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Southwest Georgia Briefs - Nov. 17, 2013

Lee County plans free landfill day

Lee approves free Saturday at the landfill

LEESBURG — Lee County Commissioners have approved an ordinance which gives residents an opportunity to visit its landfill one Saturday each month without having to incur any fees.

The monthly free Saturday will be determined by the Lee Public Works Department. The yard waste or appliances dumped on the free Saturday must not exceed 500 pounds. Each delivery is weighed at the landfill.

In addition to providing a cost break for Lee residents, commissioners believe the free Saturday feature will reduce illegal dumping in the county.

Calligraphy course offered by Museum of Art

ALBANY — A Calligraphy 102 course is planned from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Albany Museum of Art.

The course will be directed by Jayne Massaro. Topics include history, set up, basic strokes, Formal Roman, monograms and flourishing, borders, Chauncery Cursive, Old English and modified.

The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Supplies are included. Students should bring a favorite quote, song lyric or verse of scripture to the class.

To reserve a spot, call (229) 439-8400.

Turk family establishes endowment at ABAC

TIFTON- George and Betty Turk recently established an endowment at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to fund enrichment opportunities for students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

George Turk (‘52) has served on the Ag. Alumni Council for many years and was instrumental in founding the annual Ag Classic golf tournament which generates funds to provide scholarships for students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Three generations of the Turk family have attended ABAC including George Turk, their son Charles and more recently, their granddaughters, Charlie and Faith. George Turk is retired from Gold Kist. He and Betty Turk have been married for 57 years and reside in Commerce.

New hours set for Phoebe Putney business office

ALBANY — Beginning Monday, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s business office will have new hours of operation. The office will be open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The office is located at 510 W. 2nd Avenue in Phoebe’s Financial Services Building.

The business office houses Phoebe cashiers, customer services and is where patients can pay on their accounts.

Peanut Commission hosting Farmer Appreciation Day

TIFTON — The Georgia Peanut Commission, in cooperation with the National Peanut Buying Points Association and peanut food manufacturers, will host the 2013 Farmer Appreciation Day at the GPC office in Tifton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Georgia’s peanut producers, along with other farmers throughout the state, are invited to attend.

To kick off the celebration, a brief program will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Country-fried peanuts, boiled peanuts, grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and other refreshments will be on-site and available throughout the day.

Georgia Peanut Commission Chairman, Armond Morris thinks the Farmer Appreciation Day could not have come at a more perfect time of year to show gratitude for Georgia’s farmers.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet with the GPC board of directors and staff, as well as tour the state-of-the-art Georgia Peanut Commission office.