Buzz: Pollinator ‘Pop-in’ next weekend. TEA Party meets Tuesday. More good news for Bill Peterson’s Otter’s Chicken chain.

Buzz: Pollinator ‘Pop-in’ next weekend. TEA Party meets Tuesday. More good news for Bill Peterson’s Otter’s Chicken chain.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a Pollinator “Pop-In” event on Saturday, Aug. 24,  from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the museum campus. Chieftains will be participating in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, which is a citizen science initiative where Georgians across the state count and record pollinators. Visitors will be able to take part in research for the University of Georgia and the Extension Service by helping count pollinators in the museum’s garden. Admission is $5 per person with a $20 family cap. For more:  visit www.chieftainsmuseum.org or call (706) 291-9494.


The Rome TEA Party in coalition with the Conservative Coalition will host the Lunch Bunch on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from noon until 1 p.m. at Fuddruckers. The program will feature a fifth Lincoln-Douglas style debate with the topics being “Separation of Church and State.” James Buchanan and Justin Kelley will lead the pro and con aspects of the debate. Please arrive early to get your lunch from the menu. For more:  Mike Morton at 706-346-3400.


Inc. magazine ranks Otter’s Chicken (Peterson Foods LLC) as No. 1961 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Otter’s is a growing chain led by Bill Peterson, former athletics director of Shorter University, and his son Will. The Petersons continue to have strong contacts in Rome/Floyd County. Earlier this year, Otter’s was  named as the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Small Business of the Year. “We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication our team puts into every meal we serve at Otter’s Chicken, and we could not be more pleased to be honored by Inc. in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list,” said Will Peterson, President Otter’s Chicken. “It is the dedication of our amazing team that has led to our success, and we look forward to continued growth.”

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