Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling.

Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling.

ON OUR RADAR THIS WEEK

Those Redmond rumors: In recent weeks, the rumors have crossed the many circles of Northwest Georgia’s medical community. From doctors to staffers to vendors and rivals, the exchanges all centered on a possible sale by HCA of Redmond Regional Medical Center and the adjoining surgical center. The potential buyers have been both from inside and outside the state. The latest money is on the Advent Health system, parent of AdventHealth Gordon (formerly Gordon Hospital).

  • A separate HCA deal to sell Cartersville Medical Center and three other hospitals to Piedmont Healthcare was announced last week. The financials: Nearly $1 billion.

MONDAY

Pepperell High School’s Work Based Learning Program is hosting a communitywide job fair for students and adults from 4 until 6 p.m. outside Pepperell High School (in the front parking lot, 3 Dragon Drive). Jobs will be available for all working ages. “We will have employers representing Floyd County Police, Fire, 911, game & fish, Floyd County Schools Substitutes and Floyd County Schools Transportation.” For more.

Rome City Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include:

  • First reading of a rezoning request for apartments off North Broad Street. “The applicant is seeking to merge the five parcels and rezone them from a mix of Community
    Commercial and High Density Traditional Residential to Urban Mixed Use for the purposes of building a three-story, 36-unit apartment building. The planning department has concerns about the project’s density and other issues; the planning commission rejected the proposal. RCC Agenda

TUESDAY

The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, May 11, in the Community Room in the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave. Caucus will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting immediately following. What’s key: Finding a new chief elections clerk. The meetings are open to the public.  Everyone in attendance is asked to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.

The Floyd County Commission will meet at the County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. Caucus will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the Board Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Room (Suite 206).  The meetings are open to the public.  Everyone in attendance is asked to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.

  • Agenda includes updates on the new terrace at State Mutual Stadium, a review of a new cluster housing project off Old Summerville Road, recreation allocations (Shannon tennis courts, parks and recreation).

The Rome Board of Education meets Tuesday. Caucus will be held at 4 p.m. in Room A211 at Rome City Schools College and Career Academy located at 990 Veterans Memorial Highway NE. The regular meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. in Room A201. All attendees will be required to wear a face covering and will be subject to temperature screenings. Agenda

FRIDAY

The Law Enforcement Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Law Enforcement Complex. The event will be outside but please still adhere to the CDC guidelines.  A multiagency honor guard and bagpipes will be included as well as the honor roll call, saluting 20 fallen local officers.

SATURDAY

The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics collection event at 412 Lavender Drive.  Hours: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; appointments are required with a limit to the 540.  Please call 706-291-5266 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, or Friday, May 14, to make an appointment.  You can leave a message after hours but it will not be confirmed until you actually talk with someone.  No appointments can be scheduled after 5 p.m. May 14 or on the day of the event. Items typically received include used motor oil, paint, herbicides, pesticides, or any unknown liquid.  Electronic items typically include televisions, computers, printers, recorders and other similar items.

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