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Oreburg Rd in Coosa to Permanently Close in Mid October >> DETAILS
Burnett Ferry Rd Improvements Now Underway >> DETAILS
New Floyd Animal Shelter Has Opened at 99 North Ave >> RNT
Black's Bluff Extension Straightening Is Complete with Removal of 90° Turn >> DETAILS
TRAFFIC DELAY: Rockmart Hwy (101) Resurfacing 10 Miles from Floyd Into Polk >> DETAILS
Rome Clocktower Closed to Public for Renovations >> DETAILS
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Veterans Can Register DD-214 Discharge Document Locally for Easy Access
Floyd Schools Activity Guide
FREE Georgia Legal Services Program
DAILY: The Clerk of Superior Court Wants Veterans to Register > The Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court is asking all veterans of
all military branches of service to make sure their DD-214 discharge is recorded at the courthouse. A DD-214 document is issued by the
Department of Defense when a person is discharged by the military & should have been recorded at the time of the service member's discharge
from the military.
Floyd Superior Court Clerk, Barbara Penson stated, “I have discovered that many veterans do not know about this service and did not have their
DD-214 recorded. Although veterans may have recorded their DD-214 in their home town or in a county or another state far away from Floyd County,
you are encouraged to record them here as well. If your DD-214 has been recorded somewhere else and you are now living in Floyd County, simply
bring your DD-214 to the Clerk of Superior Court's Office located at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 101 and we will record it in our records. If
there comes a time you need a certified copy, then we will be able to provide one for you and it will not be necessary to send to another county
or state to obtain your record. This is a free service to all our veterans that my office is delighted to offer. You paid it forward for all of
us. Thank you.”
WEEKLY: Floyd Schools Activity Guide >> DETAILS
(updated each Friday)
MONTHLY: The Georgia Legal Services Program is at the Judicial Courthouse located at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on the 2nd Friday
of each month beginning at 9A until noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including protective orders, public
benefits, housing, consumer issues & school suspensions. This is a service provided by the Clerk of Superior Court & Ga Legal Service Program.
Questions may be addressed by calling 706.291.5190
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Oreburg Rd in Coosa to Permanently Close > As part of our agreement with GDOT & Norfolk Southern a few years back, Floyd County
will be permanently closing Oreburg Rd to traffic at the railroad crossing on 10.16.17 at 9A. The Floyd County Commission approved to close the
road at the crossing pending the completion of the bypass in April of 2011 taking into account the much safer aerial crossing versus an
unprotected at-grade crossing & low traffic volume on this leg of Oreburg Rd.
The closing was required by Norfolk Southern to approve the aerial crossing on the West Rome Bypass over the railroad. According to Michael
Skeen, Director of Public Works for Floyd County, "Public Works crews are currently installing cul-de-sacs on each side of the track to help
traffic in the area. Crews will also be installing advance notice signs this week to help spread the word". People normally travelling on this
section of Oreburg should plan to use nearby Turner Bend Rd or the bypass as alternate routes.
The bridge at #9 Park Ave at the old Lindale mill was repaired & upgraded in June. The repairs to the bridge were not due to a
structural failure but to replace the sidewalks to be ADA compliant. In the past, a wheel chair would have to cross the bridge in the road. This
upgrade also fixed other issues with the bridge with a focus on restoring the current 'brown sand' color to blend in with the sidewalls. This
project was included in the 2013 SPLOST infrastructure for Lindale.
The north & south crosswalks at the intersection of Maple Rd & Old Rockmart Rd were completed on 1.17.17 with the east & west paths
to be completed soon which will affect traffic again. Check back for updates.
Black's Bluff Rd was closed to all traffic just east of the loop for a drainage tie-in repair between the lock & dam & the loop.
Traffic inbound toward Rome detoured the area using the loop to Hwy 27 to Walker Mt Rd back to Blacks Bluff Rd. Outbound traffic from Rome
detoured by reversing the above route. It was closed again a while later for final surfacing since the recent straightening of a 90°
turn that was replaced with a gradual curve that connects Black's Bluff to the loop >> LOCATION IMAGE
PROJECT DETAILS > Floyd County Public Works has been working for a couple of months on a project south of Rome that re-aligns the
connection of Blacks Bluff Rd & the bypass just south of the Lock & Dam. Daily road closures will continue for a few more days as we remove the
old asphalt near the bypass to tie in with the new road bed.
