Richard Arnold

2017 Randolph County Lake Wedowee Maps

Drug Take Back is April 29

If you have expired or unwanted medications lying around the house, you can safely dispose of them at the Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 29, at the Randolph County Sheriff’s office. This is a “no questions asked” drop-off. Officers will accept prescription and over the counter medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. behind the county courthouse. Only pills or patches can be dropped off; no liquids, needles or sharps.

This free and anonymous initiative is part of the national Drug Take Back, which has safely disposed of over seven million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills in 12 previous events. It prevents pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted drugs, addressing a vital public health and safety issue. Unused medications in homes are susceptible to diversion and misuse, including accidental poisoning, overdoses and opioid abuse.

In addition to the dangers of unused drugs falling into the hands of children or being used illegally, medications pose a hazard to the environment. Flushing drugs down the toilet is not as safe and harmless as you might think as many cause serious environmental harm. Sewage treatment plants don’t filter out drugs so they are being discharged into ground and surface water. Antibiotics flushed down the toilet kill the beneficial bacteria that make your septic tank work.

Studies show that flushing old drugs is dangerous to rivers, lakes, and streams, and harms animals that live there. The United States Geological Survey has shown that 80% of U.S. streams contain compounds found in common medications. Fish and other aquatic animals have shown adverse effects from medicines in the water.

Partners for this event are the Randolph County Sheriffs Office and the Upper Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership.
Play it safe and dispose of your unwanted medications responsibly on Saturday, April 29th behind the county courthouse in Wedowee from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Jun
26
Mon
3:00 pm Randolph County Commission Meeting
Randolph County Commission Meeting
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Randolph County Commission meets every second and fourth Monday of each month with a workshop meeting on the Thursday prior to.  All meetings are at 3:00pm.
6:00 pm Roanoke City Council Meeting
Roanoke City Council Meeting
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Roanoke City Council Meeting – 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
Jun
30
Fri
5:00 pm Randolph County Sheriff PCA Rodeo @ Rodeo Grounds past Wedowee Building Supplies
Randolph County Sheriff PCA Rodeo @ Rodeo Grounds past Wedowee Building Supplies
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cowboy Up at the 14th Annual PCA Rodeo sponsored by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Gates open at 5 pm each night, Friday, June 30th and Saturday, and July 1st – starts at 7:30 pm.  Buy[...]
Jul
1
Sat
5:00 pm Randolph County Sheriff PCA Rodeo @ Rodeo Grounds past Wedowee Building Supplies
Randolph County Sheriff PCA Rodeo @ Rodeo Grounds past Wedowee Building Supplies
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cowboy Up at the 14th Annual PCA Rodeo sponsored by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Gates open at 5 pm each night, Friday, June 30th and Saturday, and July 1st – starts at 7:30 pm.  Buy[...]
Jul
4
Tue
5:00 pm Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wedowee Town Council Meeting – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Jul
10
Mon
3:00 pm Randolph County Commission Meeting
Randolph County Commission Meeting
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Randolph County Commission meets every second and fourth Monday of each month with a workshop meeting on the Thursday prior to.  All meetings are at 3:00pm.
5:00 pm Woodland Town Council Meeting
Woodland Town Council Meeting
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Woodland Town Council meets the second Monday of each month.
6:00 pm Roanoke City Council Meeting
Roanoke City Council Meeting
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Roanoke City Council Meeting – 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm.
Jul
18
Tue
5:00 pm Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Wedowee Town Council Meeting
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wedowee Town Council Meeting – meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Jul
24
Mon
3:00 pm Randolph County Commission Meeting
Randolph County Commission Meeting
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Randolph County Commission meets every second and fourth Monday of each month with a workshop meeting on the Thursday prior to.  All meetings are at 3:00pm.