Buzz: Floyd County Police and E-911 staff team up to help older couple with home repairs. ‘Stepping Stones’ garden workshop postponed. Floyd Board of Education meets June 17.

Buzz: Floyd County Police and E-911 staff team up to help older couple with home repairs. ‘Stepping Stones’ garden workshop postponed. Floyd Board of Education meets June 17.

Floyd County Police officers, Floyd 911 dispatchers and family members participate in volunteer work day in community on Saturday. Facebook photos.

About 30 member of Floyd County Police Department, Floyd E-911 and their families came together to help an older couple in need on Saturday. The group worked on the couple’s home in Garden Lakes to help with a major clean-up and needed repairs, including painting. Sgt. Chris Fincher says a number of local merchants donated items or reduced-cost services to help in the effort including Mulkey Inc., Rome Equipment Rental, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Auction Outdoor Power, Heritage Sleep Concepts, Badcock Furniture, Johnny on the Spot, The Sweet Bar, Lowe’s, Elder’s Ace Hardware, Rents for Events and GMC Grocery. “We hope to start doing this on a regular basis. We really enjoyed helping the community. It’s a great team-building time for us and a way to give back,” says Fincher. Click here for more photos on Facebook.


Due to inclement weather, the Master Gardener Community Workshop on “Stepping Stones for Your Garden” has been postponed until June 22 from 12-2 p.m. at the Chieftains Museum.  Please contact the Floyd County Extension Office, 706-295-6210, to sign up and receive information about the workshop.  This “hands-on activity” requires pre-registration and a $10.00 supply fee.  You may sign up until June 20.


The Floyd Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the BOE offices on Riverside Parkway. Caucus will begin at 8 a.m. in Dr. Wilson’s office.

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