Buzz: East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y’s Food & Fun program. Blight/litter task force named. Moates joins Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville.  Chambers named to Georgia Council for the Arts.

Buzz: East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y’s Food & Fun program. Blight/litter task force named. Moates joins Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville. Chambers named to Georgia Council for the Arts.

East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y to help feed kids: From the YMCA: “We are grateful to East Rome Walmart Supercenter #5151 and manager Steve Roland for their generous support of our Food & Fun Year-Round Outreach Programs. Pictured during the check presentation are Executive Director Scott McCreless, right, and Community Outreach Director Stephanie McElhone of the Rome YMCA.#theyfeedskids.” 


The Floyd County Commission has approved the creation and appointment of the Rome-Floyd Blight/Littler Task Force. The Rome-Floyd Joint Services Committee unanimously approved the appointment of David Mathis as chair and Ralph Davis as co-chair. Members are:

  • Chair: David Mathis (Georgia Highlands College)
  • Co-Chair: Ralph Davis
  • Marketing/PR: Kristi Kent (Rome City and Convention and Visitors Bureau)
  • Keep Rome/Floyd Beautiful: Emma Wells (Keep Rome/Floyd Beautiful and Eco Center)
  • Law Enforcement/Judicial: Tim Burkhalter (Sheriff); Gene Richardson (Magistrate Judge)
  • Real Estate: Brooke Brinson (Hardy Realty); Harry Brock (Brock Appraisal)
  • Education: Lucy Burnes (Johnson Elementary School); Stephanie Dean (Assistant Principal Main Elementary)
  • Healthcare: Ben Simmons (Harbin Clinic); Mai Lee Payne (Advance for Kids)
  • Economic Development: Jennifer Coles (F&P Georgia & GREIA Board)
  • Included on the Task Force will be ex officio members from the Floyd County Commission, Rome City Commission and Cave Spring City Council.

Lindsay Moates

Lindsay Moates, FNP-BC, has joined Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville as a nurse practitioner. She will see patients at 1328 Joe Frank Harris Highway.

Nurse practitioners prescribe medications and other treatments to treat illnesses or chronic health conditions. They also obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, and order and perform diagnostic studies.

Moates earned a Master of Science in nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Shorter University.

Before taking her current position. Moates worked as a registered nurse in inpatient rehab and in pediatrics at Floyd Medical Center.

Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 770.382.0029.


Colt Chambers

Gov. Brian Kemp appoints Colt Chambers to Georgia Council for the Arts: Chambers is Chief Executive Officer and President of Chambers Enterprises. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Small Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. He resides in Cedartown.

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