New Road Named In Honor Of Roy Spinks
As printed in the Troup County News (February 13, 2015)
The last piece of commercial property brokered and sold by local real estate icon Roy Spinks before his untimely death last September was what is now the new Walmart Neighborhood Market on LaFayette Parkway. Therefore, as a tribute to his efforts, as well as a lifelong commitment to business development throughout the community, the road leading to the store from the parkway has officially been named Roy Spinks Drive.
The LaGrange City Council heard the second reading and gave final approval to an ordinance on Tuesday authorizing the name designation, followed by an unveiling of the road sign during a special ceremony Wednesday morning, which was attended by members of Mr. Spinks’ family.
“Roy lived by a very simple agenda – he put faith, family and the future of this community first, and he did business with unquestionable integrity”, said LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton. “The council and I are honored to memorialize his more than 40 years of service to our community”.
Roy Spinks passed away on September 17, 2014, after battling a rare illness known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a degenerative brain disorder that affects about one in every one-million people per year worldwide. The illness usually appears later in life and has a mortality rate of 90 percent for those diagnosed within the first year.
Mr. Spinks was a senior partner with Coldwell Banker Spinks-Brown-Durand Realtors in LaGrange, and was a member of the national, state and local realtor associations. He was also very active in community and civic organizations as President of Twin Cedars Foundation, Community Bank and Trust Board, and the LaGrange College Center for Community Studies.
Among other positions spanning three decades, Mr. Spinks was Past Chairman of the Troup County Airport Authority, West Georgia Tech Foundation, Troup County Transportation Authority and LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Past President of United Way of West Georgia, LaGrange Lions Club and Highland Country Club.
“Throughout his life as a business and civic leader, Roy’s dedication and commitment to excellence made a positive impact on all of us, and we are still reaping the benefits today”, added Mayor Thornton at the conclusion of Wednesday’s ceremony.
Who’s ready to play the Feud??
Matt Almand is son-in-law to Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand sales associate Cindy Fulks and her husband Jerry Fulks, President/CEO of West Georgia Health. Matt recently submitted an audition to the Family Feud and was selected to appear with family members. We are happy to announce that Cindy and her husband will appear alongside Matt. Other team members include Matt’s father and aunt. The “Almand” family shows will air on Feb. 16-18, at 7:30pm, on the CW station. Please check your local listings to see some familiar faces on national TV!
We Aren’t Just About Sales! Just Ask Isabelle!
Recently, Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand Realtors’ sales associate, Isabelle Knight represented a client in the leasing of retail space in the Bridgewood Shopping Center
located at 300 Mooty Bridge Road (next to The Medicine Cabinet). The new tenant’s business is a smoke shop and cigar outlet boasting “cheapest prices in town”. You can also find typical convenience store items such as drinks and snacks, as well as gift items such as jewelry.
The store manager is Jay Parikh and welcomes your business.
Check out the store today!
OPEN HOUSE!! 804 East Main Street – William Hogan House
May 17, 2014
Sponsored by James Potts, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand
& Kim Pounds, CB&T
804 East Main Street
Come join us for an open house and tour of the Historic William Hogan House. Bring friends and family to enjoy the Hogansville Spring Festival,
then have a sweet southern BBQ lunch & dessert courtesy of James Potts of Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand Realtors, and Kim Pounds of CB&T.
Realtors are also invited and asked to leave a business card for a chance to win an iPad. (10 agent minimum)
Be Part of the Magic! New Website Needs Your Help!
Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand recently alerted its customers that a new website is in the works. The new site will be rolled out around the beginning of the New Year.
One of the features of the website will be the addition of more local photos. We want people to grasp the essence of LaGrange and surrounding areas when visiting our site.
You can be a part of the magic!
Today, we are beginning a contest in which the public may submit photos. The top 12 chosen will be featured on our new website. We welcome seasonal shots of neighborhoods, local attractions or events such as Christmas or July 4th, or anything you feel defines community and the way of life here in West Georgia and East Alabama. We do ask that you not submit photos of individuals unless they are part of a large group such as a parade.
The photo should be in digital format and high quality. Please email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, address, phone number, and statement of release allowing Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand to use your photo. Unless otherwise requested, you will be given credit for the photo should it be selected.
West Point Winter Carnival- November 23, 2013
Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand has a tree in the “Festival of Trees”! Two of our agents, Skip and Jane have decorated it Blue, White and Silver. The attendees will have an opportunity to donate to Chattahoochee Hospice at our tree. It is a community fundraiser to benefit various charities. We are on the front row on Hwy 29, so come on down and join us for the fun!!!!! Bring the entire family! Fun for all ages!
Spinks Brown Durand Field Trip- Explorations In Antiquities
Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand visited one of the area’s fascinating attractions. Explorations In Antiquities is a biblical museum located in LaGrange. As stated on the center’s website, “The highlight of any visit to The Explorations in Antiquity Center is a walk through the archaeological garden where full-scale replicas of structures relevant to daily life in Biblical times bring history to life.”
A recently added feature is an artifacts gallery, “…one of only 7 museums worldwide, the fourth in the US, and the only museum in the Southeast to have a long-term collection of artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority. These artifacts are from the National Treasures of Israel.”
TCBOR’s 2013 Officer Installation Includes CBSBD Agents
Photos courtesy of Sarah Cook Photography
Win a Kindle Fire from Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand!!
Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand has a new exciting Facebook contest in the works! For a chance to win a Brand New Kindle Fire, all you have to do is visit our FB page, find the weekly question, comment and share! Each week for four weeks, we will ask a real estate related question. For each answer, your name will be placed in a drawing. On December 14, we will have our giveaway! Your answers are important to us! Please check out our Facebook Page for the first question!
Ben is Back on His Feet!!
Ben Yates, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Spinks Brown Durand, is not one to let the current real estate market keep him down!
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