Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce

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As many of you may have recently read in the paper or heard from your friends and neighbors the County continues to address their budget issues and they are making some hard decisions for the betterment of managing the county. One of these decisions was to reduce their membership contribution to the chamber. Although we will have a few budget challenges ahead of us we are already addressing them.

Please be assured that YOUR chamber is here for you. You services and support will not change in any way, as we are business as usual.

Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Neesa Williams
Executive Director

Look for our new billboard when you're driving on I75 South near Exit 82. The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce is proud to showcase Fitzgerald, GA with a huge billboard displaying on I75 south. The billboard is located just before you get off on Exit 82. The Chamber is striving to get the attention of travelers who might have the time to take to exit on off the interstate and visit Fitzgerald. To discover our local shops, restaurants, antique shops and so much more. Even if they don't have the time to stop we included a website on the billboard with links to our Chamber members and the multitude of things waiting for them right here.

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Let's talk about "Spoofing"

Recently some of you may have noticed an increase in phone calls from local numbers you do not know, mainly cell phone numbers. You may have answered these calls, even though your caller ID did not identify them as someone you know. If you are like me, when you see a local cell phone number on an incoming call, you figure there is a probability it is someone you know. Many times I am surprised to hear the voice on the other end of the line offering me a vacation package, student loan forgiveness or an opportunity to take out a loan. Well, needless to say I end the call as soon as possible.

Sometimes, I find I have missed a call from a local number and I call it back, only to find the person having no clue why I am calling them. There is a short conversation that goes like this; Me : " I missed a call from this number". Them : " I didn't call you". Me : "yes, you did, your number is on my caller ID". Them : " I already told you I didn't call you". And it goes on from there until someone gets mad and hangs up.
According to the FCC, "Spoofing" is when the caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.

Unfortunately, there are programs on the internet that allow someone to do this with ease. My advice to you is that when you get one of these calls, Hang Up, immediately. Also If you call the number back, it will not go back to the (spoofing) caller, it will go back to the legitimate user of that phone number. Please keep this in mind when you call back and maybe we can avoid unpleasant confrontations with an innocent person.

Thank you and God Bless!!
Lee Cone, Sheriff

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Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Library  
offers Family Fun Passes!

Planning a family trip or a weekend getaway?  Explore Georgia with the Library's Family Fun Passes!  These passes are provided by Georgia Public Libraries' partnership with some of Georgia's finest attractions and venues: Georgia's State Parks, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the GoFish Education Center, and Zoo Atlanta.

These passes provide free admission as well as other cost-saving features for these venues. All you need is a PINES library card in good standing and a sense of adventure!

Please plan ahead as only a limited number of passes are available for check-out.   Contact the libray (229-426-5080) to check on pass availability or need more information.

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