Buzz: Walk With a Doc returns Saturday (radio interview included). Watch as work begins on new Georgia Highlands building in Cartersville. Electronics recycling event Saturday — but you need to make an appointment.

Buzz: Walk With a Doc returns Saturday (radio interview included). Watch as work begins on new Georgia Highlands building in Cartersville. Electronics recycling event Saturday — but you need to make an appointment.

The Hometown Radio interview with Dr. Chris Piller from earlier this week on WRGA 98.7 FM 

The July edition of Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc is Saturday at 9 a.m. The walk leaves from Bridgepoint Plaza, follows the Kingfisher Trail and is approximately two miles. People of all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. The free series features monthly walks led by Harbin Clinic physicians where participants can exercise, meet community members and also have a chance to talk with a doctor. Harbin Clinic Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Chris Piller will lead the group. Dr. Piller is a fitness and wellness enthusiast with years of experience in helping athletes of all skill levels recover from injuries and get back in the game. “Walking is low impact and something that almost everyone can do. It can help increase fitness, which is something we can all use,” Piller says. Making time to get regular exercise helps control weight and has other health benefits. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroketype 2 diabetesdepression and some types of cancer. More than 150 people have participated in the three previous walks. Weather in July can be unpredictable. Please check Harbin Clinic’s website, Facebook and Twitter for updates about the event in case of inclement weather.

Click the above image for a live view. This was ‘grabbed’ at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday by Hometown.

Watch the construction of Georgia Highlands College’s new 52,000-square-foot academic building in Cartersville. GHC has installed progress cameras giving viewers a chance to watch the construction live. The link to those channels can be found here. GHC also has asked students, employees, and visitors to use caution and avoid the construction zone. Currently, the Cline Smith Road entrance to the Cartersville location is closed until construction is completed. Drivers should use the Ga. 20 entrance instead.The new academic building will be focused on STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) areas of study. GHC pursued funding for the building and was approved under the fiscal year 2017 state budget which was approved by Legislature and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal. GHC received a total $22.5 million in state funding to advance the project: $2.2 for design, $17.7 for construction and $2.6 for equipment. GHC is planning to get a certificate of occupancy in Fall 2018 to be able to teach a full slate of classes in Spring 2019. It has been designed by the Stanley Beaman & Sears architecture firm and will be constructed by Juneau. “The addition of this new academic building will include spaces for laboratories, classrooms, a lecture hall, study rooms and more,” President Don Green said. “This increases GHC’s ability to directly impact and support the community workforce through STEAM-based degrees, and it allows GHC to better serve as the University System of Georgia’s primary access institution in the region.”

The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center will host an electronics collection event this Saturday at the center at 405 Watters St. This event is for Floyd County residents only. Hours: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and you must call the center at 706-291-5266 this week (7 a.m.-5 p.m.)  for an appointment. Appointments must be confirmed, do not simply leave a message. Items collected include televisions (no limit) and recorders and computers and all peripheral components – monitors, keyboards, printers, etc.
On radio: At 8:10 this morning, Mary Hardin Thornton will join us on Hometown Radio on WRGA 98.7 FM or online at wrga.streamon.fm to talk about Saturday’s electronics collection event.
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