Buzz: Meet the graduates of Focus on Floyd 101. Bartow announces road closure to pave way for round-a-bout. Free legal help Friday.

Buzz: Meet the graduates of Focus on Floyd 101. Bartow announces road closure to pave way for round-a-bout. Free legal help Friday.

From left to right: Eric Waters, Commissioner Rhonda Wallace, Heidi Popham, Ben McElrath, Elyse Davis, Chair Scotty Hancock, Chantz McClinic, Ryan Leonard, Commissioner Larry Maxey, Corey Townsend, Cleve Jackson, Commissioner Allison Watters, County Clerk Erin Elrod, Kevin, Evans, and Commissioner Wright Bagby. Not pictured: Dr. Brad Bushnell, Leanne Cook, Brad Doyle, Tannika King, and Jimmy Smith.


From a media release: The first class of Focused on Floyd 101 — akin to the Rome Floyd Chamber’s ongoing leadership classes — has graduated. The pilot “Citizens Academy” was assembled to “to improve their understanding of local government as well as some of the issues our community faces. The participants received a behind the scenes look at the services and programs Floyd County provides to help gain a better understanding of what is needed to run a local government.”

The class saw behind-the-scenes workings with public safety, utilities, the courts, budgets and joint projects with the city. Said graduate Kevin Evans: “I’ve lived in Floyd County my entire life and have learned so much about our county government that I didn’t know … I really took away a greater appreciation for what our local government does every day.”

This academy was offered on a biweekly basis from February through May.  The program will be offered again in spring of 2020.  Citizens who are interested in learning more about the program can contact the Floyd County Clerk’s office.

Google Map shows the area of concern.



From Bartow County Government: ‘Hamilton Crossing Road at Beavers Drive will be temporarily closed in order to complete the planned construction of a round-a-bout. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause motorists in the area. We will work diligently throughout the summer in order to try to have the project complete when school starts back in August.”

Free legal help Friday: Georgia Legal Services Program assistance will be available in the Judicial Courthouse located at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on Friday from 9 a.m. until noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided on the second Friday of each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program.  For more information: 706-291-5190.

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