Buzz: Trinity United Methodist Church’s pumpkins arrive midday Sunday; sales to start soon. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc season finale is Oct. 20 with Dr. Paul Brock. Bridge replacement coming to Chattooga County.

Buzz: Trinity United Methodist Church’s pumpkins arrive midday Sunday; sales to start soon. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc season finale is Oct. 20 with Dr. Paul Brock. Bridge replacement coming to Chattooga County.

 

Coming soon to Trinity United Methodist Church: The 2018 pumpkins arrive Sunday afternoon (unloading only). 

 

The pumpkins arrive at Trinity United Methodist Church this Sunday afternoon — unloading only; no sales just yet. The pumpkin patch will quickly come together but first, there’s the offload of several thousand pumpkins of all sizes beginning at 12:30 p.m. (ETA). We’ll have additional updates on the actual pumpkin patch and sale that will last through Oct. 31.


Dr. Paul Brock

Harbin Clinic’s final Walk with a Doc for 2018 is set for Oct. 20 at Bridgepoint Plaza. The walk, which starts at 9 a.m., will be led by Harbin Clinic General Surgeon Dr. Paul Brock. Walking regularly, Brock says, has numerous health benefits that will help walkers both immediately and in the long run.

“Not only does walking improve your mood and strengthen your bones and muscles, but it helps with coordination, balance and can help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes,” says Brock. “The more regularly someone walks to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the less likely they’ll be to end up on my OR table.”

Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc program runs from April through October. Participants gather in fellowship, listen to a Harbin Clinic physician share the benefits of walking from their health specialty’s standpoint and then embark on a 2-mile health walk along the Kingfisher Trail.  More than 300 community members have participated in Walk with a Doc in 2018.

Walkers should wear light clothing and comfortable shoes to beat the heat and stay safe. Summer weather in Georgia can be unpredictable, so check Harbin Clinic’s website, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the event.


Floyd County Board of Education meets Oct. 2: The Tuesday meeting begins with a caucus at 5 p.m. in the office of Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson. The meeting itself moves to the board room at 6 p.m.


From Georgia DOT: Work could begin soon on replacing the bridge on Taliaferro Springs Road over Chattooga River. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to Tidwell Construction Co. of Douglasville, valued at $4.3 million for a construction project to replace the bridge.
The project includes 0.606 mile of construction of a bridge and approaches on Taliaferro Springs Road over Chattooga River. The old bridge was built in 1955. It has been deemed structurally deficient by Georgia DOT bridge inspectors and recommended for replacement.
“The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2019.
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