer a wide range of services that focus on providing their residents with the amenities that will assist in maintaining the independent lifestyle they are accustomed to.
On Thursday, October 4, 2018 the Lee County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for the Albany Symphony Association, Inc. located at 308 Flint Ave., Albany, (229) 430-8933, www.albanysymphony.org. Dawn Benson is the Board President and Joelle Leigh Fryman is the Executive Director. Their hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. They offer an opportunity to experience live symphonic & orchestral music performed by professional musicians throughout the region. 2018-2019 Season Subscriptions are on sale with our first masterworks concert of the season on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Albany.
On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 the Lee County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Members United Credit Union located at 1150 US Hwy 19 S, Leesburg, (229) 439-7600, www.membersunitedcreditunion.org. Their hours of operation are Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. They are a full service Financial Institution. They opened their doors in 1934 and now have 5 branches to serve the Albany, Leesburg, and Columbus areas.
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for Davis Antenna Systems located at 1497 US Hwy 19 South in Leesburg, (229) 439-7817, www.davisantenna.net, Owner: Carl Davis. Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They specialize in Satellite & Antenna Sales & Service with over 40 years of experience with a knowledge of what works in this area.