Buzz: DOT seeks feedback on DOT bridge detour in Chattooga County. Berry students helping The Ruth and Naomi Project thanks to ceramic sale today. Cool recycling idea.

Buzz: DOT seeks feedback on DOT bridge detour in Chattooga County. Berry students helping The Ruth and Naomi Project thanks to ceramic sale today. Cool recycling idea.

A detour open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project to replace the bridge on Old Highway 337 over Chelsea Creek in Chattooga County is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Menlo City Hall, at 3056 GA 337.  “We would like to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents,” says Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

The proposed plans call for replacing the existing bridge on Old Hwy 337 with a new bridge that is approximately 28 feet wide and 80 feet long. The road will be closed during the construction of the new bridge. An offsite detour will be necessary.

This detour open house will provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed detour for construction, ask questions, and comment on it. Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Thursday, December 20, 2018.  Written statements may be submitted to:

Mr. Eric Duff, State Environmental Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation
Office of Environmental Services
600 W. Peachtree St. NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308


Berry College ceramic students are hoping to bring some holiday cheer to the local women’s shelter by selling handmade ceramics today from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Moon Building. This event benefits residents of The Ruth and Naomi Project, a homeless shelter for women and children in Rome. For each mug or set of ornaments sold, another set will be given to a resident at The Ruth and Naomi Project along with a handwritten card.  Mugs range from $5 to $20 while the ornaments will range from $2 to $10. Only cash or check is accepted. For more information and ways to contribute to The Ruth and Naomi project please visit: http://www.daviesshelter.com


Cool recycling idea: The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center will host a free ice skating night at the Forum on Monday from 4-7 p.m. The first 100 people who bring a grocery sized bag of recyclable paper, plastic or cans will get to skate for free.

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