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Feast House Serves Point Students

Valley-Times News September 2016


Known as the former residence of long-time West Point Mayor John C. Barrow, the property located at 801 fifth Ave. in West Point  is now known as Feast House, a Christian outreach ministry primarily serving sturdents of Point University.  The newly renovated facility provides a place for students to gather for Christian fellowship, relaxation and fun.  Standard operating hours are 8 a.m. until 11 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Pet Complex Plans Finalized

Valley-Times News May 2015


Plans are finally completed for the new pet complex and soon the drawings will be available for everyone to see.  The Chattahoochee Humane Society Board met recently with selected builder, David Zachry, seated, far left, and Kevin Moore, assistant professor of architecture and design at Auburn University, seated next to Zachry.  "The public is going to be very happy with the refurbished cotton warehouse, as well as with the improved services that the complex will bring to our county," said President Sharon Hawkins, shown seated above, third from left.  Seated next to her is CHS board member, Gerry Slaughter and standing, from left, are supporter Neldon Parkman, board members Dantz Frazer, Wayne Scroggs, Shirlee Ausmann and Jetta Wood.

Goodsell Celebrates

Valley-Times News April 2015


At 11:30 am Sunday morning, a consecration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Goodsell United Methodist Church in Lanett to mark the completion of a $400,000 expansion of the church.  The program took place underneath a new pavilion that's on the back side of the building.  Other new additions include handicap-accessible restrooms, an elevator, some new classrooms and an expanded and modernized kitchen.  Capital City Bank financed the project, and Zachry Construction did the work.  Speaking at the event were Dr. Randy B. Kelley, pastor; Charlie Williams Sr., lay leader; Reiko Williams, trustee chair; Lionel Johnson, project manager; Distric Superintindent Rev. Lewis Archer; Dr. Debra Wallace-Padgett, Bishop; Dr. Richard Stryker, the former district superintindent; coontractor David Zachry and Karen Meadows of Capital City Bank.  Special guests included mayors Oscar Crawley of Lanett and George Fannings of Fredonia.  "I want to challenge you to wear this building out," said Rev. Archers.  "it's not a museum; it's the church of the living God.  I'ts a hopital for sinner, and not a country club for saints."

Looking Over the Chattahoochee

Valley-Times News August 2015

With the thermometer topping 95 and heat radiating up from the pavement, there was one nice outside spot in downtown West Point Wednesday afternoon.  The city's river overlook, between city hall and the Hawkes Library, offered a shady spot for river watching, and a cool breeze blowing across the river took a few degrees off the temperature.  The overlook, built with grant funds provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, is an ideal spot to connect with the river, which plays such a pivotal role in the community's past, present and future.  The overlook has a few rules but it's mostly just a nice place to kick back and get closer to nature, right in the middle of town.

Special Item at Auction

Valley-Times News April 2014



This year, Zachry Construction and Creative Coatings & Cabinets have contributed a one of a kind heart pine bench using wood reclaimed from Lanett Mill to Valley Haven Schoo's April 25 Hike-Bike-Run Auction.  Zachry Construction has also contributed two custom poplar toy storage units that will be available at the auction.  Shown above are Hollie Zachry, Zachry Construction, and David Hadaway, Creative Coatings & Cabinets.


Carpets for Kids Ribbon Cutting

Valley-Times News March 2012


Participating in the formal ribbon cutting at Carpets for Kids are, from left on the very front row, David Zachry, Zachry Construction, builder for the expansion; Troy Marsh, CFK operations manager; Jeff Fagen, CFK president; Ricky Wolfe, chair, Troup County Commisssion; Drew Fersuson III, who served on West Point Development Authority and was instrumental in bringing the business to West Point several years ago; West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson IV; Denise Clark, who spoke on behalf of businesses in Lanett and Valley.  Those in blue shirts standing behind are the local employees of Carpets For Kids, all of whom attended the ribbon-cutting.  Also in the background is David Lyons, project manager, West Point Development Authority.  In the foreground is a CFK carpet.

Field House Taking Shape

Valley-Times News May 2012



A new field house for the Point University football program is rapidly taking shape off Ram Stadium Drive behind Valley Community Center.  There's also some work going on across the road on waht will be some football practice fields and areas for soccer and lacrosse.

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