The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rome Floyd County Fire Department Headquarters at 409 E. 12th St. The meeting comes a month after voters in Rome, Cave Spring and Floyd County approved the latest SPLOST package by more than 2,000 votes. For more information, please contact the Floyd County Clerk’s Office at 706-291-5110.
Blood Assurance has less than a one-day supply of O negative blood, and officials are asking the community to donate to help guarantee blood is readily available for hospital patients. Each donation of blood contains plasma, red blood cells and platelets that can be used to save up to three lives. Patients undergoing surgery, receiving cancer treatment or organ transplants rely on donated blood in addition to the unexpected traumas seen at hospitals on a daily basis. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating. Blood Assurance has four donor centers in North Georgia including Rome, Cartersville, Dalton and Fort Oglethorpe. To schedule an appointment at a donor center or blood drive near you, please visit www.bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE ‘ to 444999.
Melissa Golden of Acworth won $533,669 by matching all five numbers in the Dec. 4 Fantasy 5 drawing. Winning numbers from the Dec. 4 drawing were: 12-18-26-32-35. Lakeside Crossing, at 6649 Glade Road SE in Acworth, sold the winning ticket. According to the grandmother of two, she was on her way home from visiting her grandchildren when she stopped to buy tickets. “I saw how big the jackpot was and decided to play,” she said. “I bought two tickets.” After selecting the Quik Pik option, Golden said that she checked her numbers online later that night and was in shock when she realized that she had won. Golden, who works for Monitor Manufacturing in Cartersville, said the she plans to use her winnings to buy a couple of things for herself and share with her family. “I’m going to spoil my grandchildren,” the lucky winner said. “I’m very grateful.”
Please join Darlington School on Friday and Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 1442 Turner McCall Blvd, for the annual Pre-K to 8 book fair. Activities include storytelling, music, singing, arts and crafts and more. For a detailed schedule (4-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, please click book fair. When making purchases please mention Darlington School code #12214862 and we will receive a portion of the sales. This number can also be used online to make purchases and receive credit as well. You can even have your purchases wrapped while enjoying the activities.