Buzz: New bridge over old U.S. 41 now open near Adairsville. United Community Bank boosts United Way. Georgia Farm Bureau salutes Cave Spring cattleman Cleve Jackson.

Buzz: New bridge over old U.S. 41 now open near Adairsville. United Community Bank boosts United Way. Georgia Farm Bureau salutes Cave Spring cattleman Cleve Jackson.

 

Motorists traveling U.S. 41 near Adairsville can now use a new bridge to cross over Old Highway 41 just south of the city. The replacement bridge was completed in May and built alongside the original bridge.

Construction of the bridge began in late January 2018 was finished last month. Georgia Department of Transportation determined the older bridge needed to be replaced following a routine inspection of the bridge. The $4.15 million project was one of three bridge projects that opened to traffic in May.

In Floyd County, a State Route 1 bridge over Highway 20 at the junction with Highway 411 was repaired and improved, and the bridge on State Route 8 over the Tallapoosa River in Haralson was also enhanced and updated. Work on the two bridges began in March of last year and cost about $1.56 million.

“Our bridges are inspected regularly,” said GDOT District Six Engineer Grant Waldrop. “If repairs or replacements are needed, our goal is to complete them quickly with as little interruption to the local traffic as possible.”


Media release: United Community Bank’s Northwest Georgia has made a $2,500 donation to United Way of Rome and Floyd County. The donation, which will help United Way further its mission and assist those in the community negatively affected by COVID-19, was made on behalf of customers who participated in the bank’s inaugural virtual Customer Appreciation Day activities.

“We were proud to support our local business owners through our participation in the Paycheck Protection Program, and we couldn’t be more pleased to continue that momentum and support our community through this donation to United Way,” said David Johnson, CEO of United Community Bank in Northwest Georgia.

The bank donated to three additional United Way organizations throughout its southeastern footprint for a total of $10,000 donated to United Way. Between May 1-15, United asked customers to connect with them on Facebook in various ways for the benefit of the community. Customers could increase the donation by sharing ‘good stories’ of uplifting acts in the community like sewing masks for local hospitals or donating food to neighbors in need.


 


 

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