Buzz:  Store selling beer, wine planned on Broad Street. Crush the Crisis at Redmond Regional Oct. 24.

Buzz: Store selling beer, wine planned on Broad Street. Crush the Crisis at Redmond Regional Oct. 24.


Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday at 5 p.m. to hear the following: One note — that is a convenience-like store planned in Broad Street’s 300 block.

  • Issue a New Beer and Wine Package License at the Mini Food Mart, 307 Broad St., to Mr. Iqbai Sheikh.
  • Issue a New Beer Package License at Tops Corner Food Mart, 1105 Calhoun Ave. to Mary Jo Vice.
  • Issue a New Beer Package License at Pop’s Food Mart, 1437 N. Broad St., to William Jones.
  • Issue a New Beer, Wine, and Liquor Pouring License at 2nd’s on Broad Street, 325 Broad St., to Stephanie Shaw.
  • Request for Public Consumption of Alcohol – Novembeer Fest: Levee area near the Marriott Courtyard Hotel

Redmond Regional Medical Center is collaborating with Floyd Against Drugs and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to host “Crush the Crisis” on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crush the Crisis is an opioid and unused medication take back event to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and proper disposal of medications. 

Officials with Floyd Against Drugs and law enforcement officers from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will be on site to direct the collection and disposal of unused medications. The event aligns with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The collection site will be located under tents at the main entrance of Redmond Regional Medical Center to accommodate “drive-through” drop off and social distancing. Redmond, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Officet, and Floyd Against Drugs invite all community members to safely and anonymously dispose of unused and expired prescription medications at this event.

“Stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be exacerbating the opioid crisis by causing many Americans to have feelings of anxiety, grief, isolation, financial worry, and an ongoing sense of uncertainty, affecting those with substance use disorders as well as those at risk of developing one,” said Julie Barnes, chief medical officer at Redmond Regional Medical Center. “Now is more important than ever to get unused pain medications out of homes and to educate the community about the serious threat of opioid misuse.”

Law enforcement officers from the sheriff’s officet will be collecting tablets, capsules and patches of Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and Oxymorphone (Opana). COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at the event, including universal masking, social distancing, removal of high-touch items and a drive-through collection option.

Redmond Regional is participating as part of HCA Healthcare’s second annual national “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day. In fall 2019, 100 HCA Healthcare facilities in 16 states collected 5,887 pounds of unused and expired medications at nationwide “Crush the Crisis” events.

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