The City of Lafayette & Walker County are joining to forces to provide medical care while saving on costs by combining services for their employees.
Beginning Tuesday, July 1st, 2014: Worksite Rx will be offering primary, preventive & urgent care & providing prescriptions for chronic care such as diabetes & hypertension. The new clinic will be located at 101 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. Hours will be Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm & on Friday’s from 8am-12pm. closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm. If your an employee of the city or county and want to make an appointment, please call 706-638-1462.
We are proud to announce the 2nd banner in our rotating banner schedule: Freedom Festival. The Downtown Development Authority began the Buy-A-Banner program in early 2014. The first banners were business sponsored and are known as the general pole banners. Over 22 banners were sponsored and were placed the 1st week of May 2014. We are developing a rotating banner schedule with the general pole banner(business sponsored), Freedom Festival, Scare on the Square, Christmas Parade, etc with the idea being to change the seasonal banners every 2 months. It will take several years to complete the rotating banner schedule due to banner costs.
The general banners were business sponsored at a cost of $225 per banner, and we are taking orders for the next set of 20. All other banners are special event (aka: Freedom Festival) and will be funded thru hotel/motel tax funds as promotion.
The Freedom Festival banners were designed by MOSCA who produced the 1st set of banners. These banners were approved by City Council in April 2014. These banners will be placed around mid June and will be displayed until early August, when the general banners will be reinstalled.
Lafayette/ Walker Library is doing a fundraiser for the children’s group of the library. As most of you know Johnny Cash played a benefit concert in Lafayette in August 1970, and this reimagined poster helps to celebrate that event. For more information see the sell sheet link below or contact Karen Thompson at the library at 706-638-2992.
JOHNNY CASH SELL SHEET
The Downtown Development Authority is proud to announce the Buy-A-Banner Program. The Buy-A-Banner will be featuring 30″x72″ tall pole banners placed on power poles beginning with installation on Main Street(hwy 27).
Banners will be sponsored by local businesses, 1 banner per business. Banners are 2 sided. All businesses choosing to sponsor pole banners must be businesses licensed in the city of Lafayette. All business names will use the same font & style and will be allowed 2 lines for their business name(as shown). No symbols or seals will be allowed. All banners must be approved by the DDA board. Banners will be installed on random poles on Main Street(businesses do not get to select banner location).
This banner design was prepared by the DDA committee and is based on the view of Lafayette from Skyland heights. No banners will be ordered until a minimum of 20 banners have been reserved and paid for by local businesses. Banner sponsorships will be $225 per business. This is not a fundraiser for the DDA, rather this is a project to add aesthetic appeal to the downtown area while helping to promote our local businesses. Banners & Banner installation hardware will be financed thru business sponsorships. Businesses choosing to sponsor a banner will be on the banner for 3 years. If the banners become damaged during this 3 year period, banners will be replaced at no cost to the businesses. Similar business sponsored pole banner programs are used in Statesboro, Georgia, Stillwater, Oklahoma and Urbana, Illinois just to name a few.
Additional pole banners will be added in the future with special event banners such as Freedom Fest, City Christmas Parade, Scare on the Square, etc. These special event banners will be financed thru Hotel/Motel Tax Funds. Due to the cost of pole banners & other tourism promotion only 1 special event banner will be added per year beginning with Freedom Fest banner this summer. Once all special event banners are ordered(over a span of 4 years) all banners will be on a rotating schedule as seen below.
Jan 1-Feb 28 General Pole Banner March 1-April 15 Easter Egg hunt Banner
April 16-May 30 General Pole Banner May 30-July 31 Freedom Fest Banner
Aug 1- Sep 30 General Pole Banner Oct 1-Nov 15 Scare on the Square Banner
Nov 15-12/31 Christmas Parade Banner
Businesses that are interested in sponsoring a banner should see any DDA member or email firstname.lastname@example.org or just for questions.
The City of Lafayette Fire Department has a immediate opening for 2 volunteer firefighters.
Volunteer Fireman work all shifts (work as needed by emergency), Candidates are paid per call. This is NOT a full time, 40 hour position.
Candidates must have High School Diploma or GED. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s license. Candidates are subject to Criminal Background Check, drug screening, physical examination, and physical agility test. Must be able to meet the requirements of Georgia Firefighter standards and training.
Employment applications can be picked up at Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. Volunteer Firefighter applications can be downloaded and printed from our website, the link is listed below
Both the city application & the volunteer fireman application must be completed and submitted for consideration. Both forms can be turned in at Lafayette City Hall, at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728, or at City of Lafayette Fire Department located at 208 N. Main Street, Lafayette, GA 30728.
Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, the Sanitation Department will begin running their routes at an earlier time. Customers are urged to place their garbage cans out the night before their normally scheduled pick up day.