Buzz: Big honors for Exchange Club. Berry College Student Enterprises’ summer market set for July 20. Cartersville chamber hosts blood drive Wednesday. State tax revenue up 0.1% in May.

Buzz: Big honors for Exchange Club. Berry College Student Enterprises’ summer market set for July 20. Cartersville chamber hosts blood drive Wednesday. State tax revenue up 0.1% in May.

Lisa Swardenski, right, was recognized with the 2019 Katie Dempsey Star Volunteer Award recipient. That’s Dempsey to the left and Tina Bartleson of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center in the middle.

The Exchange Club of Rome has been elected Club Of The Year For Large Clubs at the Georgia District Convention held in Macon. Other honors for the Rome club include:

  • Largest Membership Increase
  • Best Club Bulletin (Large Club) – Greg Gaston-Editor
  • Best Club Secretary (Large Club) – Robert Smyth
  • Exchangite of the Year (Large Club) – Bill King

Also, Lisa Swardenski was recognized with the 2019 Katie Dempsey Star Volunteer Award recipient. “Lisa brings incredible energy and enthusiasm to the work of the (Exchange Club Family Resource) Center. She gives 100 percent plus and believes in child abuse prevention. Thanks Lisa for making the Family Resource Center stronger and better! You inspire us!”


The Berry College Student Enterprises’ summer market is July 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Clara Bowl by the Ford building. What’s scheduled:

  •  50-plus community vendors
  • Eight student enterprises
  • Adirondack chairs
  • Angus Beef
  • Jellies and jams
  • Handmade jewelry
  •  Art work
  • Jersey Milk cheese
  •  Veggies
    For community vendor registration:
    berry.regfox.com/berry-college-farmers-market-community-vendor
    If you have any additional questions, contact us at:
    studententerprises@berry.edu

The Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce has responded to the urgent need of the local blood supply by hosting a Blood Assurance drive on Wednesday, June 12 from 8 a.m. – noon. The chamber is  at 122 W. Main St. Donors can make appointments to give by texting BAGIVE to 444999 or going online to www.blood assurance.org/chamber. Appointments are not necessary, and walk-ups are welcome.

The local blood supply is at urgent levels, less than a three day supply, in most all blood types. The summer is historically a low time for collections and a high time for usage. The community is needed to help make up this deficit. As the sole provider of blood and blood products for Cartersville Medical Center, as well as Floyd Medical Center, Redmond Regional Medical Center, and AdventHealth Gordon, every donation made with Blood Assurance stays local and helps the patients in the Cartersville-Bartow County community.

Blood donors must be 18 years of age to donate, 16 or 17 with parental consent, weigh at least 110 lbs, and be in general good health. For more information and tips on donating blood, please visit www.bloodassurance.org<http://www.bloodassurance.org>

All donors will receive a complimentary t-shirt, and donors 18+ will be entered to win a Kamado Joe Jr. grill. CASS High School and Woodland High School students have the opportunity to earn double points toward their Chrd of Courage, a Blood Assurance program to recognize graduating senior’s commitment to blood donation. For more info of the Cord of Courage program, please visit https://www.bloodassurance.org/cord-of-courage.


Georgia’s May net tax collections totaled almost $1.76 billion for an increase of just over $1 million, or 0.1 percent, compared to May 2018. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $21.67 billion for an increase of $940.7 million, or 4.5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year (FY) when net tax revenues totaled nearly $20.73 billion.

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