We have delays due to the thickness of the existing asphalt. Typically, one would expect 4, maybe 6 or 8” of asphalt to remove. Unfortunately,
for a couple of hundred feet, the asphalt is 1' to an amazing 3 1/2' thick! We don't have equipment to remove that & had to rent an excavator
with a hammer to help bust it up. The hammer is the orange machine, operated by Aaron Johnson in the 2nd picture. Randy Martin is running the
excavator on the right loading the trucks to haul away the old roadbed. The first picture shows Public Works employee Eddie Watters working in
material to level the road bed so we can open the road when we are not working.
This project is funded by the state as an additional Local Maintenance Improvement Grant project issued in 2016. We hope to get the tie-in
complete next week & will pave the road when the asphalt plant opens in the few weeks.
Park Rd, connecting Cave Spring Rd & Black's Bluff Rd, is set for upgrades & closure due to preparations for widening & paving.
PROJECT DETAILS > Floyd County Public Works has an active project that will take a few weeks to complete on Park Rd near our work camp
just south of Rome. GDOT is funding the material cost through a Local Maintenance Improvement Grant program. We closed the road this week while
working as a safety measure & will periodically do the same in the future when needed.
This part of the project is to install an underground storm water system that will allow us to have a large shoulder where previously we had a
deep 5'-6' drop-off with no shoulder. This week we installed a temporary driveway, replaced the primary driveway & installed approximately 200'
of pipe in the ditch. The first picture is looking downhill & shows the ditch issue & the driveways. The 2nd picture is a better view of the
driveways & gives you an idea of our next effort which will focus on building boxes to connect the pipe & provide access for storm water runoff
We will continue for about 1,000' total & then resurface the road later this year to complete this project.
The City of Rome would like the public to be aware of upcoming SPLOST funded roadway improvements planned along a portion of
Burnett Ferry Rd. The project is scheduled to begin the first week of January and will take a year to complete weather permitting.
The planned improvements include a piped drainage system, curb and gutter, and a 5-ft. wide sidewalk on both sides of the road along with new
These improvements will begin near the intersection of Abigail Lane and Burnett Ferry Rd and proceed southwesterly along Burnett Ferry Rd for a
distance of just over one mile and end near Alto Park School.
There will be times when only one lane of traffic will be open and flaggers will be utilized to direct traffic around work areas. As part of
the contract for this project, there will be no lane closures permitted prior to 8:30A.
The construction work will cause traffic delays, but the completed improvements will enhance safety along Burnett Ferry Rd.
The project is made possible through the 2013 Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funding passed by the citizens of Cave Spring,
Rome and Floyd County.
For questions related to the Burnett Ferry Road construction project, contact The City of Rome Director of Engineering Services, Aaron Carroll
In early November, work began on resurfacing State Route (SR) 101 in Floyd and Polk counties. The project consists of 10.54 miles
of resurfacing on Highway 101, beginning north of Holiday Dr in Floyd County and extending to Seney Pond Rd in Polk County.
“We understand this project may cause the public some inconvenience, but upon completion, it will improve the flow of traffic on the highway,
make it safer, and help the public get where they need to go in Floyd and Polk counties,” said Dewayne Comer, district engineer at the DOT
office in Cartersville.
This construction project is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2017, at a construction cost of $2,136,901.
Georgia DOT awarded a contract to C.W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia, for the $2 million construction project back in
April and issued a notice to proceed early May 2016. Motorists can access real-time, route-specific information on this and similar construction
projects, accidents, and traffic and weather conditions through Georgia 511 >> MORE DETAILS (.PDF)
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A full solar eclipse is scheduled to occur in the early afternoon of Monday, August 21st starting around 1P with the maximum effect
visible at around 2:30P & the end at around 4P.
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Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Event > The Rome/Floyd Recycling Center is hosting a free Household Hazardous
Waste & Electronics Recycling Event for Floyd County residents on Saturday, May 13th at the Recycling Center at 405 Watters St in North Rome.
