Friday News
May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015 - Friday News

It is with sadness that I need to officially let you all know that I will be resigning from the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce effective May 22, though I will be on hand to help with activities such as the Fitzgerald Pig Picking.  A date has not been set to hire a new director.


Since the Chamber shares an office with the Fitzgerald and Ben Hill Co. Development Authority, board members would like to get the FBHDA position filled first.


Then the Chamber position will be filled. The Chamber board will be looking for an interim director. Also, they will be accepting resumes. You can e-mail them to or by post office to P.O. Box 218.


I don't have any plans lined up for another job just yet, but I will be looking seriously after a short break. I have been so grateful for the opportunity of serving as the Chamber director. It gave me the privilege of developing firm relationships with so many wonderful people in this community.


I would like to thank our Chamber members for the tremendous support shown me during my time as Executive Director.  


Send Christi a message 


The new Fat Daddy's Restaurant will be opening Thursday, May 7, at 5 PM. They are now located at 262 Ocilla Highway behind Burger King in Fitzgerald, GA. They will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 PM until 10 PM. If you have been craving Fat Daddy's wood grilled steaks, chicken, ribs, pork chops or shrimp with all the trimmings, come relax and enjoy the BEST in the area while being amazed by the new location's decor! On Sunday, May 24, Fat Daddy's will introduce the addition of their new lunch buffet serving from 11 AM until 2 PM on Sundays through Thursdays. Glenda Mobley will be the chef sharing her famous Southern specialties each day on the lunch buffet. Come by and see the new Fat Daddy's and support this fine Ben Hill County family. Thank you and see you tomorrow at Fat Daddy's!

Click the picture to watch
Fat Daddy's Ribbon Cutting

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration

May 8-9, 2015

Event Schedule 

Don't miss the Roll Call of the States Saturday morning at Heritage Park!
May 9, 2015
10:00 a.m.

The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce and Fitzgerald Utilities hosted a Community Cleanup on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The cleanup was a kick off for Great Day of Service that will be held on May 16, 2015.


The Chamber wanted to have a Community Cleanup in preparation for the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration that was held on  

May 8-9, 2015.


The Chamber is planning on hosting another Community Cleanup in the fall.

Recreation Clerk Position


The City of Fitzgerald will be

accepting applications

for a Department of Leisure Services

(Recreation) Clerk position.


Deadline for applications is May 15th, 2015


High school diploma or equivalent, with some college or technical college preferred. Must possess professional records management skills. Proficiency with Excel, Word and general computer literacy is a must. Must have strong customer service and organizational skills. Must be able to demonstrate general knowledge of bookkeeping. Experience with recreational activities is preferred.


Applicants can acquire and return applications or submit resume to:

Department of Leisure Service

ATTN: Clerk Position

816 North Main Street

Fitzgerald, Georgia


The City of Fitzgerald is an equal Opportunity Employee

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Fitzgerald Pig Pickin'

June 13, 2015
Paulk Park

Hope to see you there!
If you would like to help with the sponsorship for the
4th of July Firework
show contact the
Ben Hill Co. Volunteer Fire Department at 229-424-3768.

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