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REDMOND REGIONAL PICKED FOR COUNTY WELLNESS CLINIC, INTERCHANGE TO BE NAMED FOR LONGTIME LEGISLATOR PAUL SMITH

Written by Matt Davis on July 12, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission announced on Tuesday that it has accepted a proposal from Redmond Regional Medical Center to establish a wellness clinic for all county employees.

According to a release from the Board, dependents who are insured through the county’s health insurance will also have access to the clinic.  Employees and their insured dependents will have access to primary care visits, urgent care services, disease management, occupational health and commonly used prescription drugs at no charge.

The Floyd County Employee Wellness Clinic will be open five days a week and will be located at the Redmond Occupational Health building at 2112 Shorter Avenue, Suite 240.

A start date for the clinic will be announced in the near future.

In other business from the Floyd County Commission’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Commissioners adopted a resolution to name the interchange at Cedartown Highway (US Highway 27) and the South Rome Bypass (State Route 746) in honor of longtime legislator Paul Smith.

Smith, a Berry graduate and former Georgia Extension Service agent, served in the Georgia legislature as a representative of Rome and Floyd County for 18 years.  During that time, he directed over $400 million in transportation funds to the Northwest Georgia region.

The resolution to propose the Paul Smith Interchange is being forwarded to local state legislators for consideration during the next session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Also on Tuesday, Floyd County Commissioners restated a motion from March 2012 recommending to the state legislature that all current and future sections of SR Loop 1 to be named Veterans Memorial Highway.

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