The line will form off of Callahan St. Drop off time is 9A – 3P. You can call the center at 706.291.5266 during normal business hours to make
an appointment. We will stop taking appointments when we get to 360 vehicles or at 5P on Friday, May 12th. If you do not have an appointment or
miss your scheduled time, then you will be directed to come back after 2 pm unless we are overbooked.
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The Rome/Floyd Recycling Center hosting an electronics collection event at the Recycling Center on Watters St in North Rome this
Saturday, March 18th, from 9A – 3P. Appointments are required to help with traffic. Please call the Center at 706.291.5266 to schedule an
appointment. Items collected include televisions, computers, DVRs, etc.. These events are offered to try to keep heavy metals out of our
Thursday, March 30 is the last day Floyd County Public Works will run regular leaf pick-up routes with the vacuum trucks in curb &
gutter subdivisions. After March 30, all leaves must be bagged & you must contact Floyd County Public Works at 706.236.2495 to arrange pickup.
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The City of Rome would like the public to be aware of upcoming SPLOST funded roadway improvements >> DETAILS
The Rome/Floyd Recycling Center will host a free Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Event for Floyd County residents
on January, 21st at the Recycling Center at 405 Watters St in North Rome (Line will form off of Callahan St across from old grocery store). In
an effort to control traffic, we are doing a few new things. First, we have extended the hours to 9A – 3P. If you do not have an appointment,
or miss your scheduled time, then you will be directed to come back after 2P unless we are overbooked. You can call the center during normal
business hours to make an appointment or leave a message on the machine. We will stop taking appointments when we get to 360 vehicles or at 5P
on Friday, Jan 20th.
City of Rome Clocktower Closed to Public for Renovations - Construction work to restore the City of Rome's iconic clocktower is
scheduled to start on 10.6.16. The clocktower & the grounds will be closed to the public for the month of October. To help ensure public safety,
the parking lot & sidewalk entrances will be blocked off during construction. For questions on the clocktower renovations, contact Joe Smith at
Rome City Clerk's office at 706.236.4460. MEDIA RELEASE: City of Rome Clocktower Restoration Work Slated to Begin – Final Fundraisers
Planned. Construction work to restore the City of Rome’s iconic Clocktower is slated to begin this fall. The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors
Bureau (CVB) has worked in partnership with the Rome Area Heritage Foundation on several fundraisers this year in efforts to help offset the
costs of the renovation work.
The city is currently in the process of selecting a contractor to begin repairs on the landmark. Contractors will be open to bid starting Sept.
1 at 3P. The winning bid will be awarded no later than Sept. 15, and the chosen contractor will have no more than 90 days to complete renovations.
Restoration work includes refurbishing the original clockworks on display, replacing rotted wood panels, painting wood surfaces such as the
clock face, installing new flooring and updating the landscape.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau has helped raise roughly $15,000 of the $50,000 goal in conjunction with the Rome Area History
Foundation. One of the most popular fundraising initiatives has been the selling of engraved bricks that will be inlaid on the grounds at the
"The Convention and Visitors Bureau has been a huge help to the city" said Rome City Clerk, Joe Smith. "Once we select a contractor, it will be
in the contractor’s best interests to begin work right away to get the most out of their allotted time."
The CVB has a couple more fundraisers planned to benefit the restoration of the Clocktower before construction begins. The Last Stop Gift Shop
will host an online art auction from Sept. 8 – 9 on the Last Stop Gift Shop Facebook page. The auction includes framed photographs and artwork
of the Clocktower. There are also limited edition ink prints of the Clocktower available in-store at the Last Stop Gift Shop for $10 each.
The gift shop is also selling the last of the memorial Clocktower bricks. Engravable bricks are available for $250 and will be installed on
the grounds of the historic Clocktower. The bricks are the perfect way to show support, mark a special date, or to remember those who share in
the community’s love for the iconic landmark. All proceeds from the art auction and brick sales will benefit the restoration of the Clocktower.
For more information on the Clocktower renovations, contact Joe Smith at Rome City Clerk’s Office at 706.236.4460. For details on Clocktower
renovation fundraisers, contact the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau at 706.295.5576
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