Buzz: ‘The Berry Schools and World War I’ student documentary tells of war’s impact back home, too. Relief coming of I-75/Ga. 20 in Cartersville. Plus: Next week’s meetings.
Earlier this month, the Berry College History Department organized a week of events to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I, which was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. Among them was the Nov. 11 presentation of “Over the Top for Berry and Country: The Berry Schools and World War I,” a 15-minute documentary by history and communications double major Beth Anne DeKeizer. In a narrative style — mixed with documents, letters and photographs from the period as well as guest voices from fellow students — DeKeizer tells of the 11 “Berry Boys” who lost their lives as well as founder Martha Berry’s struggles to keep the boys and girls schools open during those years. Especially moving: Excerpts from some of the letters sent back from the “front” and what was happening on campus to support them. Click to watch
The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved $62,065 in Quick Response Program funding to improve the safety and efficiency of Ga. 20 just east of I-75 in Bartow County. Work on this project, awarded to Bartow Paving Co. of Cartersville, has begun. It is expected to be completed in two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday. The contractor will add a left turn lane on SR 20 east of I-75 at the median break in order to enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic at this location. “Upon completion, this Quick Response project will help improve the flow of traffic on SR 20, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in Bartow County,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. Work on this project will occasionally require lane closures, night work, shoulder closures and pacing of traffic. Motorists should be aware of the advanced warning signs and watch out for contractor personnel and vehicles in this work zone.
Rome’s City Commission meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Proposed agenda
The Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday, first with a 4 p.m. caucus followed by a 6 p.m. meeting. 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. Proposed agenda