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Mirror briefs

Town council meets to discuss new member

The Dearing Town Council and Dearing Mayor Sean Kelley met in a called meeting Monday evening to discuss and appoint a replacement for Councilman Kristopher Wells, who resigned from his position the last day of December.

For almost one hour, the council discussed names of residents in the town, which they narrowed down to a list of five names.

"I see all off us sitting here with the same vision, and maybe we need somebody with the opposite opinions to be here," Mayor Kelley said at one point in the discussion.

The council rated the list by preference and approved it unanimously at the meeting. Mayor Kelley said he will call the nominations so the new member can be approved by the January meeting. The new councilmember will serve until the General Election in November.

As reported previously by The Mirror, the new member will take over Mr. Wells' duties of keeping the community clean, sending letters to violators with junk in their yards, organizing the annual town clean-up and working to increase recycling locally.

Film location sought

A location manager/scout for a film company is searching small towns and farm communities close to the Atlanta area for location properties for a possible film. In an e-mail sent to regional tourism directors, Danny Maughon said he is searching for a wooden, two-story house (not just dormers) with adjacent or nearby two-story wooden cow barns, possibly with hay lofts. The storyline of the film takes place in the Midwest farmland in the early 1900's, so he is looking for a sight with minimal pine trees and limited hardwood trees. Mr. Maughon also said he needs a location that has a small town with a center town square nearby that the film's character visits.

Filming is scheduled to begin in March, and Mr. Maughon needs to confirm a location as soon as possible. To make suggestions of a location that fits the description, call Mr. Maughon at 404-373-1998, or email photos to

Chamber offers Chamber Checks as gift idea

Chamber Checks are gift certificates that are redeemable at more than 35 different local merchants, ranging from grocery stores to gift shops. Checks may be purchased in various denominations.

Chamber Checks are redeemable at the following chamber member businesses: Balloon Delights, Belle Meade Pro Shop, Bi-Lo, Inc. Brier Patch Gifts & Tanning, C&S Variety stores & Bike Center, Chile Peppers, Chinaberry Foods, Cornerstone Bakery & Deli, Crackshot Pawn, Culpepper Lumber Company, Farmers Furniture and Appliance, Furniture & Mattress Gallery, Gramps, Stamps, Antiques and Coins, Grand Rental Station, Hughes Furniture Company, Ivery's Restaurant, Lee Anne Cowart Interiors, Luckey Lady Pecans, Luckey Sign Company, McDuffie Feed and Seed, McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Peacock Hill, Peebles Department Store, Plantation House, Poppa's Finest, Remnant & Rug Shop, Richards' Flower & Gift Shop, Stacy Turner Furniture Company, Thomson Carpet & Decorating, Thomson IGA, Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce, W. S. Badcock Home Furnishings, Walgreens, Wallace & Sons Equipment Co., Inc., Westside Package Store, Wheeler True Value and Xtreme Signs & Graphics.

For more information about Chamber Checks, call the chamber at (706) 597-1000.

Web posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009

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