From Georgia DOT: The rest area on I-75 north in Gordon County reopens at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 18, after a final inspection. It has been closed for renovations since January 2018. Visitors will notice numerous renovations including parking lot repair, drainage repair, parking lot re-striping, repair existing sidewalks, landscaping and more.
The rest area building was repaired, remodeled and/or retrofitted, including roof and gutter replacement, replacement of HVAC systems, removal and replacement of all exterior and interior lighting with LED lighting, installation of occupancy sensors to lighting in restrooms and breezeways, replacement of existing toilet fixtures with automatic flush valves, replacement of floor and wall tile in all restrooms, replacement counters, mirrors and electric hand dryers, replacement of all toilet partitions, repair and repainting of all walls and ceilings. In addition, a family restroom was added to the building.
The cost of the renovation of this I-75 North rest area and the remodeling of the I-75 South in Gordon County was $2,545,637. Work on the I-75 Southbound rest area was completed and the rest area was reopened earlier. Funds for the renovation and beautification of the Georgia welcome centers and rest areas come from revenues collected from the Georgia LOGO program. The Georgia LOGO program offers businesses advertising along highway interchanges through placement of names and logos on signs approaching exits.
The Rome–Floyd Recycling Center will host an Electronics Recycling Event this weekend at the center at 412 Lavender Drive in West Rome. The event, for Rome/Floyd residents only, will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please call 706-291-5266 for a drop-off appointment. Items typically collected at these events include computers, televisions, recorders and most any peripheral type equipment like printers and keyboards. According to Michael Skeen, Director of Public Works for Floyd County, ‘We offer these events to help keep heavy metals out of our landfill.”
Rome Symphony Orchestra presents “Ezra Duo” Women in Music Tour on Saturday, March 16, at Berry College’s Ford Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. and sponsored by Farrell’s Frame and Design. Formed at the Glenn Gould School in 2016, The Ezra Duo (Jacob Clewell, viola and Sasha Bult-Ito, piano) quickly established itself as a performing ensemble of the highest caliber. Tickets: Advance tickets are Adult: $22 Senior: $12 Student: $7 Child: $6. At the Door: Adult: $27 Senior: $17 Student: $10 Child: $6. For more: romesymphony.org or call 706-291-7967.
Connie Geimer, FNP-BC, has joined Floyd Primary Care in Piedmont, Ala., as a nurse practitioner. She has joined the practice of Farrah E. Gardner, FNP-BC, at 32 Roundtree Drive in Piedmont. Geimer earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and also completed post-master’s education at the University of South Alabama. In addition, she also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. Before coming to Floyd, she worked as a nurse practitioner at Southern Immediate Care in Anniston, Ala., and Schumacher Clinical Partners in Gadsden, Ala. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Emergency Nurse Practitioners Association and the Emergency Nurses Association.Floyd Primary Care in Piedmont is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. To make an appointment, call 256.447.4889.