Buzz: GHC, Tellus employee — a Berry graduate — on ‘Jeopardy’ Oct. 18. Calhoun’s new Dollar General sets Saturday grand opening. One Community United’s small groups meet today, Saturday. Development Authority meeting Wednesday morning.

Buzz: GHC, Tellus employee — a Berry graduate — on ‘Jeopardy’ Oct. 18. Calhoun’s new Dollar General sets Saturday grand opening. One Community United’s small groups meet today, Saturday. Development Authority meeting Wednesday morning.

Jessica Cantrell posing with Alex Trebek.

A Georgia Highlands College staff member is set to appear on television for an episode of “Jeopardy!” on Oct. 18.  Jessica Cantrell is a part-time test proctor at GHC’s Cartersville location. Cantrell will appear on the show this month, which is hosted by Alex Trebek. In addition to working at GHC, Cantrell also works at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.

More about Jessica:  Jessica Cantrell graduated from Berry in 2012. While at Berry, Jessica majored in history and worked in the college archives and library. She was also part of a team of Berry history students who worked with Inergi, Inc. to create an exhibit for the National Infantry Museum.



Dollar General announces the grand opening of its newly relocated store at 7224 Fairmount Highway SE on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. Customers will find deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways. “Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.  “We hope our Calhoun customers will continue to enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.” Dollar General’s new location features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers.  Some of the store’s new features include seasonal products featured in the center of the store, easily recognizable departments with visible signage and coolers that are more conveniently located at the front of the store.


Two “small groups” from One Community United meeting this week, the first this morning: You have two chances to join some of the small groups that are part of One Community United this weekend — one at 7:30 this morning at Troy’s Barbecue off North Broad, lead by Jon Hershey of Georgia Highlands College, and the second at 9 a.m. Saturday at Troy’s, led by Rick Stevenson. The gatherings are open to all. For more.


The quarterly meeting of the Development Authority of Floyd County is at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the offices of McRae, Smith, Peek, Harman & Monroe, LLP, 111 Bridgepoint Plaza, Suite 300.


Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meeting postponed until Nov. 8. That includes the annual planning session.

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