Buzz: Two job fairs next week in Rome; Census and county government. Chieftains’ Low Country Boil & Barbecue is Aug. 9. Sweet Cocoon staging Lip Sync Battle. 4-Hers learn about banking.

Buzz: Two job fairs next week in Rome; Census and county government. Chieftains’ Low Country Boil & Barbecue is Aug. 9. Sweet Cocoon staging Lip Sync Battle. 4-Hers learn about banking.

Floyd County 4-H’ers participated in Life 101 this week at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Dalton campus. They learned about banking accounts, checking accounts, savings accounts and debit and credit cards. Left to right: Gabe Blackburn, Ashlyn Williams, Sara Wood and Savannah Griffin.  Contributed photo.

 

Two job fairs next week; details courtesy of the Northwest Georgia Career Depot:

  • Census Bureau Job Fair. Wednesday, July 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. Census Taker positions are available; full- and part-time positions available. All positions are temporary. Starting at $14 per hour plus mileage.
  • Floyd County Career Fair, Thursday, July 25, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.  Interviews will be conducted onsite for over 20 vacant full- and part-time positions with Floyd County.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home’s annual Low Country Boil & Barbecue is Friday, Aug. 9, at the Palladium at 69 Church St.  in Rome at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by Sweet P’s at the Palladium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., which features an open bar and an all-you-can-eat buffet of low country boil and barbecue provided by The Season Events Catering served at 7:30 p.m. The local bluegrass band The Barbaric Yawps will provide musical entertainment during dinner.

Attendees will be able to choose from a variety of live and silent auction items at the event. Silent auction items will be awarded “raffle style,” with participants purchasing raffle tickets that will be drawn for the various prizes. The live auction will be led by Lynn Dempsey and Doug Walker.

Tickets are $80 for individuals with tables for eight available at $640. Portions of each event ticket sale are tax-deductible. For more: 706-291-9494 or visit their website at www.chieftainsmuseum.org. Credit and debit cards will be accepted in addition to checks and cash.


Aug. 24: 2019 Lip Sync Battle for The Sweet Cocoon: Come out and watch or participate as we fake it til we make it at the 2019 Lip Sync Battle benefiting The Sweet Cocoon. All proceeds from this event will be used to help build a retreat on 20 acres in Rome is being turned into a retreat for disabled and/or seriously ill children and their families. 8 p.m. at Lawrence Plantation at Horseleg Creek, 127 Winding Road, Rome. Details

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