Buzz: Soulfest returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Aug. 3; what to know. Three local groups work with United Way to share $44,000 for food, shelter. Training session to close Georgia Department of Veterans Service July 22-26.

Buzz: Soulfest returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Aug. 3; what to know. Three local groups work with United Way to share $44,000 for food, shelter. Training session to close Georgia Department of Veterans Service July 22-26.

 

The Fourth Annual Soulfest is happening Saturday, Aug. 3, at Ridge Ferry Park. This year’s headliners include Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Also do are local favorites The Infinity Show Band, Something for the Soul, Tara Sabree and the Seduction Band. Tickets: General admission is $60, VIP is $125 and kids under 10 are free. Coolers, baskets, tents and lawn chairs are welcome. Parking and gates open at 10 a.m. with the show starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.  For more


The United Way of Rome and Floyd County’s board has submitted a plan to the Emergency Food & Shelter Program for local allocations of the $43,947 awarded to Floyd County in the following amounts for the indicated uses:
  • Salvation Army: $23,223.50 for provision of shelter bed nights
  • Journey Food Pantry: $15,000 for food costs and provision of diapers and adult hygiene/incontinence products
  • Open Door Home: $7,500, for served meals to program participants
Agencies have been notified and funding is provided directly to the agencies from the program. The deadline for agencies to use the awarded funds is March 31, says Alli Mitchell,
Executive Director of the United Way office here. The agency requested local applications last month for use of the funds.

Offices of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will be closed July 22-26: The closure affects all veterans service field service offices, whose employees will spend the week participating in annual training.

“This training is necessary to ensure our employees maintain certification and stay updated on the latest changes to regulations governing veterans benefits,” said George Canavaggio, Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations & Appeals.

GDVS service officers will participate in training led by senior department personnel and supported by subject matter specialists from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“This will be one of the most thorough and intense training weeks the department has ever held,” said GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby. “We have focused our efforts on meeting VA standards to maintain our accreditation. Our goal is to continue offering the excellent service our department is known for.”

All GDVS offices will reopen Monday, July 29. Contact information for GDVS field service offices is listed at veterans.georgia.gov/field-offices; veterans may also call 404-656-2300 for directory assistance.

In case of an emergency, veterans are advised to call VA directly at 800-827-1000.

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