Saturday: The 18th Annual Health Initiative for Men Plus Women is set from 8 a.m. to noon at the Floyd County Health Department. You can get a preview — and event history — in the above edition of Community Watch courtesy of Georgia Highlands College.
Ribbon cutting, open house this evening for Redmond Regional’s Outpatient Congestive Heart Failure Clinic. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. at 100 John Maddox Drive and includes an open house and ribbon cutting. Refreshments will be served.
The Rome Floyd County Development Authority meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the boardroom at the Rome Floyd Chamber. The authority already has reserved a URL, developromefloyd.com; the website is not live as yet. There’s a one-year “lease” of the name on file with Go Daddy.
Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 8 cent less than this time last month, and 23 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $37.80 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $4.80 less than what motorists paid last May, when pump prices hit their 2018 peak of $2.84 per gallon. “Georgia pump prices are cheaper due to increasing stock levels,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Those savings are likely to increase as gas prices push less expensive moving through August.”
The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in the first month of fiscal year 2020 totaled roughly $1.83 billion for an increase of $55.7 million, or 3.1%, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled almost $1.78 billion. July’s gross tax revenue receipts totaled $2.48 billion for an increase of $71.9 million, or 3%, over July 2018.
Hygiene item donation drive now through Sept. 2 sponsored by the Tallatoona Community Action Partnership. Drop donations at 128 Hicks Drive, Rome, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.Friday. Hygiene products in the original packaging may be dropped off at the Floyd County Tallatoona CAP
office. Pick up of donated item may be available. Items needed include:
• Shampoo, conditioner
• Dental care products
• Bar soap, body wash, facial wash
• Disposable razors
• Feminine products
• Laundry soap
• Toilet Tissue
Contact the Floyd County Tallatoona CAP office for additional information. Call Robin Drazich at 770-817-4666, Ext. 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elevation House and the Exchange Club Family Resource Center have been selected out of a nationwide search of 2000 other nonprofits to participate in State Farm’s
Neighborhood Assist program. Through Neighborhood Assist, 200 nonprofits nationwide will compete for “votes”, with the top 40 agencies each receiving $25,000 grants. Voting opens on Aug. 14 at midnight at 11:59:59 p.m. on Aug. 23. Voting is easy. Simply go to www.neighborhoodassist.com, register for a login, search for
the organization of your choice, and vote daily. Individuals can vote up to 10 times per day for their favorite organization, or split votes between the two.