The ribbon cutting and open house for Southeastern Mills’ new distribution warehouse is set for Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. The distribution center is at 14 Superior Drive in Rome. The company purchased 15 acres last August from the Development Authority of Floyd County for $15,000 per acre. It is home to 120,000 square feet of new space featuring both refrigerated storage and dry storage. The company also plans to bring some jobs back to Rome which are now based in leased space in an adjacent county plus an additional 12 to 18 new jobs could be created with the expansion.
Groundbreaking for Pepperell Middle School set for noon, Monday, Oct. 15: Funded by the 2017 education special purpose tax, the ceremony is set at the middle school site.
Tallatoona CAP will begin accepting appointments for low income home energy assistance on Nov. 1 at 8:30 a.m. (senior households 65 and older or homebound households). Appointments for the general public will start Dec. 2 at 8:30 a.m. Appointments are provided on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted. Floyd County residents who qualify will receive either $350 or $400 toward their heat bill. For appointsments: tallatoonacap.org (click book now) or call 770-773-7730.
GHC Library partners with DIGS to host art show, fund-raiser: The Georgia Highlands College Library is partnering with local nonprofit DIGS (Developing Independence, Growth & Security) to host the DIGS Art Club for an art show and fund-raiser. DIGS is a local nonprofit with a mission to provide safe housing, work, and leisure opportunities for adults with developmental challenges. The public is invited to stop by and meet the artists of DIGS during the free show. The artists’ one-of-a-kind artwork will be available for purchase, with funds going directly to DIGS and their effort to build a second group home for their clients that will allow them to live as independently as possible. Hours: 6:30-8 p.m., GHC Floyd Campus Library. For more information on DIGS, visit digsrome.org